Not all rainbows and glitter: 16 reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF

Reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Jess & Casey | Photo by Illuminarts Photography

We love to feature rainbow weddings, whimsical weddings, and sparkly beach weddings, but some offbeat weddings are dark, mysterious, and decidedly non-whimsical. That's when goth meets Halloween meets black dresses and jewel tones and Medieval-inspired venues.

It's not all light and airy… sometimes weddings are elegant and moody and so perfectly gorgeous. Let's take a peek at all kinds of goth and dark wedding themes and details…

Blush and bashful Black!

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Lexa One Photography, Dress by Boutique Diabolik

Vanessa and Alexander knew that black and black were their signature colors.

An homage to our #goals couple

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Angelsea Urban

Hollianne and Jonathan had lots of references to Gomez and Morticia (spawned by this gorgeous ink!) at their wedding.

Hearts, but darker

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Anatomical heart necklace from Blue Bayer Design NYC

Sure, mom, there will totally be hearts at the wedding

Deadly chic nails

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Jay Farrell Photography

Alexandra knew exactly what type of nails to pair with her gothic Halloween wedding theme.

Moody mismatched centerpieces

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by LAD Photography

This wedding had three goth themes AND these amazing nature-meets-color centerpieces. No flowers required!

Inspired by animation

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Sarina Love Photography

Animation can be creepy as hell, as we know from Neil Gaiman's book/movie Coraline. These Coraline-inspired table settings are stunning.

Spooky library meets Edgar Allan Poe

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Maggie Gallagher Photography

From dry ice to skull decor, this Poe-inspired wedding is deliciously creepy.

Reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Custom The Raven shoes by ShoesAPrettyGirlThen

Lovecraftian delights

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Jadon Good Photography, Cake by Romance, INC

Tentacles and Cthulhu and all things Lovecraft are abundant in offbeat weddings like this one.

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Georgiadis Photography

Nuri and Victor had a Cthulhu-themed wedding with so.many.tentacles. Go seeeee!

Two words: Tim Burton

Reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Nightmare Before Christmas guest book from woodlack

The costuming opportunities

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Danika's Dark Garden corset | Photo by Rawtography
Reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Costume dress by Zollection

Metallic meets black

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Convincing Image

When metallics meet monochrome, we begin to swoon hardcore.

Not all rainbows and glitter: X reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Studio Casamento

Say hello to Brittany's gold and black Irregular Choice shoes (oh, and her gold and black seashell bouquet!).

Blood red and purple details

Reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by IZO Photography

Pops of red or purple always look killer with dark grays and blacks, as you can see in Tash's bouquet.

Reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Heart eyes for Samantha's hair | Photo by Michelle Johnson

White dress + dark makeup

Reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Six Hearts Photography

'Til death do us part

Reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF
Photo by Stephanie Dimiskovski

Nicole and Josef's 'til death details are just the start of what we've seen.

Fangs and claws

RECEPTION180 - Lady Zombie & Ali Fangsmith Wedding
Photo by Milestone Images

Exploring fantasy themes is awesome and done SO well at Lady Zombie and Ali Fangsmith's wedding.

Masks and mystery

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Photo by Sara Harper-Hudson

Emily and Dan rocked masks by Satori Masks. Masquerades offer all the opportunities for goth and glam details.

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  1. this is awesome!!! am trying to get some Dark Gothic Elements. LOve the Coraline and the others. AWSOME!!!!

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