Jennifer + Tyler | Oct 27, 2018
Halloween inspired, moody fall wedding with burgundy and navy color palette at Greystone Estates in Ball Ground, Georgia
Jennifer and Tyler met as many people do now – online. Jennifer had actually been on Match.com for over a year but was never that invested in it. When she finally decided to put herself out there, Tyler came up as a match. Oddly enough, she remembered seeing him as a match when she first joined a year. The next day she had a message from him.
The two talked for eight hours that first night and met the following week for their first date, followed by a second date two days later and the rest is history.
Later down the line, the couple decided they wanted to get a puppy together, so Tyler saw that as the perfect opportunity for a proposal. He coordinated with the family they were picking the dog up from so when they got there, Jennifer found her new puppy already wearing a collar that read, “Jen will you marry Tyler."
The couple already knew they wanted a fall wedding with a Halloween spin, in fact if Halloween wasn’t on a Wednesday that year, they would have had an actual Halloween wedding!
“I knew I wanted to have a fall wedding with a bit of a Halloween theme. We love all things Halloween and, at first, I wanted to go all out. Spiderwebs everywhere and fog, you know, the works! But this was our wedding and not a Halloween party, so I needed to keep that in mind,” explained Jennifer.
So, instead, they settled on a moody color palette filled with burgundy and navy, pumpkin accents and tasteful (and tasty!) Halloween décor.
The morning of the wedding started out right on theme with all the girls in matching black and white pajama pants and Halloween themed tanks while they got ready. Before the bride got dressed, all the bridesmaids put on their burgundy floor length dresses and awaited as Jennifer got dressed behind closed doors.
Jennifer knew from the start that she wanted a Hayley Paige dress, so that’s exactly what she got.
“I am in love with Hayley Paige, I mean I literally stalked her Instagram page looking at all of her beautiful designs. Hayley, if you are reading this, you are amazing (and I am not a crazy stalker),” said the bride. “The dress I chose was nothing like I envisioned myself wearing on my wedding day and it was everything I didn't know I wanted. I loved the flower details throughout the dress and it had pockets!!”
Once she was all dressed in her low cut, thin strapped A-line gown she stepped back out to join her bridesmaids. When the ladies all saw her for the first time, they were amazed. Between the dress, the pop of burgundy with her lipstick and her romantic half up, half down curled hair style, her whole look came together flawlessly.
The ladies all grabbed their blush and burgundy rose and peony filled bouquets and headed out to the grassy field for some pictures.
Across the field the ceremony was set up overlooking the woods. A white arbor stood at the front and was adorned with two floral clusters in each corner. At the end of the last row of chairs was a trio of large mercury vases with greenery and flowers spilling out.
Guests were welcomed by a burgundy painted acrylic welcome sign surrounded by decorative white pumpkins. Once every one had taken their seats, the ceremony began.
Tyler took his spot at the front of the altar in a navy three piece suit and his groomsmen, in matching suits, followed behind him. After all the bridesmaids took their places, Jennifer and her dad made their way down the aisle.
“My favorite part of the day was seeing the look on Tyler's face when I walked down the aisle,” said Jennifer. “We decided to forgo a 'first look' before the ceremony and I am so glad we did. I will never forget the look on his face.”
While the ceremony was underway, the finishing touches were put on the reception space inside. From the start, there were hints of Halloween elegantly mixed into the romantic fall style. There was an entry table for cards and gifts that was decorated with more gold mercury vases and votives and some glass pumpkins for that subtle Halloween touch.
Inside the ballroom there was drapery cascading from the ceiling and ornate iron and crystal chandeliers hanging above the head table in the center of the room. The head table was a farm table set with wooden crossback chairs to match and decorated with a greenery runner that sat on top of a navy table runner. There were a few loose blooms and mercury vases mixed into the greenery. There was a gold beaded acrylic charger at each seat topped with a simple white dinner plate.
Round guest tables surrounded the long head table and tied into its navy table runner with navy linens. The same simple white dinner plate sat at each seat on top of a classic white linen napkin. In the center of each table was a cluster of greenery and another large mercury vase. The table numbers matched the burgundy painted acrylic welcome sign.
Once the bride and groom finally shared their first kiss as husband and wife, they recessed down the aisle and soaked in their first few minutes as a married couple. Soon after they were joined by their bridal party for pictures while all the guests headed inside.
Before taking their seats, guests found their table assignments on the burgundy acrylic seating chart that matched the rest of the signage for the day. Another cluster of white pumpkins surrounded the sign for that Halloween and fall feeling.
As soon as pictures wrapped up, the bridal party and couple headed inside to join the guests. But not before the bride made one quick alteration to her outfit.
“I am not a heels kind of girl, I wear tennis shoes on the daily for work and I walk like a newborn colt when in heels, but I decided to wear heels during the ceremony,” Jennifer said. “After which I immediately changed into my purple Converse shoes. It's all about being comfortable.”
Once everyone had taken their seats and enjoyed some food, the real star of the show opened – the candy cart. A vintage cart was draped with a black sheer linen, spider webs and filled with Halloween themed candy. There were gummy words in a skeleton jar, black and green rock candy sticks, candy corn and even skull, pumpkin and monster decorated baked goods.
“Going back to our love for Halloween, I wanted to have a fun candy cart with unique treats,” the bride said. “I wasn't sure if it was possible, but I brought pictures of what I wanted to our final meeting with the baker and they took one look at the pictures and said, 'you got it, girl!' And I couldn't be happier with how they turned out.”
Across from the candy cart was a more traditional three tiered cake with gold brushstroke and a few floral clusters. Gold votive candles and additional floral arrangements surrounded the cake. There were also the most on point toasting flutes that had a skeleton hand as the stem.
After candy, dessert and treats, guests filed out onto the dance floor for some classic Halloween hits like "Thriller." Between the dance floor and the photo booth, everyone was having fun all night long.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.!
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