woodland gothic

What do you get when you mix a dark gothic elopement with a bit of forest whimsy? This woodland gothic wedding is exactly that! This gorgeous, moody shoot was sent into us by planner and stylist Ella Bella Weddings And Events and photographed by Kezia Tan. It brilliantly showcases the outdoor wedding venue Upthorpe Wood, proving that you don’t need a gothic venue to rock a dark aesthetic. Keep reading for more alternative wedding inspiration!

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wedding styling

This woodland gothic wedding already has the stunning natural backdrop of Upthorpe Wood, meaning the decor could be kept simple.

For the bespoke handfasting ritual by Phoebe Smith Ceremonies, Belles And Beaus Wedding Styling provided the decor including a black triangular backdrop and whimsical moss-covered lampshades.

The Copper Cacti created floral arrangements with dark foliage and deep red flowers, as well as the terrarium table pieces with cacti and succulents. Hatchfully Yours provided the heart-shaped wedding favours, beautifully crafted from eggshells!

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wedding wear

We absolutely love alternative wedding wear, and this woodland gothic wedding shoot sure didn’t disappoint! 

Model Catherine is rocking a black ombre wedding dress from Lucy Can’t Dance with a statement headpiece by Victoria Charles Headpieces. She’s wearing black snake earrings from Crafty Cats Club and copper leaf accessories handcrafted by CRZyBest.

A hint of retro was added to the look with vintage-inspired hair styling by Le Keux, and Victoria Bradfield MUA emphasised the gothic element of the shoot with bold black eyeliner and a deep red lip. What a perfect look for this woodland gothic wedding – dark and moody but still elegant and whimsical.

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Can we take a moment to appreciate the sheer brilliance of this black wedding cake by Mooreish Cakes? We love the metallic detail and the red berries winding around the tiers. 

And let’s not forget the wedding stationery by Thirtythreepx – it perfectly sums up the woodland gothic wedding theme, with the gold seals adding a touch of elegance. 

We hope you’ve loved this alternative wedding inspiration – Big love to Ella Bella Weddings And Events for sharing this with us. Want to see the other (opposite) half of this shoot? Click the link for pastel wedding inspiration!


Venue: Upthorpe Wood

Photographer: Kezia Tan

Stylist & Props: Belles And Beaus Wedding Styling

Stylist & Florist: The Copper Cacti

Planner/Stylist: Ella Bella Weddings And Events

Wedding Outfits: Lucy Can’t Dance

Model: Catherine South

Celebrant: Phoebe Smith Ceremonies 

Cake: Mooreish Cakes

Stationery: Thirtythreepx

Table Accessories: Hatchfully Yours

Hair: Le Keux

Makeup: Victoria Bradfield

Jewellery: Crzybest & Crafty Cats Club

Hair Accessories: Victoria Charles Headpieces

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