Dark and Moody: Gothic wedding inspiration

Maddy Laurie
Updated on: June 18, 2024

Are you a fan of all things delightfully spooky? A little dark and edgy? Well, if you’re dreaming of a wedding rich in gothic flair, look no further. We have you covered, from black gowns to jewel-toned florals to decor that is downright vampiric. Read on for your dose of gothic wedding inspiration.

Gothic wedding dress inspiration

When you think of a wedding dress, shades of white, ivory, cream, and champagne often come to mind. However, if you’re envisioning something a bit witchier, a Gothic wedding dress might be perfect for you. Gothic wedding dresses embrace darker tones like black, deep red, and rich purple, providing a dramatic and elegant alternative to traditional bridal wear. These dresses often feature luxurious fabrics such as velvet, satin, and lace, with intricate details like corset bodices, lace sleeves, and elaborate embroidery.



Gothic wedding flower inspiration

For gorgeous gothic wedding flowers, opt for jewel tones. We adore emerald and ruby tones combined with lush greenery. Incorporate gothic elements into your table florals — think candelabras, ornate crucifixes, and even skulls! For your personal wedding flowers, finish your bouquet with a black silk ribbon for a romantic yet moody aesthetic.

Classic flowers like roses, orchids, and peonies in neutral colours can create a chic gothic look without cluttering or overwhelming the overall aesthetic.


Gothic wedding venue inspiration

The perfect venue will go a long way in establishing your gothic wedding aesthetic from the outset. Look for venues with an ornate charm or, better yet, an ecclesiastical vibe. We adore the sky high ceilings, exposed beams, and recycled brick at Higher Ground. Add darkly romantic flowers and pillar candles to complete the look.

Gothic wedding decor inspiration

The colour palette for a gothic wedding typically includes deep shades like burgundy, black, and dark purple, accented with metallic tones such as gold and silver. Lighting plays a crucial role, with tall, black candelabras and candle-lit lanterns providing a warm, flickering glow. Tables are often draped in rich velvet or lace tablecloths, paired with dark, antique-style tableware. Floral arrangements might feature black calla lilies, deep red roses, and dark foliage, arranged in vintage silver vases. Details like wrought-iron gates, vintage keys, and old books can be incorporated into the decor, adding to the Gothic aesthetic without overwhelming the space.


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