When you’re looking for Halloween wedding ideas, sometimes you want super understated and classy. You know, just a few subtle elements. But sometimes, you want FULL GHOULISH. If that’s you, this post is your horrific Halloween wedding idea wet dream.
Katrina and Catherine are wives, crafters, and costumers from Chicago. They take both decorating and relationship advice from Gomez and Morticia Addams (because who wouldn’t?!). They are relationship goals as are these two cuties. Here’s the scoop on their last-minute Addams Family engagement shoot that made us swoon…
When it comes to Halloween, there’s a lot to see: spooky decor, smoky unity ceremonies, horror movie themes, and dry ice on the dance floor. But my favorite part? The stunning Halloween wedding dresses we get to see every year. From a hint of purple to shades of goth to full-on costumes, Halloween wedding dresses run the gamut from sweet to scary and I LOVE IT.
Halloween fell on a Thursday and we fell in love with two separate venues so we decided to have it be a two-day event: the International Museum of Surgical Science was the perfect setting for our ceremony while we had our reception at Jacob Henry Mansion. The mansion matched our tastes exactly and was the perfect backdrop for an Autumn evening celebration. I lovingly refer to our wedding as a "haunted romance."
Tradition with an edge is the key at this fall wedding in Connecticut (with a bit of horror mixed in!)
I love it when a traditional wedding ends up having a bit of an edge. Vanessa and Daniel’s fall wedding in Connecticut had just that: a creative couple who rocked a gorgeous white gown and a black crushed velvet suit. The decor was all about fall coziness with leaf decor and table settings, pumpkins, and even a few Nightmare on Elm Street details. Look out for a cameo from Freddy’s glove used to cut the cake!
Our wedding was a blend of a whole lot of fall, Halloween, goth, Tim Burton-like elements that all worked together in a surprisingly elegant way. We incorporated as much of our ancestral history as we could. We had photos of our passed relatives at both the ceremony and our reception. I wore the bracelet of Daniel's grandmother, I slipped her wedding ring onto my handkerchief, and I read my vows from a bound volume of the poetry written by Daniel's grandfather. It was important to us to share our roots with each other and our families and friends as we became one.