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Another weekend, another royal wedding behind us — goth royalty, that is. Tattoo artist, former reality TV star, and beauty mogul Kat Von D married musician Rafael Reyes (a.k.a. Leafar Sayer of Prayers) this weekend.
Von D and Reyes were officially married back in February and have since announced that they are expecting their first child, a boy. But on Saturday, the pair held a formal ceremony and reception for family and friends that was exceptionally on brand for Von D.
The bride wore head-to-toe red, in a veil by Adolfo Sanchez and a gown and horns(!) by Majesty Black. The whole ensemble was very Maleficent-meets-Lydia-Deetz-marrying-Beetlejuice in the best way possible. Von D loves to be the red focal point and requested that guests wear all black, according to Revelist.
Winona Ryder’s character from Beetlejuice, Lydia Deetz, was not explicitly mentioned anywhere as an influence, but there is a connection, perhaps subconsciously. Von D tattooed the character on the calf of Steffanie Strazzere, a makeup artist who is part of the Kat Von D official Artistry Collective.
In another reach (by me) to pop culture adjacency, this red wedding also had a bit of a Game of Thrones vibe to it. The couple had a “bloodline sigil” made that incorporates her name, Von Drachenberg, which means “dragon of the mountain,” and Reyes, which means “kings.” I mean!
5 MORE DAYS UNTIL OUR BEAUTIFUL WEDDING. @prayers As some of you may know, my full last name is: Von Drachenberg [which translates to: “Dragon of the Mountain” or “Dragon Mountain” in German]. @prayers last name is Reyes, [which translates to “Kings” in Spanish]. We wanted to get our very own bloodline sigil designed by @aaronhorkey himself, and he came up with this amazing preliminary sketch that truly encompasses me and @prayers matrimonial bond. If I didn’t already have my throat tattooed, this would definitely go there. Instead, we are incorporating into different elements of our upcoming wedding - including the satin slippers @natachamarro has designed for me [gold embroidery shown in slide 2]. #envidayenmuerte
In a final nod to Von D’s roots and business, her brand had a special lipstick made to hand out as wedding favors, featuring a black base with gold glitter flecks.
How amazing is my @katvondbeauty team?! They made us our very own WEDDING LIPSTICK!! This one-of-a-kind black lipstick with large flecks of gold glitter will not be for sale - and instead will be given to each of our guests that are attending our wedding as a keepsake from @prayers and me. Thank you @katvondbeauty family for making this for us! [song: “pagan poetry” by bjork] #envidayenmuerte
Winona, in all her incarnations, would likely approve of all of this. Congratulations to the happy couple!