Based on the number of Facebook likes, y’all probably remember Samantha and her fabulous purple wedding hair. This is how she and her husband are doing today…
Name and occupation: Samantha — Makeup Artist
Partner’s name and occupation: Steven — Tattoo Artist
Our wedding profile: A creepy and elegant gothic wedding
To be quite honest, since our wedding, we have been living the normal everyday life! We have both focused a ton on our work and trying to advance our careers as well as customizing our house to our own style.
Our house includes a Disney Haunted Mansion-themed living room, a Bates Motel bathroom, and a Horror-themed family room (to name a few). Collecting items and decorating our many themed rooms has been quite a long and exciting adventure.
As for right now, we are so thrilled to announce that we are expecting a baby girl December 23rd, 2013! We are beyond excited for her to arrive and to start our little family.
Looking back all these years later, what do you remember most about your wedding?
Definitely all the music! I walked down the aisle to the “Bridal March of Doom” from the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland. Our guests were served dinner to different Horror movie theme songs. And we entered our reception to the sounds of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. We will definitely never forget that!
Although this was not the music played during our ceremony or reception, it’s a cool little video our videographer put together…
Did you re-purpose any wedding decor or attire?
Surprisingly, not as much as you would think! We reused our custom urns (courtesy of my amazing mother-in-law) in our Haunted Mansion room.
The arbour we were married under is now located in our front yard! And I definitely wore my Swarovski Bordello’s again! I had the fanciest shoes at my work Christmas Party!
What big challenges have you faced? What have you learned from them?
Thankfully for us, the first year was really not that bad! I expected us to fight all the time and want to kill each other on the daily. There were a few nights I was “sleeping on the couch” but we have always vowed to never go to bed angry at one another, and if it took three hours of talking through the problem, we would do it.
I would say one of the most difficult times we have had to go through since our marriage would be the loss of our unborn child earlier this year. We were so excited to be pregnant but unfortunately lost the baby to Trisomy 18. I am a true believer in things happening for a reason so we will leave it at that.
I asked Steven what his thoughts were on the above question. He answered that he learned to always stick by each other’s side through issues, especially in regards to family. We are one, and my issue is his issue.
How do you keep your romance alive?
We enjoy a lot of the same things. Movies, collecting, music, traveling around Southern California (especially in the ’54 Chevy). We are always doing something. I can honestly say I do not think I will ever be bored.
We aren’t the super romantic type. You won’t find candlelit dinners at my house. We have a total love-hate relationship. Our friends and family think it is hilarious how we argue like crazy but are head over heels in love with each other. I say, who doesn’t like a good argument? That may just be the Gemini in me.
What advice do you have for newlyweds?
HAHA can I get some tips for the above question!?
Like I mentioned above, never go to bed angry at each other! Come to a compromise on the issue before going to sleep.
We totally went through the budgeting thing — we have it all figured out now but it took a good month to find what was right for us. My advice is to be fair and live within your means.
When it comes to housekeeping, be fair as well. In today’s world most of us need two incomes. In that case, the household chores should be equally divided.
As my husband always says, I am his ride or die as well as he is mine. We would stick by each other through anything and having that feeling of loyalty is absolutely amazing.