Tom and Melissa’s Sailor Moon Cosplay Wedding.

I met Tom and Melissa at a wedding fayre in 2016 where they told me all about their wedding. When they explained that it was a Sailor moon cosplay wedding, I’ll be honest, I had no idea what they were talking about. Once I got home after the fayre though, I googled it and found out that not only was Cosplay huge, but Sailor Moon was too! Google it, you’ll see.

Tom and Melissa booked in shortly after and explained how they wanted their day to go. The more they spoke about it, the more I got excited about shooting their wedding. All of the costumes were made or customised between themselves and their friends, they looked amazing. Their wedding was held at Clearwell Castle so this was a first Cosplay and Clearwell wedding for me.

Tom and Melissa love doing what they do, you can see it in them both when they talk about Cosplay. They just wanted to enjoy their day whilst dressed as their favourite characters and surrounded by friends. I have to say, it was a bit different from any other wedding. Walking into Bridal preparation and seeing Melissa and all of the bridesmaids in character was surreal at first. Tom and Melissa also had a costume change for the evening and looked fantastic together. You could see that a lot of effort had gone into their wedding and they were rewarded with an amazing day.

Their wedding day was so much fun to capture, with all of the characters around. I wouldn’t hesitate to cover another Cosplay Wedding. Clearwell Castle is also a beautiful venue too, which made for a fantastic backdrop to the day.

Venue – Clearwell Castle

Cake – Cake Aspirations 

Dress – Vivienne Atelier