Post # 1
Hello fellow Bee’s,
I am needing help for ideas with my DIY projects.
I am wanting to have a Glam Halloween/Dark Romance Wedding. I have an idea on what I want, and I am trying to balance the fun and goth of Halloween and the elegance of a Wedding.
I am feeling a bit scatter brained right now, I have soo many ideas and thoughts to sort through… I feel like I am running in circles.
Anyone have any ideas on what DIY projects I can do, that are a balance between Halloween tacky and elegant wedding?
Here is a link to my Pinterest page where I have pinned about 800! ideas.. Maybe I have gone a bit over board. lol!
Am I headed in the right direction? Am I being practical?
If you have any questions, thoughts or ideas please feel free to comment
And Thankyou for all your help.
Post # 3
I think it will be hard to pull off if you are trying to do BOTH a mix of ‘Halloween tacky’ and ‘wedding elegance’. I would personally focus on a really gothic theme that is dark, rich, and beautiful. That will give guests a sense of Halloween/creepy but also the beauty/classy feel of wedding.
Post # 4
@Skittles131: Whilst I love the Gothic theme I do worry about it being too dark. I love jewel tones and I am hopeing that will help in preventing people and my self from feeling inclosed as our venue has low ceilings.
Post # 5
@laura.batty: Another way to spin the theme would be “Venetian Masquerade”. It can be very elegant, full of rich jewel tones like purple and teal but also dark and Goth with black.
I would leave out the more typical Hallowe’en ideas like pumpkins and bats but include things like the black manzanita branch centerpieces
glamorous masks-possibly on a stick for table numbers
chandeliers-think Phantom of the Opera- but black
black wine bottles for candleholders
Post # 6
@julies1949: Thankyou for the ideas, I really love the simple black wine bottle candelholders.
I will be google’ing that ASAP.
Post # 7
This is my bouguet insperation, I love the apples (I would have silver though).
Post # 8
I’d avoid skeletons, coffins, and pumpkins because they don’t seem as elegant to me. Instead, I’d play up the ravens, filigree frames, chandeliers, and elaborate candelabras dripping with jewels. And I’d use just a few jeweled skulls. I love jeweled skulls.
Also, I’d choose a metallic color to use so you have enough contrast against all the black. I love black and dark colors, but if everything is black, it will make it difficult to see all your pretty details.
Definitely use some Monkey Tail (aka Fiddlehead fern) in your bouquet. It looks SO Tim Burton!
Post # 9
You could also use anemones… They are white with a dark center. Even though they’re light, they have an antique, dark look to them.
Post # 10
@dreamer1288: Ooh yeah, black and white anemones are gorgeous! Good call.
Post # 12
@laura.batty: Not sure if you saw this but here’s a classified for some black branches that may look beautiful in centerpieces.