Happy Halloween Everyone! Today on the blog there’s no trick just treats all the way with Nick and Sarah’s Halloween Wedding.
The happy couple were married last year in a ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Speldhurst, Kent, with the reception at Mountains Country House, Hildenborough. We asked Sarah to tell us about their day.
“We had 120 guests during the day and had an additional 40 in the evening. We had to compromise slightly on certain things to enable us to invite the amount of guests we did. We found Mountains after a few weeks of looking and it had everything we wanted.
I was inspired by a wedding I had seen on the Green Wedding Shoes blog. We used autumnal colours with black and white ribbon and lots of pumpkins! Our theme was really fun and I loved the look – although it could have got very expensive!
The pumpkins were from a local supplier and all different sizes. We had wanted white pumpkins but weren’t available so I found some cool looking squashes at a farm in Kent. I cut holes in the tops of some of the pumpkins to hold candles for the tables and drilled holes and hollowed out some for candles as decoration. I made the place cards adding some of the black and white ribbon and got big MDF numbers from eBay and spray painted them black which were the table centrepieces. Plus we had huge bowl of sweets including chocolate eyeballs! I asked all the married guests for a picture of their wedding and put them in all different frames to decorate the reception. I was really pleased with our look but it was hard as it was such a massive marquee.
Our family helped with some aspects of our wedding, my sister did some stationery printing and Nicks mum made our wedding cake. One tier was fruit, one carrot and one chocolate.
Finally we asked Sarah what advice she would you give to other couples planning their wedding day? “Make sure you have a budget plan and don’t drink too much. The end of the night was a bit blurry!”
Wedding Contact Book:
Photography: Emma Knapp
Caterers: Pop Creative Food – all local produce
Brides Gown: Surrey Brides
Brides Shoes: Ted Baker
Brides Necklace: Muriel and Lily
Groom’s Suit: TM Lewin
Wedding Invites: Wedding Teatowels
Wedding Flowers: Blooming Perfect
Transport: Silver Phantom Rolls Royce from Cars For Wedding
Entertainment: Westend Jazz Band
First Dance: “You’ve got the Love” Florence and the Machines