Halloween Weddings–Terrifying or Trendy?

Halloween Weddings–Terrifying or Trendy?

DJUN-SZL blog-014eck the halls with “boo-tiful” colors and decorations. Think dripping candles, a skeleton cake topper, hanging bats of ceremony chairs, a scarecrow holding guests cards, a blood red punch bowl, spider napkin ring, horror movie posters and anything that creates the Halloween theme.  When will you ever have such a good excuse to carve or paint lots of pumpkins?   If the traditional black and orange color scheme is not appealing, black, white and grey, or black, white and red, or fall colors also work. 

Dressing in thrilling threads allows you to ditch the all white gown pearls and go with dark colors and some bewitching 1375885_642087105836646_411528406_naccessories. Invite guests can dress for a masquerade, in all black or just wear masks provided for them at their tables.  Flower girls or ring bearers can have fun wearing costumes.  There are many chic and scary looks that can be explored!

Spook-tacular food and drinks that include eyeballs floating in red punch, monster finger appetizers, a caramel apple station, trick or treat candy buffet, hot cider, pumpkin dishes….Need I say more?  Not to mention that the cake and/or cupcake possibilities are unlimited.

Mesmerize your guests with music haunting tones that will have them moving!  Enjoy favorites like Thriller, Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, Werewolves of London, and Superstition. Wind down the evening, with organ selections.

Have Halloween props and masks accessible for your guests take frightfully fun photos! Whether you keep the decorations and attire low key or you go all out, the photos will be extraordinary.  Looking back at Halloween wedding pictures, Halloween won’t just be about candy and costumes any more.  It will be also be the day you began your life together.


The staff at Historic Oakland want to help you plan your event. We are here to assist you with everything you need, from lists of caterers to choosing how to decorate the rooms, deciding on how to use our beautiful grounds or finding the best photographer. Our historic venue in downtown Columbia, Maryland will make your event one that all your guests will remember for years to come. Call us to set up a tour or see if we have availability, 410-730-4801 or email us at [email protected].

Jennaa and Ryan's Masquerade Wedding on Halloween at Historic Oakland

Jennaa and Ryan’s Masquerade Wedding on Halloween at Historic Oakland

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