Once upon a midnight dreary, we fell for this Poe wedding #Real Weddings: Southern US#bearded groom#black dress#breakfast-for-dinner#goth#halloween#rock 'n' roll wedding#virginia February 15 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Chamberlin Photography Photos by Chamberlin Photography Once upon a midnight dreary, we stumbled upon this fabulous Poe wedding. Tamara and Sam's theme is seriously one of our favorites: "rock 'n' Poe" — all things Edgar Allen Poe meets rock 'n' roll. They DIYed a lot of the goth details, and dinner was a breakfast bar. Between the fabulous black gown (which was actually billed as a "mother of the bride dress" — wut), the killer groom outfit and epic beard, and the black and white lace cake, we love this wedding with a love that's more than a love. Okay, no more Poe quotes, I promise. Vendors Photographer: Chamberlin Photography • Caterer:Belle Grove Plantation • Hair Stylist: BobbyPins & Blush • Dress Store: Formal Envy • Cake Designer: Gateau • Officiant: Heart Star Ceremonies • Event Venue:Murphy Hall~ Westmoreland State Park • Event Planner: Occasions By M&K • Floral Designer: Wedding Muse • DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Wishes Granted 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 Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A budtender kept the weed favors legit at this Portland "weeding" NEXT The family altar: a low-maintenance yet highly-sweet family wedding ceremony Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] Congratulations to the happy couple! I wish you both a happy and sPOEky marriage. 1 agrees Reply That dress is everything. 4 agree Reply Yes! Absolutely beautiful. Reply what a beautiful bride and what a stunning sea-background! Reply Awesome wedding!!!! I am predicting this couple will visit Westminster Hall on Halloween one year for their anniversary! I went a few years ago and had a great time! Not only is Westminster Hall beautiful, there are free tours of the catacombs, Poe readings, and story tellers all night! Halloween is the only time that it is open to the public (you can hold events like weddings there, or attend Peabody concerts). Also, if you didn't know- Westminster Hall is the final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe! Love every detail of the wedding that was shared. 🙂 Reply Thank you all! Sam amd I had a blast! This is what happens when 2 Officiants get married hahaha The best part it was mostly a "surprise" for us. Having worked with the fabulous weddig pro's many times we took the easy, stress-free way and gave them all free reign saying "We'll see it when we walk down the aisle". I even told Sam since I don't dress him any other damn day of the year, I wasn't going to tell him what to wear this day either. I saw his outfit when I got to the altar….and yes, I was VERY impressed! We had a great time and we're so happy we did it our way. 2 agree Reply Adorable wedding photographs with natural backgrounds! God bless you both. http://www.fnpweddings.com/ Reply Those shoes are gorgeous!!! And they look comfortable too! Reply thank you! They actually are quite comfortable and I've worn them many times since the wedding. I got them from DSW for $50 🙂 Reply That wedding dress is gorgeous. And the lace on that cake is amazing. 1 agrees Reply Obviously there are many several stunning things about this wedding, but what makes me 'squee' the most is this gorgeous dress! 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.