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The Perfect Spooky Season Wedding

Spooky season is officially upon us as we enter the month of October. If you are a bride getting married in the month of October and love spooky season and want to know how you can add a little into your wedding this is for you. We will talk about spooky wedding colors, haunting engagement photography spots, and some spooky music your guests can dance to at your wedding.

Wedding Colors

Colors that come to mind when you think of Halloween are usually orange (of course), black, dark green and dark purple. There are many ways to add these colors into your wedding for a subtle hint at Halloween without giving away the fact that it inspired you.


Let’s talk about the color orange and how you can add that into your wedding. Of course, you can have your bridesmaids wear orange dress, and your groomsmen wear orange ties. If you want to do a more subtle hint of orange, you can add orange flowers into the bouquets and boutonnieres. The men could also wear orange bow ties. That way you are adding in the orange as a secondary color.


Luckily black is a staple color in the wedding industry specifically focusing on the tuxedos for the groom and groomsmen. With the men wearing a black tuxedo paired with black dress shoes all that’s left is figuring out how to tie in black with the bridesmaid’s outfit. There is an option of having them wear black shoes. Another option is adding a flower that is black in the floral arrangement of the bouquets. If it even calls to you as a bride, you can wear a black wedding dress to round out the whole theme of a spooky bride.


Now when I say purple, in reference to Halloween I am talking the dark and deep purple color. Your bridesmaids can wear purple dresses. The bouquets for the wedding can have a deep purple flower in them. The groom and groomsmen can wear purple vests with a purple flower boutonniere. The bride can wear purple shoes to coordinate everyone in the wedding party.


Last, but not least green. Again, with green I’m talking the dark and deep green color. This color is gorgeous, and if it is the primary color of your wedding, you can have the bridesmaids wear green dresses. The jewelry can have hints of green as well. The men can wear deep green ties with a gray suit.

The options with how you can add these colors into your wedding are endless depending on whether the color is a primary or secondary wedding color.


You might be wondering where some spooky places in Dubuque would be for engagement photography sessions. We are here to help with our suggestions for spooky Dubuque locations.

Hotel Julian

A local attraction that is considered to be haunted. It has a great background for pictures!

Mathias Ham House

Although this place might not look spooky, the story behind this Dubuque location will give you chills. This will add history and haunting to your engagement photos.

The Grand Opera House

A famous attraction in Dubuque, IA that will bring the spooky vibes to your engagement photos.

Whether you want to travel to find your spooky spots or do it from the comfort of your home there is no shortage of ideas to get the perfect engagement photography session.


Halloween has some well-known music that people can get down to on the dance floor. Just ask our DJ for some Halloween music and we have some favorites to put on.

Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett

Everyone loves this classic Halloween song! Bring everyone out onto the dance floor to boogey to this song.

“Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

This song adds a spooky vibe to the dance floor but will have everyone singing along.

“Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr

Bringing back all the memories. This song will have everyone yelling Ghostbusters!

“Thriller” by Michael Jackson

A classic song and dance that will get everyone on the dance floor.

A spooky Halloween wedding is completely doable if that is your dream! You can make it as Halloween as you desire for your wedding from color choices to photography locations to music options. The options are endless for your wedding.


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