WEDDINGS

it’s all in the details: all hallows eve party {how to style your wedding}

Happy Thursday lovelies! I hope your wedding plans are coming along nicely this week? Perhaps you’ve been visiting some of this seasons wedding fairs for inspiration?  Last night I attended a Bridal Mini-Masterclass with wedding planner lovely Anna, from Bride & Glory at the beautiful Johanna Hehir boutique.  It was such a wonderful evening, with Anna sharing her secret tips for keeping your day stress-free and ensuring it runs as smoothly as possible, some of which I’ll be sharing with you soon so keep an eye out!

So how many of you are planning a wedding for this time of year? And have you discounted a halloween theme as you can’t imagine it ever being stylish? Well, don’t discount it just yet… Here’s a little idea for styling a gorgeous & sophisticated All Hallow’s Eve wedding!

Whilst orange and black certainly have their place, I’m thinking of a more elegant and refined wedding look, with a twist.  I’m taking my inspiration from the more unusual varieties of pumpkins and squash in pale colours, white, grey and green.

I’m usually all for giving a little something away on your stationery, but you know what this time I’m going to say keep it classic!  There’s something about a contemporary black and white letterpressed monogram suit, it’s timeless and elegant, and if you want to give your guests a clue, be clever in your use of words.  You could always challenge expectations with a black invitation and white text, love this!

If you’re not convinced, how about this silhouetted tree invite to an All Hallows Eve soiree, the monochrome palette keeps it sophisticated.

Black & white elegant invite Via: Loveolio // White on black envelope Via: Wedding Chicks // Hallows Eve party invite Via: The Sweetest Occasion

This look is less about the flowers and more about the decor, but where you do use them, mainly in your bouquets, make sure they are dramatic! Ask your florist to mix blousy white blooms, there are lots in season at this time of year, with bold black details, and tie with black ribbon or lace to really make a statement.

Cut the tops off pale coloured pumpkins to create unusual vases for simple floral displays.

Black & white bouquet Via: Style Me Pretty // White bouquet with black ribbon Via: OneWed // White flowers in pumpkin Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Tulips in pumpkin Via: One Charming Party

The decor is where you get to really go to town!  Buy in bulk (and save!) and get creative with your pumpkins, carve the bigger ones in beautiful lace patterns using this guide from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Incorporate smaller ones into your table decor, dotting them along a table strewn with autumnal branches and pinecones, or as place settings.

Or scatter along the aisle for an unusual (but pretty!) autumnal twist.

Lace carved pumpkins Via: Martha Stewart Weddings // Autumn tablescape Via: Shelterness // Pumpkin place card Via: Twig & Thistle // Pumpkin & gourd aisle Via: McKenzie Powell

Right, this is the really fun part! Of course you can keep it understated and elegant, sticking to a black, white and silver theme, or you can go all out creative and add a spooky twist to the yummiest part of the day.  I think a dessert table works better for this than a single cake, cobweb cookies, petrifying cake pops, scary sweets and trick or treats!

Boo cookies & sweets Via: Glorious Treats // Cobweb cookies Via: Glorious Treats // Trick or treat chocolate Via: Twig & Thistle

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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