A creepy and elegant gothic wedding #Wedding Porn#california#candy buffet#goth#halloween#purple hair#tattooed bride#tattooed groom June 21 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Michelle Johnson 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. Mandy & Nathan's candy woodland wedding You want fun? You've got fun with this bubbly, candy-filled wedding in Australia. The bride's chic pastel goth look is the icing on this sweet little cake nugget. A white… Read More Steven bought Samantha her beautiful Swarvoski crystal heels as a wedding gift. Jess & Pete's glam horror and zombie wedding We're falling into the so-excited-it's-almost-fall trap hardcore. But that's okay: trap us in your cool embrace and crunchy leaves, fall! Here's a little horror and zombies pre-Halloween preview to whet… Read More The venue was Pasadena Masonic Temple in Pasadena, California. Susana & Carlos' gothic-inspired wedding (with tango!) Some traditionally-minded guests and a last-minute dress swap didn't dissuade this couple from creating their dreamy gothic candy buffet wedding. And you'll love their choreographed tango (with video)! Read More 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… 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 How I made my Rockabilly scrapbook our guest book alternative NEXT VAIN shares wedding hairstyles for girls with wavy curls Show/Hide comments [ 132 ] Melting into a happy little puddle of goo at how cool the whole thing looks. MELTING. 75 agree Reply 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? 150 agree Reply ahaha, thanks for the laugh Ariel! 🙂 9 agree Reply I LOVE IT when couples really go for it like this…. so fun!! 22 agree Reply Holy cow that's amazing. I'm LOVING the purple and awesomeness from this! 33 agree Reply This particular shade of purple, too. It's just. GAH. My brain can't even process how much I adore this purple. 54 agree Reply ESPECIALLY this shade of purple (is there really any other?) I still can't get over how gorgeous this is! 11 agree Reply I agree with your opinion Reply 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! 20 agree Reply Her hair is beautiful. 44 agree Reply I think this may be my favorite wedding I've seen on here ever. I love her hair and that candy bar is amazing! 17 agree Reply WOW! Thank You so much!! 🙂 4 agree Reply 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? 3 agree Reply 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:) 4 agree Reply 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? 7 agree This is amazing. If we had had the money, that would have been how our venue would have looked, but red. Beautiful 🙂 2 agree Reply Absolutely Gorgeous! And…that…CAKE! 9 agree Reply Totally stunning, I love everything about this wedding! 6 agree Reply 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. 11 agree Reply Same here. Purple hair Win! 8 agree Reply WOW! GORGEOUS! Both of them! Holy shit! 8 agree Reply 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! 11 agree Reply How did you get all the purples the SAME?! Looks amazing!! 5 agree Reply 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! 5 agree Reply I would love it if you could share your hair colour/brand 🙂 10 agree Reply 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!! Reply I need more information on that Swarovski necklace, or I may well die. 2 agree Reply 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! 4 agree Reply 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. 3 agree Reply Creepy? I see nothing creepy about it. It looks fun, and a LOT less stuffy than most weddings! 8 agree Reply The purple hair!!! I love it! 8 agree Reply This is so gorgeous! Guh, I love the hair, the flowers, the cake…pretty! 1 agrees Reply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to be a guest at that wedding and can I just say I LOVE the maid of honors dress too! 5 agree Reply Seriously beautiful at every turn, a million congratulations! 1 agrees Reply zomg! so many ideas filling my head! GORGEOUS wedding! I can only hope to have something just as spooky and elegant. <3 1 agrees Reply Her eye makeup is what my brain is hanging up on. It's like, "Want!" Gorgeous couple! 9 agree Reply Love love love this wedding!! Absolutely beautiful while still offbeat and elegant 2 agree Reply 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! 5 agree Reply Oh holy wow do I ever miss my purple hair! The whole thing is stunning! AND it happened in my hometown of Pasadena! Reply If Rarity had a goth wedding, it would be this! Love it! 4 agree Reply 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 2 agree Reply 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. 8 agree Reply haha I <3 you Katie! Thank You! 1 agrees Reply Gothic Elegence! 1 agrees Reply Oh my God, what a BEAUTIFUL bride! And everything suits her perfectly. 3 agree Reply Holy – wow! I'm jealous of all the stunning that's happening here! Reply These two are GORGEOUS! Their wedding is STUNNING! I am so happy to start my day with this. Me-ow! 1 agrees Reply The bridesmaid picture is badass! You and your MOH look stunning! Reply Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it. 1 agrees Reply Oh my soul. I cannot get over how SMOKING HOT these two are! And the purpleness! The sweets! THE CAKE. I die. 2 agree Reply 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…. 3 agree Reply This just made me drool… What a perfect example of HOW to meld everything beautifully together! 1 agrees Reply Wow. This is just absolutely stunning. I love it! Reply And some photographers claim offbeat weddings aren't classy enough for their portfolios! They haven't see this one! 7 agree Reply Two words: THAT CAKE!!! *drool* Two more: Those shoes! What an amazing guy your have to get you those kicks. Simply beautiful. 5 agree Reply Thank you! I know, I almost died when I opened the box. I had wanted the rhinestone ones soo bad but decided to budget and bought purple glitter ones…I was sooo shocked that he got me custom Swarovski ones! He is the best! 4 agree Reply Im in love!!! please tell me where I can get these shoes!!!! Reply http://www.amazon.com/Bordello-Pleaser-Womens-Glitter-Platform/dp/B001TV05JA Reply The bordellos alone are a stand out but these 2 did it all the right way… uber cool. 1 agrees Reply All the purple accents, plus argyle socks on the groomsmen, and spats on the groom? Amaaaaazing! 1 agrees Reply Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! Reply 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*! 3 agree Reply 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. 2 agree Reply I <3 Grace and Kira ! 🙂 I am totally reading these comments whenever I am having a bad day! Thank you! 1 agrees Reply So so so beautiful. This wedding as well as the couple make me smile ! Reply THANK YOU! 🙂 Reply Oh the purple, not quite eggplant, but totally perfect. And her makeup is faboo. Black-lights are awesome too. Reply That's my cousin-in-law n she's always had such glamorous class n style with an edge Reply 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! 1 agrees Reply Wow. Just, wow. Reply Everything is so beyond stunning! Reply Read more comments 1 2 3 › 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. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.