Gothic Opulence at The Vaults


Leonie May Photography | Gothic wedding, bride in black dress, red and black wedding

Ok, so technically the venue for this dramatic shoot isn’t in Kent, it’s in London, but it’s only a hop, skip and a jump away from us, and the other suppliers for the shoot all cover Kent, so I’ve bent my own rules to include it!

Lily Jones Events has done it again with this sumptuous black and red gothic-inspired shoot, which is full of incredible ideas if you’d like to have a wedding with a difference. Here is what Lily from Lily Jones Events had to say about it: ‘Hidden underneath Waterloo Station, down a beautifully graffiti-adorned tunnel (founded by Banksy), is the incredible theatre, arts and alternative wedding venue, The Vaults. The Vaults encourage those that have a natural affinity to the unusual, the daring and the unknown and this includes adventurous and creative couples looking for a wedding to remember!

[The] talented wedding suppliers from all over the UK came together to create an inspirational wedding shoot to celebrate gothic weddings. We wanted to showcase how dark doesn't necessarily mean gloomy and how couples who want to embrace their gothic side, can still bring love and beauty into their wedding day. This shoot pushed boundaries and showed how you can truly embrace alternative styles, even with suppliers who on the surface, look very traditional.

[We were] influenced heavily by Victorian gothic styles and in particular, the opulence of high society. We styled with exotic fruits such as pomegranates, gold leaf candles and gorgeous velvet fabrics. To achieve the opulent look at your wedding you can offset the gothic black with deep reds and opulent golds and use beautiful vintage furniture like [the] gorgeous red velvet rococo sofa from The Little Wedding Warehouse.

We wanted to push ourselves to create something beautiful that celebrates eternal love and we hope you love it as much as we do!’




The creative team behind the shoot:


Venue - The Vaults Concept & Photographer - Leonie May Photography Wedding Planner & Stylist - Lily Jones Events Videographer - Above Arcadia 2nd Photographer - Willow By The River Photography Models - Elle Payne & David Meslet Props & Furniture - The Little Wedding Warehouse Hair & Make-up - SJB Hair and Makeup Cake - Silver Leaf Cake Design Dress - Matchimony Suit - Penguin Suits Bouquets & Buttonholes - I Heart Buttons Cape & Accessories - Peacock+Pearl Lace Boots - House of Elliot Balloons - Floral Balloon Artistry

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