“And sit together, now and forever.
For it is plain as anyone can see:
We’re simply meant to be.”
I have always loved autumn weddings. The possibilities that come with incorporating the rich colors, cozy décor, comfort foods, and beauty of a changing season are endless.
I’ve been to several autumn ceremonies and celebrations in the past few years, and all of them have been so incredibly lovely.
However, there is one that will stand out among the rest as being the most unique, bold, and all-around fun – Ken and Paula’s Halloween wedding!
I was over the moon earlier this year when Paula, who was my dearest childhood friend growing up, got in touch asking me to capture her big day. I grew even more excited when I found out it was a Halloween wedding.
That’s right. These two chose to tie the knot on October 31 and were totally committed, through and through, down to the very tiniest details.
Heavily inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, there were decorations galore, and the majority of the elements – including the bride’s dress – were DIY-ed with great love and attention.
The wedding took place at a rural golf course, and I simply can’t get over what a perfect day it turned out to be. Here in Indiana, it’s anyone’s guess whether All Hallow’s Eve will be gloomy with a touch of rain or even snow, or warm and sunny.
Fortunately, Mother Nature chose to go with the latter, and the bride and groom were able to wed in a beautiful outdoor ceremony before taking the party indoors!
This family was so much fun to spend the evening with. So many laughs and memories!
During the reception, guests were treated to savory slices of pizza from a local pizzeria and delicious, locally-made cupcakes! Younger guests took part in Halloween-themed games and “trick-or-treating.”
All guests had been encouraged to dress in costume, and prizes were handed out to costume winners to end the evening.
This wedding goes down in my book as one of the most memorable ever. The entire day was perfectly reflective of Ken and Paula’s own laid back, fun, and one-of-a-kind personalities, and I’m so thankful to have been a part of it.
Wishing you both many, many happy years to come, Ken & Paula!