Hi! I’m Sophie and I’m not the typical bride. Our wedding theme is Victorian Gothic, I’ll be wearing a black wedding gown and we will be getting married... View More

Hi! I’m Sophie and I’m not the typical bride. Our wedding theme is Victorian Gothic, I’ll be wearing a black wedding gown and we will be getting married at the historic (and haunted) Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts. Frank and I have two Australian Shepherds, and while we aren’t house hunting and wedding planning, we love attending metal shows and traveling.

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Non-traditional Brides
Sophie in Planning, on January 21, 2019 at 6:43 PM

Calling all non traditional brides, what is unique about your wedding?

Shariyahmom, Jan 19, 2020 92 1 1,130
Artificial/silk Flowers
Sophie in Do It Yourself, on August 27, 2019 at 6:59 PM

Just met with the florist and the amount they want to charge is unreal. Looking for good websites that sell authentic looking artificial flowers at a reasonable rate. We are looking to use bacarra and...

Laree's, Aug 27, 2019 5 3 103
Sophie in Honeymoon, on March 10, 2019 at 11:39 PM

Has anyone stayed at a Sandals Resort? If so, which one? How was your experience?

Ingrid, Mar 11, 2019 7 129
Reception Dress
Sophie in Wedding Reception, on March 8, 2019 at 6:32 PM

So I’m getting a custom made black wedding gown for my ceremony, but I wanted a dark red sparkly one for the reception. I’ll attach a picture of the ceremony gown but in white, as it’s being custom...

Sophie, Mar 9, 2019 6 290
Candy Bar Questions
Sophie in Wedding Reception, on February 22, 2019 at 5:27 PM

So I was thinking of adding a candy bar to the reception but is that something you need the venues approval for? I’m getting married at a hotel so all catering is through them. There’s nothing in the...

Kelly, Feb 26, 2019 4 81
Custom Jewelry/tiara Designers?
Sophie in Wedding Ceremony, on February 24, 2019 at 6:42 PM

Hey everyone! So I was looking for a designer for Victorian/gothic jewelry. I’ve looked through Etsy without a whole lot of luck. My wedding dress is black and wanted a black/red crystal crown/tiara...

Tiffany, Feb 24, 2019 13 82
Dream come true venue
Sophie in Planning, on February 18, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Frank and I have always wanted to get married at the historic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA. We stay there at least once a year and go to Salem at least 4 times a year. He actually proposed in Salem as...

Sophie, Feb 18, 2019 8 91
Which one?
Sophie in Do It Yourself, on February 10, 2019 at 7:37 PM

My FH and I decided to DIY the save the dates, as we are splurging with beautiful invitations. Honestly, I think STDs (I’m a scientist so this abbreviation sets me off a bit) are a bit overrated, but...

Rebecca, Feb 13, 2019 46 310
Wedding Hashtag Help
Sophie in Community Conversations, on February 11, 2019 at 8:48 AM

I’m having the HARDEST time thinking of a wedding hashtag and I’ve even gone as far as paying $20 on a website to get some generated. His last name is Soltys, pronounced Salt-is and it’s so...

Heather, Feb 11, 2019 5 63
Aisle Runner Advice!
Sophie in Wedding Ceremony, on February 7, 2019 at 6:53 PM

HELP I need some advice. So my FH and I have a gothic/Victorian Christmas themed wedding set for 12/18/2020. i need advice for what color aisle runner for the ceremony. Normally, I’d do a black runner...

Sophie, Feb 8, 2019 20 149
Engagement Photos
Sophie in Parties and Events, on February 3, 2019 at 3:24 PM

Just shot our engagement pictures today and we are so excited to see them! We opted for Hammond Castle in Gloucester, Massachusetts for a gothic vibe. Wnere did you all do your engagement photos? I’d...

Jasmine, Feb 5, 2019 13 107
Local Seamstress
Sophie in Rhode Island Planning, on January 24, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Hi everyone! So I ended up deciding to get a custom wedding dress made. What’s the best local place to go to get my measurements?

Officiallymrsj, Feb 4, 2019 3 25
How much have things changed?
Sophie in Family and Relationships, on January 28, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Hey everyone! How long have you and your fiancé been together? I just started going through pictures and it made me really happy to see how many memories we have made. Post the first picture you took...

Alyssa, Jan 29, 2019 35 332
How did you ask your bridesmaids?
Sophie in Planning, on January 25, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Hey everyone! How did you ask your bridesmaids and MOH to be a big part of your wedding? Did you do something simple and just ask, or did you do something fancy?

Sophie, Jan 27, 2019 33 184
Customized Dress Help!!
Sophie in Wedding Attire, on January 21, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Help! Trying to find a black lace wedding gown. I know it is completely non traditional but my heart is set. Most designers won’t dye their dresses. Do you guys know any designers who will?

Sophie, Jan 22, 2019 19 114
December Honeymoon
Sophie in Honeymoon, on January 21, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Our wedding is December 18th, 2020. We were looking for honeymoon ideas that don’t involve the beach. We love history and exploring, and can’t Stand sitting on the beach. Any ideas?

Sophie, Jan 22, 2019 14 94
Couples getting married on December 18, 2020 in Massachusetts
Sophie in Massachusetts Planning, on January 21, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Well I guess this is pretty cool. What are your venues?

Sophie, Jan 21, 2019 2 21
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