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Dark Romance

Thursday 14th April 2016
Inspired by the cooler months, moody florals, windswept hair and jagged coastlines, we evaluate what constitutes ‘dark’ romance in our April mood board and show you how you can incorporate elements of this beautifully delusive aesthetic in to your wedding day.
Posted under: style Tagged: #themes

The term, often used exclusively when referring to paranormal or urban fantasy prose doesn’t just exist in the realm of the supernatural. Creating spaces that celebrate a perennial sense of euphoria and sublimity make an impressive impact at your reception. The word ‘dark’ when applied to romance elicits mystery, nostalgia and emotionally powerful settings. Perhaps your special event is merely placed at night, evoking a sensual subtlety.

We envision a cliff top ceremony during Autumn, when the ground is sprinkled with fallen leaves. A light romantic haze fills the atmosphere and your guests are seated at a celestial banquet table engulfed in soft auburn candlelight. Indulgent elements of burnished metal and metallic trims echo the dark theme, while beautifully disheveled petals in deep orange and molten red hues strung candidly from neighbouring tree branches perfectly encapsulates nature’s true fallibility. A complete eclipse of the heart.

Traditionally the bride wears a shade of white, conjuring connotations of purity, innocence and Victorian sensibility. We’re taking white off the menu and replacing tradition with an elegant whimsy and otherworldly décor influenced by modern Gothicism. For the bride, multi layered garments infusing an artistic mixture of couture, sheaths of barely there material and complex embellishments transcend this existential trend.

Recreate the look with lavish adornment from the Rodarte Spring 16 runway and wild, billowing blooms in shades of blackberry, mauve and burnt orange.

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Thursday 14th April 2016

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