Bold red! Kat Von D's celebrates wedding to Rafael Reyes in unique and goth spectacular fashion

The makeup mogul looked spectacular wearing a bright red, ruffly, pregnancy-friendly gown with a custom-made veil and cape.


                            Bold red! Kat Von D's celebrates wedding to Rafael Reyes in unique and goth spectacular fashion

While most brides and wedding parties go for the typical all white and all pure theme, a handful will attempt to do something different and untraditional on their wedding day. Tattoo artist Kat Von D's wedding to musician Rafael Reyes was a true goth style one and was absolutely perfect. Back in February, the couple had a surprise wedding ceremony but now they went all out with a lavish marriage and a reception to follow it up.

Kat decided to share pictures of the whole gothic wedding affair for her fans and followers to see. Starting with the invitations itself which were a skull and the anti-cross with gold calligraphy text written on the back of it. The invitations were nicely packed in a black box. It is reported that Kat did her own calligraphy. 

Kat Von D and Rafael Reyes (Source: thekatvond, Instagram) 
Kat Von D and Rafael Reyes (Source: thekatvond, Instagram) 

The theme of the day according to what is embossed on her wedding invitations, seems to be "en vida y en muerte," or "in life and in death." The color of the day was bold bright red which was reflected right down to her dress. The gown was custom-designed by Adolfo Sanchez. 

The gown suits Kat perfectly and fits her goth-y vibe. The color of the gown, red, symbolizes luck and auspiciousness in some culture so it was totally apt for the wedding. For all those who know Kat, it was a given that her wedding would be anything but the usual white. Her wedding gown also includes a romantic cathedral train, a mind-blowing veil, and ruffles.

Kat Von D and Rafael Reyes (Source: thekatvond, Instagram)
Kat Von D and Rafael Reyes (Source: thekatvond, Instagram)

Von D is also currently expecting a son with Reyes and took to Instagram to post her thoughts on her impending wedding. Before the wedding, Von D even shared a close-up photo of three scarlet carnations tied together with a velvet ribbon and wrote a very touching and heartfelt caption.

"Such a beautifully emotional day today. Tomorrow, @prayers and I will have our wedding ceremony for our close friends + family. This has been the sweetest, most stress-free experience where we continuously [sic] fell in love with each other all over again with each day counting down."

"This is a photo of 3 carnations that our dear friends @majestyblack brought us tonight after our rehearsal and soundcheck. Red carnations are @prayers favorite flower, and the 3 represent him, me, and our sweet baby boy we are adding to our family. All I can say right now is that I am so grateful for my dear friends, and for my sweet husband. ❤️" 

During the wedding, the couple said their vows on a heart-shaped platform under a rather dramatic canopy of blooms. The Beverly Hills hotel had been transformed to suit the mood and vibe that the make-up mogul wanted on her special day. Apparently, she also sat down at the piano and serenaded her love. 

The tattoo artist and the Prayers singer started dating around 2015 when they were first spotted on each other's social media. Kat was previously married to fellow tattooist Oliver Peck, from 2004 to 2007. She has also been engaged twice previously, first to West Coast Choppers CEO and reality persona, Jesse James in 2011 and later to DJ Deadmau5 in 2012.