Beverly Hills, CA, June 2

When tattoo artist extraordinaire and make-up mogul Kat Von D first met musician Leafar Seyer (of the cholo-goth band Prayers) 14 years in the past, she knew their paths would cross once more sometime. “We remained kindred spirits,” says Von D. “[But we] didn’t change into romantic till we performed collectively throughout his final tour.” Quick-forward to current day, and the soulmates have cemented their bond in a fantastical, crimson celebration. Their gorgeous marriage ceremony ceremony started with company stepping onto the thick vegan fur carpet of an all-white, carnation-adorned room—decked out in 12-foot inverted crosses and white vegan-leather furnishings. The Beverly Hills Lodge ballroom was additionally reworked into an extravagant, blood-red fantasy with scarlet cave partitions and a rose-covered ceiling. Twin contortionists wrapped in latex bodysuits carried Von D’s delicate pink veil as she moved about in an identical robe to satisfy Seyer.

“The vibe was absolute love.”
Wedding ceremony planner Michele Fox Gott

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The venue
The long-lasting Beverly Hills Lodge, positioned on town’s storied Sundown Boulevard

The décor
Von D’s aesthetic imaginative and prescient? Phantom of the Opera meets Dante’s Inferno.

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The music
Von D serenaded Seyer with a soothing rendition of Nick Cave’s “Into My Arms,” which she sang whereas enjoying a cherry-red grand piano.

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The cake
A dramatic pink velvet fortress cake adorned in gold leaf and spiretopped towers—impressed by Von D’s ancestors’ fortress in Europe—with footage of the bride and groom projected onto a display on the fortress door’s entrance in lieu of a standard cake-topper

The proposal
Seyer shocked Von D by showering the toilet ground with roses and carnations. He dropped to his knee and introduced platinum rings engraved with the phrases “en vida y en muerte” that the 2 had designed themselves.

The items
The couple requested donations to certainly one of Von D’s favourite animal-rights organizations, Animal Equality, in lieu of conventional items, elevating greater than $20,000. In flip, company have been gifted with a particular Kat Von D Magnificence vegan lipstick—in glamorous black with shimmering gold flecks—crafted only for the event.

The honeymoon
Von D and Seyer spent their honeymoon staying in, studying books on house births, and “consuming scrumptious vegan dinners” in a French-style château near California’s beautiful Yosemite Nationwide Park.

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The menu 
Hors D’oeuvres
Heirloom Tomato Tartare
Petite crispy pastry cone, basil, and aged balsamic-infused tomato

Veggie Sushi Rolls
Cucumber, carrot, avocado, and fluffy white rice

Blue Tacos
Blue corn tortillas, chipotle, potatoes, Casamigos Reposado tequila, and avocado mousse

Vegetable Spring Rolls
Crisp spring roll wrapper, mélange of spring greens, and a sweet-spicy dipping sauce

Potato Croquettes
Yukon Gold potatoes, contemporary herbs, vegan cheese, and charred onion-chive dip

Crispy Coco-not Shrimp
Coconut-coated vegan shrimp with a spicy peanut sauce

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FIVE-COURSE DINNER
Spicy Corn Empanadas
Chipotle masa, potato relish, and cilantro

Farmers’ Market Salad
Mâche, heirloom child beets, citrus supremes, and pickled shallots in a mango French dressing

Brentwood Corn Tortellini
Hearth-roasted corn, peppers, leeks, creamy vodka sauce, and sautéed greens

Harvest Roast
Mini vegetable-seitan roasts, toasted marshmallow-topped candy potato gratin, and glazed

Brussels sprouts drizzled with Thai basil syrup

Stone Fruit Croustade
Flaky pastry, candy cashew cheese, assorted stone fruit, candy blackberry coulis, coconut cream, and mint oil

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Maya Gottfried is a relationship skilled and the creator of Vegan Love: Courting and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal.

Photograph credit score: Look Fotografia

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