It’s that time of year! Things go bump in the night, pumpkins have glowing faces, and things generally get spooky. Boo! Halloween is a great time to have fun for those of you considering a wedding in the fall, but you don’t need to focus on creepy spiders and evil-looking ghouls to get the job done. Take a peek at this styled shoot for elegant Halloween wedding ideas. Pinterest doesn’t have anything on the Halloween wedding cakes and gothic wedding dress in this stunning fall shoot!
Elegant Halloween Wedding Ideas
On a budget? No matter what you have to allocate for a wedding, it’s possible to have an elegant Halloween wedding. Flowers can be simple, yet make a stunning statement for a Halloween wedding. Cakes can take center stage as decor elements, and black wedding dresses are completely appropriate for a Halloween wedding.
Dress your bridal party in dark, earthy colors, and be thoughtful with each detail to create an eerily elegant Halloween wedding. So, here are a few ideas on how to have a perfectly spooky day!
1. Nail Your Spooky Bridal Look
Wear Braided Halloween Hair with Rosettes
This is one of the most beautiful wedding looks I’ve seen! Her hair is swept to the side with a chunky braid complete with wound roses. This is such an elegant Halloween wedding look for the bride who just wants to give a nod to spookiness. What beautiful wedding hair she has!
Opt for Halloween Makeup with a Touch of Spooky
Not overdone and oh so lovely, a dark lip and multi-toned eye are perfect for fall in general. A bit of a nod to Halloween is in the sparkles along her cheek under the eye. It’s such a beautifully done statement without being exaggerated.
Choose Gothic Wedding Dress Colors (for Bridesmaids, too!)
Black wedding dresses used to be taboo, but anything goes nowadays – especially with a Halloween wedding. If black doesn’t suit your taste, dress in a dark color – such as burgundy, brown, or deep plum. Another option would be to have your bridal party each purchase a Halloween wedding dress of their choice in a dark hue to add to the overall vibe of deeper tones.
2. Consider Halloween Wedding Cakes
Cakes definitely take center stage during a reception, and this one is so interesting. Instead of icing, this masterpiece is covered in dried pears in varying hues to create an ombre look. It’s almost mesmerizing to look at, don’t you think?
Of course, your color palette comes into play when choosing a Halloween wedding cake. Just because it’s a holiday-centric wedding doesn’t mean that you can’t have a unique, gorgeous cake for your big day. The one below is so stunning!
3. Choose Halloween Wedding Flowers
When considering Halloween wedding flowers, picking deep, autumnal tones in a natural arrangement is perfect. The more organic looking, the better! Roses, blue thistle, and protea are accented by various greenery and natural elements to create a stunning Halloween wedding bouquet.
Actually, this bridal bouquet would be beautiful for any cold-weather wedding. The whispy look and “just found” feel of these flowers fit in perfectly with fall weddings, and the colors add to the autumn wedding theme.
4. Be Creative About Halloween Wedding Venues
Having a Halloween wedding? Venues are almost limitless if you are going for a spooky vibe. A wooded area is perfect for hosting your ceremony, or you may want to opt for an outdoor bridal session at a somewhat creepy location.
Either way, the mood will be set with the wind blowing and the crisp air. The idea is that you can really get creative by using a non-traditional wedding venue or even an abandoned location for your ceremony and/or reception.
Are you using elegant Halloween wedding ideas?
Options are plenteous when it comes to planning a spooky wedding. Even if you need Halloween wedding ideas on a budget, you can incorporate any of these ideas into your day.
Planning an elegant Halloween wedding doesn’t need to be difficult, and you can start by choosing a color palette similar to the one below. No matter what, you will have a gorgeous day with touches that are uniquely yours. Happy planning!
Halloween Wedding Vendors
- Styled Shoot Coordinator – K Layne Styled
- Photographer – Kassie Layne Photography
- Production Manager – Claire Skalicky
- Hair Stylist – Hair by Amanda F
- Makeup Artist – Lemaé Makeup Artistry
- Model – Catie Howard
- Florist – Achara Florist
- Bakery – Custom Caked
- Dress – Carolina Herrera
NaililWow, this is beautiful. From the dress to the cake to the makeup. Love it all.
Kenzi || Life of a SisterThese photos are stunning! I love the makeup and the hair, it’s so different and gorgeous! These are great tips!
StephanieTalk about some winning ideas for a Halloween ceremony. I love the idea of a spookier cake, some dark bridesmaids dresses, and “wicked” hair/makeup! These photos are also SO good!
WanderlustBeautyDreamsI never been to a Halloween theme wedding before but these ideas sound so great and cool!
Ashley RollinsI am in LOVE with this entire look. The cake is incredible and I love the hair and makeup. I don’t know if I could ever pull those looks off, but I absolutely love it.
Azanique RawlOh my goodness, that cake, W O W! I pretty much now need to get married just to have this cake to enjoy. I love the darker vibes of the makeup 🙂