Bill and Julie did not want to confine to one theme for their October wedding, so took many elements of things they enjoy and paired them with traditional elements that resonated with them to craft the day of their dreams. From a gothic inspired wedding dress to the use of Scottish wedding traditions, Halloween touches to a sparkler ‘confetti shot’, they used lots of different elements to make the day their own.
Bill and Julie set the bar high with their own outfits; Julie wore a black lace gothic-inspired Sottero and Midgley dress, styled with antique jewelry and headpieces from Etsy. Bill rocked a suitably Victoriana inspired ensemble from Violent Delights, and their bridesmaids wore ASOS dresses paired with burgundy lace chokers (made with off-cuts from the dresses) and tartan wraps.
With a £15,000 budget, their biggest expense was their catering – it was their one extravagance, as they wanted a decadent, three-course Scottish themed menu. To save money, they shopped around for decor and favors; making the most of seasonal sales, and picking up Halloween favor boxes and filling them with sweets and bar tokens in lieu of a free bar. They used end of season petal mixes for the confetti cones that they were able to buy in bulk. The pumpkins were provided by the venue’s garden.
They had a celebrant perform a humanist ceremony that included traditional Scottish elements such as the Quaich and a bagpipe player. The aisle lined with pumpkins and orange and red petals set the tone, fun and vibrant. Bill and Julie’s favorite thing about planning their wedding was getting to plan the best Halloween party ever!