A Halloween-Themed Wedding at Ignite Glass Studios in Chicago, Illinois
Caroline Bowden (an actuary) and Brent Campbell (a software developer) tied the knot October 27. Caroline and Brent embraced the spooky timing of their October wedding by throwing the ultimate Halloween bash—complete with guests in costume, of course. For their first look, the Chicagoans agreed to meet under the marquee at the iconic Logan Theatre before their ceremony. Brent brought along Murphy, their pup. “I thought it’d be emotional, but we were cracking up in disbelief,” Caroline says. Next, a tarot card reader greeted the to-be-weds at Hopewell, where Caroline, Brent and their wedding party grabbed a round of pre-ceremony beers.
When it came to stationery, a pop of orange added a little holiday spirit to the pair’s neutral invitation suite, which also included a tribute to CHI. A friend designed the table numbers, named for the day’s ghoulish mascots. “We’d been joking since the start about wanting the tables to have classic Halloween themes,” Caroline says. For food, guests followed tacos with slices of pie, from chocolate pecan to banana cream. “I love all desserts and Brent loves pie, so we chose it over cake,” Caroline says.