Kat Von D has revealed that she and her fiancé DeadMau5 — real name Joel Zimmerman — are planning to have an underwater-themed wedding.
The 31-year-old tattoo artist, who was previously engaged to Sandra Bullock’s ex-husband Jesse James — who, incidentally, had his own wedding just last month — told People that the August 10 wedding ceremony would take place before 200 friends and family members in Los Angeles.
Von D said the decision came from the couple’s mutual love for H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Call of Cthulu.” The L.A. Ink star said the ceremony will be “the furthest thing from traditional.” Her dress, she said, will reflect the underwater theme.
“It will have a sleek silhouette and include hints of iridescent teals, blues and deep violet ombré gradients,” Von D said. She has tasked Falguni and Shane Peacock to make the gown, which her fiancé will help design. “I didn’t know the dress was supposed to be a surprise,” she added. The High Voltage Tattoo owner said she isn’t worried about superstitions or the fact that she’s having an unconventional wedding.
“Being with Joel is the only thing that feels more natural than tattooing,” she said.
Her 32-year-old fiancé added, “Our wedding is merely a celebration of that love and commitment we live in already.”
The couple became engaged in December of last year after Deadmau5 proposed on Twitter. Using his love’s full name, the Canadian music producer tweeted:
I can’t wait for Christmas so…. Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me? @thekatvond twitter.com/deadmau5/statu…
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) December 16, 2012
Von D responded with an emphatic, “YES!”
This is the first marriage for Deadmau5, and the second for Von D, who was married to fellow tattoo artist Oliver Peck from 2003 to 2007. She began dating Jesse James in 2010, and the two became engaged in January 2011. By July, they had split up and, a month later, they announced that the engagement was back on. However, the couple broke up for good just a month after that. James became engaged to drag racer Alexis DeJoria, daughter of entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria, in 2012, and the two married on March 24 at her father’s estate.
Von D waited a year after her break up with James to begin dating Deadmau5, and they broke up in November after only two months of dating. They then became engaged a month later with Deadmau5’s Twitter proposal.
What do you think of Kat Von D and Deadmau5’s under-water themed wedding?