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Dark Gothic Romance Wedding Inspiration

Updated: May 1

Set against the eerily romantic backdrop of the Bankhead ruins in Banff, this styled wedding shoot perfectly captures the balance between dark and light, with clear nods to the classic wedding aesthetic, while still throwing out tradition in favour of the couple's unique, personal style. Contrasting deep crimson carnations and grey-purple Amnesia roses with sharp, black calla lilies and emerald foliage created a dramatic, gothic effect that still stands out from the bride's black dress.


The focal point of the design is the black macrame arch positioned at the top of the old church stairs. Two sweeping floral pieces on the arch frame the couple and tie the overall design into the incredible Banff backdrop. We love having the opportunity to use the venue as the inspiration for the floral design, in addition to the couple's specific requests. Although the darkly romantic aesthetic for this shoot is tailored to a very particular look, it also speaks to a general missive that you shouldn't be afraid to display your personality and preferences as a couple through your wedding design. Even though trends come and go, if you stay true to what appeals and speaks to you, you can create a "timeless" design.


This styled shoot was featured in Confetti Wedding Magazine! Check out the feature here

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Vendor Team

Photographer: Jackie LaRouche | Planning & Design: Heather Johnson Creative | Hair & Makeup: Julia Joy Beauty Co. | Gown & Veil: Durand Bridal | Menswear: Ed Williams Menswear | Jewellery: Strattons Jewellery | Cake Artist: Black Dog Bakery | Stationery & Signage: Holly Loves Paper | Vintage Rentals: Orange Trunk Rentals | Macrame Arch: The Knot Garden

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