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I've recently partnered with the most incredible marriage celebrant to create an elopement service that's affordable and beautiful. You can see the details at Side by Side Elopements. Kylie and I both truly believe that you should be able to have a meaningful wedding ceremony with beautiful memories and no stress.

Of course, to get a new venture off the ground you need images, particularly in these days of social media. We both LOVE alternative and same sex weddings, so we came up with the idea of a goth wedding at a high tea venue in Hawthorn that was also looking to break into the wedding market.

A wedding needs people, so I put a call out in my VIP group, and an incredible bunch of people volunteered to spend the day with us and have fun!

teal and black wedding arbour with candles and rug.  Gothic Celebrant waiting for couple to arrive
Gothic mature bride with teal bouquet and black wedding dress and veil waiting under teal and black wedding arbour
gothic bride in black tiara with vintage black lace gown and teal and white bouquet walking up aisle of candles
vintage lace wedding dress dyed for plus size goth bride
alternative bride in black vintage lace gown hands teal and white bouquet to bridesmaid dressed in black with corset
goth bride in black wedding dress with tiara and black veil passes bouquet to bridesman dressed in sequin coat and top h
goth lesbian wedding ceremony with teal and white flowers black wedding dresses and veils.
alternative lesbian couple in black wedding dresses kiss after wedding ceremony

a change of venue

After the incredible Amanda from Vamped Makeup (who now specialises in movie special effects) and I had finished making the brides and their guests look amazing, then dressing them in the outfits Kylie and I had put together, including a stunning vintage lace dress that a dear friend gifted me (and I Promptly dyed BLACK), we headed to the venue, only to find that the owner had gotten the date wrong and we couldn't use it. BUT, necessity is the mother of invention, and I had previously scouted some photo locations nearby, we set up in a local park, much to the delight of the locals relaxing and enjoying the spring afternoon sunshine.

Alternative mature bride wearing black wedding dress and veil posing under teal and black arbour
Alternative Gothic wedding in park same sex marriage black wedding gowns
lesbian gothic couple wearing black wedding gowns walk down aisle after alternative park wedding
gothic intimate wedding same sex marriage black wedding gowns
alternative gothic bride in black wedding gown with black veil holding teal and white bouquet
alternative gothic mature bride in vintage black lace gown and green tiara
gothic wedding couple same sex marriage black wedding gowns
alternative wedding cake black fondant teal decorations
alternative wedding party gothic wedding black wedding dresses
alternative wedding guests pvc corsets black wedding gowns same sex wedding

it's all about the cake

Of course, even a styled wedding shoot needs cake! And to match such a stunning wedding, we turned to our friend Lynda of Bon Appe Sweet in South Morang, and let her creative side run wild, I think you will agree, that the cake she created is perfect! It's elegant, stylish and best of all, it tasted AMAZING!

Keep an eye out on the blog for the REAL elopements and intimate weddings that happen after this, and maybe we'll have time for another fun styled shoot too. If you want to 'just get hitched' hit the contact us button and get in touch!