While I was out on Wednesday for a marketing conference, I ran into an old friend – don’t you just love that? And pretty Ms. Nancy reported that she recently received a wedding invitation from an old, mutual friend of ours. Remembering the girl and how I admired her ability to march to the beat of her own drum, I was not in the least bit surprised that she was having a Happy Halloweener Wedding, complete with the instruction for guests to come in costume!
That’s right, her wedding wants to put everyone in the holiday spirit, and can I just say that I love love love it!!! I love hearing about different ideas and ways brides and grooms choose to showcase their love. Moreover, I’m stewing in my own misery for not keeping better contact with her – ‘cause you KNOW I would be decked to the nines for this bad boy! Hehe!
This was actually the same path my cousin Kelly wanted to take three years ago while planning her wedding. She has always had a severe crush on all things Halloween and delighted in the idea of surrounding her wedding with all things black and orange. She even toiled (pun intended) with the idea of costume/cross dressing as the groom and having Matt (the actual groom) wear the dress… haha, ohhhh Kelly.
Knowing Kelly very well, my Aunt and cousin decided it would be best not to say anything at all. For they knew, any objection or slight hesitation in their voices would only cause her to be more motivated, and after a couple days, the inspiration subsided. And while Kelly opted to have a very traditional wedding, it is by no means out of the reach of other brides to take a wedding theme over the top!
Go ahead and Google it… you just may be surprised all the things you can find. I literally saw everything from subtle hints of Halloween through candy bars, color accents and dim lit settings to the outrageously BOO-filled celebrations complete with the Bride of Frankenstein, black winged bridesmaids and graveyard ceremony settings. (Yeah, the last one creeped me out a little too.)
It almost makes me sad to know that I would never have courage to do something like this - as I’ve been dead set on being a “timeless” bride. I will, however, always take my hat off and applaud all the brave brides-to-be who dare to be different! Go ahead with your bad (and in this case, trick-or-treaty) selves!
7 Comments October 16, 2009