Board #439 | Mercury Glass and Whimsy

Another Halloween-inspired wedding board for you today, though again I tried to keep it from being too obvious. The palette is elegantly whimsical – fitting for both a black tie affair and a Halloween soiree. Silver jack-o-lanterns set the mood, though nothing overly shiny and new – mercury glass has a tarnished look to it that’s just perfect here. Black polka dots on a white backdrop are wonderfully fun. Make table numbers key players in centerpieces, by creating number collections under a bell jar: glittered numbers, dominoes, playing cards all let guests know where to sit. I couldn’t find any great images for this, but I think that silver glittered spider webs could be a nice touch – maybe as favors for your guests.

Mood: elegantly eerie whimsy
Palette: cool white, jet black, mercury glass


Top row from left: Tim Walker polka dot room via Oh Joy!, silver jack-o-lanterns by Carolyne Roehm, black swiss dot veil via Perfect Bound
Row 2: Elie Saab dress with butterfly sleeves from Brides, mercury glass candlesticks via Vintage Weave
Row 3: black and white cupcake photo by Victoria Pearson, silver glass glitter table number, anemone centerpieces from The Knot, silver leaf staircase via Willow Decor
Row 4: mercury glass pots via Lobster & Swan, commedia letterpress via Moontree, black and white groom suiting photo by Millie Holloman


  • Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** says:

    Such a haunting lovely look! Thank you for the beautiful images!

  • Tessa, Utah Bride and Groom Magazine says:

    Very cool…perfect for a slightly goth or punk bride who still wants something stylish and chic!

  • Michele says:

    Wow, gorgeous! I love that there's no orange in sight. This would even work really well for inspiration for decorating the house at Halloween.

  • Molly Jean says:

    that polka dot room from Oh Joy! has been on my desktop since they posted it…love it so much…was excited, then, to see it here!

  • Fatale Femme says:

    I love the gothy/glam looking happing here. It's perfect for the classy punk throwing a wedding.

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  • Miss B says:

    Oh your board was just gorgeous, so rich and as Shannon mentioned a tad haunting. Your talent never ceases to amaze me, I know how hard these can be to put together and you knock it out of the park every time!

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