When you think of a Christmas elopement, you're probably imagining all the things that come with a winter wedding. Snow, mistletoe, Christmas tree lights, red and green everything! When Katherine Dupree shared a December elopement she officiated, we fell head over heels in love with the couple's unique celebration. Sarah and Jake had a quirky alternative twist to their Christmas elopement with spooky chic goth details. And wait till you see the venue where they had their intimate ceremony!
Let's see their spooky chic Christmas elopement!
We'll let Katherine describe this couple's adorably on-theme meet cute:
When Sarah and Jake met for their first date, Sarah made sure to arrive early and to bring the one item she always brought on a first date: a book called The Poisoner’s Handbook.
She nonchalantly placed it on the table without making mention of it, as she always did, to see how her date would react. It was her test, her way of knowing whether this person would take her as she is (in her full quirky, offbeat glory) or whether it’d make them uncomfortable.
Some dates would eye the thing with fear. Others would ignore it entirely. But when Jake sat down to meet Sarah for the first time and saw The Poisoner’s Handbook, he said, “Cool, what’s that?” with genuine intrigue and delight.
Ten years later, Sarah and Jake eloped at Boxcar Barcade in Greensboro, positively glowing with the happiness of two people perfectly suited to each other. And of course, their goth Christmas-themed wedding was chockfull of quirk, cheesy Christmas lights, goth glam, the glow of vintage arcade games, pizza, and bundt cakes.Dupree Weddings, Gatherings & Rituals
We love how they incorporated the Poisoners Handbook into their Christmas elopement! That's how you add spooky to the holiday season!
We are totally digging the black wedding dress at this Christmas elopement!
…Who needs stereotypical Christmas elopement mistletoe when you can have a white floral bouquet complement your gothic wedding look?
A few Christmas trees and Christmas lights make a lovely minimalist chic altar.
Just look at the way Jake is smiling at Sarah…This is the Christmas magic we love to see!
Donning a black veil at your Christmas elopement = VIBES.
Is there anything more romantic than sharing your vows among the glow of Christmas lights? BRB, just shedding happy tears for a sec…
Ready to see the quirky venue where they celebrated their Christmas elopement?
Who's down to have a champagne toast and play some tipsy skeeball?!
A Christmas elopement at a barcade just screams fun.
Barcade = bar and arcade. The perfect combination.
White dahlias, black birdcage veil, AND a black wedding dress?
We're OBSESSED with how Sarah and Jake incorporated this minimalist yet chic gothic glam into their Christmas elopement!
Thanks for showing us how a Christmas elopement can be spooky chic!
Who says spooky and goth glam weddings are just for October? Check out our archive of goth weddings to see all the unique ways you can say “‘Til Death Do Us Part.”