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10 Subtly Spooky Halloween Wedding Ideas

September 20, 2022 | nicole

Halloween is right around the corner, which has us loving all things spooky. While your Halloween wedding may not be all witches and ghosts, there are a few subtly spooky elements you can add to your day without sacrificing style or elegance. From black table settings to pumpkin decor to killer jackets that will keep you warm while having you dressed in theme, these are 10 Halloween wedding ideas for your big day.

Halloween Wedding Ideas

1. Black Table Settings

Nothing says Halloween more than black table settings with orange accents. Because the color is so timeless, you’ll never have to worry about it looking out of style when you look back on your wedding photos years later.

2. Dark Colored Wedding Cakes

If you want to keep your table settings light but want to incorporate the color black into your wedding design some other way, consider a black wedding cake. Not into the dark shade? You can also do orange, burgundy, green, or purple–topped with a ghostly cake topper, of course.

Image by Ama by Aisha

3. Black Denim Jackets

There’s nothing we love more than when newlyweds rock matching jackets on their big day. Sure, you could just wear a black denim or leather jacket and call it a day. Or you can take it a step further and add a decal or painting on the back that makes it all that much spookier.

Image by Kylie Farmer

Shop Halloween-Inspired Wedding Jackets: Till Death Gothic Skeleton Faux Leather Jacket; Gothic Skeleton Studded Denim Jacket; The Lovers Tarot Card Faux Leather Jacket; Floral Skull Till Death Faux Leather Jacket

4. Moody Wedding Stationary

To get your guests in the holiday spirit before the wedding day, send out moody wedding stationery. You can find everything from tarot card-inspired invites to programs covered in skeletons.

Shop Halloween-Inspired Wedding Stationary: NOVA Til Death Wedding Invitation Template; Skeleton Wedding Invitation Set; Tarot Card Personalized Wedding InvitationNox Black and White Halloween Wedding Invitation

5. Dramatic Makeup + Beauty Looks

Looking for more ways to incorporate Halloween into your bridal look? Go for dramatic makeup, with dark lipstick shades, a smokey eye, and deep nail polish colors.

6. Black Wedding Gown

Here at Junebug, we are firm believers that your wedding day should look exactly how you want. This means forgoing any traditions that don’t fit your personality. If a white wedding dress doesn’t call to you, don’t wear one! Black is a non-traditional yet elegant way to showcase who you are while being the perfect fit for the holiday.

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7. Costumes + Masks

Okay, so this one may not exactly be subtle, but it’s such a fun way to entertain your guests at the end of the night. Ask your guests to bring their own favorite costume accessories or pass them out during your reception. Either way, be sure to snap a lot of photos because this is one detail you are definitely going to want to remember.

Image by Ana Hinojosa

8. All Black Groom + Groomsmen Attire

Nothing looks more suave than all-black groom and groomsmen attire. It’s easy to find, looks good on absolutely everyone, and photographs beautifully.

9. Pass Out Candy

One of the most exciting parts of Halloween is the trick or treating. While you may not be able to do this at your wedding, you can still incorporate the concept by passing out candy as your wedding favor or putting together a candy bar instead of having a wedding cake.

10. Subtle Pumpkin Decor

You don’t have to skip pumpkins altogether if you want a subtle look. Rather than place them everywhere, you look, place small pumpkins sporadically throughout your venue for a more subdued look. This can include your ceremony backdrop, your reception tables, or your photo booth.

Image by Martin McLellan

Loving these Halloween wedding ideas and looking for even more ways to make your special day feel extra cozy? Check out these 15 delightfully cozy ideas. And don’t forget the signature cocktails that will help you warm up, too!

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Bright And Colorful Sezincote House Wedding Inspiration

September 19, 2022 | justine

A historic venue reminiscent of the Taj Mahal, an eye-catching vibrant color palette, a Chinoiserie chic meets secret garden aesthetic—this Sezincote House wedding inspiration shows us a luxurious fusion style that is anything but traditional. Drawing inspiration from the venue’s grand Mughal architecture and dramatic gardens, the talented team brought to life this styled shoot by combining old-world opulence with countryside charm. 

For the ceremony, guest seating on either side of the garden fountain led to the over-the-top floral arch adorning the facade of the main house. Meanwhile, the reception at the glass-enclosed orangery featured a curved tablescape of porcelain and pottery in distinct fine art patterns, vibrant florals in cobalt and coral, and gold flatware. The greenery-filled space was elevated further with beautiful crystal chandeliers. Furthermore, garden-themed cocktails and a birdcage cake added the perfect touch of whimsy.

The couple’s elegant attire beautifully tied it all together, with the groom in a stylish beige suit paired with a blue tie and the bride looking timeless in a chiffon gown with sheer billowy sleeves.  This styled shoot definitely has so much inspo that can go to your vision board. So scroll through these gorgeous photos captured by Molly McManus to see more!

Planner’s Thoughts On This Sezincote House Wedding

The ambiance and architecture of Sezincote House served as the primary source of inspiration for this luxurious styled shoot. This 200-year-old Mogul Indian palace—with the most stunning landscape of temples, grottoes, and fountains—provided the perfect setting for this romantic editorial. We aimed to create an aesthetic that captured a piece of history but also speaks to the modern couple. It’s maximalism in a different and exciting way, at a stunning venue that feels like a treasure because no one has really discovered it yet.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Molly McManus
Event Planning – Amanda Virga
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Sezincote House
Floral Design – All for Love London
Cake – Monika Kos
Invitation Design – Pale Press London
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Botias Hair and Makeup
Wedding Dress – Alon Livne
Groom’s Apparel – Bucco Couture
Rentals – Raj Tent Club

 

Thank you to Molly McManus for capturing and sharing this bright and colorful Sezincote House wedding inspiration with us. This styled shoot shows modern couples to be fearless when combining colors, textures, and patterns. Work with a trusted team of vendors to create an aesthetic that you and your partner love. Your wedding is all about having fun, so dive in and embrace it!

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10 Places to Buy Wedding Suits and Tuxedos for Grooms Online

September 19, 2022 | kailey

Image by Taylor Devynn Photography. See more of this real wedding here.

Shopping for wedding suits and tuxedos for the groom? We’ve rounded up the 10 best places to shop for your stylish groom attire online. No matter if you’re balling on a budget or investing in the suit of your dreams to last you years to come, these menswear retailers represent the best at every price point. Shop classic, modern, trendy, and always stylish groom suits that fit your wedding vibe, your budget, and, of course, you, and have them delivered right to your door!

Tips to consider before purchasing wedding suits or tuxedos for grooms online: 

  • Since you’re ordering online, allow extra time for exchanges or alterations if needed
  • Don’t underestimate the power of a monochromatic suit moment
  • Play around with different patterns, colors, and fabric textures
  • Show off your personal style and don’t forget to choose pieces that make you feel confident
  • Don’t forget to accessorize with neckwear, hats, jewelry, cufflinks, etc.

Where To Buy Wedding Suits and Tuxedos

1. Bonobos

Why we love them: If you’re not familiar with Bonobos, welcome to your new favorite place to shop year-round. But we’re here to talk about weddings, so let us direct you over to their wedding shop. This page makes it super easy to know what style is the right fit for your wedding as Bonobos breaks down their item recommendations by formality level—Black Tie, Creative Formal, Semi-Formal, and Casual. Find everything you need to look stellar on your big day all in one place. Plus, they have cool ties and printed shirts that’ll allow you to add a bit of personality to your wedding day look.

2. Nordstrom

Why we love them: No online shopping list would be complete without Nordstrom. Nordstrom carries a wide selection of brands, meaning your style, size, and price needs are sure to be met. Plus Nordstrom offers free shipping and in-house tailoring at their many locations around the world. This makes your online shopping experience that much easier, knowing you’re just a short drive away from any alterations that may be needed.

1. Josh Trim Fit Wool Tuxedo ($1,098); 2. Josh Trim Fit Navy Shawl Lapel Tuxedo ($1,098); 3. Velvet Dinner Jacket ($1,820); 4. K Two-Piece Wool Tuxedo ($2,041)

3. The Black Tux

Why we love them: The Black Tux is a simple and stylish online shop that offers tuxedos you can rent or purchase. They allow grooms and groomsmen to fill out a questionnaire to nail down their sizes, plus you can take advantage of their free home try-on to make sure it fits before committing. Depending on where you live, you can also shop at one of their brick-and-mortar locations across the United States. Whether you shop The Black Tux or not, be sure to check out their handy groom style guide for a better understanding of each piece involved in your wedding day look.

4. ASOS

Why we love them: ASOS is one of our favorite online shops where you can score unique and affordable menswear. You’ll find all the basics, but what we love most about this shop is their colorful and patterned suits—where are all of our out-of-the-box grooms at?! ASOS also carries tall and plus sizes for men. The best part? They offer premier delivery and have an awesome return process so you can easily buy multiple sizes and return what doesn’t work.

5. Generation Tux

Why we love them: Generation Tux is our only rental-only option, and they have perfected the process. Generation Tux allows you to design your look, take your look for a test drive two weeks prior to your event, and also provides free and easy returns with their included round-trip shipping. Worried about matching colors? You can have swatches shipped for free to ensure you select the best match. It truly is a stress-free tuxedo rental process.

6. Express

Why we love them: Did you know Express carries groom apparel? We were shocked too. Whether you’re looking for trendy or timeless, this well-known clothing store is packed with affordable suit options. Mix and match their pant and jacket offerings. After completing your ensemble you can choose from some of the best men’s accessories on the market including ties, belts, and shoes. Wanting to match your look with your groomsmen suits? With an affordable price point and wide accessibility, Express makes it easy for your wedding day crew to get their suits too.

1. Extra Slim Charcoal Wool-blend Suit ($496); 2. Slim Plaid Flannel Suit ($446); 3. Slim Black Modern Tech Belted Stretch Suit ($446); 4. Slim Solid Rust Flannel Hybrid Elastic Waist Suit ($446)

7. Indochino

Why we love them: Indochino elevates not only style (hello, gorgeous suits!) but also fit when it comes to menswear. Removing the tailor from the equation, Indochino’s fit process ensures that every piece fits. All you need is a friend and a tape measure, then Indochino’s smart algorithm does the rest. Every aspect of your suit is fully customizable, and the company uses cutting-edge technology to craft beautiful, one-of-a-kind suits made just for you. Get your designed-to-deliver suit shipped for free in less than three weeks and if it doesn’t fit the way you dreamed, Indochino guarantees they’ll make it right.

Image by Naba Zabih Photography. See more of this real wedding here.

8. Men’s Wearhouse

Why we love them: If there’s one brand that’s synonymous with groom attire, it’s Men’s Wearhouse. But did you know you can rent or shop online? Suits are what Men’s Wearhouse is known for, so no matter the fit, style, color, or price point you’re trying to achieve, they really do have it all. Plus they have a wide variety of popular brands like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, and Perry Ellis. Lastly, they offer free shipping and returns!

9. Suit Supply

Why we love them: Your wedding can be a great time to invest in a well-made, high-quality suit that will last you for years to come. Suit Supply is your source for a suit you’ll love to wear again and again. Whether you’re looking for a tuxedo, two or three-piece suit, or even just an incredible jacket to pair with your favorite shirt and slacks—Suit Supply’s quality won’t disappoint. Looking for something custom? Get a suit made to your measurements both online or in-store!

10. Topman

Why we love them: Balling on a budget for your wedding? Topman offers stylish and affordable suiting (plus some of our favorite trendy menswear online!) perfect for your wedding without breaking the bank. Check out their two-piece suits for $200, shop skinny, slim, and ultra skinny fit suits for an ultra-modern look, and be sure to peruse their cool collection of accessories from tie bars to cufflinks.

You now know where to hunt down the perfect wedding suits and tuxedos for your wedding. But when you’re scrolling through each one of the websites, you might find yourself getting overwhelmed with endless options. All you need is a little inspiration to get in on the fashion fun for your big day. Whether you’re bold, edgy, or traditional, these tips for well-dressed grooms will help you create a look packed with personality.

Image by Sarah Dagenais Photo. See more of this real wedding here.

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