The season of scares is upon us! As the nights grow longer, darker and colder, London’s cobbled streets and winding alleyways become the ideal setting for a celebration of all things spooky. If you’re looking to add a scarily good touch of terror to your big day, check out these top tips.
While Halloween may typically call for black, it doesn’t need to be the only shade that you have at your disposal. Add splashes of rich red and deep burgundy as well as dashes of silver to add a little colour while staying true to the theme. A red rose centre piece tied together with silver string is a great trick that works a treat!
For your Halloween themed celebration, soft lighting is a must. Candles and candelabras add a gothic feel which is perfect for the mood, while offering a sense of mystery and intrigue. Many venues don’t allow naked flame, so consider artificial candles which do the same job without the risk.
Keep the gothic theme running through your day with laced or beaded dresses and for an elegant touch, consider a set of lace gloves to finish the look off. When it comes to the makeup, experiment with dark burgundies and reds for your lips and pair with smoky eyes to create a striking look that will leave guests stunned.
When it comes to Halloween themed weddings, the venue is all important and will play a huge part in setting the scene. Consider a location steeped in history and if possible, with original features that can play into the theme. Ask your venue if there are any ghostly stories from the site’s history that you could incorporate into your day or think of your own backstory to really immerse guests into the theme.
Halloween is a great excuse to shun tradition and do things differently. The rules are made to be broken so get creative and give your guests a day to remember. If you’re interested in hosting your own wedding spooktacular, get in touch with the Museum of London events team here.
Roslin Kerr, Event Coordinator at Museum of London