How To Plan A Gothic Wedding
How To Plan A Gothic Wedding
Ellie Lowe (designer) and Charlotte Rutter (director) run the Ellie and Charlotte wedding boutique in Battersea, London. In this video, they explain how to put together a Gothic style wedding. Everything is covered, when and where to have the wedding, the style of dress and colors that should be used, how to set the mood for your wedding, and how you should inform your guests about the theme for your wedding. This video gives you the basics of what you will need to plan while leaving the details up to your imagination.
Hi, I'm Ellie, and I'm Charlotte and we run a wedding boutique. Today, we are going to teach you how to plan your wedding. If you are thinking about planning a gothic wedding, because it is very important to you, you need to decide which way you want to go.
Are you going to go the more traditional Victorian gothic route or are you going to go the Vamp gothic route. First of all, you need to determine the time of year. You want the darkness and the cold so that you can create the warmth for your guests.
So having a winter gothic wedding is a lot more sensible than having a summer gothic wedding. It goes with the feel of because everything is going to be black, red and navy. There is going to be lots of candles and you actually want it to be dark outside so you can see the candles.
It creates that atmosphere. You need to play around with the palette of navy, black and red. Keep all the colors really dark and tell your guests that you are planning a gothic wedding in your invitation.
You may want to have a black invitation with white writing so that when they open it they realize you are not having a traditional wedding. You will want to include a dress code telling your guests to wear black or muted colors. Embrace the whole thing and it will have more impact and the photos will look brilliant.
You need to consider the table and the food. You will want candelabras and lots of candles. Keep it simple with lots of foliage everywhere so that it is very dramatic.
It has to have that gothic drama feel about it. The main essence of it is going to come down to the venue you choose and what you are going to wear as a bride as well as what your groom is going to wear. A gothic household would be fantastic, but it you can not get that, you should not opt for having a marquee.
An old style stately home would be better than a brand new hotel. You really need to think about the venue that you are going to be married in. You need to consider the corsetry cinching in at the waist with a very large skirt.
It is very Victorian. You can kind of play around with the details. How low it comes at the front, if you do want it short at the front and longer at the back.
It is all about creating that and it helps to set the scene. Consider your groom. He would obviously be wearing a dark suit, but does he want to wear a dark shirt and tie as well, maybe a cheeky top hat.
All the immediate wedding party needs to be dressed in gothic style as well so that you do not stick out like a sore thumb. That is how you plan a Gothic Wedding. .