Moodboard: spooky wedding inspiration

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Let’s be realistic: summer weddings are never going to go out of fashion, but the wedding season is creeping into previously uncharted territory. Midweek and late autumn dates are being snapped up as brides-to-be hunt down bargains and increased availability. If you’ve been bewitched by an October booking, are you brave enough to consider a Halloween theme? Don’t scare your guests off with OTT colour palettes and tacky decorations, keep things contemporary with darker tones like black and purple with just a hint of orange, and pick one motif or theme. Spiders’ webs, sugar skulls or ‘Til death us do party’ will bring even the most basic venues back to life.

From left: Miranda gown with Mitzi cape and Angelica gown, both by Eliza Jane Howell, £POA

Skull candle, £1.50 each, Primark

Modern black rose and crystal bridal wedding bouquet, £84.99, Silk Blooms

Spider ear studs, £60, Thomas Sabo
Skeleton Crew photo booth props, £8.50, Talking Tables
Ouija Board wedding invitation, £29.16 for electronic file, HydraulicGraphix at Etsy.com
Banned platform shoe, £39.99, Pulp
'The Goth' three-tier cake, £POA, Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes
Fright Night purse, £3.99, New Look
Eylure Enchanted After Dark lashes, £5.95, Boots
Yumpkin chocolate pumpkin, £5.50, Hotel Chocolat

Orange and pink rose Halloween wedding buttonhole with crystal spider, £12.99, Silk Blooms

Silver and white pierced skull bracelet, £165, Alexander McQueen at SSense
Glitter bat headband, £12, Crown and Glory
Eat, Drink & Be Scary sign, £6, Sainsburys