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Why this autistic bride is thankful her purple & black goth wedding happened during COVID

As an autistic bride, I feel like I need to have control over everything and plan out every single thing I do, that’s just how I live my life. So it was the same for wedding planning too…

A Hallowedding costume party with a gorgeous purple and black gown

A Hallowedding costume party with a gorgeous purple and black gown

Melanie and Cory were getting married on Friday the 13th and wanted to take full advantage of it falling in October, so they had a Halloween themed wedding to celebrate their favorite holiday at the same time…

Arcade games & epic foliage at this whimsical green & purple wedding

Arcade games & epic foliage at this whimsical green & purple wedding

Laura and Creighton are gamers whose colorful green and purple wedding in Madison, Wisconsin blew our minds. From the epic amounts of foliage and greenery and whimiscal decor (that arch!) to the lush vine-covered cake to the Laura’s purple and green corset gown and matching hair, we were smitten by these two lovebirds.

Don’t miss the video games, board games, and arcade games(!) that gave everyone something rad to do at the reception…

Sentimental touches abound at this whimsical forest wedding in Northern Minnesota

Sentimental touches abound at this whimsical forest wedding in Northern Minnesota

Robekkah and Christian were initially Scrabble partners who found love AND gaming fun. They had a DIYed forest fairy wedding in Northern Minnesota full of family involvement, a gorgeous purple and white gown, and a very special officiant.

Their photographer gave us such a sweet account of the day, that I couldn’t not share it…

Count the fandoms at this elegant & crafty super-nerd puzzlefest wedding

Count the fandoms at this elegant & crafty super-nerd puzzlefest wedding

I commissioned a Renaissance faire vendor to make my purple leather and multicolor dyed silk dress with an ornate Sailor Moon themed Silver Millennium detail on the back, and both of us wore cloth shoes that I had covered in art representing our favorite fandoms. We called our mixed-gendered wedding parties the Bridesguard and Groomsguard, and the perfect metaphor for us as a couple actually occurred right before the wedding when they took us out and shielded us from each others' sight so we could do an Articuno raid in Pokémon Go standing back to back before the ceremony.

Sword fights & purple kilts at this dance party wedding with an Oreo toast

Sword fights & purple kilts at this dance party wedding with an Oreo toast

Our wedding was held at a gorgeous hall that is owned by a Franciscan monastery, which has little details that make it look like a medieval church (in the middle of Washington D.C.!). My husband collects swords, so our cocktail hour featured friends from the HEMA Alliance (the society for Historical European Martial Arts) performing a demonstration of sword fighting through the ages.