A creepy and elegant gothic wedding

Updated Oct 12 2015
Photos by: Michelle Johnson

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

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.

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride
Samantha's aunt handmade all of the bouquets.

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride
Steven bought Samantha her beautiful Swarvoski crystal heels as a wedding gift.

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride
The venue was Pasadena Masonic Temple in Pasadena, California.

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

A creepy and elegant gothic wedding on @offbeatbride

Can't get enough of this couple? We checked in with them a few years after the wedding and wrote a follow up post! Wait until you see their baby stroller

  1. 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!

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

      • 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?

        • 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:)

          • 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?

  3. This is amazing. If we had had the money, that would have been how our venue would have looked, but red. Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

    • 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!

      • 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!!

    • Its actually not a Swarovski necklace. It is my Grandmother-in-laws from the 50's I believe. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would look at Antique/Vintage stores!

      • 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.

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

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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….

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

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

  14. 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*!

    • 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.

    • I <3 Grace and Kira ! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am totally reading these comments whenever I am having a bad day! Thank you!

  15. 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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