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Goth Lovers Sunset Mountaintop Elopement

Like a lot of couples last year, Dacey and Josh decided to push their large celebration until it was safe for everyone, but as they really wanted to get married on Halloween, they decided to elope with just their wedding party instead. “We really wanted to get married on Halloween as it was the first one with Blue Moon in around 70 years. It upset some family, but it also meant I was able to have my best friend with me before she moved abroad,” the bride told us. “In the end we knew we made the right choice.”

Choosing a cabin in Fairplay, Colorado as their base, the couple formed their aesthetics around Persephone in the Underworld – a little bit spooky, a lot beautiful, and above all else – ’till death do us part! Dacey chose a black lace gown from JJ’s House, a steal because it wasn’t a traditional wedding dress, and paired it with an ethereal halo crown from Carbickova Crowns.

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Gothic, Halloween Themed Wedding with A Coffin Procession!

As lovers of all things dark and Halloween, Jess and Dustin knew they wanted something different from their October wedding day. They usually host a big Halloween party anyway, so they were able to draw on their supplies for the decor, and committed to their theme 100% 

Jess wore a black gown from Union Dresses, with necklace and lace gloves from Amazon and veil from Wish. She finished off her look with a cloak from specialist cloak maker Creaturre. She made her own black bouquet with artificial flowers, and adorned it with a few pieces of jewellery that belonged to her mother, who had passed a few years before.

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Spooky Meets Disney Inspired Halloween Wedding with Pugs, Smoke Bombs & Beetlejuice Masks

Lovers of Halloween and spooky-yet-kid-friendly things like A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Haunted Mansion and Hocus Pocus, Amanda and Greg always wanted to get married on Halloween – 31/10/2020 to be exact. Although they had to downscale their plans because of COVID-19, they still managed to pull off their dream wedding and as an unexpected bonus of having less guests, they came in $8,000 under budget!

“Our theme was slightly rustic and slightly spooky since it was Halloween!” the bride told us. “Our colours were burnt orange, mustard yellow and burgundy to go with all the perfect colours of the fall foliage. I wish we could have had a little more scary décor but we didn’t want to scare our family members! Most thing were bought at HomeGoods, Michael’s, Target and Amazon. We really wanted to keep our spending minimal when it came to decorations since we were ballin’ on a budget.”

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A Forest Witch Elopement with a Black Wedding Dress

Originally budgeting $5,000 for their June wedding, as they had to change their plans due to the pandemic, Sayer and Philip actually only ended up spending $2,000! They were inspired by nature and the most important part for them was the ceremony. It was held at Big Bear National Forest in California and they hired their friend of seven years, Priestess Shannon Farley-Schonland, to officiate.

“We bonded over witchcraft, the Haunted Mansion and the Night Circus”, Sayer told us. “I decided long ago, well before I ever knew I would meet Philip, that Shannon would be the person to perform my handfasting and marriage ceremony.”

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Cool, Modern, Gothic Themed Wedding with Feminist Touches

Lucy and Ross were inspired by their weird and wonderful shared interests and lives together for their dark and romantic October 2019 wedding. The bride told us; ”I collect medical samples, so we made our dessert table a cabinet of curiosities. We put quotes from our favourite books and TV shows on the invites and into the the ceremony. Our tables names were out favourite art galleries and museums in London, and our guests were transported between venues on black London buses complete with cheesy ghost tour actors.”

“I know most people say it, but the theme was quintessentially, ‘us’. We had a lot of fun with putting our own stamp on things. At one point, Ross was looking at tie colour inspiration in the strangest places: he found a picture of a headless Medusa by Caravaggio and loved the combination of colours, and broke down its palette for tie colours, but in the end, he went with… black.”

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Gothic yet Girly Wedding Inspiration

There’s a bit of a misconception in the wedding world that brides who want to wear black want to go all-out goth with their wedding theme too… but what if you wanted to combine your love of pretty florals with a penchant for a darker ensemble? Where exactly can you look for inspo?

Enter stage left, this beautiful editorial which was spontaneously put together by a group of UK-based wedding suppliers, led by photographer Ioana Porav. She explains, “My inspiration for the shoot was just to be very spontaneous! I had all the elements in my studio and literally overnight I called the model and I said to just create some fresh content and inspiration. Usually we work with a mood board or inspiration but this time was different.”

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