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This dark dreamy bridal shoot with Instagrammer Goh SiPei will make you want to skip pastels

Striking the perfect balance between soft and dreamy, and moody and dramatic, this gorgeous styled bridal shoot will have you wanting to turn to the dark side.
 

Clean, bright and airy wedding portraits are de rigeur for many nearly-weds (and especially brides!), and it's not hard to see why. They impart a romantic charm that feels timeless and sophisticated. 

But if you're after something a little more dramatic, consider a moodier approach. This gorgeous styled wedding shoot, shot beautifully by Natalie Wong Photography and featuring local style Instagrammer Goh SiPei (see our urban chic shoot with her and fiance Pierre Peh here), gives a "Dark Romance" theme a fresh spin. With a seemingly fairy tale-esque vibe, it strikes the perfect balance between soft and airy, and bold and glamorous.

 

 
Event stylist Wulala! constructed a stunning 2m structure from scratch, evocative of clouds of dark smoke or dark rock boulders amidst candlelight. Floral arrangements in organic shapes, as well as a mix of bold scarlet and cream hues by Liz Florals played up the romance with a shot of whimsy. Vintage elements added to the mood of the setting. 
 
 
 
 
Starry, starry bride: Scattered with shimmering star-shaped sequins, this diaphanous veil by Ang Veil Yu is the perfect accompaniment to Juilett's enchanting gown in a gorgeous barely-there blush hue and glittering embellishments.
 
 
Peach-pink blooms match the gown beautifully while crimson pops lent a striking contrast.
 
 
 
Tousled locks in an elegant bun are a go-to for a look that doles out femininity and casual elegance, as makeup artist and hair stylist Christine Chia shows here. Accent with fresh flowers and foliage from the wedding decor to pull your look together. 
 
 
If a more alluring look is what you're after, this sensual mermaid with tulle off-the-shoulder straps flaunts feminine curves while evoking ethereal charm. 
 
 
A vivid red lip is both a bridal classic and a surefire way to garner attention. Make it wearable for the day and leave the rest of your makeup clean and modern. 
 
 
Lustrous pearls and intricate lace on a waltz-length veil, and worn with tresses in sophisticated curls, impart vintage glamour. (See also: 7 bridal veil types and how to choose the one for you)
 
 
 
 
 
 
PHOTOGRAPHY NATALIE WONG PHOTOGRAPHY (@NATALIEWONGPHOTOGRAPHY)
STYLING WULALA! (@WULALAAA)
GOWNS JUILLET (@JUILLETOFFICIAL)
VEILS ANG VEIL YU (@ANGVEILYU)
MAKEUP CHRISTINE CHIA MAKEUP (@CHRISTINECHIAMAKEUP)
MODEL GOH SIPEI (@OHHDIVINE)
FLOWERS LIZ FLORALS (@LIZFLORALS)
 
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