Not all rainbows and glitter: 16 reasons dark wedding themes are glam AF #Wedding Inspo#black dress#goth#halloween#tattooed bride#tentacles Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Apr 17 2017) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Jess & Casey | Photo by Illuminarts Photography Related Post Is the perfect-for-Halloween black and white dress found in here? With Halloween close at hand, all things goth, Tim Burton-esque, and noir are up for grabs, style-wise. That's why we're especially excited to share some... Read more 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! 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 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 Anatomical heart necklace from Blue Bayer Design NYC Sure, mom, there will totally be hearts at the wedding… Deadly chic nails Photo by Jay Farrell Photography Alexandra knew exactly what type of nails to pair with her gothic Halloween wedding theme. Moody mismatched centerpieces Photo by LAD Photography This wedding had three goth themes AND these amazing nature-meets-color centerpieces. No flowers required! Inspired by animation 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 Photo by Maggie Gallagher Photography From dry ice to skull decor, this Poe-inspired wedding is deliciously creepy. Custom The Raven shoes by ShoesAPrettyGirlThen Lovecraftian delights Photo by Jadon Good Photography, Cake by Romance, INC Tentacles and Cthulhu and all things Lovecraft are abundant in offbeat weddings like this one. Photo by Georgiadis Photography Nuri and Victor had a Cthulhu-themed wedding with so.many.tentacles. Go seeeee! Two words: Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas guest book from woodlack Related Post Nightmares, corpse brides, and shrunken heads: Let's pay homage to Tim Burton weddings Now that we definitely know whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie (I still claim is a 365-day movie), we can finally settle in… Read More The costuming opportunities Danika's Dark Garden corset | Photo by Rawtography Costume dress by Zollection Metallic meets black Photo by Convincing Image When metallics meet monochrome, we begin to swoon hardcore. 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 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. Heart eyes for Samantha's hair | Photo by Michelle Johnson Related Post Dark and sexy red velvet wedding ceremony decor Offbeat Bride Rachel uploaded these stunning photos of her "red velvet wedding decor" to our Flickr pool. My first thought was "Oooooh, this would be fabulous decor for a Halloween… Read More White dress + dark makeup Photo by Six Hearts Photography 'Til death do us part Photo by Stephanie Dimiskovski Nicole and Josef's 'til death details are just the start of what we've seen. Fangs and claws Photo by Milestone Images Exploring fantasy themes is awesome and done SO well at Lady Zombie and Ali Fangsmith's wedding. Masks and mystery Photo by Sara Harper-Hudson Emily and Dan rocked masks by Satori Masks. Masquerades offer all the opportunities for goth and glam details. Related Post These subtle skull engagement rings will be the death of me Sometimes a big diamond solitaire is all one needs to feel complete when it comes to an engagement ring. But sometimes your tastes run slightly darker, a little more goth-inspired,… Read More Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. PREVIOUS A DIY viking wedding with a sword exchange NEXT Four weddings and a national park: these two ladies had the first of four(!) weddings Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] this is awesome!!! am trying to get some Dark Gothic Elements. LOve the Coraline and the others. AWSOME!!!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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