Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Are you planning Halloween nuptials?  This autumnal Halloween wedding of Ty and Lee ticks all the boxes – and has a handfasting ceremony too.  They definitely made a wedding day that was about the two of them. With some quirky, pagan elements, and a woodland themed cake they tied the knot at the beautiful The Lost Village of Dode, Kent, surrounded by their loved ones. We catch up with Ty to find out all about their wedding…

 

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

How Did You and Lee Meet?

“A love story for the 21st century – we met online (eye roll) – not very romantic really, and we had a bit of a rocky start – certainly not a story we’ll be telling our non-existent grandchildren.”

 

The Proposal

“It was on my birthday. Lee had already proposed once before, but that proposal was only an attempt at stopping me from taking a job in Istanbul (it didn’t work, I went – but came back). The 2nd proposal was more serious, and it was on my birthday. He filled the living room with balloons and one of them said “will you marry me”.”

 

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

The Location

“We chose the Lost Village of Dode because of the venue itself – its location, natural beauty and fascinating macabre history (the original Village of Dode was wiped out by the Black Death). We were struggling to agree on a venue and I finally lost patience and told Lee to pick one and if I liked it, I’d agree. He found The Lost Village of Dode and I loved it, especially after we visited it two years prior to our wedding.”

 

 

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

The Details

“The main theme was Halloween I guess, but I didn’t want it to be all about Halloween, we drew the line at fancy-dress vampires. There was a pagan element to the wedding too with the handfasting and the nature-inspired touches. We didn’t have flowers as we’re not particularly “floral” and the wedding was at the very end of autumn and on the cusp of winter, Dode really doesn’t need it. It’s beautiful as it is.”

“We got our cake from The Cake Witch, I had stumbled upon her work on Instagram and was instantly smitten with it, especially one cake which had a “woodland” theme with realistic-looking logs as tiers – we ended up having a very similar looking cake!”

See More Halloween Wedding Inspiration Here – How To Style A Halloween Wedding In A Luxe Autumnal Way

 

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

The Suit

“I got mine from King & Allen in Wilmslow. The “theme” of my suit was “mismatched tweed” (as far as the colours were concerned), I decided not to mismatch the pattern – which was all herringbone. Lee got his from various places, he wanted to wear something unfussy and simple, and chose a suit from a local tailor in Shrewsbury.”

 

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

The Best Part of the Day

“The handfasting ceremony, despite the cold and my nose going a bit numb. I was more relaxed by this point and was excited about the handfasting itself in the stone circle (and the mead!). I also enjoyed the tarot and palm reading – it was really spookily accurate – and I’m a sceptic with these things!”

Words of Wisdom

“If you decide to get married in late October (or later), tell/allow guests to dress appropriately for the weather! Hats and gloves included if necessary!”

 

Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

The Suppliers – Halloween Wedding With Handfasting Ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode, Kent

Photographer Rafe Abrook Photography @rafeabrook

Suits King and Allen @kingandallen / Venue The Lost Village of Dode @thelostvillageofdode / Caterers Flying Pig Kitchen @flyingpigkitchen / Cake The Cake Witch @thecakewitch / Caricaturist The Artful Doodler @richnairn / Rings Snooty Fox Jewellery @snootyfoxjewellery / Tarot and Palm Reading Spellbound Sue / Harpist – Ramona Egle / Wedding Stationery The Crosseyed Fox @thecrosseyedfox / Order of the Day Board Paper Fudge @paper_fudge / Bar Double Bubble Van

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