Saturday, October 31, 2015

Wedding Inspiration: Halloween

The countdown is officially over! Happy Halloween!


Halloween weddings can have subtle details to classic spooky decorations. Enjoy some Halloween inspiration complete with skulls, pumpkins, and boo-tifual ideas.

Invitations 

Bridal Accessories

Bouquets 

Groom Accessories 

Ceremony Decor 

Escort Cards 

Decorations

Reception Tables 

Centerpieces 

Cakes 

Card Boxes 

The Inspiration 

For more Halloween wedding ideas, see my Pinterest board Inspiration: Halloween.

Have a safe and fun Hallow's Eve!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Engagement Photos: Pumpkin vs. Corn


When October rolls around, there are two places that almost all people go: a pumpkin patch and a corn maze. These two settings are beautiful places to have your engagement photos, especially around Halloween.

The question is: which is your favorite?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Real Couple: Halloween Edition

Real Weddings: Halloween Edition

Halloween weddings can be a truly creative event! From pumpkins to utilizing black and white, the day can be elegant, fun, and oh so festive. Enjoy these Halloween weddings from five real couples.

Ashley & Shan
{more of their wedding here}

Aspen & Brad
{more of their wedding here}

Corey & Bruce
{more of their wedding here}

Laurin & Brett
{more of their wedding here}

Mary & Stefan
{more of their wedding here}

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloweekend Wedding

Halloween Palette: Orange, Black, & Purple

/ Orange and purple m&ms. / Wedding cake with purple ribbon and orange flowers. / Purple bridal shoes. / Black wedding band with purple interior. / Pumpkin table numbers. / Orange bouquet with black details. / Ribbon hearts aisle decor. / Goodies for the dessert bar. / Purple detailed invitations. / Black puzzle piece escort cards. / Halloween-inspired wedding party. /

/ Black detailed cake with orange flower. / The perfect Halloween cocktail. / Non-traditional bridal gown. / Orange converse. / Purple groom. / Purple, black, and orange tablescape. / Black and orange chevron invitations. / Romantic centerpiece. / Flower arrangement with ribbon aisle decor. / Pumpkin place setting. / Layered place setting in palette colors. /

/ Unique bridal shower invite. / Orange draped reception space. / French-inspired tablescape. / Orange and deep purple bouquet. / Patterned groomsmen socks. / Bridesmaid necklaces in deep purple. / A palm tree backdrop. / Black chairs tied with purple ribbon. / Hanging crystal favors. / Purple bridesmaids carrying orange bouquets. /

Will you be having a Halloweekend Wedding with these colors?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top 10: Pick Your Pumpkin

DWD's Countdown to Halloween continues with today's Top 10 post. Here are ten of my favorite ideas for using pumpkins at your wedding. Look below to pick your pumpkin!
Save-the-Date Photo

Hanging Aisle Decor 

Escort Card Display

Place Card Holders

Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece

Menu Signage

Mini Pumpkin Cake Decorations

Pumpkin Guestbook

Pumpkin Favor Holder

Wedding Pumpkin Patch

Will you be picking one of these pumpkin ideas?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Friendly Inspiration: Briana

If you missed the inspiration behind this Halloween-infused fall wedding, check it out here!
Briana's Friendly Inspiration:
The Color Palette: This wedding will be a true ode to fall with a color palette of red, gold, orange, and yellow.

The Invitations: These 3D gold leaf invitations are a perfect introduction to the wedding theme. 

The Venue: Brownstone Gardens in Oakley, CA

The Ceremony Location: The ceremony will take place on the lower garden, surrounded by beautiful flowering trees. 

The Reception Location: The celebration will take place in the upper garden, a truly magical outdoor space. 

The Bride:

The Dress: Briana will wear an Allure gown that is perfect for a fall wedding. It features a flowing skirt and unique laced bodice. 

The Look: Briana will accent her gown with a curled half-up half-down hairstyle, accessorized with a golden baby's breath crown, a gold leaf bracelet, and a bouquet full of reds, oranges, and greens.

The Bridesmaids: The bridesmaids will wear long red Watters gowns, accessorized with gifts from the bride: golden leaf bracelets and matching rings. They will also carry coordinating bouquets.

The Groom & Groomsmen: The men will wear charcoal suits with fall-inspired boutonnieres. The groom will wear a gold tie to stand out and his men will wear ties in the same color as the bridesmaids' dresses. 

The Ceremony: The archway at the venue will be decorated with gold drapery tied with red florals. The aisle chairs will be decorated with bouquets of greenery and red flowers, tied with gold bows. 

The Cocktail Hour: The cocktail hour will feature fun Halloween-inspired drinks and food for the guests to choose from. They can enjoy these goodies at cocktail tables decorated with orange tableclothes and bejewelled pumpkin centerpieces. 

The Escort Cards: The guests will be led to their seats with different colored pumpkins and fall leaves.

The Reception: The tables will be decorated with gold table runners, gold pumpkins, red flower arrangements, and greenery and candles to fill in the gaps. Each place setting will have an orange or yellow napkin, and the place cards will be held with mini pumpkins.

The Cake & Dessert Table: The cake will be a true fall wedding cake, with orange and red leaves and small pumpkin decorations, topped with a "Nightmare Before Christmas" topper that will be spray painted gold. The dessert table will feature a "Falling For You" banner, loose leaf confetti, and yummy fall desserts.

The Faovrs: Briana wanted to give her guests marigold and chrysanthemum favors, so each guest will receive seed envelopes and a pot to create their own fall arrangement.

Next week, as we continue our countdown to Halloween, there will be no Friendly Inspiration post, but come back in November to see another gorgeous fall wedding!