A creepy and elegant gothic wedding

If you're into black calla lilies, Swarovski crystals, and a wedding oozing with glamour and goth style, this just might be your perfect wedding.

Samantha and Steven both look flawless with their extensive ink, perfectly coiffed 'dos (including purple curls and mantilla veil!), and formal fashion.

They had a Halloween-themed reception which meshed with their gothic looks perfectly… think dark candelabras, a spooky candy buffet, purple lighting, and fog.

Their sweetheart table had his-and-hers leather thrones, blood red goblets, and a even a crow! Thanks to photographer Michelle Johnson for sharing this snazzy-pants wedding with us.

Samantha's aunt handmade all of the bouquets.

Steven bought Samantha her beautiful Swarvoski crystal heels as a wedding gift.

The venue was Pasadena Masonic Temple in Pasadena, California.

  1. Melting into a happy little puddle of goo at how cool the whole thing looks. MELTING.

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  2. Would like to be the meat in that sex sandwich!

    …er, wait. Aren't I the publisher or something? WHERE ARE MY MANNERS?

    Would like to be the meat in that sex sandwich, please?

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  3. I LOVE IT when couples really go for it like this…. so fun!!

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  4. Holy cow that's amazing. I'm LOVING the purple and awesomeness from this!

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    • This particular shade of purple, too. It's just. GAH. My brain can't even process how much I adore this purple.

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      • ESPECIALLY this shade of purple (is there really any other?)
        I still can't get over how gorgeous this is!

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  5. This isn't even my personal favorite kind of wedding, but…. WOW! Everything is stunning. And that picture of them both looking at the camera is just FULL of personality; it's intense!

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  6. I think this may be my favorite wedding I've seen on here ever. I love her hair and that candy bar is amazing!

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      • Samantha you totally turned this OUT!!! I am planning a black and royal blue. You are my insperation now! How long did this take to pull off?

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        • We planned it for about a year or so..I had a lot of help from my Mother-in-law…dont give up on searching for everything you want! I cant wait to see pictures:)

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          • Thank you! I will be going with a black tea length dress and a royal blue hooded cape long enough to train. We set our date almost two years out so there would have time to get it perfect! Do you recommend. Any online vendors for supplies or decorations?

          • I love your hair. How did you do it?

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  7. This is amazing. If we had had the money, that would have been how our venue would have looked, but red. Beautiful :)

  8. This is my new favorite wedding. The Goth… The Glam… I think I just died a little inside. I swear I am not biased because the bride and I share the same color hair. Okay, well maybe a little.

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  9. Omg…GASP! DROOL! I love the purple carried through everywhere. A lot of Goths would go with red (my first instinct), but that purple is so majestic and somehow just a tad creepier without being as aggressive. SO beautiful!

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  10. How did you get all the purples the SAME?! Looks amazing!!

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    • You have no idea what a headache getting all the purples to match was! I never knew there were soooooo many purples out there!! My Mother-In-Law helped soo much and carried around a swatch every where we would go to make sure they matched!

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      • I would love it if you could share your hair colour/brand :)

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      • Hello! Love the pictures of your wedding! I stumbled across it on Pinterest and iIam ccompletely obsessed with your necklace, it would go perfectly with my dress, would you mind telling me where you got it? Thanks!!

  11. I need more information on that Swarovski necklace, or I may well die.

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    • Its actually not a Swarovski necklace. It is my Grandmother-in-laws from the 50's I believe. :) I would look at Antique/Vintage stores!

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      • Samantha – FTW! Not since I saw that couples zombie engagement photos online have I adored something so much. Your wedding is just absurdly fantastic! Question – how in gawds name did you get your hair that color purple? (or is it a wig?). Been trying to get my hair this color for 2 years without success.

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  12. Creepy? I see nothing creepy about it. It looks fun, and a LOT less stuffy than most weddings!

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  13. This is so gorgeous! Guh, I love the hair, the flowers, the cake…pretty!

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  14. gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!
    I would love to be a guest at that wedding

    and can I just say I LOVE the maid of honors dress too!

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  15. zomg! so many ideas filling my head! GORGEOUS wedding! I can only hope to have something just as spooky and elegant. <3

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  16. Her eye makeup is what my brain is hanging up on. It's like, "Want!" Gorgeous couple!

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  17. Love love love this wedding!! Absolutely beautiful while still offbeat and elegant

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  18. Holy freaking cow this wedding is amazing!! From the cake, to the candy, to the hair, to the nails.. everything about this wedding is 100% unique and 100% great!

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  19. Oh holy wow do I ever miss my purple hair! The whole thing is stunning! AND it happened in my hometown of Pasadena!

  20. If Rarity had a goth wedding, it would be this! Love it!

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  21. This is such an amazing wedding-i want purple hair now. She looks so hot (groom looks good as well but the girl took the show-such as it should be ;). ) LOVE THIS WEDDING

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  22. Ho.Lee.Doodle.

    This is ALL kinds of beautiful, so darkly sumptuous and perfectly put together. You are Captain Glamour of the Dark Sparkle Brigade, for serious.

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  23. Oh my God, what a BEAUTIFUL bride! And everything suits her perfectly.

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  24. Holy – wow! I'm jealous of all the stunning that's happening here!

  25. These two are GORGEOUS! Their wedding is STUNNING! I am so happy to start my day with this. Me-ow!

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  26. The bridesmaid picture is badass! You and your MOH look stunning!

  27. Oh my soul. I cannot get over how SMOKING HOT these two are! And the purpleness! The sweets! THE CAKE. I die.

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  28. oMG wow!! Everything about this wedding is fabulous and so perfectly coordinated. The bride is GORGEOUS, I wonder if she models?! The dresses,, the tuxes, the candy, the FLOWERS wow, drooling over here. Must have one hell of a talented aunt to maks bouqets like that….

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  29. This just made me drool… What a perfect example of HOW to meld everything beautifully together!

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  30. Wow. This is just absolutely stunning. I love it!

  31. And some photographers claim offbeat weddings aren't classy enough for their portfolios! They haven't see this one!

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  32. Two words: THAT CAKE!!! *drool* Two more: Those shoes! What an amazing guy your have to get you those kicks. Simply beautiful.

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  33. All the purple accents, plus argyle socks on the groomsmen, and spats on the groom? Amaaaaazing!

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  34. Oh my GOD, that bride is insanely gorgeous! All brides are beautiful, of course, but Samantha….holy shit! I'm not a huge fan of gothic anything , but this wedding may have changed my mind. Everything is stunning and spot-on. And that hair! Insane, beautiful, silky, wavy, purple hair! *squee*!

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    • I'm so glad someone else said that – I don't usually stare at strange women but she's truly one of the prettiest ladies I've ever seen.

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    • I <3 Grace and Kira ! :) I am totally reading these comments whenever I am having a bad day! Thank you!

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  35. So so so beautiful. This wedding as well as the couple make me smile !

  36. Oh the purple, not quite eggplant, but totally perfect. And her makeup is faboo. Black-lights are awesome too.

  37. That's my cousin-in-law n she's always had such glamorous class n style with an edge

  38. I absolutely LOVE all of this! Exactly the style I have been looking for – trying to get elegant Gothic wedding ideas is hard when most searches come up with cheesy Halloween'ish themes. This is stunning! Also PURPLE HAIR WIN here too lol! Thanks for posting these!

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