Well happy Halloween! Today I have something quite spooktacular (sorry), with this moody Gothic outdoor wedding styling, created and captured by Eleni P Photography.

With the backdrop of Bancroft Tower, this shoot has a fabulously eerie ambience, with rich deep red, black and gold colours giving an autumnal vibe.

The pièce de résistance of this shoot though is the fabulous tablescape. Set upon a white rustic door, beautiful styling details stand out amongst the white table runner, napkins and plates. Gold chargers, cutlery and candlestick holders, black candles, coloured ornate glassware, and beautiful vases of dark flowers and foliage bring the table to life. Then, to complete the styling, pheasant feathers and a sheep skull add yet another dimension.

Gothic bride sitting on rocks by castle

The bridal styling is pretty cool too. To complement her dark and sultry make-up, the bride wears an unusual black two-piece, with a full silk skirt teamed with sexy lace cropped top. This Gothic-like bridal look, along with the shoot location, helped evolve this shoot from its original boho theme.

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Gothic Look

“It was important that this shoot was very creative, as opposed to a cookie cutter wedding shoot. I wanted to show brides that, with a little help from amazing vendors, they can get as funky and vintage as possible.

“To start with the focus of the styling was very boho, with the aim of using eclectic materials to achieve this. These included the wood cake block, the door as the table, the macramé arch I made, and the unique glassware. Yet, with the black dress, heavier make-up and castle location, it had more of a Gothic look, so we decided to go for it.

“I loved the texture of the castle rocks, and tried to mimic that with the cake and boho table setup. This also helped to soften the Gothic feel. The black dress is interesting too because it’s actually a skirt and a top, and bridal separates are becoming more popular with brides.”

Castle entrance

Castle walls

Semi-naked wedding cake

Flower on top of semi-naked wedding cake

Pink and white Gothic wedding stationery

Feather next to wedding RSVP

Wedding stationery and jewellery

Wedding table outside castle

Wedding table flowers

Ring on wedding menu

Wedding flowers in glass vase

Flowers and animal skull on wedding table

Wedding place setting

Wedding table and macramé arch

Macramé arch

Gothic bride standing by wedding table outside castle

Gothic bride in black wedding dress standing by macramé arch

Bride's hands

Gothic bride in black dress carrying bouquet

Bride holding out skirt of black wedding dress

Gothic bride in black dress walking down hill

Bride sitting on rocks outside castle

Semi-naked wedding cake and boxes on castle wall

Gothic bride in black dress leaning up against castle wall

Winter bridal bouquet of dark flowers

Back of bride's half up half down hairstyle

Bride standing in window of castle

Gothic bride in black dress walking

Gothic bride in black dress with half up half down wedding hairstyle

Gothic bride in black dress standing by railings

Gothic bride smelling red rose

Bride standing in courtyard of castle

Creative Team

Photography and Planning: Eleni P Photography

Flowers: Whitemoss and Twigs

Tablescape: Inspiration Rental

Cake: Three Sisters Cake Shop

Wedding Dress: Forever 21

Hair and Make-Up: Boston Beauty by Angella

Jewellery: Ariem Treasures

Stationery: Molly Grace Makes

Favours: AriemBodyCo

Macramé: Air and Oak

Model: Jordan Shihadeh