George & Joshua’s wedding at The Workshop & Loft has all those subtle spooky and slightly gothic vibes that just go hand in hand with an autumn wedding. When asked to describe the vibe of their wedding day the couple said, “We wanted our day to be relaxed and intimate with an autumnal, slightly spooky, vibe.” That’s exactly what they got! With mini pumpkins on their wedding cake, tarot card inspired signage and stationery created by Recommended Supplier, Birdhouse197, an iconic song from Buffy The Vampire Slayer (one of our fave TV shows ever!) and luxe green and blue velvet suit jackets, these two grooms totally nailed the spooky vibe. Of course, credit is due to the amazing Recommended Supplier, Shutter Go Click, who is responsible for capturing this gloriously gothic wedding day. 

LGBTQI+ same sex wedding at The Workshop and Loft with gothic styling and best women

Do not feel obligated to stick to all the usual wedding traditions. Being a same-sex couple, we felt less pressure to conform to traditional expectations, so it enabled us to exclude certain elements we weren't bothered about including. We didn’t walk down the aisle separately or have all speeches performed during the wedding breakfast, etc. 

George & Joshua

The Workshop & Loft Wedding Venue

Finding the wedding venue was the starting point for George & Joshua. As a shell, The Workshop & Loft is gorgeous with a natural vintage and rustic feel. It is set over two floors with plenty of interesting dark nooks to explore. The owner of The Workshop and Loft is also a florist, so the flowers and foliage only amplified the vibe the couple requested. Reds, oranges and ochres made up the main colour palette for this autumnal gothic day. As part of the venue package, George & Joshua were able to sneak off for half an hour and have photos taken in the florist shop below the venue. This enabled the grooms to recharge with one-on-one time. The resulting photographs are some of the couple’s faves from the day. 

Wedding Order of The Day

George & Joshua embraced the unconventional and actually split their wedding day into three parts, so they could have the best of both worlds. The couple really wanted an intimate ceremony with just their parents and closest friends present. Following the ceremony, the second wave of guests arrived for welcome drinks, the wedding breakfast and the groom’s parent's speeches. Finally, the third wave of guests arrived in the late afternoon for more welcome drinks, the best women’s speeches and both of the grooms’ speeches before they danced the night away to the most iconic bops. By splitting up the wedding day, the grooms felt like they did things their way without making any guests feel like they'd missed out on all the fun. 

Pumpkin cake decor, velvet suit jackets, tarot card inspired signs and stationery make this wedding a gothic dream!

We walked down the aisle together to 'Wild Horses' covered by The Sundays. A very subtle nod to our shared love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Our first dance was to 'August' by Taylor Swift. However, as we didn't want an extended dance on our own so at our request our DJ cut it halfway through with a record scratch. This made way for the iconic line of 'It's Britney Bitch' to boom through the speakers and everyone joining us on the dance floor for 'Gimme More' by the incredible Ms Britney Spears. 

George & Joshua

If you loved George & Joshua’s spooky wedding, you have to check out this gothic real wedding at Parley Manor. With a black wedding cake and coffin signage it gives serious Wednesday Addams vibes. For this gorgeous couple, their wedding photographer, Shutter Go Click, was a total show stealer. George & Joshua said, “He made us feel at ease, he made us laugh and he gained our trust instantly - the results were truly magic. We look back at these photographs all the time and still get goosebumps.” Are you looking for your perfect wedding photographer? You can take a look at our Recommended Supplier directory and all the questions you should be asking your photographer to ensure you’ve got the perfect match. 

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

Featured suppliers

Venue: The Workshop & Loft | Photography: Shutter Go Click | Food: The Pizza Trail, So Toasted | Florist: Flowers At 180 | Stationery & Signage: Birdhouse 197 | DJ: Nicole Keri | Decor: Neon Moonlight | Favours: RSPB Charity Badges | Grooms' Suits: Twisted Tailor, Xposed London

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