Did you know October is now the most popular month for weddings? October is also, of course, associated with Halloween – while witches’ hats and a black and orange color scheme may be fitting for a themed party, they don’t exactly scream “wedding.” Today, we’re showing you how to incorporate the season into your October wedding!
Photo credits, clockwise from top left:
Pumpkins & escort cards: Colin Cowie Weddings
White cake with orange peony: Jan Kish / La Petite Fleur
Pumpkin spice white Russian: Nutmeg Nanny
Bridesmaids in black dresses: Junebug Weddings
Orange calla lily bouquet: Style Me Pretty
Our focus for this board is on a classic black and white wedding with a few seasonal elements mixed in. The traditional bright Halloween orange will be hard to use in large doses, but small amounts can absolutely work. For example, the orange sugar peony on the wedding cake (as above) would be a showstopper, surrounded by mostly-white décor. Similarly, brides (or bridesmaids) could carry a bouquet of orange flowers, like the calla lilies featured in the board.
Black, and in particular, black sequins, can add to the Halloween feel. Black table linens, black Chiavari chairs, and black bridesmaids’ dresses are all classic details that still feel true to the season.
Pumpkins are ubiquitous this time of year, but there’s no rule that they have to be orange! If you can’t find white pumpkins, you could paint them white (or gold, or add glitter) for your centerpieces, your escort cards, or to use in detail shots of your rings (putting the rings on the stems).
Don’t forget food and drink – if you love all things pumpkin flavored, you could feature pumpkin pie or cookies, or add pumpkin spice to a featured cocktail (the one in the board is a pumpkin spice white Russian, and there are lots of recipe ideas for pumpkin spice milkshakes, martinis, and more!)
If you love Halloween but aren’t planning an October wedding, an engagement shoot featuring pumpkins might be perfect for you. Depending on your date, you may need to do these photos well in advance of your wedding (e.g. an October shoot won’t work for a December wedding if you’d like to use the photos for save-the-dates; you’ll need to have them taken the previous October).
Have you ever attended a wedding on (or near) Halloween? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!