By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Ayelle Photography
Looking for gothic wedding inspiration? You are in the right place as I share all the dark and hauntingly beautiful ideas you’ll ever need for a goth wedding.
I will be guiding you through enchanting decor ideas as well as decadent cakes, magical favours, gothic attire, moody beauty, eerie florals and mysterious stationery designs. Ready? Let’s dive on in.
When it comes to creating gothic decor at a wedding think about colour, texture, location and props.
Create a dramatic and dark wedding colour scheme with black and gold.
Soft, muted tones can look beautifully gothic with antique pieces and a dilapidated stately room. The perfect Victorian gothic look.
Red is a great gothic colour rather than using pure black. Your tables will look luxurious yet moody.
Chandeliers are a great way to add gothic elegance.
Add a witchy atmosphere with celestial moons and crystals.
Yes, brighter colours can work with black accents for a spooky vibe.
Beautifully classic black candles and brass candlesticks work so well together.
Dot scary signs around your venue with famous marriage quotes with a twist.
Allow tall candles to melt and drip for a haunting effect.
Add drama to beautiful fireplaces and mantlepieces.
Black balloons have a ghostly vibe against a flower-filled wedding table.
Host your wedding in a hauntingly beautiful venue with character.
Green and black is a match made in heaven for goth weddings.
Use skulls as vases.
Photo: Rebecca Prigmore Photography via Woodland Animal Barn Wedding
Host your wedding at twilight as the light begins to fade.
For a statement spooky entrance, travel in a hearse.
Draping festoon lights add a dramatic glow.
Swirling calligraphy place settings will look very atmospheric.
Create signs with dark paint and calligraphy lettering.
Create drama with your flower arrangements. Think oodles of greenery and rich tones for the ultimate gothic style.
Add touches like mini skulls to your bouquet.
Use different foliage to create a beautiful texture.
Black calla lilies, and trailing amaranthus teamed with natural feathers make for a dramatic bouquet.
Go for an oversized greenery bouquet for a wow-factor look. Using foliage is a great way to reduce the cost of wedding flowers too.
If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a classic red rose.
Bouquet accessories such as ribbons can really change a bouquet style.
Moss is a great natural material to work with. Just be sure to source sustainably.
Ivy is a great leaf to use for an overgrown look.
Create a fun nod to your gothic wedding with interactive favours. Break the ice for your guests.
Is love potion the ultimate goth favour idea?
There is something romantic and ethereal about antique keys.
Sweets in dark tones or gothic shapes will look fantastic.
Level-up your guests’ enjoyment with quirky tattoo favours.
When it comes to goth wedding outfits and accessories, go bold and have fun! Ensure you are true to yourself and don’t compromise.
The ultimate gothic bridal style has to be a black wedding dress.
Photo: Anna Pumer Photography
For Maleficent vibes, a feather cape will be the talk of the day.
Go for a showstopping red wedding gown.
Velvet is a great material for a gothic wedding style.
Don a black veil for all the goth feels.
Go vintage and find a statement Edwardian frock.
Tem a statement crown with a quirky green veil for a dream gothic bridal style.
Think about a tonal black and grey dress if a black dress is too much for you.
Add a pop of colour and drama to a suit with a special lining.
Snag yourself a custom-painted jacket to wear come evening.
A touch of goth with accessories such as your bag will go a long way.
Use hair pins to add gothic vibes to an otherwise simple hairstyle.
Use ivy as a flower crown, so beautiful!
Entertain and delight your guests in equal measure with these spooky ideas.
Bring along smoke flares for extra atmosphere in your portraits.
Spiritual guests will love a fortune teller during the drinks reception.
Photo: Kim Williams Weddings
Hire a bird of prey show to come along and wow guests.
Host a masked ball in the evening for added mysetery.
Those finishing beauty details will complete your gothic wedding day look.
If your locks are usually dyed in bright tones, show them off in all their glory.
Bold brides, wear black lipstick for a strong make up style.
Go all-out with your nail art.
Your wedding cake is the perfect place to incorporate a dark and dramatic wedding theme.
Go for a pure black wedding cake with intricate details.
Team black with gold and grey for a tonal wedding cake.
Does it get any more gothic than a skull cake?
For a pop of colour, add red flowers to black icing.
Glitter texture is a great way to lift a dark wedding cake design.
Start your wedding journey in the right way with these gothic paper ideas.
Black paper with metallic gold is strikingly beautiful.
Choose elegant and gothic fonts for your invites. Team with wax seals too.
Watercolour texture is a great way to soften black and red tones.
Create atmosphere with a celestial theme.
And there we have it, all the inspiration you need for your gothic wedding! Happy planning.
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