All Hallow’s Eve – Black and White Wedding Inspiration

Monday, October 31, 2011 ~ 2:55 p.m.
Each time a holiday comes around, I take the opportunity to create an inspiration board (because they are always so much fun, aren’t they? 😉 While I’m not usually very fond of the really “theme-y” weddings, I do think that a strong decorative theme can be used as a source of inspiration for a tasteful and stylish wedding or event. When doing so though, I think that there is a really fine line between being creative and kitschy.

I come across themed weddings a lot, especially around this time of year, and while I am very impressed by some, I often think that they can distract from the real meaning and purpose of the day. I realize that it’s easy for anybody to get buried in all of the fuss over the decor, flowers, dresses and cakes, but ultimately, those things are simply cosmetic. They don’t detract from the bride and groom, their vows and promise to one another. I think that a themed wedding can get too convaluted though…the bride and groom become characters they’re “playing,” rather than just being themselves. At the end of the day though, the only thing that really matters is that bride and groom are happy with their special wedding day, and if it means something to them to have a super hero themed event, then more power to them, right?! 🙂

My inspiration for today’s board is, in fact, Halloween…although I think “All Hallow’s Eve” seems to be so much more fitting for this inspiration board! A black and white color palette, filled with dark and mildly gothic wedding details like black and white lace, satin gloves, pumpkins and yes, even a black wedding dress or two! Like most of the inspiration boards that I’ve created, this one took me quite a while to finish. I always get SO held up in collecting photos…I start arranging them together, and then usually realize that I’m missing something, so then I spend even more time looking for new photos…then I go back and rearrange all of the photos that I have all over again….It’s quite a process, but it’s always worth it in the end! 🙂 I tried to make this one relevant to Halloween, but I still wanted the board to depict a wedding with details that are realistic, and could actually be of use to and inspire some of you edgier brides out there! Because really, how many of you guys would enjoy a skull with cross bones on your cocktail coasters? 😉