(Closed) Any gothic, offbeat brides that could share ideas for Tim Burton style wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

Shamrock105:  I LOVE Tim burton!! I walked down the aisle to the ice dance from edward scissorhands! 

You you could do a burton themed cake topper And/or Incorporate black and white stripes in somewhere. 


Gonna keep an eye out in July for your recap – bet it will be awesome!

Post # 3
5188 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Can’t have Tim Burton without a Sandworm!

Post # 4
530 posts
Busy bee

Shamrock105:  Check out offbeatbride.com they have lots that fit your look. 

Post # 5
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Definitely check out offbeatbride if you haven’t! If you are going all out Tim Burton, you’ve gotta have lots of black and white stripes! And a Nightmare or Corpse Bride cake!

Post # 6
2257 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m a little jealous. I’m into the macabre, and Tim Burton, but not many people know that by looking at me (straight laced teacher), and my Fiance is definitely the hunting, jeep driving military guy. So, that would have been odd. I think a nice October, fall themed wedding would have been nice, but with my schedule being so inflexible with breaks, it would have been impossible.

I haven’t been to a Tim Burton or macabre wedding myself, but there are so many good ideas out there. Now I’m off to Pinterest to lust after the theme…

Post # 8
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

OMG I just thought of this… a signature drink called Beetlejuice! Haha I crack myself up

Post # 9
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Love your theme idea ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m apologizing in advance for the flood of photos that I’m about to post ๐Ÿ˜›

We had a Nightmare Before Christmas themed wedding (it was one of the first things that we bonded over when we were first dating) and we are both huge Burton fans.

We decided to add smaller touches here and there to bring out our theme so as to not frighten our elderly guests with skeletons and rag dolls haha but I think, overall, it turned out well!

I kept my dress traditional white but I was considering finding something with black or even a black gown but I didn’t really like anything that I tried more than the one I picked. I did buy a black bolero to put over top but decided that it competed with the dress too much

Bought from here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101327895/sale-black-34-sleeve-bridal-bolero?ref=shop_home_active_11&ga_search_query=black%2Bbolero

Our ceremony venue was an old historical building, it used to be a school. Definitely had a bit of a gothic architecture feel which added to our desired theme (and it is said to be haunted haha).  

Our colours were purple, black, and white. We added Damask touches as well (invitations, wedding programs, seating chart)

Bridesmaids were in purple dresses


Men were in black suits, black ties, white shirts and purple vests.

For our recession we had an oboe, harp, and flute play the finale/reprise from NBC https://youtu.be/HOfkQ88NAXk

We had a candy table where we were able to play around a little more and add a few Burton touches

We had cookies made with Jack and Sally’s faces on them and they were on the candy table as well

Our head table was a sweetheart table and we made our Backdrop to match Burton’s signature black and white stripes:

We had candle sticks on our table with Jack and Sally:

We had a “pumpkin patch” that we lit up with lanterns around it when it got darker in the hall:

Our centerpieces were black and purple branches to try and recreate the “holiday forest” feel with reflective candles to try and create a glow for the dance.

(This was a photo of the hall the night before. For the actual wedding those black curtains were closed behind the sweetheart table)

We got these great black and white striped straws from Michaels

My brother made our cake stand

(on the right we added a photo of Darling Husband and I dresses up as Jack and Sally for one Halloween)

DH’s aunt made our “striped and stiched” cake and we ordered our silhouette cake topper off etsy

Cake topper is from here https://www.etsy.com/listing/181499626/wedding-cake-topper-the-nightmare-before?ref=shop_home_active_3&ga_search_query=jack%2Band%2Bsally

Our invitations were from Michaels

However we did find some really great Burton prints on Etsy that woud have worked too:


Our card box was a regular white card box and I added a thick black and white striped ribbon and had these Emblems printed, laminated and added to the front

And these were our inspiration photos


Have fun with your theme!!

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