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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.

Gothic Wedding Inspiration

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.

Gothic Wedding Decor

When it comes to creating gothic decor at a wedding think about colour, texture, location and props.

1. Black & Gold

Create a dramatic and dark wedding colour scheme with black and gold.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Gold Decor Taylar Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

2. Hauntingly Antique

Soft, muted tones can look beautifully gothic with antique pieces and a dilapidated stately room. The perfect Victorian gothic look.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Tablescape Andrew Mackenzie Filmmaker Photo: Andrew Mackenzie Filmmaker via Italy Elopement Ideas

 

3. Red Velvet

Red is a great gothic colour rather than using pure black. Your tables will look luxurious yet moody.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Red Black Table Olivia Yuen Photo Photo: Olivia Yuen Photo via New Orleans Micro Wedding

 

4. Chandeliers

Chandeliers are a great way to add gothic elegance.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Lighting Taylor Parker Photography Photo: Taylor Parker Photography via Whimsical Garden Wedding

 

5. Moon & Crystals

Add a witchy atmosphere with celestial moons and crystals.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Decor Moonphase Crystals Limelight Entertainment Photo: Limelight Entertainment via Witchy Wedding

 

6. Bright Blooms & Black Accents

Yes, brighter colours can work with black accents for a spooky vibe.

Gothic Wedding Place Setting Black Napkin Megan Morales Photography Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

7. Black Candles & Brass Candlesticks

Beautifully classic black candles and brass candlesticks work so well together.

Black Candles Gothic Wedding Idea Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

8. Till Death Us Do Part

Dot scary signs around your venue with famous marriage quotes with a twist.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Sign Christopher Ian Photography Photo: Christopher Ian Photography via Felin Newydd House Wedding

 

9. Dripping Candles

Allow tall candles to melt and drip for a haunting effect.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Candles Megan Morales Photography Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

10. Fireplace Decor

Add drama to beautiful fireplaces and mantlepieces.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Fireplace Decor Camilla Andrea Photography Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Edwardian Wedding Ideas

 

11. Black Balloons

Black balloons have a ghostly vibe against a flower-filled wedding table.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Balloons Ayelle Photography Photo: Ayelle Photography via Wedding Ideas Balloon Installation

 

12. Quirky Venue

Host your wedding in a hauntingly beautiful venue with character.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Candlesticks Assassynation Photo: Assassynation via Masked Ball Wedding

 

13. Green & Black

Green and black is a match made in heaven for goth weddings.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Green Black Yvonne Goll Photography Photo: Yvonne Goll Photography via Edgy Emerald Wedding Ideas

 

14. Skull Vase

Use skulls as vases.

Gothic Wedding Skull Vase Flowers Rebecca Prigmore Photography Photo: Rebecca Prigmore Photography via Woodland Animal Barn Wedding

 

15. Twilight

Host your wedding at twilight as the light begins to fade.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Decor Table Black Gold Ayelle Photography   Photo: Ayelle Photography via Gothic Wedding Ideas

 

16. Hearse Car

For a statement spooky entrance, travel in a hearse.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Hearse Transport Limelight Entertainment Photo: Limelight Entertainment via Witchy Wedding

 

17. Festoon Lights

Draping festoon lights add a dramatic glow.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Festoon Lights Two D Photography Photo: Two D Photography via Edgy Raw Wedding Ideas

 

18. Calligraphy

Swirling calligraphy place settings will look very atmospheric.

Gothic Wedding Black Plate Calligraphy Two D Photography  Photo: Two D Photography via Edgy Raw Wedding Ideas

 

19. Painted Signs

Create signs with dark paint and calligraphy lettering.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Acrylic Sign Bárbara Araújo Photography Photo: Bárbara Araújo Photography via Dark Green Velvet Wedding

 

Gothic Wedding Flowers

Create drama with your flower arrangements. Think oodles of greenery and rich tones for the ultimate gothic style.

20. Skull Bouquet

Add touches like mini skulls to your bouquet.

Gothic Wedding Bouquet Skulls Whoisbenjamin Photo: Whoisbenjamin via Cheddon Fitzpaine Wedding

 

21. Texture

Use different foliage to create a beautiful texture.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Gold Cake Ayelle Photography Photo: Ayelle Photography via Gothic Wedding Ideas

 

22. Dramatic Bouquet

Black calla lilies, and trailing amaranthus teamed with natural feathers make for a dramatic bouquet.

Gothic Wedding Bouquet Black Lily Feather Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

23. Greenery 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.

Gothic Wedding Bouquet Greenery Yvonne Goll Photography Photo: Yvonne Goll Photography via Edgy Emerald Wedding Ideas

 

24. Red Rose

If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a classic red rose.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Red Rose Bouquet Taylar-Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

25. Black Ribbon

Bouquet accessories such as ribbons can really change a bouquet style.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Bouquet Ribbon Bloom Weddings Photo: Bloom Weddings via Carriage Hall Wedding

 

26. Moss

Moss is a great natural material to work with. Just be sure to source sustainably.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Moss Table Jenna Kathleen Photographer Photo: Jenna Kathleen Photographer via Ethical Natural Wedding Ideas

 

28. Ivy

Ivy is a great leaf to use for an overgrown look.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Red Greenery Flowers Joasis Photography Photo: Joasis Photography via Snow White Wedding Inspiration

 

Gothic Wedding Favours

Create a fun nod to your gothic wedding with interactive favours. Break the ice for your guests.

29. Love Potion

Is love potion the ultimate goth favour idea?

Gothic Wedding Ideas Love Potion Favour Sally T Photography Photo: Sally T Photography via Floral Family Friendly Wedding

 

30. Vintage Keys

There is something romantic and ethereal about antique keys.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Key Favour Lola Rose Photography Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Hale Park Wedding

 

31. Sweets

Sweets in dark tones or gothic shapes will look fantastic.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Lolly Favour Pierra G Photography Photo: Pierra G Photography via Unconventional Wedding Ideas

 

32. Temporary Tattoos

Level-up your guests’ enjoyment with quirky tattoo favours.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Tattoos Favour Kazooieloki Photography Photo: Kazooieloki Photography via Pampas Grass Barn Wedding

 

Gothic Wedding Outfits

When it comes to goth wedding outfits and accessories, go bold and have fun! Ensure you are true to yourself and don’t compromise.

33. Black Wedding Dress

The ultimate gothic bridal style has to be a black wedding dress.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Bridal Dress Anna Pumer Photography Photo: Anna Pumer Photography

 

34. Feather Cape

For Maleficent vibes, a feather cape will be the talk of the day.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Feather Cape Taylar Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

35. Red Wedding Dress

Go for a showstopping red wedding gown.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Red Bride Dress Assassynation Photo: Assassynation via Masked Ball Wedding

 

36. Velvet

Velvet is a great material for a gothic wedding style.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Velvet Suit Emily + Katy Photography Gothic Wedding Ideas Velvet Dress Emily + Katy Photography Photo: Emily + Katy Photography via Creative Village Hall Wedding

 

37. Black Veil

Don a black veil for all the goth feels.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Veil Berni Palumbo Photography Photo: Berni Palumbo Photography via Dutch Art Wedding Ideas

 

38. Edwardian Style

Go vintage and find a statement Edwardian frock.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Edwardian Dress Camilla Andrea Photography Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Edwardian Wedding Ideas

 

39. Green Veil & Crown

Tem a statement crown with a quirky green veil for a dream gothic bridal style.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Green Veil Taylar-Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

40. Black & Grey Gown

Think about a tonal black and grey dress if a black dress is too much for you.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Grey Dress Joasis Photography Photo: Joasis Photography via Snow White Wedding Inspiration

 

41. Red Suit Lining

Add a pop of colour and drama to a suit with a special lining.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Suit Lining Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

42. Custom Jacket

Snag yourself a custom-painted jacket to wear come evening.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Painted Jacket Ayelle Photography Photo: Ayelle Photography via Wedding Ideas Balloon Installation

 

43. Goth Bag

A touch of goth with accessories such as your bag will go a long way.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Bride Bag Whoisbenjamin Photo: Whoisbenjamin via Cheddon Fitzpaine Wedding

 

44. Hair Pins

Use hair pins to add gothic vibes to an otherwise simple hairstyle.

Gothic Wedding Idea Hair Pins Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

45. Ivy Flower Crown

Use ivy as a flower crown, so beautiful!

Gothic Wedding Ideas Ivy Flower Crown L. Hewitt Photography Photo:  L. Hewitt Photography via Edwardian Winter Wedding Ideas

 

Gothic Wedding Entertainment

Entertain and delight your guests in equal measure with these spooky ideas.

46. Smoke Flares

Bring along smoke flares for extra atmosphere in your portraits.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Smoke Flare LoveSeen Photography Photo: LoveSeen Photography via Monmouth Priory Wedding

 

47. Fortune Teller

Spiritual guests will love a fortune teller during the drinks reception.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Fortune Teller Kim Williams Weddings Photo: Kim Williams Weddings

 

48. Birds Of Prey

Hire a bird of prey show to come along and wow guests.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Owl Entertainment Ayelle Photography Photo: Ayelle Photography via Gothic Wedding Ideas

 

49. Masked Ball

Host a masked ball in the evening for added mysetery.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Masked Ball Assassynation Photo: Assassynation via Masked Ball Wedding

 

Gothic Wedding Beauty

Those finishing beauty details will complete your gothic wedding day look.

50. Hair Dye

If your locks are usually dyed in bright tones, show them off in all their glory.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Pink Black Bride Hair Flit Photography Photo: Flit Photography via Halloween Elopement

 

51. Black Lipstick

Bold brides, wear black lipstick for a strong make up style.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Lipstick Agnes Black Photo: Agnes Black via Dark Romantic Urban Wedding Ideas

 

52. Alternative Nail Art

Go all-out with your nail art.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Bride Nails Flit Photography Photo: Flit Photography via Halloween Elopement

 

Gothic Wedding Cakes

Your wedding cake is the perfect place to incorporate a dark and dramatic wedding theme.

53. Pure Black

Go for a pure black wedding cake with intricate details.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Cake Taylar-Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

54. Black Gold & Grey

Team black with gold and grey for a tonal wedding cake.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Gold Cake Ayelle Photography Photo: Ayelle Photography via Gothic Wedding Ideas

 

55. Skull Cake

Does it get any more gothic than a skull cake?

Gothic Wedding Ideas Skull Cake Liberty Pearl Photography Photo: Liberty Pearl Photography via Speakeasy 1920s Wedding Ideas

 

56. Red Rose & Black

For a pop of colour, add red flowers to black icing.

Gothic Wedding Cake Black Red Rose Gold Leesha Williams Photography Photo: Leesha Williams Photography via Balloon Wedding Ideas

 

57. Glitter

Glitter texture is a great way to lift a dark wedding cake design.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Glitter Cake Lauren Knuckey Photography Photo: Lauren Knuckey Photography via Outdoor Beach Wedding

 

Gothic Wedding Stationery

Start your wedding journey in the right way with these gothic paper ideas.

58. Black & Gold

Black paper with metallic gold is strikingly beautiful.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Black Gold Stationery Taylar-Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

59. Gothic Script

Choose elegant and gothic fonts for your invites. Team with wax seals too.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Calligraphy Wax Seal Stationery Salsabil Morrison Photo: Salsabil Morrison via Swan Lake Wedding Ideas

 

60. Watercolour

Watercolour texture is a great way to soften black and red tones.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Watercolour Stationery Lola Rose Photography Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Jewel Tone Velvet Wedding Ideas

 

61. Celestial Moon

Create atmosphere with a celestial theme.

Gothic Wedding Ideas Moon Stationery Dani Louise Photography Photo: Dani Louise Photography via Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding

 

And there we have it, all the inspiration you need for your gothic wedding! Happy planning.


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