GUEST BLOGGER | Chic Halloween wedding inspiration, by Melissa of The Loveliest Day

Hi there! I’m Melissa from The Loveliest Day.  I’m thrilled to be guest posting on The Knotty Bride today!  Thank you so much for the invitation, Alison!!!

Today I will be sharing some inspiration for a chic Halloween wedding or party.  I love Halloween; in fact I’m enamored by Halloween!  I’ve always been a bit of a goth at heart, so pairing gothic influences with antiques and a bit of Halloween tradition is right up my alley!  Though the typical orange and black can be fun, it can also be totally gaudy and ugly.  Not fit for the wedding or party of a classy reader of The Knotty Bride obviously!

Picture this, stark black mixed with tones of antiqued silver and white.

L-R: Veil, Plates, Cake, Frames

Black netting and ornate picture frames filled with vintage photos, paired with silhouettes, a black on white lace cake and black depression glass.

L-R: Silverware, Wine Labels, Candelabra

Antique silverware, macabre labels for your wine, and gorgeous black candelabras strewn down the tables.

L-R: Candy Apples, Crows, Feather Wreath, Vintage Silver Arrangement

Glossy candy apples, black feathers and spooky crows topped off with a combination of moss, scabiosa pods and grey succulents.

Vintage Ouija Board

How about a game table where guests can convene with the spirits on a vintage ouija board?

All of these ideas convey the eerie beauty of Halloween in a chic and stylish way, and can easily be translated for any celebration you are planning!  You can add more traditional Halloween elements like skulls and crows if you wish, or take them out completely.  Either way, you will end up with a stunning bash that both you and your guests will love!

One last tip!  While I included plain white candles in the inspiration photos, if you want to go a bit creepier, drip candle wax from a red candle down your white candles before lighting them.  They will look like they are melting blood.  Not for everyone I know, but I kind of love it. :)

Are you in the Halloween spirit yet?  I know I am!

xoxo!  - Melissa, of The Loveliest Day


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  1. Andrea Dozier on October 7, 2010

    I love that cake, and the way you added a lot of elegant ideas. My favorite Halloween decorations are always black and white :)

  2. Anonymous on October 7, 2010

    Heck yes lady! The cake..the silhouettes! Beautiful inspiration!

  3. Aleah + Nick Valley on October 7, 2010

    We’re so excited for Halloween and love this collection of rich, frightening details. That cake + the old photos + the caramel apples = perfection!

  4. Anonymous on October 7, 2010

    Ah ah… now i want to do a wedding on Halloween!!!! Great post Melissa!

  5. Lilia Ahner on October 7, 2010

    Well done, Melissa! I love everything single item here, especially the picture frames, the silhouette pins, and the cake. Love the spooky inspiration. :)

  6. Postcards and pretties on October 7, 2010

    great post melissa!! love how it’s spooky chic!

  7. Gloria & Barbara on October 7, 2010

    I am definitely in the Halloween spirit now!! The ouija board is a creative and unique idea…and I kind of love melting blood candlewax too :)

  8. Ash A. on October 8, 2010

    I never thought this was possible… inspiring !!!

  9. Ash A. on October 8, 2010

    Hey knotty bride team, can I be featured as your friend here?

  10. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on October 8, 2010

    Thank you so much for letting me guest post, Alison + thank you for all the sweet comments!!!!

  11. Melissa on October 31, 2010

    Love all these wonderful spooktacular ideas. Halloween is my favorite time of year and your ideas are very inspirational. The black lace on the white cake is so elegant and fits into the theme so well. I love the poison labels for the drinks. The candy apples look so yummy.


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