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Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot

August 22nd, 2012 | Posted by The Wedding Community in Bridal Shoot Pictures

Bride sitting surrounded by candles - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Today we have some beautiful pictures to share with you from a Gothic styled wedding shoot, which took place at Browsholme Hall in Clitheroe, Lancashire. The shoot was organised by Laura Soothill of Perfect Choice Planning, who told us how the shoot came together…

The idea for the shoot started when Joanne from Simply Bows & Chair Covers Lancashire approached me and asked if I would like to collaborate on a shoot to promote her new black flock chair and table covers. She had a clear idea that she wanted to incorporate deep, dark reds with this design to make the covers stand out.

Joanne says “The idea for the shoot was inspired by some gorgeous black and champagne handmade flock organza I found, which I decided to get creative with and make into fabulous sashes and elaborate chair veils. I often get brides who come to Simply Bows and Chair Covers as they want something a bit different, so I wanted to show brides how they can put the wow factor into their big day by using different fabrics, putting colours together, and using alternative styles. Ok, so the gothic style may be a bit unconventional, but brides can still relate to it, and they get to see a different edge to wedding suppliers that they wouldn’t normally see.”

Of course, when you add red to black and white, an instant gothic feel is obvious. We didn’t want to go overboard with the theme, so we decided to incorporate a classic yet mysterious feel, hopefully adding a timeless essence. Together, we brought together a top-class group of wedding industry suppliers to help create our vision.

Groom standing next to bride sitting on chair - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Crystal brooch bridal bouquet - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Wedding hair piece - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Crystal buttonhole on groom's suit - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom looking away from each other - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride and groom facing each other holding hands - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom walking down driveway of Browsholme Hall - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom walking hand in hand at Browsholme Hall - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

The stunning location for the shoot was the breath-taking Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn. Rebecca from the venue was wonderfully accommodating, allowing us to use as much of the property that was available, weather permitting.

SIng a song of sixpence sheet music - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Piano - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Black and white chair covers on chairs - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Chair with white chair cover and dark blue sash - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Black and white patterned chair cover - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

The dresses and suits were supplied by Brides Gallery in Eccleston, and I hope you’ll agree that they are stunning. We spent a good few hours deciding which ones to use, finally deciding on the five contrasting dresses. With the dresses being so different, we could create different looks and different characters with our model, Katie, on the day of the shoot. The suits also looked fabulous. We chose three styles, with waistcoats and cravats in silver, black and reds to incorporate the gothic theme, which our model Sam wore very well.

Bride and groom standing by fireplace - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride posing by chair with chair cover - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Groom posing by chair with black and white chair cover - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom sitting on chairs by fireplace - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

The hair and make-up was done by the talented Nita at Silk Make Up. After hours of consultation, Nita worked her magic creating the perfect looks for each dress, which perfectly embodied our gothic and classic contrasted theme. The beautiful accessories and hair pieces were provided by the wonderful Laura at Laurel Weddings, which included stunning handmade silver masks that embodied the mysterious element in the shoot. Having worked with Laura on shoots before, I knew her gorgeous pieces would be ideally suited to our shoot.

Bride sitting on chair with dark blue sash - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Detail on back of bride's wedding dress - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Groom with grey suit and red cravat - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Groom with bride in background - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Crystal buttonhole and red cravat - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride sitting by piano - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride with birdcage veil sitting by piano - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride standing by window - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride looking out of window - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride holding crystal brooch bridal bouquet - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

The crystal bouquets and buttonholes were provided by the highly-reputable Mat from Red Floral Architecture, who also created the amazing floral centrepieces that set off the gorgeous black flock chair and table covers. Joanne from Simply Bows & Chair Covers was brilliant to work with, and her contribution in the planning process was invaluable. The chair and table covers looked beautiful and, along with all of the suppliers involved, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Crystal brooch bridal bouquet - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride gazing out of window - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride in long wedding dress looking out of window - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom standing by window - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom holding hands by window - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Groom kissing bride on cheek as she looks out of window - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom standing in front of green barn door - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom in front of barn door - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride and groom holding hands in front of barn door - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Red and black feather bridal bouquet - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Red crystal buttonhole on groom's suit - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Red and black wedding table decorations - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

To help set off the black flock covers, we enlisted the help of Beth from Cakes By Beth, and Deborah from Grafted & Crafted stationery.  The stationery from Grafted and Crafted was perfect for the gothic theme. Deborah created a stunning alternative table plan, three stunning table numbers, place names and menus, and provided additional table decoration that enhanced the shoot beautifully. My favourites had to be the hot chocolate powder favours!

Gothic style wedding details - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Black and white wedding place cards - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Red and black wedding table numbers - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Medicine bottle of hot chocolate powder wedding favour  - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Black and white wedding choker - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Black material with stones - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Small black and white bag - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Metal heart wedding decoration - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Red and white wedding table flower centrepiece - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Wedding chair with groom sign - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Back, white and red groom sign - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Black and red patterned chair sash - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Beth’s cakes are outstanding and created with absolute care, not to mention that they are delicious! She created a stunning central three-tiered cake based on her Gothic Birdcage design from her 2012 collection, alongside exquisite cake pops, biscuits and mini black forest gateau cakes topped with figs; a feast for the eyes and mouth alike! I know that Joanne particularly liked these: “Beth from Cakes by Beth made individual black forest gateaux filled with jam and topped with figs, that not only tasted delicious and fitted the shoot to a tee, but could also be used as an alternative to cupcakes and wedding cakes.”

Black and white gothic wedding cake - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Red flowers on black and white wedding cake - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Close up of black and white wedding cake with red flowers - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Red, black and white themed wedding table - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Red and white roses - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Heart shaped cake pops - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Small chocolate cakes - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom in barn - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride and groom and red bridal bouquet - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Red and black jewel bridal bouquet - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Finally, our photo shoot would not be complete without the talents of our wonderful photographer, Alex from Alex Davies Photography, who worked tirelessly to capture the incredible images that you can see here. Alex was a delight to work with and, after both Joanne and I wanted to work with her for a while, we were definitely not disappointed by her work, enthusiasm and final images.

Bride with red and black tiara - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride wearing red and black tiara - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Crystal buttonhole, black cravat and black and white waistcoat - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride wearing birdcage veil siitng on chair - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Grom with jacket on shoulder - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom toasting themselves with red wine - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

The shoot was a great success. The vision that we had was created beautifully by all of the quality suppliers that we had working with us. Our wonderful models, real-life couple Katie and Sam, worked very hard to pout and pose their way through the day. It was a pleasure to work with everyone, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them all to brides in the future.

Bride and groom holding cake pops - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride holding cake pop - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride about to eat cake pop - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride eating cake pop - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride and groom standing in ring of candles - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride standing in circle of candles - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride and groom in barn looking at each other - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride holding crystal brooch bouquet standing in circle of candles - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride wearing mask - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Bride wearing mask with hairpiece - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Bride sitting in circle of candles - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Joanne says “Having witnessed Laura’s work firsthand before, I knew instantly that I wanted her involved with the shoot due to her long list of amazing contacts and her strong organisational skills. She managed to round a rowdy bunch of local suppliers up to be in the same place at the same time, and put together a shoot straight out of my imagination with results that were beyond my wildest dreams.”

Detail on wedding dress - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Gothic bride and groom with brooch bouquet - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall Brooch bouquet - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Close up of brooch bouquet - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Gothic bride and groom standing in front of wall of barn - Gothic Wedding Photo Shoot at Browsholme Hall

Shoot Stylist and Organiser: Perfect Choice Planning

Photography: Alex Davies Photography

Venue: Browsholme Hall

Chair and Table Covers: Simply Bows and Chair Covers Lancashire

Wedding Dresses and Suits: Brides Gallery, Eccleston

Hair and Make-Up: Silk Make Up

Bridal Accessories and Hair Pieces: Laurel Weddings

Crystal Bouquets and Buttonholes: Red Floral Architecture

Cakes and Biscuits: Cakes by Beth

Stationery: Grafted & Crafted

Models: Katie and Sam

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