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If you and your fiancé love moody thunderstorms, scary movies, dark color palettes and unconventional adventures, a spooky Halloween-themed wedding might just be perfect for you! Skulls and pumpkins make wonderful gothic decor but gone are the days of taking this theme so literally! Think: dark and moody color palettes, deep red and purple accents, unique flowers, dramatic lighting, romantic candles, pomegranates, and nature-inspired decor. Celebrate your hauntingly beautiful relationship with a wedding as original as you! We've pulled together our favorite gothic & glam wedding ideas to inspire the alternative wedding of your dreams.
The most recognizable element of a gothic wedding theme is the color palette! While the classic orange and black is always an option, the color options for a stunning moody wedding are truly endless. Here are some of our favorite colors schemes to inspire your wedding décor:
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Before selecting a wedding photographer for your Halloween inspired wedding, make sure to pay attention to the photographer's unique style. It's important to find a photographer that can best capture your dark & moody nuptials. If you’ve already locked in your wedding photographer, be open about the vision for your big day and how you would like to see it captured. We always recommend creating a photography mood board on Pinterest that can act as a visual reference for your photographer ahead of your wedding.
These are the wedding photography styles best suited for a macabre wedding:
Location, location, location! A beautiful, romantic gothic wedding needs the perfect backdrop to really set the stage for the entire event. Certain venue styles are a natural fit for the dramatic color palette, ghoulish décor and edgy style that comes with a macabre wedding. Here are some of our favorite choices:
Nothing quite says otherworldly than bold, dramatic floral arrangements incorporating unique color palettes, uncommon flowers and organic shapes. If you're planning to wear a traditional white dress, pair it with a dark and macabre style bouquet for a beautiful juxtaposition. Believe it or not, there are quite a few types of flowers that are available in black. We especially love black orchids, tulips and hyacinth. Adding in skulls, feathers, dark leaves, and even baby’s breath can make a Gothic floral arrangement really pop.
Get creative with your gothic wedding theme and show off your dark side with carefully curated ghoulish décor. From your invitations to table settings, gothic details are all about setting the mood. Even the tiniest of details can elevate your macabre wedding. Selecting signage, stationery, and place cards with a vintage font are additional ways to show off your edgy theme. This romantic forest wedding in Maine elegantly weaves the gothic-theme into every, creating an absolutely stunning event.
Some of our favorite gothic décor details include:
Your wedding food and beverage is an easy place to incorporate subtle details that will continue to bring your Halloween-inspired theme to life. From seasonal ingredients to gothic adornments on your wedding cake, the customization options are truly endless. Whether you want a simple black wedding cake adored with skulls and roses, or an elaborate spread of spooky pies, donuts, and candies, our trusted bakery partners can bring your vision to life!
A few of our favorite ideas include:
Til death do you part? We think so! There's truly no better way to say 'I do' during your favorite chilly-weather season than to incorporate a fun, unique theme into your celebration. Dark and moody gothic-themed weddings can be just as stunning and romantic as traditional wedding décor. We especially love the dark color palettes and dim lighting!
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When you're ready to start planning your ghoulishly gothic wedding ceremony and reception, we'll be here! Our experts at Wedgewood Weddings can help with everything from venue selection to day-of coordination! Contact our team today to get started.
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