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Wedding Wednesday: Dark Romance

My household has a raging case of the cooties (all three of us are sick), so please forgive me for the lack on commentary. This week’s Wedding Wednesday is a gorgeous pairing of dark gothic hues and romantic floral and feather details. I hope you enjoy it!

Dark Romance

Wedding Wednesday: Turn of the Century Goth Inspiration

Hello and welcome…to “This Old Goth.” Well, this old goth has what I believe to be a gorgeous turn of the 20th century gothic wedding inspiration. Spats, cameos, and a gorgeous bustle dress were the cornerstones for the board. I hope you enjoy it!

Turn of the Century Goth

Wedding Wednesday: Memento Mori Themed Inspiration

It’s one of my favorite times of year. The time where everyone deems it acceptable to be a bit macabre and celebrate the dark parts of life. For some of us, it’s a time to be silly and poke a little fun at death, knowing that one day it will happen to us.

Throughout history, death was seen as a normal part of life. Popular belief says the notion of “memento mori,” meaning “remember you will die” originated with the Romans. In the 15th century, carrying a bit of death with you (typically a little skull of some sort on jewelry) became a part of one’s fashion to remind them to live for today as tomorrow is no guarantee.

Being a weird old goth, I love this notion and it’s aesthetic. Today’s board was inspired by this image (artist unknown):

I hope you enjoy and take a peek at that “engagement” ring!

Memento Mori Wedding

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

Wedding Wednesday: Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES!

Are you looking to have a unique handmade touch to your wedding, but can’t seem to find what you are looking for in the average wedding shops and sections of run of the mill craft or big box stores? Do you like the look of handmade items, but are not in to the whole DIY thing? Fear not! I bring you to the fabulous and wonderful world of Etsy!

My long time readers know that I am an uber fan of this handmade and vintage haven. I enjoy supporting individual artisans and vendors not just for the look of handmade without me losing fingerprints to my glue gun, but also for the good feeling that comes along when one’s purchase means supporting someone you can actually put a face to. Don’t get me wrong, there are some finds to be had in traditional wedding shops and sections, but there is nothing compared to the feeling handmade items can give to your nuptials.

You may wonder, “How can I find all that I need on Etsy?” From your bridal gown to attendant gifts, Etsy has just about everything but the venue to help you plan your wedding with bits and bobs that are uniquely yours. Many shops do custom work, such as the bolero jacket I just purchased for my own wedding. If you are concerned about purchasing something you haven’t seen, I can tell you that my jacket is far above anything I could have found in just about any bridal salon and encourage you to take the time to look at feedback from a shop’s customers prior to purchasing. For my jacket, all I did was send in my measurements and when it came to my door, it was perfect!

I’ve put together three treasuries for you to get a sense of the wide variety of wedding themes and color palettes that Etsy can accommodate. In addition, all of the shops in these treasuries are featured in the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show coming to the blog on April 2nd (great shops and fabulous giveaways!).

Have a lovely day all!

Shabby Chic Vintage– These are items that Mr. Wondermous and me are considering for our own wedding.

‘Plan a Wedding on Etsy…Yes, you can!’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.

Custom Made Hand-embroidered…


MR & MRS Burlap and Lace Ban…


Steampunk Pocket Watch – Dar…


DAY Cravat Victorian Ascot T…


Mr and Mrs Forks for the Bri…


Lisa’s Flower Girl Baske…


Grapevine and moss bird’…


Vintage style trunk card box…


Sugar Doilies, Sugar Lace, E…


The Chameleon Convertible G…


Shabby Chic Moss and Glass C…


Vineyard Wedding Bouquet Wra…


Snow Covered Branches – Vint…




Robins Nest Ring, wool felt …


Vintage Style French Elegant…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Dark Romance

‘Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES you can! Dark Romance’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.

Black wedding gown black bus…


Midnight Romance- Gothic Wed…


Custom Wedding Tiara, Handcr…


Romantic Gothic Victorian Sw…


Shoe Clips Black Feathers Rh…


Red and Black Jacquard Basti…


BLACK BEAUTY Wedding Bouquet…


Gothic Bridal skirt, floor l…


Metallic Damask Square – Lay…


Scarlet Ohara Mini Candle ch…


Vampire – OOAK Art Doll Wed…




10 Silk Red Rose Pomanders


Custom Made Wedding Card Box…


Cake Server And Knife Hand B…


With Love Heart Wish tree/Gi…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Classic Blush and Bashful Quick, name the movie I’m referencing. Hint: armadillo red velvet groom’s cake.

‘Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES you can! Classic blush and bashful’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.

Romantic Pink Wedding Dress …


Bridal Brooch Bouquet Jewele…


Bridal Mini Hat Creamy Blush…


Pink champagne glass drops


Wedding Garter Set – Light P…


Black and Blush Pink Damask …


Blush Flower Girl Tutu Dress…


Bridal Clutch as seen on sty…


BIRDCAGE-Vintage Inspired De…


ELSA Floral Lace Soft Peach …


Clarissa, Pink Pearl & Gold …


Exquisite 48″ Parisian …


Once Upon A Time, Wedding Fa…


Paris Wedding Card Box – Wed…


Enchanted Wedding Ribbon Wan…


Watermelon BubbleGum – Nost…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Yet another friendly reminder: The Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show hits the blog this coming Monday, April 2nd. We have some fabulous giveaways! Spread the word!


Hopscotch Couture
“Marelle’s work has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.”

Jolie en Rose Vintage

“Paper Patisserie” by Jolie En Rose Vintage is a unique line of Hand Painted and Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Toppers and Party Decorations for those who love Vintage Style decor reminiscent of past eras such as the the “Roaring Twenties”, the “Nifty Fifties” and the “Swingin’ Sixties”. Jolie En Rose Vintage Decorations are all handmade and feature original illustrations with added embellishments of vintage German glass glitter, vintage Millinery flowers, antiqued charms, vintage jewelry, vintage buttons, vintage ribbons and reproductions of my vintage fabric collection.”

Moore Impressions

“We offer beautiful custom printed ribbon for any occasion. Use our personalized ribbons for all occasions or special events, weddings, showers, awareness, product identity or just for an added custom touch.”

C.R. Boggs Designs

“CRBoggs Designs have been purchased from the likes of Courtney Love to Simone. Custom creations are a specialty. 2011 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2010 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Brides Choice Award for Outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Top Designer Choice Award Bridal Services.”

Clay Bouquet Shop

All of my sashes and ribbon headbands are made of jewelry (not appliques) which can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other fashion accessories to wear long after your wedding day. Contact me for details! All of my bouquets, bouts and corsages are custom made for each client. My Brooch Bouquets will be featured in the June issue of (201) Bride magazine!

Three Little Pixies

“My name is Liz. I’m a stay at home mom to four wonderful children, three daughters (my three little pixies!) and a brand new baby boy! I’ve been married to my super fabulous (and supportive!) husband for ten years. Each piece is made by hand (my own!) to create something truly special for you and your loved ones. Because of the handmade nature of my items no two items are exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.”

Just added today:

These gorgeous rhinestone and pearl earrings!

Tatty Chic

Tatty Chic is a collection of jewellery and accessories inspired by romance and all things feminine. Each piece of jewellery is designed and created lovingly by myself using pretty vintage and new trinkets and treasures which I collect from around the world, the end result being a delicate and romantic, one of a kind piece of jewellery you will want to treasure.

Mark your calendars for this awesome collection of the best of Etsy!

April 2nd

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