Sunday, October 31, 2010

An Elegant Halloween Themed Wedding

Halloween is a favorite holiday of ours. We love all the decorations and of course seeing all the kids dressed up in all these adorable costumes. But who says you can;t enjoy Halloween as an adult? If you are a kid at heart, then a Halloween themed wedding is perfect for you! And there is an elegant way of doing it.

A Halloween wedding doesn't have to be held on Halloween, just as long as it is as close to Halloween as possible. And to keep it more true to a Halloween rather than fall theme, we love the purple, black and silver color scheme.

For something like this, planning ahead can be a real money saver. You can get a lot of wonderful Halloween accessories on clearance after Halloween. Things to look out for to fit within your color scheme are deep purple novelty candles with silver accents (we found beautiful ones at Michael's), black candle holders and Halloween themed goblets to use as toasting glasses...just to name a few.

You can achieve a beautiful, dramatic elegant wedding with the decorations you choose. Start off by using deep purple table lines and napkins with a silver lace overlay. Your centerpieces can be done in various heights. For tall arrangements, use branches dyed black, suspend votive candles and have a variety of flowers at the bottom in different hues of purple such as lilac roses and deep purple calla lilies. The smaller centerpieces can be comprised of black candelabras or candle holders with purple candles (the ones that you purchased on clearance) and have them settled on mirrors with votive candles by the base. Finish the look with personalizing the table numbers and naming each table after a specific place from a horror film. The possibilities are truly endless.

For the Bride's bouquet, don't be afraid to be dramatic. Use deep purple calla lilies or black roses. Add some fun touches like black feathers or black or silver branches. For the bridesmaids, use a lighter hue of purple like lilac roses and incorporate the same black feathers or branches. (the above photos courtesy of

What wedding wouldn't be complete without a cake! You can be just as dramatic here as you were with the other decorations. You can have the cake covered in purple fondant. Or possibly all white or silver with a black lace decoration on each layer and purple sugar flowers. You can even forego the traditional cake all together and opt for cupcakes in yoru color scheme!

Whatever you decide to do, it will sure to be memorable! Now I'm thinking a renewal of vows in a purple and black color scheme is in my future : )

Aelicia & Rachael

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