How to Have a Gothic Wedding


When it comes to choosing a Gothic wedding dress, Queen Victoria’s black mourning gowns never go out of style. However, other dark colors can be just as captivating. Take inspiration from burlesque star Dita Von Teese, who wore layers of purple silk and a matching tricorn hat for her wedding to Marilyn Manson. In the movie Beetlejuice, Lydia Deetz walked down the aisle in a red veil and layered tulle dress.

Try on a gown with sumptuous old-time accents such as a boned corset, ruffles down the back, or long vampiric dangling sleeves. Accessorize with Victorian chokers and mourning jewelry, and carry a studded skull clutch by Alexander McQueen. For shoes, think deadly stilettos or leather platform boots. Men can stand out in an alternative suit inspired by pirate, dandy, and punk aesthetics. Consider a New Romantic ruffled jabot shirt, a black jacket with coattails, a vest with a chain, or a top hat.

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