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Moody elegance met gothic glam in this dark and dramatic wedding design at Capella Weddings & Events in La Crosse, Wisconsin. With the deep allure of black, the passionate vibrancy of red, and the opulent sophistication of gold, a rich and bold color palette set the scene for a romantic yet mysterious wedding design. A historic church venue provided a backdrop reminiscent of a Spanish cathedral celebration.

Coordinated and designed by Orange Door Weddings, this ornate and enchanting wedding design was a collaboration of efforts from LK Bridal Studio, Boxcar Photography, Monet Floral, Meringue Bakery & Cafe, Charlotte's Bridal & Formal Wear, Metropolitan Salon & Spa, BBJ La Tavola, and 4 Sisters Rentals. Get inspired by every decorative detail below!

Orange Door Weddings created an elegant torn-edge invitation suite to introduce this grand affair. A red floral printed vellum wrap closed with a gold wax seal embellished the invitation while a custom, multicolored envelope liner beautifully mimicked the stained glass windows of the venue.

With its dramatic black walls, ornate chandeliers, warm wooden floors, and stunning stained glass windows, Capella Weddings & Events' historic event space provided the ideal setting for this dark and decorative wedding design. Originally constructed in 1886, this location was once the First Methodist Episcopal Church of La Crosse - a local gem preserved for celebrating!

A reception tablescape designed and executed by Orange Door Weddings brought modern elegance and drama. The scape featured unique rental items like a sleek black dinner table and ornate glassware alongside their bentwood chairs. Stunning woven pendant lights layered in texture and created warm, golden wood tones.

Complemented by flatware from 4 Sisters Events combined with rattan chargers and floral-patterned dinner napkins from BBJ La Tavola's, this scene was one of romance and enchanting charm everywhere one looked.

Monet Floral created a stunning,  red floral story by incorporating traditional red roses and red anemones, among other beautiful blooms, to craft a variety of floral designs for the festivities. 

Simple bud vase centerpieces lined the reception table while lush, artful arrangements were vining the dramatic gold arch overtop. Continuing to draw the eye upward, florals graced the statement pendant light hanging installation for an additional pop of color. Monet Floral topped off their creations by providing a beautiful bouquet and trendy pocket boutonniere for our bride and groom to celebrate with.

Metropolitan Salon & Spa created a radiant bridal look by pairing a glowing makeup look with a subtle smoky eye. Her contemporary hairstyle featured a sleek front complemented by timeless waves at the back, ensuring our bride looked stunning for her celebration!

Meringue Bakery & Cafe crafted a 3-tiered, textured white cake with shimmering edible gold foiling to perfectly fit the day's theme. Adorned with red flowers for a pop of color, this sweet treat was both an eye-catching and delicious addition to the reception.

Outfitted by Charlotte's Bridal & Formal Wear, our bride wore a simple yet sophisticated A-line gown featuring a slit up the side and an embellished bridal belt to elevate her elegant look. Our groom was sharp in a creamy beige jacket and sleek black pants polished with a black bow tie and pocket boutonniere.

LK Bridal Studio beautifully photographed every ornate and romantic detail of the day, preserving their rich and deep true-to-life colors.

A cozy lounge area curated by Orange Door Weddings was set under the alluring stained glass windows of the venue, providing a comfortable space to relax and cheers to the new nuptials! A statement seating chart with ornate gold mirrors displayed on shelves of a warm wooden arch was a noteworthy focal point of the design.

Get a closer look at all the dramatic details with this highlight video from Boxcar Photography below!

Connect with each of the talented participating wedding professionals by clicking on their names below. Happy wedding planning from the WedPlan team!