How to Get That Perfect Gothic Wedding Theme

How to Get That Perfect Gothic Wedding Theme | CHWV

Choosing a gothic wedding theme is a bold choice but can give a stunning end result.

When we think of gothic, we imagine red roses, candlelight, historical buildings and an element of mystery! Today we take a look at how we can incorporate a gothic wedding theme into your special day.

Let’s start at the beginning with the attire. Black is an obvious choice for groomswear, and you might decide to accompany with black shirt and deep purple or red accessories.

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Alternatively, for a more classic look, opt for traditional black tie.

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Bridesmaids looks stunning in black, and for this theme you should consider lace or tulle, and red bouquets.

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As for the bride… be brave and wear a magnificent black dress. You can always accessorise with flowers and veil if you’d like to lift the look a little.

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While a bouquet of red roses is the perfect choice, you could speak to your florist about adding black and deep red flowers.

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If you need transport, consider a Victorian carriage. This fits the bill perfectly!

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Wherever you marry, line the aisle with candles. The effect should be mystical and romantic.

How to Get That Perfect Gothic Wedding Theme | CHWV

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If you’re choosing an outdoor ceremony, line the aisle with candles and use trees to hang flowers and candelabra.

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When it comes to dining, once again, candles are your prime accessory! Sit church candles on the table, or choose candelabra to add height. Add hints of red and black in the form of feathers or lace.

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For drinks… we love this simple touch – blackberries added to a glass of Champagne.

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This outdoor table, set under a willow arch, is spectacular. Candles and peacock feathers complete the look.

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Candelabra’s ‘dripping’ with flowers are simply made for this gothic look. Black candles add an extra dimension. Make sure your guests can see these flowers, always placing arrangements in well-populated areas.

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When it comes to cakes, the choice is yours. This white cake stands out with a black background, with a gothic twist on ‘Til Death Do Us Part’.

How to Get That Perfect Gothic Wedding Theme | CHWV

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Again, a white base cake is the perfect backdrop to intricate black icing and the addition of red sugar roses.

How to Get That Perfect Gothic Wedding Theme | CHWV

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It’s all in the detail! This ‘coffin’ beer barrel is a fun addition to a gothic-themed party!

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Even the guest book has a touch of the gothic. Aged paper and a quill are easy to produce but look the part.

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And for favours… vials of ‘blood’ (aka, your chosen deep red aperitif!)

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So there you have it! A load of amazing gothic wedding ideas to get you started on planning your alternative wedding day. For some more inspiration, why don’t you take a look at these Black Bridesmaid Dresses and keep to a dark colour scheme for your big day?

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