Monday, 4 March 2013

Dresses fit for a Gothic Wedding

So since he has popped the big question, and if you are anything like us, you have been dreaming about your elegant and romantic Goth Wedding since you first met but now the real planning begins. 

As we love all things dark and interesting make sure you embrace breaking tradition with goth themes throughout your day  and make it unique and special for you and your groom.

Did you know that  Queen Victoria actually popularised the trend for white bridal gowns when she wore the shade for her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840, many brides - including royals - had worn gowns in a variety of hues with heavily embroidered brocade gowns with silver and white thread, while others, especially in Western Europe, commonly wore red.

The Gothic Shop has an extensive collection of dresses, skirts and corsets to suit any style of wedding be it Gothic, Medieval, Vintage or Victorian. We have picked out a few wedding dress suggestions to get you started.

Our showstopper has to be this Sinister Black Gothic Wedding Dress made from over 90 metres of black lace combined with  taffeta, mesh and velvet. The bodice is made from black velvet, with mesh over taffeta on the centre panel and decorated with broad black lace along the seams. The skirt is made from black mesh tulle finished with black lace over a shimmery taffeta, and numerous frills of black lace.  This opulent dress also has a matching Sinister Black Mesh Wedding Veil to complete your bridal outfit.

Become Queen of the Night in an instant with this  beautiful black satin and taffeta skirt by Restyle. Pull the cords  to shorten the skirt and to ruche the satin skirt to your desired effect.  Combine with this Red Petal on Black Taffeta Lily Corset for a romantic feel or this Black Corseted key-hole blouse for an ultra-chic wedding look.

Go Medieval with the Opheilia Velvet and Lace Dress which is simple yet elegant in a flattering A-line design, made from black and burgundy-red velvet with a black lace overlay.  This beauty features adjustable black ribbon lacing and the dress is trimmed with black braiding and satin roses.

For a Victorian influence try this stunning Black Velvet Victorian Skirt with a splash of colour like this Red Lacie Underbust Corset.

All Wedding dresses can be accessorised with a selection of earrings and chokers.

Remember, the photos will be around for decades, so much better to go for something stylish and beautiful but essentially ‘you’!
Whether you're purchasing from The Gothic Shop with your wedding in mind, or you're looking for a party dress for this Saturday, you can use coupon code WEDDING to get 15% off your next order placed before midnight Wednesday 6 March 2013.