Dramatic + Theatrical Christmas Wedding Inspiration

dark red holiday inspiration

The inspiration for today’s beautiful styled shoot stemmed from a XVII century still nature, spotted by the stylist, Christina, as well as the shoot’s gorgeous venue, an Italian building of archeological industry. To give the setting a holiday feel, the team brought in an array of festive design elements + layered in dramatic Christmas colors like gold + red. And an abundance of candlelight gave the tables a cozy + theatrical warmth that I just love…

From Christina, Our bride was unconventional – her tattoos, her bob and her make-up created a contrast with the elegant embroidered dresses by Uel Camilo. She was like a theatre’s actress ready for the show. We used traditional European plates, flatware and glasses that had a slight Bohemian touch. And the centerpieces were composed by candles placed in transparent bottles, plus floral arrangements, by Il profumo dei fiori, crafted from amarillis, dahlias, orchids, garden roses, myrtle, pomegranates and tillantia. 

We’re sure these images by Cinzia Bruschini, which perfectly capture the dark + romantic vibe of the shoot, will inspire those of you planning a wedding or celebration with a sophisticated, theatrical feel.


dark red holiday bouquet

fur coat

The candlesticks, placed in collected bottles varying in size, would be such an easy DIY that would have a gorgeous impact on your tablescape!

dark red holiday inspiration

floral plate

dark red holiday inspiration

dark red holiday inspiration

candles in bottles

dark red holiday tablescape

dark red holiday inspiration

The beautiful calligraphy, by Betty Soldi, adds a lovely, artful element.


dark red holiday inspiration

tulle back dress

dark red holiday cakes

And the sweets table featured holiday-inspired treats by Nana&Nana Cakes as well as festive gold oreos! :)

pomegranate cake

dark red holiday cakes

dark red holiday cakes

Thanks so much to the talented Italian artists below for sharing this dramatic + theatrical Christmas wedding inspiration with us today! We hope it helps get you into the spirit of the season!

photography: Cinzia Bruschini // planning + design: Le Jour du oui // venue: Galvanotecnica Bugatti Milano, Italy // florals: Il profumo dei fiori // dresses: Uel Camilo,Clara Garcovich Pr Agency Milan // shoes: Alberto Guardiani // sweets table: Nana&Nana Cakes // hair + make-up: Paola Bianchera // table setting: Nella Longari Home // calligraphy: Betty Soldi // model: Cleo Viper

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  1. I can’t get over how beautiful that tablescape is! Love the candles!

  2. Loving the red red red! Fun for a wedding. Great ideas here

  3. The red flowers combined with the cream tapers are so elegant. And those cakes!!! Love the red wedding cake the the use of pomegranate as a garnish was fabulous!


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