30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas

Hi loves and Happy Friday! Are you having a Happy Halloween so far? We hope so. I’ve already sampled plenty of candy. Skittles. Snickers. M&Ms. So far, so good. I have to make sure they taste good enough to pass out to Trick or Treaters, you know. I take candy quality control quite seriously here.

Anyway. Today we’re highlighting a unique yet memorable theme: a Halloween wedding! If you’re a bride who dreams of a fall wedding, brisk temps, an orange-and-black color palette, just add in a little and this theme is perfect for you! Read on to see thirty of our favorite hand-picked Halloween wedding ideas for a fun – and surprisingly stylish – wedding theme. Enjoy!

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Halloween Wedding Ideas

1. Mr. and Mrs. (Frankenstein + His Bride) Coffee Mugs

Perfect for pumpkin spice coffee. Hot cocoa. Tea. Hot apple cider. YUM.

halloween wedding ideas via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding from EmmalineBride.com

by lenny mud

2. Halloween Wedding Bouquet

I love this orange and black Halloween wedding bouquet oh-so-much.

halloween wedding bouquet via 30 Amazing Halloween Ideas from EmmalineBride.comhalloween wedding bouquet via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

bouquet by all for love, L.O.V.E., photo by diana marie photography

3. Elegant Halo Headband

halloween wedding ideas

by bellas bowtique

4. Halloween Wedding Invitations

halloween wedding ideas

by jessica strayer design

5. Black Flower Lapel

halloween wedding ideas

by ethereal flowers

6. Halloween Houses as Decor

halloween wedding ideas

by rodica

halloween wedding ideas

by rodica

7. Halloween Ring Box

For a Day of the Dead wedding, perhaps?

halloween wedding

by bragging bags

8. Bow Tie + Suspenders for Groomsmen

halloween wedding via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by bebecha

9. Chic Paper Garland

orange paper garland via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by everly lane design

10. Hot Orange Heels

hot orange heels via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by paris xox

11. Orange and Black Striped Straws

orange and black striped straws via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by back to zero

12. Orange and White Striped Treat Bags

halloween wedding favor treat bags via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by oh la la paper

13. Orange and Black Clutch Purse

orange and black clutch purse via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by eclu

14. Halloween Inspired Garter


by seventh studio

15. Hair Accessory for the Girls


by wee gardens

16. Boutonniere for the Boys

halloween wedding boutonniere via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding from EmmalineBride.com

by tellable design

17. Escort Cards

halloween escort cards via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by shanna michele designs

18. Cuff Links for Groomsmen

halloween wedding cuff links via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by the lysine contigency

19. “Boo” Halloween Wedding Cupcake Toppers

boo halloween cupcake toppers via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by ms apple

20. Halloween Wedding Coaster Favors


by my little chickadee creations

21. Halloween Wedding Black Cake Stand


by adaura

22. Orange and Black Ring Pillow


by crafting4u

23. Halloween Wedding Bunting


by sugar owl design

24. Delectable Orange + Black Cookies


by the fancy lady gourmet

25. Orange + Black Necklace for Bridesmaids


by rustic gem

26. Cocktail Rim Sugars


by dell cove spice company

27. Printable Halloween Accents

printable halloween accents

by blush printables

28. Black and Orange Fringe Decor

orange and black fringe decoration via 30 Amazing Halloween Wedding Ideas from EmmalineBride.com

by caramelos

29. Halloween Wedding Photo Booth Props

halloween photo booth prop

by whisker works

30. Black Chandelier

black chandelier

by uncommon

So, dish: which of these ideas is your favorite? I love those heels. And those mugs. And ALL OF THE THINGS. I just love Halloween, and how perfect that it falls on a Friday this year?

xo,
-E.

P.S. This is a re-post in honor of Halloween, originally posted in 2012. Still lovin’ it today. Happy Halloween!

50+ Things Not to Forget at Your Wedding (CHECKLIST)

You want to have the perfect wedding; we want to make it happen. Today’s post is one you’ll want to save for the big day. We’re sharing the ultimate wedding day checklist printable containing 50+ Things Not to Forget at Your Wedding. Keep it handy as you plan so you can cross off what has been completed and what needs to be done. Also, you can run through the checklist a week before the wedding just to make sure you’ve completed them all.

Wedding Day Checklist Printable

Ready for the list? Here goes!

And, remember, not all things will apply to every wedding. This is merely a checklist. Feel free to X out the things you won’t need.

Now, go ahead and enjoy the bliss that comes with a checklist! I didn’t mean to rhyme, I swear. But it has a certain ring to it, no?

Here’s the image, all wrapped up and easy to pin…

wedding checklist - things not to forget at your wedding - Wedding Day Checklist Printable

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And here’s the list line-by-line…

Rehearsal Dinner

Venue
Wedding Party Gifts
Bride / Groom Gifts
Bar / Beverages
Table and Chairs
Decorations
Tablecloths
Napkins
Centerpieces
Floral Arrangements
Coat Check
Special Occasion Permit
Caterer
Menu
Bartender
Dishes
Silverware
Glassware
Music
Sound System

Ceremony


Venue
Marriage license
Photographer
Photo List
Videographer
Programs
Basket for programs
Sound system
Chairs
Unity Candle
Photographer
Backdrop
Gratuities
Special occasion permit
Boutonnieres
Bouquets
Transportation
Bride’s emergency kit
Officiant fee
Wedding rings
Decorations for altar
Music
Pedestal / pillar
Aisle Runner
Candles
Videographer
Parking
Sign
Flower Girl Basket
Ring Bearer Pillow
Rings
Petals
Aisle Runner
Aisle Decorations
Something Old / New / Borrowed & Blue

Reception


Venue
Dishes
Chairs / Tables
Snacks / Appetizers
Liquor
Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Bartender
Glassware
Silverware
Decorations
Transportation
Guest Book
Guest Book Table
Card box
Security
Caterer / Menu
Tent
Napkins
Tablecloths
Caterer
Menu
Coffee / Tea
Cake server
Cake stand
Ice
Music / Band
Sound system
Dance Floor
Centerpieces
Favors
Custodian
Gratuities
Fees
Lighting
Bathroom
Head table decorations
Chair signs

And here’s the wedding day checklist printable! It’s in b & w and downsized to one page to save those trees.

download - Wedding Day Checklist Printable

Enjoy! And please share this page on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest below. (Thanks!)

xo
-E.

Converse Wedding Kicks in Maui >> Photo of the Day

This bride and groom proudly showed off their Converse wedding kicks on the beach in Maui. This awesome couple picked up a casual pair of Converse sneakers that made for some great wedding day photographs and comfortable feet. These photos and their wedding was captured by Rustic Dreams Photography, LLC. Would you wear cool sneakers like these to your wedding?

bride and groom show off their Converse wedding kicks at their Maui Beach Wedding

bride and groom show off their Converse wedding kicks at their Maui Beach Wedding

Converse Wedding Kicks

Looking for your wedding photographer? Find them on our Preferred Vendors List. You can see the rest of this Maui wedding here!

Bridal Flower Hair Pins Set — Win It!

Giveaway inside!

Have you considered skipping the veil altogether and wearing an alternative instead? One such option is a set of bridal flower hair pins, which can be pinned into any hairstyle you choose, whether it be an elegant updo or a more casual hair down hairstyle. Or, if you still love the look of a veil, you could always wear an alternative (like hair pins or a headband) just for the reception so your veil doesn’t get in the way of your awesome dance moves. We get it. Either way, you’ll love this giveaway. We’ve teamed up with Ayca from Aya Wedding to offer this set of four white flower hair pins to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader! Check ‘em out.

white rosebud hair pins giveaway

➳➳ Bridal Flower Hair Pins Giveaway

o Enter between 10/30-11/5/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Isabelline white bridal flower hair pins, set of four (4)

From Ayca of Aya Wedding: “I get inspiration from natural beauty of romantic roses. Little flowers are made with ivory cream white satin fabric. In the center of the flowers there are tiny white pearls. The bobby pins are sewn by hand. These are very romantic bobby pin for brides, bridesmaids, stylish feminine women and young girls. You will look fascinating and attractive with this romantic bobby pins. It is special and hand made.”

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $29 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

Every Wedding Should Have These Coasters

When I went to a wedding last summer, the funniest thing happened. Every time I went to dance, I came back and my drink was gone. Poof. Not empty… missing. Does this happen to you, too? It’s a common occurrence at wedding receptions where the tables are constantly cleared of glasses and silverware in an attempt to keep things neat and tidy.

I get it, I really do. But honestly. I was only gone a minute!

Anyways, that’s why after I found these, I had to let you in on the secret. Every wedding should have these coasters.

wedding coasters im dancing dont take my drink

The coasters read—quite brilliantly, might I add—“Please don’t take my drink. I’m dancing”.

Smart. Simple. I like.

Love These Wedding Coasters?

I found them at Evermine where you can order yours in a plethora of pretty colors.

xo
Emma

Bride’s Woodland Wedding Berry Hair Comb >> POTD

Planning a woodland themed wedding and looking for bridal accessories? Then this woodland wedding berry hair comb might be your perfect accent piece. Maybe you’re even planning a winter wedding filled with garlands, pine decor, greens, and reds. This woodland wedding berry hair comb is handmade by Emmaline Bride artist Kimber from KimArt. Kimber tells us, “This hair comb is the perfect winter accessory, with beautiful red berries! Wear this to a holiday party, winter wedding or winter family photo shoot – it is the perfect small accessory.”

bride's woodland wedding berry hair comb by handmade artist KimArt

Woodland Wedding Berry Hair Comb

bride's woodland wedding berry hair piece by handmade artist Kim Art

Find more wedding accessories and decor in our Marketplace. Love what you see? Buy this woodland wedding hair comb now!

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

We’re always looking for cute, inspiring ways to make your wedding reception awesome. Case in point? This diy mojito in a jar we spotted over at Company Forty Two. I loved these right away, so I knew you’d probably want to see them, too. I always see the traditional mason jars, but rarely do people use these quilted jelly jars nearly enough. And I don’t know why because they’re so insanely cute.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Plus, they’re a smaller size which makes it easier for filling at drink dispensers.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

These custom drink stirrers from Company Forty Two are the finishing touch to a perfect mojito in a jar. And don’t forget those mint leaves + lime wedges as garnish.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Pin this for summer, lovelies: this is one cold drink that will be hot in the spring and summer wedding season.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Mojito in a Jar » Recipe

Here’s an excellent big-batch mojito recipe we found for you from Chow. It yields 20 servings, which is perfect for putting in one of these.

yields 20 servings

You’ll need…

♥ 8 oz. jelly jars

For the base:

♥ 1 cup granulated sugar
♥ 1 cup water
♥ 1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 1/3 cup packed)
♥ 2 cups tightly packed fresh mint leaves (from about 2 bunches)
♥ 1 (750-milliliter) bottle white rum
♥ 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 18 medium limes)

To serve:

♥ Ice
♥ 2 1/4 cups club soda, chilled
♥ 12 fresh mint sprigs

Make up a batch!

For the base:

1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and ginger to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the mint leaves, stir to combine, and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

2. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a 1-1/2- to 2-quart container and strain the syrup, discarding the solids. Add the rum and lime juice and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

To serve:

1. For 1 drink, fill an 8-oz jar with ice. Add 1/2 cup of the Mojito base, top with 3 tablespoons of the club soda, and stir to combine. Garnish with a mint sprig.

YUM.

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If you’re a mojito maven + plan to whip up these for dinner parties on the regular, add this to your registry. It even comes with a muddler!

(Don’t forget to grab the drink stirrers here!)

xo
Emma

Ring Bearer Pillow with Initials — Win It!

Giveaway inside! ♥

Hi, Happy Wednesday to you! So, have you picked out a ring pillow yet? If you’re opting for a traditional ring pillow (that’s what I did) for your ceremony, then we have a treat for you today. We’ve teamed up with the lovely Kayla of BE Timeless to offer a custom ring bearer pillow with initials to one lucky reader. This sweet, simple ring bearer pillow ties into any wedding theme you choose, whether it be traditional, rustic, modern, or even beach. There are custom colors available, which means this ring pillow will also coordinate beautifully with your color palette. Enough talking about it, on to the prize!

ring bearer pillow with initials

About the Prize

This giveaway is for a custom ring bearer pillow with initials. Size: 5″ x 5″ pillow. It is made with 100% cotton and stuffed with premium poly fill. The design is silk screened in one of these available colors: black, white, gray, blue, navy blue, red, or green. A satin ribbon is attached above the “+” sign. Available ribbon colors: white, ivory, black, yellow, gray (silver), or blue.

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.

o Enter between 10/29-11/4/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: 5×5 Ring Bearer Pillow with Initials
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to the U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $14 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo
Emma

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Unique Bridesmaid Gift Idea ❯❯ Photo of the Day

One bridesmaid gift idea you may have considered is a piece of jewelry, maybe even one that has a personalized element to it, right? Well, you’ll love today’s photo of the day and this unique bridesmaid gift idea. We spotted it over at Georgie Designs, where Robyn is always whipping up custom orders for her brides. One bride-to-be had a special request: an initial charm and an additional one with the year the bride met the bridesmaid. Isn’t that a sweet idea? Here’s how they turned out:

handstamped bracelet with initial and year they met - unique bridesmaid gift idea

Unique Bridesmaid Gift Idea

Now these pretties are getting ready to ship and send out to the lucky bridesmaids. And you can be next in line: just head over to Georgie Designs to see the many design inspirations. Have a custom idea? Just ask – Robyn is happy to work with you!

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P.S. Need more bridesmaid ideas like this? Head over to The Marketplace. It’s amazing + chock-full of beautiful bridesmaid gifts (+ everything else handmade for your wedding).

Kendra Scott Jewelry Giveaway

Were you hoping to add gorgeous earrings and necklace set to your wish list this year? Now’s your chance to win it for F R E E.

kendra scott jewelry

This necklace and earrings set is the perfect gift for you, bride-to-be, or as a thank you to your MOH, bridesmaids, or your mom. Isn’t it lovely? And now you can get it for free thanks to this exclusive Kendra Scott Jewelry Giveaway brought to you by Junebug Weddings + Emmaline Bride!

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We’ve partnered with our friends over at Junebug Weddings to offer this giveaway! Head over to the giveaway now to enter! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Good Luck!


-E.