I am not the first in line for the “theme wedding fan club”. It is just not for me. With that said, I do appreciate a well though out and executed inspiration for a wedding. What is the difference between a theme and inspiration? Perhaps you’ve watched an episode or two of David Tutera’s “My Fair Wedding” in which you’ve seen excited brides-to-be express their interest in a butterfly themed wedding with rainbows and butterflies and rhinestones and Tutera turns out a wedding filled with color, spring’s best flowers and crystal. That’s the difference between a theme and inspiration.
With that said and with Halloween just around the corner I was inspired by these shoes:
I thought to myself, “could they inspire a wedding?” And so they have…
I thought really carefully about this inspiration board. First, I think a wedding ceremony is just that, it’s ceremonial, special, and so I liked the idea of keeping the ceremony unique and inspired by the season. The dress is romantic, and I love the warm embroidery throughout. The flowers, lights, intricately carved pumpkins say autumn inspired, without screaming trick or treat.
For the reception I was thinking of a complete makeover. The bride who gets married on Halloween may embrace the grandeur of Halloween, the sexiness, the mystery, and the glamour. I think those attitudes can be conveyed without black and orange or even dark smoky red which is often used for impact. I love the black Phillip Stark Ghost Chairs, the black glassware, chandeliers and candleholders. And of course the bride can change into a more festive, glamorous ensemble with a lace dress, those Alexander McQueen pumps and black and gold bangles.
For most, the wedding day is the party of a lifetime, why not make it all treats – no tricks?