Halloween Meets Rockabilly Wedding

If you have decided on a Halloween wedding, embrace the holiday and take inspiration from a couple who certainly got it right!

Choosing 30th October as their wedding date, Craig and Tasha opted for a spellbinding Halloween-themed wedding that brought out their personalities perfectly!

Halloween Themed Wedding - Table Props
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The wedding included so many personal touches. Original, creative and fun – exactly how a wedding should be!

Here is an inside look into one of the most creative weddings I have seen.


The couple chose Llwyn Country House for their wedding venue. Tasha always found the place spooky, visiting the then-derelict house during her childhood.

Playing in the rumoured-to-be-haunted grounds, Tasha fell through the roof of one of the outbuildings! Even so, she has fond memories and just knew it would be a perfect setting for her Halloween wedding.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Poison Bottles
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Although it has undergone a beautiful refurbishment, at the time, the décor at Llwyn Country House looked dated. And that is exactly why they chose it!

The couple wanted their venue to look like you stepped into a witch’s cottage, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Fireplace Decorations Candelabra
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They wanted a homely and traditional look with hints of an apothecary, so they took full advantage of decorating the period fireplaces.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Fireplace Props, Candles, Broom Sticks and Pumpkins
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They filled the fireplaces with lotions and potions, spell books, skulls and dripping wax. Both Tasha and her friend Rhiane are artistic. Between them, they created some impressive hand-made props.

The red walls and the stained glass complemented the seasonal décor.

The French windows overlooked the peaceful garden. It was an ideal place for displaying pumpkin lanterns carved out by their guests.

A small and relaxed wooded area with fallen leaves set the ideal backdrop for guests arriving. Just look at those gorgeous autumnal colours!



Just because a wedding is Halloween-themed does not mean the wedding dress should be a costume. I was so happy to see Tasha stay traditional, wearing a beautiful vintage lace dress.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Bride and Groom Outside Dancing
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I think everybody expected her to wear a gothic black gown. She stayed true to her bridal vision and looked stunning!

She walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of 1950s icon Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love. A subtle nod to a meaningful song Craig had shared with Tasha early on in their relationship.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Walking Down the Aisle - Bride Wearing Velvet Cape
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She covered her dress with a velvet cape. Underneath, Tasha was wearing a beautiful 1950s-inspired lace wedding dress from Honeypie Boutique. The dress had a subtle Halloween twist with a red tulle underskirt and black lace sash.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Bride and Mother of the Bride Hugging
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You can see that Tasha loves anything 1950s. The choice of outfits, makeup and hairstyles reflect the style.

Tasha’s friend Jess kindly gifted the bridal party with a makeover. Jess captured the vintage beauty trend perfectly. Flawless yet natural-looking complexion, winged eyeliner and full lips.

Tasha’s friend Tara had recently trained in pin-up hairstyles. She created gorgeous designs for the bridal party. It fitted perfectly with the 1950s and rockabilly style.

The Bride accessorised her pin-curl hairstyle with a birdcage veil, made by Rhapsody by Ceri Baker. Rhapsody offers hand-made headpieces, so they were able to sew on the skull detail. They also accessorised the back of Tasha’s shoes with skulls, beads and other embellishments.


Craig arrived in style and kept with the vintage theme. He travelled in a true classic; a red Cadillac hired from Gary Morgan – Live The Dream.

He wore a grey wool morning coat from Slater Menswear and completed his look with a vintage steampunk pocket watch.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Groom Standing Next to red Cadillac
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Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Bride Sitting Inside Red Cadillac
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Bridal Party

The bridal party wore a black and red colour palette as it fits perfectly with both Halloween and rockabilly fashion.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Bridal Party Wearing Red and Black
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The bridesmaids wore red dresses with customised black cardigans featuring a rockabilly style love in heart sew-on patch.

The design followed through to their bows which held up their 1950s-inspired victory rolls.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Bridesmaid in Red Dress and 1950s Hairstyle
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The maids of honour wore full skirts and T-bar Mary Janes from Banned Retro.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Groom with Maids of Honour
Image: Lilith In Bloom Photography


Craig and Tasha’s youngest daughter looked adorable wearing a colourful skull print dress from Metallimonsters.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Baby Girl Sitting Inside Red Cadillac
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The twins looked like they easily belonged to a bygone era with their checkerboard Vans from Schuh and skull and crossbones braces. Cuteness overload!


Having a Halloween-themed wedding allows you to ask your guests to wear costumes. It can be tricky if some guests do not want to participate, or you might get an inappropriate outfit! I think if you address it as a masquerade ball, you should get tasteful looks.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Wedding Guests
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Craig and Tasha chose not to have a themed dress code but added a playful touch by offering themed masks and props at the photo booth.


Tim Burton’s movies, and in particular the Corpse Bride, influenced the wedding vows. The love story, a crossover between the human world and the dead, was a perfect link for a Halloween wedding!

There was a beautiful connection where the vows in the movie were the same vows used in the couple’s ceremony.

Halloween Themed Wedding - The Corpse Bride Wedding Vows


Tasha and Craig handed out thoughtful gifts to the bridal party to thank them for their love and support. I particularly liked the gifts given to the two maids of honour.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Bride with Friends
Image: Natasha Horne

They each received a gift basket full of candles, a red rose, and LED bottle lights (to link with potion bottles). My favourite was a personalised cushion. It was personalised with their initials on one side and a friendship poem on the other.

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

Dr. Seuss
Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding
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When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of “me too!” be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.

a.j. downey

Wedding Cake

The cake was a magical piece as it tied everything together! It featured skulls, potions, steampunk elements, red roses and the spellbook from Hocus Pocus.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - wedding Cake with Skull Heads
Image: Lilith In Bloom Photography

I love the details on the skull head toppers. Craig’s beard and Tasha’s birdcage veil were a clever touch.

Scrum Diddly, a local cake maker, created a work of art for the couple and captured their vision perfectly! The middle and top tiers were not edible but stored as keepsakes.

The Hocus Pocus book on the bottom tier and the skull toppers were all edible. The couple skipped the cutting of the cake and opted for a bite instead! When they bit into his and her skulls, you can see the sponge coloured in a ghoulish red and green.

Table Decorations

One of Tasha’s favourite DIY projects was creating the resting places seating plan. Guests had to search through mini vessels to find their names.

Once they found their vessel with their name on it, they discovered their poison – this was the name of their table.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Resting Places Find Your Vessel
Image: Lilith In Bloom Photography

The level of detail in each of the table centrepieces amazed me! Each of the five tables made clever use of themed accessories creating a dramatic, slightly gothic atmosphere in the room.

1. Love the Bones Of You

The top table, linked to the Corpse Bride story. 

Halloween Themed Wedding - Love The Bones Of You Table Centrepiece
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The Bride and Groom sat at the top table decorated with his and her skulls based on the union of two souls.

2. Twist The Bones And Bend The Back

This table found inspiration from the movie Hocus Pocus.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Hocus Pocus Twist The Bones And Bend The Back Table Centrepiece
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The cauldron, ladle and spellbook set the scene where the three witches cast a spell to turn Thackery Binx into a cat. In the movie, they recite the words twist the bones and bend the back.

Halloween Themed Wedding - The Black Cats curse Table Centrepiece
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3. What’s Your Poison?

Bottles of poison, a spellbook and a rosy apple decorated the table. The idea came from tragic love stories.

Halloween Themed Wedding - What's Your Poison Table Centrepiece
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For example, the poisonous twist ending we see in Romeo and Juliet and the poison apple that makes Snow White fall into a deep sleep.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Poison Apple Spell Book Table Centrepiece
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4. I Put A Spell On You!

Tasha took inspiration from her personal spellbook to design this table centrepiece.

Halloween Themed Wedding - I Put A Spell On You Table Centrepiece
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She used ingredients from a love spell to accessorise the table. The question is, did she cast a spell on Craig!?

5. All Hail Goblins and Ghouls!

The kid’s table all hail goblins and ghouls was a spooky pun on comparing the children to little monsters 

Halloween Themed Wedding - All Hail Goblins and Ghouls Table Centrepiece
Image: Lilith In Bloom Photography

The table had lots of fun pieces to keep the kids entertained.

Halloween Themed Wedding Children's Kids Table
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Guest Book

The traditional guest book had a haunting twist to it. It fits perfectly with the Halloween theme.

Guests were asked to write messages and well wishes onto tags and hang them onto a black twig tree. It is a creative reference to the Salem witch trials, where people accused of witchcraft were executed by hanging.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Salem Witch Trials Guest Book Tree
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Lilith In Bloom Photography was recommended to Tasha by a friend who had previously done alternative and 1950s-style shoots with the photographer. They thought she would be a creative match with the couple.

Halloween Themed Wedding Crystal Ball Photo Idea
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Craig and Tasha met with her and spotted her Labyrinth tattoo. There was an instant connection from then on. When the photographer came up with a crystal ball photo idea, they instantly booked!

Kill Booth

Another of Tasha’s DIY projects was creating a spooktacular photo booth (or kill booth as people like to call them for Halloween).

Halloween Themed Wedding Kill Booth Props
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She had help from her friend Rhiane who again, wowed us with her painting skills on the masquerade masks, selfie sticks and the head in the hole painting of the couple.

Photo booths work great at weddings – and at Halloween, they truly shine!

In the age of selfies and Instagram, what is a party without a place to take great photos? It is an easy way to encourage guests to mingle, get creative, and photograph their memories.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Bride with Girl Friends
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The effort and attention to detail with this photo booth was outstanding!

Halloween Themed Wedding - Kill Booth Party Props and Sign
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First Dance

One of my favourite parts of the evening was the couple’s first dance. They looked so happy, surrounded by their guests who held pumpkin lanterns. It was a beautiful intimate moment.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Bride and Groom First Dance
Image: Lilith In Bloom Photography

Craig chose a song that would be perfect for their first dance; Nothing Else Matters by Metallica.

It felt personal to them because musician James Hetfield originally wrote the song while on tour in dedication to his wife. No matter where they were or what life threw at them – nothing else mattered but them.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Bride and Groom Dancing
Image: Lilith In Bloom Photography

Everyone wants something a bit different at their wedding. Something unique. A Halloween-themed wedding is enough to be just that!

Your wedding is a time to express your love for each other. It is an opportunity to celebrate in a way that represents you as a couple.

Halloween Rockabilly Themed Wedding - Bride Sitting with Pumpkins
Image: Lilith In Bloom Photography

Craig and Tasha’s Halloween and rockabilly themed wedding was perfect for them in every way.

Halloween Themed Wedding - Pumpkin Woodland Trail
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