Some glamorous Goth wedding inspiration for you today with this dark and dreamy shoot set at The Bathing House at Pentille Castle. For the couple that’s looking for a darker theme to their big day it’s sure to give you lots of inspiration, and with a black wedding gown and veil, marble wedding cake and moody Gothic backgrounds it will not disappoint! Here we catch up with shoot organiser and hair and make up artist Gem Ryder and the team who tell us all about how they created this Goth wedding…
“I believe the most important thing that we wanted to convey as a group of creative wedding suppliers was that Brides and Grooms should have the day that they dream of, regardless of whether that is dark and edgy or sweethearts and unicorns. Whatever you choose just go all in and don’t feel that you have to conform to the bridal norm.”
Make Up – Gem Ryder
“It was so exciting to create a really strong makeup look for this styled shoot. It gave me the opportunity to stretch myself creatively and that is every makeup artists dream. Not all brides are the same but a lot do prefer a natural, romantic makeup look, so to work on something darker and edgier was fun. This look of course can be paired back to a simple dark, smokey eye and nude lip which may appeal to many brides looking for a more dramatic look for their BIG day.”
Photography – UpArt Photography
“From the very first moment Gem Ryder MUA invited me to be a part of this project, I knew it was going to be special. Her vision and this collaboration was a great opportunity to showcase everyone’s unique skills, and show our audience a different take on a bridal editorial. Weddings these days are so versatile and creative, there’s a lot more room for new influences and inspiration. I loved how instead of bright, light and airy, we got to present a darker, raw and moody look for those brides who are not afraid to make a little statement, go against the current and be who they really want to be on one of the most important days of their lives. I hope this shoot will inspire future brides to play with styles and themes and just
have fun creating their own vision for their wedding day.”
Hair – April Wagner
“What a fantastic look! I absolutely loved being part of this dramatic wedding styled shoot. It’s always an amazing feeling to reach out from the normal classic bridal looks and create something spectacular. As a group I think we smashed it! I was inspired by the ‘game of thrones’ look, soft curls and plaits… Then with my own imagination, few tweaks and changes I created this more dramatic, Gothic and eye-catching look. This could easily be adapted to bridal hair, there is no right or wrong when creating your bridal style. If you love it, DO IT!!!
Stationery – Faithful Designs
“With the styling and stationery for this shoot I wanted to create something that although dark would still feel romantic. We wanted to showcase that taking inspiration from the Gothic realm can be just as beautiful as something light, bright and airy. The Bathing Hut and the surrounding wooded areas were the perfect setting for this eerie, darker styled bridal shoot.”
The Team –
Makeup – Gem Ryder Makeup Artist @gemrydermua
Hair – April Wagner Hair @april.wagnerhair
Photography – UpArt Photography @upart_photography
Stationery & Styling – Faithful Designs at The Wedding Hub @faithfuldesigns
Top & Skirt – The Wedding Hub @thewedhub
Cake – Edible Essence – Edible Essence Cake Art @edibleessence
Props – The Prop Factory @thepropfactory
Venue – The Bathing Hut Pentillie Castle @pentilliecastleweddings
Model – Livi Bassett
Looking for more inspiration for your big day? Check out our online magazine BOND BRIDE
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