Spooktacular Indian Halloween Wedding Inspiration

2013 Oct 31 - by Preeti
Today is Halloween! And that means a lot of candy. And a lot of delicious goodies. I know you wouldn't look towards Halloween for wedding inspiration, but if you want something a bit different, perhaps intimate and offbeat, then you just have to see what Halloween has to offer.

And not the ghoul, scary, Friday the 13th style of Halloween, I'm talking about the elegant, classy way to have a Halloween wedding or reception that celebrates the macabre colors and delicious treats.

To successfully have an Indian Halloween inspired wedding, I recommend:

* Have an intimate sized wedding (under 100 people)

* Find an offbeat venue - a barn, outdoors at a preserve, countryside. Avoid big country clubs and super fancy hotels. They don't have that ambiance you want.

* Embrace fusion - You'll want to have your dessert table have candy apples AND Indian mithai. Think about orange rasgullas or black-white-orange tri-color burfi.

* Make sure all your guests know the theme - The last thing you want to do is shock, or worse freak out, your guests. Have them get into the spirit by setting a dress code by style or color, or both!

Now, get your pumpkin spice chai and let's get scheming!

Classy Halloween Wedding Dresses & Jewelry

A Tulle Black Wedding Dress - Perhaps not suitable to your wedding ceremony, but certainly for a reception or a pre-wedding party you want to have.

Photography: Alea Lovely Photo + Video

Flowers: Victorian Gardens


Gaurav Gupta - Sexy Black Sari


Falguni & Shane Peacock - Neha Dhupia styles with a wire peplum in all black and plum hues.


Gaurav Gupta - Black Lace Asymmetrical Dress


Gaurav Gupta - Long Sleeve Lengha in Orange and Gold - Now here is a statement piece! You can add some accent jewelry in purple and black and embrace the Halloween spirit.



Isharya - Orange Gold Serpertine - What's Halloween without a little snake. A sexy snake too. Available for $128 online.

Gaurav Gupta - Cinderella Orange Lengha - Whimsical, sweet, and bright orange, this dress is just for you when you want to dance across the floor.




Pumpkins as Vases - For something 'lighter' in style, go with a white pumpkin with purple or orange tulips and dahlias. You can even throw in a black dahlia as a statement piece. Check out our pumpkin inspiration article for more ideas.

Photography: Christy Swanberg


Gold & White Place Setting - For something chic and understand, paint your pumpkins gold, attach a name tag, and use white china with gold trim. For silverware, go with gold, and accent with a black ribbon.


Black & Gold Table Setting - This is if you want to be more macabre but classy.


Candles - This time of the year is about coziness. It's dark, it's cold for the most part, and we want to snuggle up. You can accomplish that a wedding by having your dessert table or your centerpieces filled with long taper candles in clear bottles.



Food & Dessert

Ruth Eileen Photography


Halloween Candy Apples - Fall isn't complete with candy apples, and these little bad boys have star sprinkles in them.


Glam Champagne - Go glamorous, like Gatsy meets Halloween with these beautiful bowl champagne glasses with rustic gold sugar glitter trim.

Photography: Rebecca Hansen Weddings

Floral Design: Forêt Design

Design + Styling: Style Me Pretty


Silver Glitter Cake - style you Halloween wedding cake with silver glitter, or gold or orange, and add a dash of dark with a black feather. Feathers are the newest, hottest trend.

Photography: Rustic White Photography

Styling: Waiting on Martha




Pumpkin - Be classy with your invitation but still have fun with it.

What other Halloween ideas do you have for a Indian wedding theme?

Other photographer credits:

Katie Parra