Vintage Goth Meets Glam Heavy Metal…with a Pinch of Glitter: Amberly & Gabe

December 19, 2011

Amberly & Gabe’s September wedding was held at the Bakersfield Museum of Art. A Rock n Roll wedding to the core, music played a huge part in their day. “We are music lovers and the cocktail hour music was a custom list of electric violin covers by Ms. Jennifer Spingola,” the bride told me. “The music over dinner was provided by the Vitamin String quartet featuring our favorite songs. These included versions of Sweet Child of Mine, Stairway to Heaven, Rocking in the Free World, Purple Haze and November Rain. Our first dance was to an Adele’s cover of the Cure’s Love Song.”

The table names were also music inspired – the couple’s favoruite bands – and were made by the bride and groom themselves. “We photo-shopped the band logo and lead singer on to a 4×6 photo paper and framed them,” Amberly explained. “Other DIY details included the silhouettes of us which were made by a childhood friend. We transposed them on to canvas and displayed them at the reception.”

“We are lovers of classic rock, classic alternative and metal,” the couple concluded. “We wanted to capture what we love to do (go to gigs) and love to listen to (our favorite music). We wanted to express our creativity and love for all things rock. Our theme was ‘vintage Goth meets glam heavy metal with a pinch of glitter’.”

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Made You Look Studios
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, California
Reception Venue: Bakersfield Museum of Art
Bride’s Dress: Venecia by Maggie Sottero
Bride’s Shoes: Bakers Shoes
Bride’s Headpiece: DIY
Bride’s Jewellery: Plugs – Hot Topic, Necklace – FreshMetal on Etsy
Groom’s Outfit: Calvin Klein
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jasmine
Bridesmaid’s Accessories: creativecustomology on Etsy
Cake: Anamie’s Sweets
Flowers: All Season’s Florist- Bakersfield, CA
Hair: Kathy Chavez
Make Up: Heidi Hessler The Makeup Monster
Band: Jennifer “Spags” Spingola & the Vitamin String quartet
DJ: DJ Mike, Michael Broida – Bakersfield, CA
Stationery: Vicky Williams owner of Chic Invites
Caterers: NV Catering
Planner: Fairy Godmother Wedding & Event Co.