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We love gothic weddings so hard. Black wedding dress? Check. Halloween weddings? Check. Haunted venue? Check. Horror weddings? YES. Corpse Bride? Check. Tim Burton? Of course. Skulls? Always.

DIY DARK FANTASY HALLOWEDDING HANDFASTING 20 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

How to deal when your family freaks about your goth wedding theme

Offbeat Wed’s assistant editor Suki Lanh was featured in an article on Bored Panda about what to do when a mother of the bride feaks out over a goth wedding theme. The writer was investigating how couples can deal with family members have strong negative reactions to their goth wedding or otherwise macabre wedding theme…

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Gothic vibes at this full moon helicopter hangar wedding

The entire aesthetic of our hangar wedding was designed around the black diamond ring (my ‘dream ring’) that Jeff proposed to me with. Before the ceremony we had photographs taken with our children at an abandoned asylum. And we married at a local helicopter hangar under an enormous full moon designed by a local lighting and production company! Guests were asked to dress in black, which complimented the gothic décor and blended people and mood.

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Check out the black wedding cake at this elegant Sleepy Hollow gothic wedding shoot

This team of vendors conjured the idea of a dream wedding over drinks at a local mixer: something full of dark elegance and mystery, centered around a lovely couple they had in mind. Cillia of Marion Matrimony Events proposed the idea of a Sleepy Hollow Wedding, and everyone was on board! Black wedding dress paired with a floral back tattoo? Oh my Goth YES.

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A Southern Gothic wedding with black nails and neck tattoos

While searching for a venue, Christine and David fell in love with The Estate at River Run – an opulent mansion sitting high on a bluff overlooking the James River, just outside of Richmond, Virginia. They knew it could handle the moody, lush winter wedding they hoped for!

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Sink your teeth into this vampire-themed polyamorous wedding inspiration

What happens when three vampires get married? Daniella of Koontz Photography gives us a glimpse with this Interview with the Vampire-inspired polyamorous wedding shoot. In our fantasy world, Louis, Lestat, and Armand are a triad throwing a glamorous and gothic wedding in New Orleans. From the high fashion wedding suits to the blood-red florals, this vampire-themed wedding inspiration will have you thirsting for more.

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This spooky Christmas elopement includes The Poisoner’s Handbook

Christmas elopements are all snow, pine cones, and Santa Claus, right? Think again! This couple had an alternative twist to their Christmas elopement with spooky goth details and the most unique wedding venue.