Halloween wedding wilmington

Halloween Wedding and Elopement Ideas

Give “til death do us part” new meaning, with a Halloween wedding. From the style of your wedding dress and accessories, and the groom’s attire, to a costumed-couple and guests, there’s countless ways to make your Halloween wedding ceremony tastefully terrifying, special, and fun. That includes the location of your nuptials. A cemetery ceremony could be just the trick for a haunting Halloween elopement.

When it comes to décor, opt for darker colors for a moodier vibe. Think black table runners lined with delightfully macabre candlesticks and centerpieces. Add a Halloween wedding cake and you’re set for a ghoulish fete. With Halloween falling Saturday in 2020, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. But you don’t have to limit a Halloween micro-wedding, elopement, or vow renewal to October 31st. Halloween Eve – known as Mischief Night where I grew up – is another option, along with  Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead (November 2nd). In the latter, you can add Day of the Dead details like sugar skulls and brightly colored flowers, a chic twist on the typical spooky décor.

What’s more, your wedding officiant can add Halloween themed elements to your ceremony. As your celebrant, I’d create a ceremony script that reflects your relationship, while incorporating the Hallows Eve spirit. Or, yu may prefer a short and sweet wedding ceremony, with your officiant in costume, instead.

Get in the Halloween wedding spirit with these ideas for your ceremony.

Day op the Dead wedding
Glam Day of the Dead wedding attire for unique nuptials


wedding bouquet
Black and white wedding bouquet 


coffin ring box
Coffin Ring Box for “something spooky” with your “something blue”


wedding arbor
Hauntingly lovely wedding arch and candles
black wedding dress
Black wedding dress. Tammy was stunning in her 2-piece wedding gown at the couple’s fall wedding ceremony near Wilmington, NC.


pumpkin centerpiece
Pumpkin centerpieces – perfect for any fall wedding


fall wedding autumn leaves
Natural elements, like colorful autumn leaves, as your back drop


Halloween wedding
Costumes and theatrical makeup for an unforgettable ceremony