Fall is here and if you're planning an autumn wedding you might be feeling inspired by the season's warm colors and cozy atmosphere. Rustic barn weddings, bundled up engagement photo sessions, and vineyard receptions are great options for fall brides-to-be, but if you're hoping to do something a little different for your big day, we've got one word for you: Halloween.
Before you start picking out orange and black bridesmaid dresses and stocking up on candy corn for guest favors, take your inspiration to a fancier place. Halloween-themed weddings don't have to be so predictable! Instead of jack-o-lanterns, think chic, white pumpkins and real lanterns lining the aisle. Pass out intricate, masquerade disguises for guests and dress up place settings with gothic, silver goblets. If you're especially daring, trade a traditional white gown for something with dramatic color.
Check out our slideshow for more inspiration and for some great ideas on how to take a Halloween wedding from creepy, to completely gorgeous.
Use hay bales to create cozy ceremony seating. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/browse/category/Country">Country-inspired décor</a>
DIY paper lanterns can feature your initials or new monogram. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/browse/category/Lanterns">Lanterns and romantic lighting </a>
Create a signature cocktail featuring candy for a grownup treat. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/browse/category/Cocktails">More signature cocktail ideas</a>
Use blood red or deep purple blooms for a dark, yet beautiful, look. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=fall%2Bflowers">Fall flowers </a>
Heavy stemware gives receptions a Gothic feel. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/browse/category/Place_Settings">Place settings and stemware </a>
Go for all out drama in a dark dress. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=alternative+wedding+dress">Alternative wedding gowns </a>
Greet guests with ornate masks for great photo ops. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=favors">Fun guest favors </a>
Dark tables and black candles don’t have to be creepy. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=black+and+white">Black and white accents</a>
Remember that pumpkins come in shades other than orange. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/browse/category/Centerpieces">More centerpiece inspiration</a>
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