Gothic bride wedding photography

I wanted to share a fun Gothic bride wedding photography shoot I did recently in Southport. It all started when I went for lunch and saw a beautiful wedding dress in a charity shop. It had a vintage/Victorian look and it sparked an idea for a fun Gothic bridal shoot.

I had the ideal model in mind Lauren. I met her at a wedding we photographed last year. She had told me she was studying photography and fancied working with me on a project.
Tina had some fantastic ideas on how her makeup should look. We got together and took her for a walk around the park in Churchtown, Southport. We received some interesting looks from passers-by. It approached the time the schools would be letting out and parents started to gather the looks became more quizzical especially at the sight of a bride climbing a tree!
As wedding photographers, it’s good to use this time of year when business is a little slower to try new and interesting projects. This certainly was one fun and interesting project.
You can find out more at or find me and more pictures from this and more weddings on Facebook just search ‘Photography by Bryan Farrell’.
Feel free to get in touch: 07955 888 761, [email protected]
Southport, Merseyside, UK

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  1. The Viva Las Vegas Gothic Wedding Package
    Themed Las Vegas Weddings for Memories to Last a Lifetime!
    Our Gothic ceremonies are darker, gloomier and more mysterious than most. But they’re not just for Halloween anymore. Celebrate your undying love as the clock tolls the witching hour and a hush falls over our Gothic cemetery, shrouded in mist. Choose the Grim Reaper or Count Dracula to perform your marriage rites. He’ll emerge from a dusty coffin amidst tombstones and cobwebs. Haunting organ music fills the air, sending a chilling wave over your mesmerized guests. This is the ceremony for Goths, lovers of vampire lore, and all creatures of the night!

    If you prefer something a bit darker or more bewitching than a standard traditional wedding ceremony, consider our themed Las Vegas weddings for distinctive alternatives. At Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, we specialize in creating dramatic, theatrical weddings that are very different from the usual pomp and circumstance. No matter what theme you’re looking for in a Las Vegas wedding, we think we’ve got it. If you explore our themed weddings and don’t see one that suits you perfectly, give us a call. We’ll customize any wedding package with all the elements that will make it your own.

    The Gothic Wedding Package includes: Count Dracula or Grim Reaper as Minister, haunting music and decor, Theatrical lighting and fog, unity candle lighting during ceremony, Classic bouquet with six flowers, Matching boutonniere, 10 candid ceremony prints, Video of the ceremony, Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation, Courtesy round-trip limousine service from any hotel on The Strip or Downtown, Chapel fee, plus personal wedding coordinator.

    This Las Vegas Wedding package does not include the $60 (cash only) minister’s fee or the tip for the limousine driver, suggested at $30.00. Photographer gratuity is at your discretion. A $200 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the booking.

  2. Gothic Weddings In Las Vegas
    Welcome to Gothic Weddings in Las Vegas! We’re home to a wide range of original, theatrically themed weddings, but we specialize in an incredible variety of Gothic Wedding packages. Gothic weddings in Las Vegas are not for the faint of heart, and they’re not just for Halloween anymore. If your tastes run to the dark side, we have a Gothic wedding package just right for you. If not, we’re always happy to customize your Gothic Wedding with unique elements that make it perfect for the two of you. Zombie Elvis as your minister? We’ve got that, too. After all, it’s Las Vegas!

    Our staff members at Gothic Weddings in Las Vegas have extensive backgrounds in live theater and entertainment. They really know how to put on a show when it comes to Gothic themed weddings. Envision a fog-filled wedding chapel lit by flickering candlelight. The altar is framed by wrought-iron cemetery gates and tombstones, setting the stage for your haunting vows in Vegas. (Our Gothic ceremonies make great wedding vow renewals, too!) Strains of eerie organ music reverberate through the hall. You choose your “minister.” Count Dracula frequently emerges from a coffin to perform the rites, or maybe you’d prefer the Grim Reaper to tie the knot? Edward of “Twilight” fame is another popular choice to unite couples eternally, unless a lady vampire minister is your preference. The choice of ghoulish wedding officiants is limited only by your imagination.

    If you’re a fan of everything Goth, if you adore vampire lore, or if you’re simply searching for a creative Las Vegas wedding alternative, let us customize a Gothic Wedding for you. Our Gothic Las Vegas wedding packages are to die for. Most packages include a wedding bouquet of five blood red roses (black roses are another option) matching boutonniere, photography, and a personal wedding coordinator. Some packages even include round-trip limousine service from your Las Vegas hotel. Plus, you can request live streaming Internet coverage of your Gothic ceremony, so friends and family who can’t be in Las Vegas for your unforgettable wedding will be able to watch online. They won’t want to miss it!

    We invite you to explore our many Gothic Wedding packages. Let your imagination soar, and feel free to ask us to help create the wedding of your dreams…or nightmares. We welcome you to live chat with one of our friendly and helpful wedding planners, or give us a call. We’re here to make your Gothic Wedding a memory that will last forever.

  3. We have a large and growing collection of Retro Tea length wedding dresses. Vintage style 1950’s tea length bridal dresses are now in stock and to order in our London Shop. Available in Fifties or tea length, most available in Ivory or why not try a coloured retro wedding dress complete with colourful petticoat. Bridal and corset fittings by appointment only.
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    Looking for a last minute dress? Make an appointment in our London shop. We may have something you like.

  4. The Dark Angel Design Co

    In our store you will find an extensive collection of beautiful fairytale designs. We are renowned for our exquisite dresses and gowns which are perfect for Gothic, Medieval & Pagan weddings, Prom dresses or Costume/Masked balls. We also have a wide selection of traditional steel boned corsets and bodices, long hooded coats and beautiful cloaks in Velvet and Organza.
    Our men’s wear perfectly complements these fairytale creations with a stunning range of the most elegant attire, including Frock coats, Tail coats, Damask trousers, Brocade & Silk waistcoats, Pirate/Poet shirts and Period style Cravat shirts. We also have a selection of complimentary designs for children.
    If you do not find exactly what you are looking for, we also offer a full made to measure and design service.

  5. If you’re into black calla lilies, Swarovski crystals, and a wedding oozing with glamour and goth style, this just might be your perfect wedding.

    Samantha and Steven both look flawless with their extensive ink, perfectly coiffed ‘dos (including purple curls and mantilla veil!), and formal fashion.

    They had a Halloween-themed reception which meshed with their gothic looks perfectly… think dark candelabras, a spooky candy buffet, purple lighting, and fog.

    Their sweetheart table had his-and-hers leather thrones, blood red goblets, and a even a crow! Thanks to photographer Michelle Johnson for sharing this snazzy-pants wedding with us.

    All dresses are available in over 60 colors and in sizes 0 – 40
    Questions? Please call our bridal salon at 201-357-4877
    Welcome to the Gothic Wedding Dress Collection. All of the Gothic Wedding Gowns can also be made in various colors. Our Gothic Bridal Gowns are made from the highest quality fabrics.
    All wedding dresses are shipped from our Bridal Salon in New Jersey. Many of our dresses are customizable. We can customize necklines, silhouettes, bodices, skirts, corset back, add on sleeves, raise necklines and so much more. Many gowns can even be made in TEA-LENGTH. Simply call us at 1-201-357-4877 or email us at [email protected] and tell us about your fantasy wedding dress and we will make your dream gown a reality.

  7. Las Vegas Wedding Facts & Getting Married in Las Vegas Information
    Our gothic weddings make great renewal of vows ceremonies or if you’d just like to make your feelings known without any legal formalities, we also perform commitment ceremonies. Here, find answers to most of your common questions about the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel the home of the original Gothic Weddings and getting married in Las Vegas:

    What does the Gothic themed wedding package include?

    Gothic themed wedding package includes: Chapel fee 6 Rose Bouquet & boutonniere, 24 poses viewed online, video of the wedding ceremony, plus we offer live Internet wedding broadcast for FREE! Courtesy limousine service to and from chapel is included — but the driver must be tipped! (suggested tip $25.00 and up.) Our limousine drivers will take excellent care of you and the drivers must be tipped!

    Do you do custom weddings?

    Yes! We can create a custom wedding especially for you and we are always willing to accommodate your special requests.

    How much am I supposed to tip everyone?

    Limo drivers make their living from tips. $25.00 and up is suggested. The minister’s fee is not included in package price. Minister’s fee is $60 cash.

    How large is the Chapel?

    The Viva Las Vegas Chapel is the largest wedding chapel in Las Vegas and can seat 100 people.

    Do you have reception facilities?

    Viva Las Vegas can meet your every need from an intimate cake and champagne for two, to an elaborate sit-down dinner reception for 80 with a DJ or live entertainment.

    Do you offer traditional wedding packages?

    Yes! Please visit the Viva Las Vegas Traditional Weddings section.

    Where can I get a marriage license in Las Vegas?

    The Clark County Marriage Bureau is open from 8 A.M. until midnight on every day. It is located downtown at 201 Clark Ave Street (close to the Golden Nugget and 4 Queens Hotels).

    How can I get a certified copy of the marriage license?

    If you need a certified copy of the marriage license, you can follow the simple instructions printed on the back. You can either do this via mail or
    in person here in Las Vegas during normal business hours. The cost is $15.00, and you will need to present a copy of your marriage license.

    For all legal marriages, marriage license is required to be presented at the time of the wedding. Without the marriage license, the minister will not perform the ceremony. The couple will be asked to reschedule & be charged accordingly. Please note have your license ready when the limousine driver picks you up, they are on a schedule and are unable to turn back to your hotel.

    What is the waiting period for obtaining a marriage license in Las Vegas?

    There is no waiting period. At off-peak times, the process takes only 15-30 minutes. You may experience some delays on Saturdays and holidays. If you have any additional questions regarding your license, you may call (800)574-4450 or (702) 384-0771.

  8. Your minister, a creature of the night, awaits you in the Gothic Garden.

    …The Outdoor Day Time Gothic Garden wedding package includes the following:

    Evening Ceremony Under the Ghoulishly Lit Outdoor Gazebo
    Eight rose hand-tied bouquet

    A boutonniere

    36 poses and proofs


    Courtesy limo service to and from your hotel

    Wedding coordinator

    Wedding music**

    Prices for this Frightening Las Vegas Wedding Festivity *This wedding package is during the day only until 5:30 pm $400.00

    …The Night Time Outdoor Ghoulish Outdoor Gazebo wedding package includes the following:

    Evening Ceremony Under the Ghoulishly Lit Outdoor Gazebo
    Eight rose hand-tied bouquet

    A boutonniere

    36 poses and proofs


    Courtesy limo service to and from your hotel

    Wedding coordinator

    Wedding music

    The candles surrounding the gothic garden will be lit for your wedding Ceremony & you will keep the Black Unity Candle for your anniversary that you light that evening. All for $525!

    Prices for this Frightening Las Vegas Wedding Festivity * This wedding package is during the evening hours with the spirits after 6:00 pm is $525.00

    Call 1-800-574-4450 or 1-702-384-0771 Cannot be reserved online.

    **Complimentary limousine service is available to and from your hotel on the Strip.

    Please Note: These specials are only good Halloween Weekend. These specials can not be used with other coupons or combined with any additional discounts. Specials do not include Ministers Fee ($60) and Limousine service to and from the wedding chapel.

    Halloween and Gothic wedding in Las Vegas by Viva Las Vegas Weddings

  9. Dracula’s Tomb Wedding Package
    Shrouded in the darkness of a chilling cemetery, Count Dracula emerges from his coffin to perform your wedding ceremony. Your love is eternal, so what could be more appropriate than an immortal vampire as your minister? Friends and family will be cloaked in dense fog as they witness the vows that will haunt you forever. (Just kidding about the haunting part, but we do have fog!) We’ve got the eerie music and all the special effects to make for a unique and fang-tastic wedding!

    Dracula’s Tomb Wedding Package includes:
    Count Dracula as Minister, Haunting Music and Decor, Theatrical Lighting and Fog, two-rose floral presentation, Matching Boutonniere, 24 Poses & Proofs viewed online, 8 Candid Ceremony Prints, Gruesome Video of the ceremony, Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation, Courtesy round-trip Limousine Service from any hotel on The Strip or Downtown, Chapel Fee, plus personal Wedding Coordinator.

    This Las Vegas Wedding package does not include the $60 (cash only) minister’s fee or the tip for the limousine driver, suggested at $30.00. Photographer gratuity is at your discretion. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the booking.

    Package Features Include:

    Count Dracula as Minister
    Haunting Music and Decor
    Theatrical Lighting and Fog
    Two-rose Floral Presentation
    Matching Boutonniere
    24 Poses & Proofs viewed online
    8 Candid Ceremony Prints
    Gruesome Video of the ceremony
    Courtesy round-trip Limousine Service from any hotel on The Strip or Downtown
    Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
    Chapel Fee
    Wedding Coordinator

  10. Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding Package
    Come as Brad and Janet—or, we’ll cast your fun-filled Rocky’s Horror Wedding Package for you. Call us to make all the arrangements! Your Minister, Dr. Frank-N-Furter sings “Sweet Transvestite” with the original recording. Of course Riff Raff and Magenta and the gang will be there to sing and dance “The Time Warp” with you and your guests. Theatrical fog and lights make this the real deal!

    Rocky’s Horror Wedding Package includes:
    Ceremony in our Main Wedding Chapel, theatrical lighting, fog, wedding music, cast of characters, 6 Rose Bouquet and boutonniere, 36 poses & proofs viewed online, 10 candid ceremony prints, Video of the ceremony, chapel fee, and courtesy round-trip limo service from your Strip or Downtown hotel, Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation, plus Wedding Gift Registry and personal wedding coordinator.

    Minister’s fee of $60.00 is not included in package price. Limo driver should be tipped, suggested at $30.00. Photographer gratuity is at your discretion. A $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.

    Package Features Include:

    Dr. Frank-N-Furter as Minister
    Assorted cast of characters
    Theatrical Lighting and Fog
    6 Rose Bouquet for the Bride
    Matching Boutonniere for the Groom
    Unity Candle Lighting During Ceremony
    36 Poses and Proofs Viewed Online
    10 Candid Ceremony Prints
    Video of the Ceremony
    Names in Lights on the Marquee
    Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
    Wedding Wish List Registry
    Courtesy round-trip Limousine Service from any hotel on The Strip or Downtown

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