We had a Halloween theme and got married on Friday the 13th. We walked down a black and white striped aisle runner where our very close friend Jonny married us, and instead of a unity candle or sand ceremony we did a cocktail ceremony pouring red and blue booze from potion bottles over dry ice in a skull glass that we called a love potion. My friend Mike was our flower ghoul!
This goth inspiration shoot was all about chic black on black with hints of red and sparkle. Think skull rings, studded heels, ultra lush and dark paperie, aged paper and faux fur, and even a SNAKE! Now this is how you do goth-meets-luxe.
Just wait until you see the handmade guestbook journal in Edgar Allan Poe style by Nik the Booksmith. OH: and the black cake! It’s sheer black magic.
We had a rock show-themed wedding, which was inspired by our engagement shoot (by the fantastic Wild About You Photography) at a San Francisco music venue. Rye and I have a mutual passion for rock music, tattoos, and the macabre, so that theme covered lots of what we love!
We asked our guests to "channel their inner punk rocker" and wear clothing that reflected whatever "rock and roll" meant to them. There were lots of leather jackets, band shirts, combat boots, and colored hair.
Aaron and Kryssa wanted a personalized wedding that matched their dark and alternative style. Aaron rocked his red Doc Marten boots and he and his crew traveled to the ceremony location by bicycle as they love to ride to bikes. There were skulls, ink, deep red details, and a super fab black gown and purple hair.
Just wait until you see their choreographed dance!
Alex and Mick’s Friday the 13th wedding featured some of the most amazing details we’ve seen: a hand-painted antler headpiece, Mick’s killer hot pink suit, handmade rings (that they made!), and an after party at some pubs. This is a wedding I can only wish I attended. Here’s a little from the couple themselves including MAJOR surprises at both the ceremony and reception…
Whether you’re grabbing some last-minute Halloween wedding ideas for your own wedding or pinning ideas for your spooktastic Halloween wedding next year, I’ve gathered up a whole coffin-load of tricks and treats and otherworldly goodies. I’m talking Harry potter-inspired photo booth backdrops, vintage eyeball favors, Ouija board invitations (and shoes!), Hocus Pocus, Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Craft references (the flippin’ trinity!), and killer ideas for Halloween wedding invitation wording.
Let’s get to the sinister Halloween wedding ideas…