A Gothic & Horror Romance

Yu Photography

February 2, 2024

Inspired by Morticia and Gomez Addams, Nathalie and Rich wanted their Easter Sunday wedding to feature all their favourite things such as horror, alternative fashion and vegan food. They had a small budget of £7,000 but by stripping away a lot of the extras, they were still able to have the most beautiful day.

They also focused on making the wedding as ethical as possible, trying to avoid waste wherever they could. The bride’s dress was bought from a small boutique in Brighton and she wore secondhand Vivienne Westwood x Melissa shoes and white Dr Marten boots. Her jacket was gifted by a friend.

“We tried to buy second-hand or from small independent suppliers and craftspeople”, said Nathalie. “I am a singer of a wedding band and have attended hundreds of weddings, so had plenty of time to choose my favourite wedding traditions and the ones we wanted ignore! We wanted it to feel a relaxed and friendly day.”

Instead of a formal meal, they severed afternoon tea. The reception felt relaxed and intimate, exactly what they wanted. After they ate, Nathalie’s best friends’ band, Two Rose Blue, performed followed by Nathalie with her own band, The Spoils!

“It can be quite liberating to not follow the crowd and tradition in arranging your wedding”, Nathalie said. “We have had so many lovely comments from those who attended that it was the friendliest and chilled out wedding they been to. Plan the day that you want not what others feel you would want to have. If you want to drink tea and eat vegan burgers, then go for it. Nothing should stop you! Thank you to Rock n Roll Bride for inspiring us to be bold!”