Sheva & Jared's dark, elegant wedding with a twist of tacky Halloween fun #Real Weddings: Northeast US#castle#converse#costumes#halloween#holiday#jeans#new york#red dress#skulls#tacky#tattooed bride July 16 | Offbeat Editors Offbeat Bride: Sheva, Hairstylist Her Offbeat Partner: Jared, Cad specialist Location & date of wedding: Castle on the Hudson, Tarrytown, NY — October 31st, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: Jared and I hate the traditional, and dread going to weddings. We decided to throw a huge bash on our favorite holiday, Halloween. To ensure that our guests would losen up and have fun we had everyone dress up in costume. Jared wore jeans and we all decided to wear chucks and be comfortable. We got to be ourselves and had a stress free fun day. The red dress, the hair, the tatts, the high-top chucks… oy vey! she looks incredible. Biggest challenge: We are from Staten Island and we searched high and low for vendors to see our vision. We wanted a dark elegant event with a twist of tacky halloween fun. All we got was attitude as soon as I walked in and they saw my tattoos and I started talking about skulls and a lot of black. It was not until we headed out to sleepy hollow did we find this stunning castle that loved Halloween weddings. My favorite moment: Having the double doors open and seeing our friends and family in their costumes. My advice for other offbeat brides: Don't fight with your fiance! Have fun with planning your wedding. And don't settle, you CAN have the craziest, trashiest, most outrageous wedding you want, it's not illegal. Care to share any vendors/links?: Dress: Fairy Goth Mother Groom's Jacket: findcoolclothes.com Chair covers: Daniel Florals in Westchester, NY Photographer: Frank Farina Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!: Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Colored crinoline NEXT Wedding suits for butches, transmasculine beings, and other festive gender-benders Toggle comments [ 32 ] OMG- Awesome!!!! 2 agree Reply That dress is gorgeous! And the corset-lace-up chair covers to match? Fantastic! 2 agree Reply This is amazing…wish there was more info on vendors. But still gorgeous. 2 agree Reply Holy smokes I love her dress. AWESOME. 2 agree Reply This is my first comment here (besides, I believe, congratulating Ariel on her pregnancy), but I gotta say if I had my druthers, this is almost exactly the wedding I'd want. Congrats on the wedding, and I love your elegant goth style! Love that dress! Love the cake! LOVE! 2 agree Reply If you're going non-white – this is how you do it! 2 agree Reply LUV LUV LUV IT!!!! The pics look amazing!!!! I loved how elegant it was. Congrats! 1 agrees Reply I'm guessing that's Fairy Goth Mother corset? 1 agrees Reply i have a feeling that it is! fairygothmother.com is where i plan to get my dress, too! (but a different one) 1 agrees Reply yep, i got the dress at fairygothmother.com it was suprisingly affordable 1 agrees Reply Where did you get that dress? It is amazing! 2 agree Reply Amazingly dramatic and elegant wedding! More photos please! 2 agree Reply Wow, you're pretty! And I've entertained the idea of wearing chucks to my wedding as well. Also, it saddens me to know you received such attitude from vendors about your vision. Why are people SO stuck inside their vision of a poofy white wedding with doves, diamonds and french manicures? Ergh. How sterile. Give me something dark and romantic any day. Congrats & here's to a long happy marriage 2 agree Reply Frank Farina was our photographer and we used Daniel florals for everything else. they are both located in westchester, NY. We interviewed a lot of people, and we loved their work the best. 2 agree Reply I think I might have a new girl-crush in Sheva – spectacular! 3 agree Reply What amazing photos!! Just discovered your site today and really really like it. I'm haunting your archives now 2 agree Reply Is the groom wearing that fab skull-damask jacket from Pyramid Collection? Wow – I've never seen that on a person before. http://www.pyramidcollection.com/itemdy00.asp?c=0… Awesome wedding, and congrats! 2 agree Reply I almost peed out of delight from the chair covers. I have always thought they looked so ridiculous…until now. 2 agree Reply The bride is just gorgeous. Red dress + chucks = OMGBLISS! 2 agree Reply Oh my god what an absolutely gorgeous couple (and your dress is to DIE/DYE for!!) Your wedding looked like one HELLUVAN awesome party!!! Rock on, darlings! 2 agree Reply That dress is absolutely gorgeous. I love it (and the shoes!) 2 agree Reply I wish I had thought of that when I got engaged. How awesome! Thats a wedding no one will forget! 2 agree Reply I'm getting married this Halloween! Where did you rent those corset chair covers???? Absolutely Beautiful! 2 agree Reply Daniel Florals in westchester. He was amazing he listened to my insane ramblings and turned the room into a dream. 2 agree Reply That looks stunning! Congrats! 1 agrees Reply The Jacket was from http://www.findcoolclothes.com/03982.html 2 agree Reply wow! her dress is awesome! I LOVE IT! 2 agree Reply sooo pretty! i love the dress. And the shoes are so pretty bc they wouldn't normally go with a dress they look awesome. 2 agree Reply Congratulations guys! We share the same wedding date 31/10/08. I love your dress so much! I'm off to look at all the other pics now. 2 agree Reply me and my man r planin a wedding and im all againest the whole white dress thing and i wa thinkin of a holloween wedding myself!!!! i just love the way u look and how all the pic look!!!!! So i hope u dont mind but im gonna use u for an example!!!! thanx!!!!!! 2 agree Reply Awesome wedding 2 agree Reply Not at all tacky, lovely! It's always nice to have a twist! 2 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.