Daily Archives: May 22, 2012

Celebrating World Goth Day: Inspiration, Real Weddings, and Styled Shoots

Well, you’ve reached the last post for today and I am sure you’ll be inspired with lots of dark wedding goodness. First, I have included a few of my goth inspiration boards followed by links to some of my favorite real goth weddings. Finally, there are three links to what I feel are some of the best gothic inspired styled shoots out there.

I hope you have found a bit of goth inspiration for your own dark nuptials. Happy World Goth Day!

Belle Memorie Inspiration Boards
Red and black goth inspiration
Blue and Black goth inspiration
Memento Mori inspiration
Beetlejuice inspiration
Green and black goth victoriana

Links to real goth weddings:
Rock N Roll Bride: The bride’s dress in this wedding is AMAZING!
Rock N Roll Bride: A gorgeous couple and on gorgeous gothic bouquet.
Offbeat Bride: This wedding has details galore. Love it!
Gothic Wedding Planner: Take a classic freak show and Day of the Dead, throw it in a blender and you’ve got this bit of eye candy. I love the flying bats cake topper.
Wedding Skulls: A goth fairytale wedding, complete with horse drawn carriage.

Links to goth wedding styled shoots:
Junebug Weddings:
SO much to love in this styled shoot. The tablescape is gorgeous!
Toast of Leeds: A swoon worthy styled shoot based on Dark Shadows. I can’t even begin to articulate how fabulous this shoot is. Part One, Part Two
When Geeks Wed: A video gothic circus shoot. Lots of very cool details.

Celebrating World Goth Day: Cakes and Cake Toppers

Good afternoon! Thanks for hanging in there with me. As my long-time readers will know, I am always preaching about details. It’s the details that make an ordinary wedding theme extraordinary. One of those details that can set the tone for the celebration is the wedding cake. Whether you choose a dark elaborate fondant creation or a slightly more traditional cake with a raven inspired topper, I definitely encourage you to get a cake that represents who you are as a couple.

Here are some great cake and cake topper ideas for your goth nuptials.

Gothic Wedding Cakes

Gothic Cake Toppers

Celebrating World Goth Day: Dresses Galore!

Next on World Goth Day: Wedding Dresses! In my experience, once engaged, a bride typically goes looking for a dress before anything else. I think we all like to play dress up and this is the ultimate dress up situation for most. If you are planning for a goth inspired wedding, finding bridal gowns in mainstream shops can be next to impossible. This is where sites like Etsy and custom dress makers such as Wedding Dress Fantasy come in. They can give you the dress of your dreams without compromising who you are. I do have to give props to Vera Wang for her last two collections provided a great couture interpretation of what many goth brides are looking for.

Here are some great dresses for inspiration and direct links to how you can get them. Enjoy!

Gothic Black Wedding Dresses

Gothic dress
$2,350 – etsy.com


Wedding dress

Black evening dress

White Gothic Wedding Dress

Red Gothic Wedding Dresses

Purple Gothic Wedding Dresses

Gothic Wedding Dresses Misc. Color

Celebrating World Goth Day: Flowers and Bouquets

Morning all! Tips or Trends Tuesday is taking a break for today in order for this old goth to celebrate World Goth Day. “World Goth Day is exactly what it says on the wrapper-a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world. This day falls on 22nd May of every year.” -http://www.worldgothday.com/

We start today with flowers and bouquets. If you are looking for black fresh flowers to use for your goth wedding, here are 12 to get you started on your search and to show to your florist. There are very few truly black flowers. Many are very dark red and purples. So, keep this in mind when you are working with your florist or floral designer.

In addition to fresh black flowers, I have a great group of goth and goth inspired bridal bouquet selections that are sure to inspire your dark fete.

Stay tuned as there is more to come on the blog today!

Here’s a hilarious pic of myself and my fiance at Huntington Beach in CA last year. Two old goths braving the sunlight at the beach…lol.

Real Black or Nearly Black Flowers
l to r and top to bottom: Black Iris, Landini lilies, Black Calla, Black Diamond Orchid, Black Pansies, Black Scabiosa, Black Hellbore, Black Bachelor Buttons, Black Hollyhocks, Black Parrot Tulip, and Black Bat Orchid.

Black Flowers

The Everyday Goth: Goth Garden Guide

My Fortress…

baba.yaga: black flowers

baba.yaga: black flowers

black flowers

No Regrets: August 2009

Goth Bouquets