Since March 2020, weddings have been unpredictable. With the C-word still doing it’s thing, it’s been a whirlwind for couples and suppliers alike. This real wedding, sent into us by Vicky Dubois Photography, gave us a beautiful reason to stay positive. Jodie & Jason’s gothic garden wedding wasn’t what they first planned for their big day. But with a little resilience, creativity and a garden gazebo, they threw themselves the perfect wedding! This one’s gonna make you smile – keep reading!
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Planning A Gothic Garden Wedding
Before their gothic garden wedding, Jodie and Jason had different plans. They’d originally planned a Halloween wedding in a stately home with 100+ guests and an Ecto One wedding car. Covid said ‘nope!’ and they had to improvise. Here’s what they did instead:
“We had the service at the local registry office in the bandstand outside. Then, we went back to our place where we’d put up a gazebo and some skeletons. We had our first dance to ‘Life Eternal’ by Ghost at the bottom of our garden. Everyone got merry from our shed pub called Gooch’s Bar (it is the weird bit between our workshop and the garage)! Speeches were read and we toasted with mead served in horns! It was beautiful.”
AWESOME Gothic Wedding Wear
Here’s what the couple told us about their alternative wedding wear and the unique ways they sourced it:
“For my black wedding dress, I actually sent my measurements to a company I found on eBay with the reasonable expectation that it might not be great. When it arrived, it fit perfectly so I was very pleasantly surprised. It was only about £100 but it was exactly what I wanted. We did a lot of DIY because there is not a massive amount available for weird weddings. I was determined to wear horns on the day so I got a plain set and customised them myself.”
“Being a tall and larger gentleman, I struggle to find interesting clothes that fit me, so I ended up buying a pirate shirt from an online fetish store! I’d originally ordered a custom kilt from Etsy in black and pink to wear on the day, but my dad offered to buy a traditional wool kilt in the family tartan as a wedding present, so I went with that! I wore magpie feathers in my hair as it’s Jodie’s favourite animal and it matched the feathers on her headdress.”
Gothic Garden Wedding - The Best Bits
Jodie and Jason told us about their favourite parts of their gothic garden wedding:
“My favourite part of the day was jumping the broom in the little woodland outside my mum’s bungalow. When we couldn’t get married on Halloween 2020, we had a handfasting ceremony there, so it was special and so much fun leaping around in a big frock and boots”
“My favourite part of the day was seeing Jodie walking towards me at the ceremony. We’d been waiting over 2 years to get married, and I had no idea what she was going to be wearing. When I finally saw her, she looked more beautiful than I could have imagined, and I’ll remember that forever.”
Personally, we’re loving how badass these family photos are! Both the lovely couple Vicky Dubois Photography really smashed it!