The dark and moody wedding aesthetic is a popular choice for couples who want a unique and stylish celebration. This style is characterized by its use of dark colors, dramatic lighting, and romantic details.
I know what you are thinking: how do we find a venue that perfectly fits our dark and moody wedding vibes? Well, here we are, and we are ready for it!
Hi! We are Olio, a modern and industrial event space just north of Boston, Massachusetts in a historic building. While we love to see a variety of different color combos in our space, dark + moody has a special place in our hearts. Warm wood floors, soaring textured concrete walls, exposed beams, and black trim are a unique couple's dream.
Lots of other venues conquer the all-white look, which is great for them. We'll take your mysterious, unique, romantic look any day. If you're thinking about planning a dark and moody vibe wedding, here are our best tips, tricks, and real life examples:
Select Ideal Wedding Colors
The dark and moody wedding aesthetic is all about using deep, rich colors. Think black, navy, burgundy, emerald, and forest green. You can also add pops of color with metallics, such as gold or silver.
Go For Dramatic Lighting
One of the best ways to create a dark and moody atmosphere is to use dramatic lighting. This could mean using candles, chandeliers, or even uplighting.
It's in the Details
When you're working with a dark color palette, it's important to emphasize the details. This could mean using luxurious fabrics, intricate lace, or sparkling jewels. When it comes to décor, there are no rules. The more creative you can be, the better. Think about using things like black candles, lace curtains, and even skulls to create a truly unique and memorable look.
Don't Forget the Flowers
Even though you're going for a dark and moody aesthetic, you don't have to forget the flowers. Just choose dark, dramatic blooms, such as orchids, lilies, or calla lilies.
With a little planning, you can easily create a dark and moody wedding that is both stylish and unforgettable. The little things can make a big difference when it comes to creating a dark and moody wedding. Think about using things like black napkins, lace tablecloths, and even candles to create a truly unique and memorable look.
Food and Drink Can Fit the Theme
The food and drinks you serve at your wedding should also reflect your dark and moody aesthetic. Think about serving dark chocolate cake, red wine, and even black coffee.
The Photographer Makes or Breaks
Review your favorite photographer's portfolio in detail. In particular ask to see shots that they've taken of indoor venues and/or at night!
Sold on the dark and moody wedding vision? Here's our TOP TIP for how to pull it off:
Choose the Right Venue
Not all venues are created equal. If you're going for a dark and moody aesthetic, you'll need to choose a venue that can help you create the atmosphere you're looking for. That's us at Olio! Other great options include historic buildings, abandoned warehouses, or even cemeteries. 'Til death do us part(y).
We'd love to help you envision it. Ready to start? Book a tour!