Modern, Monochromatic Romance on the Gold Coast

Bianca Virtue Weddings

January 15, 2024

Merging their personal styles into a dark, subtly gothic, yet warmly romantic theme, Mia and Ben were married on the Gold Coast in April. Their journey began at the age of 15 when they met through mutual friends, but it wasn’t until 2016 that their romance blossomed.

Mia envisioned a wedding theme that was ‘warm’ yet reflected their personal style. “Dark, somewhat gothic romantic but cosy feel, lots of candles for a moody and darker vibe,” she described. “I spent some time on Pinterest but the inspiration mainly came from my our own personal style.”

Their ceremony featured live acoustic music with a mix of softer songs and Green Day renditions, creating a balance that was both romantic and true to their tastes. Mia’s walk down the aisle was set to a female version of Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance, a song with special meaning for her and her father. The couple chose not to write their own vows, opting for a more traditional approach. After they walked back up the aisle the celebrated with a Champagne tower which all their guests then took a glass from.

Their goal for the reception was just to have a relaxed party which everyone would enjoy. They decorated with a tonal mix of soft peach, pink and ivory roses, fairy lights and lots of candles.”We wanted people to be able to sit and eat but also mingle and move around at the same time,” Mia said. A mix of 80s, 90s, and early 2000s music set the tone for an evening of dancing and singing, “Initially we wanted to incorporate our love for heavier music but alas, we decided against this. Instead we chose music everyone loves, that is easy to dance and sing to.”

“We knew from the beginning we didn’t want a strict formal, sit down dinner with four courses”, Mia concluded. “We wanted people to be able to sit and eat but also mingle and move around at the same time. We incorporated a cocktail seating arrangement with multiple long black dining tables and chairs with plenty of candles to ensure I captured the exact look and vibe I wanted.”