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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Have a Hauntingly Beautiful Hallowedding!


Finding the right theme for your wedding can be as difficult as selecting the perfect dress, but we’re going to help you have a little fun along the way. Sure, some might find it kind of creepy to exchange vows surrounded by carved pumpkins or stylized skulls, but for a creative couple with a wicked sense of humor, a macabre wedding theme can be light, festive and — believe it or not — fun. Theme weddings are a fun way to let your hair down and do it the way you want to do it. Since it’s almost Halloween… I thought I might just focus on a few ideas that throws tradition out the window and allows you to be a little daffy!

HalloweenWEDIt’s getting to be that time of October. The time where caramel apples and pumpkin lattes and spiderweb decor are abundant. It also means it’s the perfect time to have a hauntingly beautiful halloween wedding. But instead of going the traditional black and orange route for inspiration, I decided to create what I think would be beautiful and unique halloween wedding inspiration. Read more

If you had a halloween theme wedding, this dark bouquet (courtesy of the knot) would be the one might want to carry. You could wrap up the bouquet with black velvet ribbon or black lace and instead of using all flowers, add some black feathers into the mix for a fun, luxurious look. It’s spooky how pretty this is! (Photo Credit: Glen Abog Photography)

If scary pumpkins and leering skulls don’t make you think of your sweetheart there are other themed weddings that you might find interesting. How about a pirate themed wedding? There are lots of ideas that can make it fun too. Click here for a few photos of a pirate themed wedding performed at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ.

A Valentine’s Day wedding can really get your imagination going. Hearts, hearts and more hearts. There are lots of beautiful love songs that go along with this kind of wedding. TIP: Book a Valentine’s Day wedding far in advance.

Getting married around the Christmas holidays? Add some fun Grinch touches for the kids to enjoy.

A Celtic themed wedding can feature many add-on traditional ceremonies like the Loving Cup Ceremony, the Handfasting Ceremony, and more. Special blessing readings can be added. Dress up or not.

How about a “Circus” themed wedding? Clowns, jugglers and lots of fun for everyone.

Baseball fans? Have a Baseball themed wedding at your favorite ball park. I can think of all kinds of ideas for this kind of wedding. Did you know that you can have your wedding where the Arizona Diamondback play in downtown Phoenix?

A Breakfast Wedding… Just to Be Different! ~ Weddings in the late morning can save you some bucks. You may be able to negotiate a better rate from the venue, and have a breakfast menu or brunch.

A “Rainbow” themes wedding with different colored dresses and hose for the bridesmaids, the groomsmen could wear rainbow colored ties and socks. Multi-colored chair and flower decorations.

An author friend of mine did a Literary themed weddings. The guest tables were named after famous authors. Signed copies of his books were the favors. There was a book archway.

One wedding used the bride’s favorite color (purple) as the theme. Another wedding was a Chocolate Lover’s wedding.

Theme weddings are memorable. I did a Google search and was surprised at the many different themed weddings.

I have performed about a dozen weddings with a bride, groom, two witnesses and a few close family members in a Hot Air Balloon. Oh, what fun! The guests gathered around as the ballon was being prepared for flight, watched as the wedding party lifted off and then went to a reception venue to await the arrival of the bride and groom. Click here for photos and 2 examples.

There’s nothing wrong with traditional weddings. The fact is, they’re as much a theme as anything else we’ve discribed. Be sure to read about the different wedding ceremonies you can choose from at: What Kind of Wedding Ceremony Will You Choose?

BONUS Articles: 29 Reasons You Should Absolutely Have A Halloween Wedding
Halloween Weddings: 13 Stylish Halloween Wedding Ideas
More Halloween Wedding Ideas
A Chocolate Lover’s Wedding


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