Weddings on Halloween don’t always mean bright orange pumpkins and grisly decorations; with a little imagination you can style-up your decor with rich contrasts flecked with shimmering golds for a more up-town luxe appeal. From invitations to centrepieces, flowers to edibles, be inspired by these mood boards of style-stealing conventional (and not-so) Halloween wedding ideas.
Orange is such a classic Halloween colour, but too much can be overkill. Incorporate it carefully into your theme through your wedding stationery, stylish floral centrepieces and suspended features – we love the pumpkin spice tassel garland and hanging dried autumnal flowers here. Add some extra ambiance with glowing candlelight or take a classic orange pumpkin and spray it ghostly white for a clever twist on the theme…
None of us here have ever seen a ghost, but based on Casper the Friendly Ghost (yes, we follow the gospel according to Universal Pictures) ghosts really do appear in white. Celebrate this deathly shade with a zombie caketopper, white ghost balloons and skulls embellished with white peonies.
Cream pays homage to those old baggy bones; styled right, it can look wonderfully ethereal. Try suspending some outdoor chandeliers to cast an eerie glow over your venue’s garden or woodland (if it has one), lace a string of pearls around bottles of spirits and serve favours in takeaway boxes laser cut with the message ‘’til death do us part‘.
Add a sprinkling of black magic with some moody shades of black. Morticia would love these lace-covered champagne flutes and contrasting black and white popppy bouquet. A blackboard wedding invitation and seating plans presented on tombstones go perfectly, whilst a table laid with a soft black silk tablecloth, gold baroque cutlery, black candelabras with gold candles, spray-gold pumpkins and miniature centrepieces of gerbras or roses provide an indulgent layer of luxury.
And don’t forget a table display covered with fun props and favours. Sweets in broomstick bags, bottled pumpkin juice, masquerade masks and test-tube shots of blood – this is where you can really go to town!
Oranges & Golds
Tassel garland, by Pomtree on Etsy
Stationery, by Woah There Pickle on Etsy
Floral centrepieces with skeleton plates, plates available from Talking Tables
Suspended flowers, and white pumpkins via Pinterest
Stationery by Party Rebel Designs on Etsy
Skull with crystals via Pinterest
Buffalo skull via Pinterest
Zombie Brides Cake Toppers by Sunshine Shenanigan on Etsy
Ghost and Marbled Balloons, by Paris 312 Party on Etsy
Bone Cracking Creams
Paper lanterns in cream by Featherology2 on Etsy
Pumpkins via Pinterest
Blood Tag for decanter via Amaretto on Etsy
Chandeliers in wood via Pinterest
Til Death Do Us Part Favour Boxes by The Cross Eyed Fox on Etsy
Black Lace Champagne Flutes via Pinterest
White Poppy and Calla Lily Bouquet via Pinterest
Bewitching night template, download via template.net
Tobstone Table Setting by LouBearandTops1 on Etsy
Black and White Pumpkin Table Setting, image by Simple Grove