Dark Romance Wedding DIY Decor Help

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1104 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think it will be hard to pull off if you are trying to do BOTH a mix of ‘Halloween tacky’ and ‘wedding elegance’. I would personally focus on a really gothic theme that is dark, rich, and beautiful. That will give guests a sense of Halloween/creepy but also the beauty/classy feel of wedding. 

Post # 5
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@laura.batty:  Another way to spin the theme would be “Venetian Masquerade”. It can be very elegant, full of rich jewel tones like purple and teal but also dark and Goth with black.

Bouquet of calla lilies, hocus-pocus roses, and peacock feathers, with amber gems    $300, by Eventricity, Philadelphia

I would leave out the more typical Hallowe’en ideas like pumpkins and bats but include things like the black manzanita branch centerpieces


glamorous masks-possibly on a stick for table numbers

chandeliers-think Phantom of the Opera- but black


black wine bottles for candleholders


Post # 8
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’d avoid skeletons, coffins, and pumpkins because they don’t seem as elegant to me. Instead, I’d play up the ravens, filigree frames, chandeliers, and elaborate candelabras dripping with jewels. And I’d use just a few jeweled skulls. I love jeweled skulls. Wink

Also, I’d choose a metallic color to use so you have enough contrast against all the black. I love black and dark colors, but if everything is black, it will make it difficult to see all your pretty details.

Definitely use some Monkey Tail (aka Fiddlehead fern) in your bouquet. It looks SO Tim  Burton!

Post # 9
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@LibrarianTellsAll:  +1

You could also use anemones… They are white with a dark center. Even though they’re light, they have an antique, dark look to them. 

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