Nine Ladies Design



Nine Ladies Design produce absolutely stunning wedding and handfasting gowns inspired by medieval times, Arthurian legend and the stunning Pre-Raphaelite painter, J W Waterhouse.



Such sumptuous colours, and just look at the gorgeous sheen of the fabrics.

The studio is based on the edge of the picturesque and no doubt, inspirational, Peak District. and the Nine Ladies stone circle. All their designs and fabrics can be viewed by appointment.

Stay tuned for more medieval blog posts, including music and venues!


Manic Panic

Manic Panic produce glamorously gothic makeup and accessories with an eco friendly ethos.

For all you Blondie fans out there, the company was founded by Tish and Snooky, members of the original Blondie lineup.

If you’re looking to create a vampish look, they have fabulour looking and sounding lipsticks, eyeshadow and nail polish, all decadently packaged.

I wore Deadly Nightshade for my hen weekend and it’s probably my favourite lipstick.

Psychodrama Eye Kit.

Blood Thirsty

Supernatural Creme Foundation

Vampire’s Kiss

Melodrama Eye Kit


The nail varnish lids look like witches hats 🙂

Figgie Shoes

Moving nicely on from personalised flowers, I stumbled across the wonderful Figgie Shoes. They create stunning and unique hand painted customised shoes.

With my love of letters and quotes, I wish I had discovered these when I was planning my wedding.

They offer various shoe styles and specialise in we dding shoes but also create shoes for other occasions.

Being able to add a special quote, message or poem to your shoes is such a lovely idea and really unique.

The Figgie Studio is based in Ontario, Canada, however they ship their creations worldwide.




Paper Love

Paper Love create beautiful, personalised flowers, buttonholes, wreaths and many other items.

I love the idea of bouquets being personalised with special messages. It’s such a lovely idea, especially if you’re at all like me who has a real soft spot for film and book quotes. The idea of having something very personal to you written through your wedding flowers is just really romantic and unique.

And they look so pretty and stylish….


Their creations are perfect for any special occasion such as anniversaries, birthday and new homes.



Their creations are acid free and eco friendly. They are all hand made so every item is unique to their customer.

Black Cat Photography

Black Cat Photography works with various companies, like Gothic Limousines and Nightmare Jewellery who I have mentioned before and provides fantastic gothic fashion photography.

Black Cat Photography provides a great opportunity if you have ever aspired to modelling and she is keen to work with your concepts and also share her ideas.

Email for prices for different shoots and of course, check out her Facebook page and photo albums.

Just Posh Masks

I adore the idea of an elaborate masquerade ball themed wedding. It’s the perfect excuse to really go to town with opulent gowns and intricate masks and it harks back to days when people really had a sense of occasion.

I was recently contacted by Just Posh Masks and just had to feature them and their beautiful masks.

Their website is gorgeous and they have such a wide range of masks available in a variety of lovely colours. They have everything from your traditional Venetian masks, carnival masks, jesters, with feathers or without feathers. You name it, they probably do it!

With weddings in mind, they also have a wide range of wedding masks and I love their his and hers masks ideal for the bride and groom.

Just gorgeous!

If you have a taste for the theatrical, there’s plenty to whet your appetite.

Just Posh Masks are based in Reading and all their masks are imported from Venice and they ship worldwide.

Bouquet Preservation

I’ve recently seen some lovely ideas for preserving wedding flowers. Drying and pressing flowers has long been a way of preserving your wedding flowers, but I really love the idea of framing your whole bouquet to display.


Precious Petals are a family run business based in Bramley, near Basingstoke and Reading.

They were asked to preserve the wedding bouquet for the Countess of Wessex, and offer a personal touch for all of their customers, royalty or not.



Flowers can be pressed or presented three dimensionally to stunning effect.

They can even be presented as a beautiful paperweight.


In the US, Mountain View Freeze Dry present wedding bouquets in stunning frames, complete with a photo from your wedding day, or even with your toasting flutes.



A bride’s bouquet is such an integral part of her whole ensemble and I opted for silk roses as I really wanted to be able to keep my bouquet as a memento of the day. Being able to freeze dry and preserve your bouquet in this way is both beautiful and convenient.


For the study, or as a table centrepiece, these flower domes are gorgeous.


Now your wedding flowers can be timeless.