I'm toying with the idea of posting a couple of my wedding photos? Why? Because it was that damn cool!
Actually, now that the magazine has been released with our wedding photos (gothicbeauty.com), I'm just posting more stuff. I'm also in the wedding vein because I'm debating about putting together a book of truly alternative weddings.
So here is a little tease of my affair - something we did our best to appear lavish and quite fun while maintaining a budget that didn't put us in the poorhouse. We did quite well. This wedding was thousands less than the "typical".
This is our cake... which I designed and I'd say the cake decorator was 95% true to my sketches. Considering our wedding pretty much went off without a hitch, the only problem really for me was the colour of my wedding cake. It's suppose to be my favourite colour - PopTart green - or lime, close to the napkins you see in the background. Not this weird faded yellow colour. The decorator matched the napkin I brought her perfectly, so I'm a bit curious as to why on the big day it wasn't exact. But again, considering that was the only issue - I'll consider myself lucky!!!
It's no Ace of Cakes cake, that's for sure, but it doesn't carry the same price tag either! And it was a really delicious cake! Bottom layer is chocolate raspberry and the top two layers are lemon.
Cake toppers, since we couldn't find any we liked, we went with action figures. Yes, action figures. Well, tiny figures, that were found at the very last minute. The groom was in a set that was easily procured but the actual Corpse Bride (me) was a lot more difficult to find and we got her shipped to us, I kid you not - two days before the wedding. I was a little stressed.
Although I'm not blue and showing half my bones, the Corpse Bride is a good representation of myself and the groom, Victor, bears a striking resemblance to my husband, Damion.
(Yes, I realize that fondant allows for amazing cake decorating - but I personally despise the taste and wanted the fondant kept to a minimum - such as the stripes - and stick with as much buttercream icing as possible.)
Photo by Arielle Smous.