Wedding Style

How To Throw a Tasteful (Not Tacky) Halloween Wedding

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Even if the décor is leaning toward the macabre, it doesn't mean the food has to (so just table that idea of serving punch from a bubbling cauldron). It's okay to keep the fare seasonal and festive—fall's rich, spicy flavors automatically lend themselves to a sumptuous Halloween-time wedding. During the cocktail hour, serve passed butternut squash soup shooters. "For dinner, serve foods that incorporate the warm, hearty flavors of autumn, like pumpkin, apples, pecans, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg," says Amanda. Dessert would be apple cinnamon flambé with calvados and butter pecan ice cream, as well as slices of wedding cake—a four-tiered confection covered with dark chocolate fondant and decorated with black magic roses. [Ed. Note: This Day of the Dead shadowbox would make an appropriate cake topper.]


"After dinner, guests would head to the dance floor while a full orchestra wearing Venetian masks and all-black tuxedos plays—possibly with a live rendition of 'Monster Mash' later in the evening!" [Ed. Note: Or Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Or Zevon's "Werewolves of London." Obviously, "Purple People Eater" would be overkill (and out of place).]

Photos: Karen Wise Photography (Angel Orensanz); Christian Oth Photography (tablescape); Laura Negri Photography (mantle décor)
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