Post # 1
Spelling ‘colour’ the Canadian way 😉
Our theme was evident before we were even engaged – Classy Halloween.
– I’m not thinking all vintage-y/woods-y… that’s more autumn, not Halloween IMO
– I don’t want orange + black as that’s TOO traditional Halloween.
I want to do small elements of Halloween (trick or treat bar, faux-to booth with all halloween costumes/props…) and keep it formal-looking.
With this in mind, I am at a loss for colours. I see all these pretty palettes people have and whatever I play around with looks like a kid did it!
We like darker colours, for sure. Black will be an accent colour I think. And then I’ve always loved the idea of Aubergine/Eggplant for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.
But where do I go from here?! Black and Purple wedding? Seems dark and gothic. And we don’t want it that depressing 😉 I feel like I need 4 colours or something! (that’s what I seem to see a lot when people mention their colour inspiration… 4-5 swatches)
Thanks so much for your help!
Post # 5
@kristen182: If you keep your linens white or champagne with black and aubergine as accents it will not look goth.
White pumpkins will give you Hallowe’en without using oramge.
some gorgeous elegant Halloween ideas here
Post # 6
@kristen182: I love your theme! Although I’m not engaged yet (it’s coming soon :)) we know that we want an October wedding. I LOVE dark red and dark purple as the colors and I’ve seen a few inspiration boards when I’ve googled it.
My friend was just recently married and had red and black as her colors and it looked amazing. She went with a black and red pattern for table runners and the same pattern was used on her cake and the flower girls dress. It was really cute! 🙂
Post # 7
@julies1949: love your suggestions, thanks so much 🙂
Post # 8
Purple, Black, and White (maybe little hints of a 4th color like pink or green)?
Post # 9
@Soon2BMrsC21: thanks 🙂 i love dark red too! it’s my absolute favourite. but i felt that purple was more “halloween-y” and also my BMs would prefer purple and it’s not like i’m wearing a red dress anyways! i’ll definitely google the combo of dark red/purple to see what comes up though, thanks!
Post # 10
@bdockery: thanks! i was wondering about green (silly me, thinking like slime and stuff from halloween hahaha) that purple + grey combo looks interesting though. i’ve though about adding gold (again, with the halloween-y ness) and it would match the venue, but i just don’t like gold! lol. like that table linens pic 🙂
Post # 11
@Sweetescape1976: love those skulls! and the Fiance will too 🙂 cool setup with those bats on the roof but i wouldn’t dare do that lol
Post # 12
@kristen182: We’re doing a masquerade ball as an alternative to Halloween 🙂 We’re doing black, DARK red, silver, and white. We’re using Black Magic roses for the bouquets and Black Baccarra roses for the bouts.
Post # 13
@kristen182: I was in a wedding that past fall, and they did gold, copper and eggplant as their colours. It was gorgeous – a perfect fall combo!! It also worked really great with all the fall colours and decor suited for that time of year. Personally, I think dark purple with black can end up looking really dark and not as wedding-y (different story if you are doing a lighter/brighter purple with black and white though).
Post # 14
I think doing black, purple (like egglplant) and a dark red could be really beautiful together! Maybe throw in hints of a burnt fall orange here and there just to brighten things up a bit. Whatever you do your theme sounds like it’s going to be great!
Post # 15
What about purple, orange, and black? That way the purple breaks up the orange and black, but the orange breaks of the gothic-ness of the purple and black?
If you really like purple and black, you could also add silver. That might “brighten” things up a bit!
We’re having an October wedding and are using red, orange, and brown. I wanted to stay away from the halloween thing since it’s earlier in the month, but we’re still using pumpkins. 🙂
Post # 16
You can do purple, black, and red. I personally would add some orange or green in there to lighten it up a bit.