Posted on July 26th, 2010 by Sylvie
Happy Monday everyone!
Before going to work I thought posting this nice story about gothic wedding venues…I hope you like it!
A few week-ends ago my husband and I spent a whole Sunday afternoon going around the city with our camera looking for some nice shots. We wanted something old and kind of gothic because we have always been fascinated by legends, ghosts and old palazzi. We had in mind an old Venetian Villa which was not too far from us and which we heard had been open to the public after many years.
That’s the villa, an unknown place an hour far from Venice, which has been recently re-open for weddings and events. You can rent it as it is and then arrange all the decorations as you like, also keeping the gothic and vintage style of the structure.
This Venetian Villa was built towards the end of the 17th Century and it stands in the middle of a gorgeous park; the magnificent gate walks the visitor through the park to the villa entrance along alleys besides which some statues stand like mysterious ruins of their past beauty. On the right side of the park the barchessa stands alone; it’s completely opened on the right side and its columns give rhythm to this wonderful building: the perfect covered place for your caterer to serve appetizers or arrange the whole reception…
I wanted to add an extra touch of gothic and vintage style imagining how we could decorate the inside of this villa. A few English ceramic tea cups which I found in an antique shop in Lincoln and an old golden finish mirror which comes from the same place. I find them really retro’ and decaying!
Last but not least a gothic wedding dress! I took inspiration from a few pictures we took two years ago when we went to the Whitby Gothic Festival. I stopped this girl and asked her if I could take a few pics of her…her look was sooo cool! I love her hat with those feathers and its elegant birdcage veil! And what about the lacey umbrella?
Click on the following link if you’d like to know where to find gothic wedding gowns, I love Fairy Goth Mother’s vintage style! A part from their bridal gowns they’ve got an awful lot of other vintage cloths! JZUJJTBWUC22
Pictures courtesy of GianKGB, Sylvie and Stefania