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Gothic Glamour – Elegant Halloween Wedding Inspiration in Black, Red & Gold

Happy Halloween! I couldn’t let today pass without popping in and sharing this year’s Halloween wedding inspiration board, especially after you all loved last year’s (which you can see here if you are new to Chic Vintage Brides or missed it) so much! Where last year I went with the traditional colour palette of orange and black, this year I decided to go with something a little more gothic…..

Gothic Glamour - Elegant Halloween Wedding Inspiration in Black, Red & GoldPhotography ~ Tec Petaja via Once Wed

Keeping black as my base, of course, we are talking Halloween after all! I added a rich burgundy red and Marsala (Pantone‘s colour of the year for 2015 – as it may be my last chance to use it) to a burnished gold and warm brown to create a palette that is as glamorous as it is gothic and sophisticated as it is spooky! Much as I love this colour combination for Halloween, it is perfect for the bold bride and would look just as lovely for a wedding on any other day. And whilst I can’t help but swoon when a bride pushes the boundaries in terms of colour, a rich ivory or gold wedding dress would be as breathtaking as black for those of you who would rather go with tradition.

Gothic Glamour - Elegant Halloween Wedding Inspiration in Black, Red & GoldBride & Groom ~ Tec Petaja via Once Wed, Wedding Stationery ~ The Nouveau Romantics photography by Taylor Lord
 via Green Wedding Shoes, Invite & Boutonnieres ~  The Nouveau Romantics photography by Taylor Lord
 via Green Wedding Shoes, Ring ~ Ribbon Frou Frou Chic photography by Lani Elias Fine Art Photography via Once Wed, Candles ~ Ashley Cook Photography via 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Cake ~ Maria Luisa Zennaro photography by Heather Waraksa via 100 Layer Cake, Gold Cutlery ~ Jose Villa via SMP, Wedding Rings ~ CK Metro Photos via Chic Vintage Brides, Place Setting ~ Ashley Cook Photography via Hey Wedding Lady

With this gothic colour scheme, add a little Victorian romance and drama to your celebration with candlesticks and candelabras, crystal cut glasses, calligraphy, gold chargers and ornate cutlery. And of course when it comes to lighting, important for any wedding but especially for a Halloween celebration, it has to be candles! Oh so chic, and always a little spooky, they create the most romantic of atmospheres and add a little warmth for these darker and colder months.

For more ideas for a Halloween wedding take a peek at this opulent Fall inspiration shoot with the most fabulous florals, and this dark Art Deco delight and you will love this romantic Gothic inspiration shoot. Oh and I hope you didn’t miss this incredible Elopement shot in Venice – the red dress and cape will definitely have you swooning!

Or if you’re looking to create a chic and vintage wedding with plenty of black, delve into CVBs archives: there is this New Year’s Eve Wedding Inspiration Board and this decadently Art Deco Wedding Inspiration Board. Or take a look at CVB’s Monochrome Wedding board on Pinterest, it is full of ideas for a stylish wedding soiree.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend lovelies!