A Vintage-Style Halloween Wedding at Worsell Manor in Warwick, Maryland

Trick or treat? Stephanie Turner (34 and a chief financial officer) and Patrick Preece's (34 and a martial artist) amazing Halloween wedding was defin

Trick or treat? Stephanie Turner (34 and a chief financial officer) and Patrick Preece's (34 and a martial artist) amazing Halloween wedding was definitely a treat! The couple knew they wanted to have some fun with their nuptials, so they had a chic, vintage-style ceremony followed by a festive costume-party reception. Their venue, Worsell Manor in Warwick, Maryland, was perfect for both styles. Its lawn was perfect for the outdoor ceremony, which was decorated with antique furniture, hanging lanterns and blush and white flower arrangements. To mark the beginning of the aisle, a friend made a wooden door frame for Stephanie's entrance, and the couple hired a cellist to play music throughout the ceremony. The reception took place in the manor's barn. Black dining tables were arranged around a checkered black-and-white dance floor and wooden beams were wrapped in string lights for the event. Stephanie and Patrick played silent black-and-white horror films throughout the night on a projector. They even hired a fortune teller. Artful I Photography was there to capture all the spooktacular details.

Patrick proposed to Stephanie with a vintage-style oval sapphire ring, at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Stephanie carried a bouquet with white and pink roses, white chrysanthemums, succulents, scabiosa pods and seeded eucalyptus. The bouquet was wrapped in lace and twine.
Classic Three-Piece Wedding Tuxedo
"I wanted a wedding dress that was romantic and reminiscent of Victorian weddings," Stephanie says. She wore a solid-lace form-fitting gown with long sleeves by Olvi's Trends. For the ceremony, she paired her dress with a birdcage veil.
Stephanie's friend built this wooden door frame for her entrance into the ceremony area. At the top, Stephanie and Patrick's kids painted a sign that read "Let My Love Open the Door."
The ceremony took place outdoors on the lawn at Worsell Manor in the beautiful fall weather. Stephanie and Patrick hired a cellist to play live music during the ceremony.
Stephanie and Patrick decorated the outdoor ceremony with vintage decor. The altar area had arrangements of blush and white flowers, lanterns and tea services with lace doilies.
Lanterns hung from branches above the altar area at the outdoor ceremony.
A chalkboard sign directed guests to the costume-party reception with a Halloween message.
The reception took place in the barn at Worsell Manor. Black dining tables surrounded a checkered black-and-white dance floor, and the barn's wooden beams were wrapped in string lights.
As a nod to their Halloween wedding date, Stephanie and Patrick had a costume party for their reception.