If you want a Gothic wedding, forget about the typical Halloween- Twilight Vampire themes. These have been completely and utterly saturated by couples from all over the world and most certainly lack in flair and originality. Instead, if you really wish to bring your big day to the next level, why not adopt a Gothic-Egyptian style wedding theme?
Indeed, ancient Egypt was full of mysterious, rather foreboding sculptures which will definitely bring a pronounced Goth-feel to the event.For an extra special touch, you could even ask the Minister or Officer to dress up as an Egyptian Pharaoh or High Priest.With the proper clothes, food, makeup and location, you can be sure that your Gothic-Egyptian wedding will be a magnificent day to remember!
Transform yourself into a Gothic Egyptian Bride
As a Gothic Egyptian bride, you can certainly break free from the typical white dress and embrace a wilder, rather darker fashion sense Black is the ultimate gothic color, but, if you want to be different, you could even go for a blood red, grey, moss green or even chocolate brown dress.
As for the style, steer clear of Princess or A-line cuts in favour of Greek or Egyptian style outfits. You could even go for a classical black Cleopatra dress and pair it with a white wedding veil. Of course, the world-famous Cleopatra headgear would largely draw attention towards the general theme of your wedding.
When it comes to Gothic bridal footwear, forget about dainty ballets or flats. Red, black or white studded stilettos or ankle boots would be perfectly suited for the occasion. As for your makeup, stick to the usual white-base, black eyeliner and red or black lipstick. Gothic Egyptian brides shouldn’t neglect their jewellery: gold, serpent-shaped cuffs, gold colored chokers and matching earrings would certainly beautify any lady, while sticking to the overall wedding theme.
Don’t neglect your long black silk or net gloves for a more striking effect. And of course, a sober, rather chilling music would be quite suited to accompany you while you stride down the aisle and towards your Gothic Egyptian groom.
Location and Wedding Favors
Of course, a darkened castle hall is the Gothic Wedding venue by excellence. However, not all of us can easily afford to rent a castle, so, if you are on a restricted budget, you can very easily hold your Gothic-Egyptian wedding under a black gazebo, or even in an ancient chapel. Instead of renting two different venues, you can even host the reception in the same building.
To really lay emphasis on the overall theme, don’t neglect the wedding favours: Coffin shaped boxes filled with chocolates, pyramid key chains, mini Egyptian Sarcophagus, black candle holders, dried roses in black or red organza boxes, fake blood jam (strawberry of course!), black candied apples, skull-shaped bottle openers, among many other similar choices.
And it certainly goes without saying that your cake should also reflect the Gothic-Egyptian mood of the wedding. A brilliant example would be to go for a Sarcophagus-shaped white cake with red icing dripping down the sides. Don’t hesitate to toss out the traditional Bride and Groom toppers. Instead, replace them with bespoke sculptures of Cleopatra and Anthony, or more morbidly, Dracula and his bride.