Gothic Wedding Inspiration – 61 Ideas For A Dramatic Style

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.

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.

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.

Photo: Olivia Yuen Photo via New Orleans Micro Wedding

 

4. Chandeliers

Chandeliers are a great way to add gothic elegance.

Photo: Taylor Parker Photography via Whimsical Garden Wedding

 

5. Moon & Crystals

Add a witchy atmosphere with celestial moons and crystals.

Photo: Limelight Entertainment via Witchy Wedding

 

6. Bright Blooms & Black Accents

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

Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

7. Black Candles & Brass Candlesticks

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

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.

Photo: Christopher Ian Photography via Felin Newydd House Wedding

 

9. Dripping Candles

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

Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

10. Fireplace Decor

Add drama to beautiful fireplaces and mantlepieces.

Photo: Camilla Andrea Photography via Edwardian Wedding Ideas

 

11. Black Balloons

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

Photo: Ayelle Photography via Wedding Ideas Balloon Installation

 

12. Quirky Venue

Host your wedding in a hauntingly beautiful venue with character.

Photo: Assassynation via Masked Ball Wedding

 

13. Green & Black

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

Photo: Yvonne Goll Photography via Edgy Emerald Wedding Ideas

 

14. Skull Vase

Use skulls as vases.

Photo: Rebecca Prigmore Photography via Woodland Animal Barn Wedding

 

15. Twilight

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

  Photo: Ayelle Photography via Gothic Wedding Ideas

 

16. Hearse Car

For a statement spooky entrance, travel in a hearse.

Photo: Limelight Entertainment via Witchy Wedding

 

17. Festoon Lights

Draping festoon lights add a dramatic glow.

Photo: Two D Photography via Edgy Raw Wedding Ideas

 

18. Calligraphy

Swirling calligraphy place settings will look very atmospheric.

  Photo: Two D Photography via Edgy Raw Wedding Ideas

 

19. Painted Signs

Create signs with dark paint and calligraphy lettering.

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.

Photo: Whoisbenjamin via Cheddon Fitzpaine Wedding

 

21. Texture

Use different foliage to create a beautiful texture.

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.

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.

 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.

Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

25. Black Ribbon

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

Photo: Bloom Weddings via Carriage Hall Wedding

 

26. Moss

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

Photo: Jenna Kathleen Photographer via Ethical Natural Wedding Ideas

 

28. Ivy

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

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?

Photo: Sally T Photography via Floral Family Friendly Wedding

 

30. Vintage Keys

There is something romantic and ethereal about antique keys.

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Hale Park Wedding

 

31. Sweets

Sweets in dark tones or gothic shapes will look fantastic.

Photo: Pierra G Photography via Unconventional Wedding Ideas

 

32. Temporary Tattoos

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

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.

Photo: Anna Pumer Photography

 

34. Feather Cape

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

Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

35. Red Wedding Dress

Go for a showstopping red wedding gown.

Photo: Assassynation via Masked Ball Wedding

 

36. Velvet

Velvet is a great material for a gothic wedding style.

Photo: Emily + Katy Photography via Creative Village Hall Wedding

 

37. Black Veil

Don a black veil for all the goth feels.

Photo: Berni Palumbo Photography via Dutch Art Wedding Ideas

 

38. Edwardian Style

Go vintage and find a statement Edwardian frock.

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.

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.

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.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

42. Custom Jacket

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

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.

Photo: Whoisbenjamin via Cheddon Fitzpaine Wedding

 

44. Hair Pins

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

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

45. Ivy Flower Crown

Use ivy as a flower crown, so beautiful!

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.

Photo: LoveSeen Photography via Monmouth Priory Wedding

 

47. Fortune Teller

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

Photo: Kim Williams Weddings

 

48. Birds Of Prey

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

Photo: Ayelle Photography via Gothic Wedding Ideas

 

49. Masked Ball

Host a masked ball in the evening for added mysetery.

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.

Photo: Flit Photography via Halloween Elopement

 

51. Black Lipstick

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

Photo: Agnes Black via Dark Romantic Urban Wedding Ideas

 

52. Alternative Nail Art

Go all-out with your nail art.

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.

Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

54. Black Gold & Grey

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

Photo: Ayelle Photography via Gothic Wedding Ideas

 

55. Skull Cake

Does it get any more gothic than a skull cake?

Photo: Liberty Pearl Photography via Speakeasy 1920s Wedding Ideas

 

56. Red Rose & Black

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

Photo: Leesha Williams Photography via Balloon Wedding Ideas

 

57. Glitter

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

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.

Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

59. Gothic Script

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

Photo: Salsabil Morrison via Swan Lake Wedding Ideas

 

60. Watercolour

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

Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Jewel Tone Velvet Wedding Ideas

 

61. Celestial Moon

Create atmosphere with a celestial theme.

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.

Further Reading

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