Janeria & Dwayne's Halloween pop-up wedding in Brooklyn #Real Weddings: Northeast US#brooklyn#couples of color#halloween#jump the broom#natural hair#new york#new york city#secular July 1 2015 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Photos by: Katrina Davis Photography Photos by Katrina Davis Photography The Offbeat Bride: Janeria Her offbeat partner: Dwayne Date and location of wedding: Pop-up wedding under the arch of Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY; reception at Acqua Santa, Brooklyn, NY — October 31, 2014 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We had a pop-up style Hallowedding in New York City. A couple of people dressed up, and my closest friends attended the ceremony in gorgeous garb, but showed up to the reception as "old biddies." We had a photo booth which got some pretty good shots. Most of what we had was DIYed, made by myself or my mom. Tell us about the ceremony: We wanted to have it outside and in Brooklyn with only close friends and family. We were limited on time, so we only got a couple of shots in at the ceremony site. We had my friend's mom marry us because neither one of us are religious, and we wanted to customize the ceremony. We chose the arch of Grand Army Plaza and told everyone to just meet us there! Tell us about your reception: We held the reception at Acqua Santa, which was perfect for us. We had a Halloween dessert table done by this GREAT baker, Cake Pops by Jenn. My mom created all of the decorations. Vendors Photography: Katrina Davis Photography Reception: Acqua Santa in Brooklyn NY Dessert table: Cake Pops by Jenn Dress: Handmade by a friend, inspiration was a Rivini Martinique dress Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Secret stones and stand-out styles: 5 custom engagement ring ideas from Joseph Jewelry NEXT Boudoir photography as love potion: how Maine-based photographer Justine Johnson will make you fall for yourself Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] I love this! I really like the backdrop of where they had the ceremony too. What a neat and fun wedding to do a Halloween theme. Reply I read the title of this post and thought "silly" because I hate themed affairs. Luckily, I gave a look anyway! What a unique and intimate wedding…everyone looked like they were having a blast! Cake table looks delish and the theme doesn't seem overbearing. I wonder if the dog was allowed to attend the reception? Reply What a beautiful couple, and the orange and purple are glorious! Reply Gorgeous wedding. I also love how the bride looks like she's floating on side view. Reply I am a huge fan of nightmare before Christmas so I love that they made it fun, charming and romantic! especially happy that their friends and family join in on the fun! Reply That dress!!! I LOVE the overcoat! Gorgeous wedding! I can't believe it was handmade…lucky girl! Reply I *LOVE* the groom's orange sweater! The flowers! The bride's swoon-worthy purple shoes! The masquerade masks! The quick pop up ceremony outside! ALL wonderful! P.S. The decorator shows some serious talent, at the reception!!! 🙂 Reply OMG! You have no idea how excited I was to learn you'd feature my wedding. I honestly didn't think it would get chosen. I really wanted to put out there my Hallowedding because it was difficult for me finding the balance between wedding and Halloween (we love Halloween), so once our wedding was over, I wanted to help anyone I could! Thanks for helping me do that! 🙂 This write up and it's comments got me reliving my wedding day (and we had a blast that night!). Thanks for this! 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.