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A Gothic Wedding in the Country


When Mandy Boyd and Jamie Drew celebrated their gothic wedding, 70 guests were treated to a delightfully unusual country celebration. Both wearing black nail polish, the bride and groom exchanged vows at a lakeside cottage belonging to Mandy’s parents before proceeding to Nordlaw Lodge (which had been dramatically decorated in black and red gothic wedding decorations for the occasion). Clutching a studded bouquet of calla lilies, roses and whimsical pods, Mandy wore a black and white gown with lace appliques while her bridesmaids dressed in polka-dot party frocks. Details such as skull festooned goblets and wine labels, a coffin-shaped card box and black and red signs completed the eclectic look of the gothic wedding, which included a black wedding cake topped with red roses and skeletons. Guests departed this gothic wedding with skull chocolates wrapped in miniature paper coffins.

Mandy Boyd and Jamie Drew, August 13, 2011, Westport, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Christopher Steven B Photography (

Ceremony location: Bride’s parents’ cottage
Reception location:
Nordlaw Lodge
Le Chateau
Bridal party attire: Sears
Hair: Salon 93 (613-273-9300)
Salon 93 (613-273-9300)
Music: A friend of the bride and groom
Cake: Kakes by Judy
Caterer: Nordlaw Lodge
Favours: DIY
Flowers: Trillium Floral Designs
Stationery: Jiffy Print
Wine from The Wine Station

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