Hosting a Halloween wedding doesn't mean it has to be overly themed. Yes, you'll probably want to incorporate a pumpkin or two, and it'd be a shame not to embrace all the seasonal autumnal hues in your flowers, but that is where it can begin and end. As always, it's your day, your way! Stylist Rebecca Brennan-Brown shows us how to mix modern with traditional with a white princess gown and bridal crown, and an alternative black fitted dress with flower halo or Fedora hat. Both bridal looks are phenomenal and would be perfect for a big or small celebration at Preston Court wedding venue.


Phenomenally fun micro wedding. Small doesn't mean bland, and unremarkable. It means edgy and alternative with a side of attitude. Til' death do us party.

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Inspiration & Styling

As the stylist, I created a boho-inspired palette of warm tones mixed with deep colours which you can see reflected across all parts of the shoot. From the flowers in the crowns to the ribbons on the tables, everything belongs. "Theme" can often be a scary word, but I wanted to acknowledge Halloween in an ultra-modern way. By choosing deep colours, you feel the warmth of autumn. Even on the cake, Chelsea created shards of chocolate which almost looked on fire. Sometimes nature doesn't entirely give you the aesthetic you need, so I painted pumpkins to further nod toward the scary season.

Rebecca Brennan-Brown

Halloween Wedding

With autumn comes the most beautiful orange hues, dried leaves and festive holiday Halloween! Whether you want to host a halloween wedding or not, there is so much inspiration to draw from this seasonal ‘Till Death Do Us Party’ editorial planned and styled by Rebecca Brennan-Brown. Taking place at the enchanting Preston Court wedding venue in Canterbury, complete with outdoor courtyard draped in a festoon light canopy, steam engines and rustic barns. Whatever the size of your wedding, there’s a spot just for you.

Fashion & Beauty

A lot of brides struggle to pick an aesthetic. Do they choose a traditional bridal dress which is pretty and sophisticated or a modern edgier look? We wanted to show how easy it is to do both. Starting with loose curls, a soft makeup look, and couture bows, the model looked effortlessly angelic in her white Stephanie Allin dress. The look then transformed into the girl we all want to be, with heavier makeup, modern fishtail plait, and figure-hugging black dress. Her shoes changed from trendy, soft, oversized bows to edgy black and pearl killer heels. You can see how easily a traditionally girly look can transform into a fiercely cool vibe. We styled the groom in a chic modern velvet blazer with simple trousers. The highlight of his outfit is the "choose love" T-shirt, which not only displays a vital message but also supports the Choose Love Refugee Charity.

Rebecca Brennan-Brown

Micro Wedding

We wanted to show how smaller weddings can still be fun, over the top, and worth celebrating. Weddings should be remembered, and how could you possibly forget pumpkins exuding purple smoke. Olegs created some of the most incredible images of the day at this moment. Throughout the photos and film, you'll see laughing, movement, and fun—something we all need to prioritise during these difficult times. The team had a brilliant time on site, and it shows. Ultimately, this shoot exists to encourage couples to unleash their inner rocker. To celebrate small weddings, and show just how phenomenal autumn can be.

Rebecca Brennan-Brown

It's so good to see bows are making a come back in bridal fashion. I've already pinned the bridal hair accessory and shoes! And look forward to seeing more bows grace our pages. If you love a good bow too, see Lauren's at her intimate town hall wedding. Pure fire!

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Planner: By Rebecca Brennan-Brown | Videography: Jack Corthine | Venue: Preston Court | Florist: Moody Blooms | Cake: Chelsea Buns | Props: Boho and Bloom Prop hire | Stationery : Wonderland Invites | Macrame: Knot and Wonder | Bridal Dresses: Boutique of Jules | Bridal Accessories : Megan Therese Couture | Bridal Crowns: Folky Dokey | Bridal Shoes : Freya Rose | Makeup: Helen Lee Makeup | Hair: Kent Bridal Hair | Models: Olivia Harriet | Matthew James Ovens
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