It’s Halloween! A year ago today, my soul mate and I became husband and wife in a wonderfully spooky and spirited ceremony.
If you’ve been following my blog, you may have seen some of my DIY Halloween/book inspired wedding projects including bookish table decor, spooky trees, literary flower decorations, a Tim Burton-esque cake topper, and our Monster Book of Monsters card box.
In celebration of this awesome day, here are some of my favorite picture highlights from the wedding. A special thanks to Moriah at Fleur Graphics for the amazing wedding photos!
Since we designed all of the decor ourselves, we tried to keep our ceremony decorations simple yet elegant, working with a lot of candles, pumpkins, and hand-made flowers.
Our guests on the other hand went all-out! We asked everyone to dress in black and white- a pretty strange request for a wedding- but the pictures were awesome! I made face masks for our groomsmen to wear for our grand entrance and the bridesmaids carried masquerade masks in place of flowers.
And for our music? Our crew walked to “Masquerade” from Phantom of the Opera, while I was accompanied by “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter for my walk down the aisle 🙂
The bouquet, corsages, and flower girl dress were all crafted by hand… It’s safe to assume that I was a little busy leading up to the wedding.
The decorations for the reception continued the spooky and literary themes, with plenty of lights, books, and creepy embellishments.
Can’t forget the cake! Inspired by Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, the cake topper included a handcrafted book with the inscription “For it is plain, as anyone can see. We’re simply meant to be.”
The topper took some time and finagling to make, but it was definitely worth the effort!
For the weirdos out there who didn’t like cake, we also had a smores station, coffee bar, and a candy table. There would be no excuse for any guest leaving without plenty of sugar…
Since it was Halloween, my husband and I dressed up for the reception. How many brides can say they got to wear dragon wings for their wedding? I’m hoping to post the how-to guide for my dragon wing cape in the near future 🙂
Many of our guests dressed up also, enough so that we were able to have an impromptu costume contest by the end of the night. We saw everything from flappers and witches, to cowboys and superheroes. It was actually a little bit creepy at times… We had one couple wandering around in masks and capes that no one could identify and we thought they might be wedding crashers… Turns out it was my cousin and his wife!
It was pretty epic.
And my parents dressed as pirates… Enough said.
All in all, it was an amazing night!