In keeping with the season, it's time for our weekly Offbeat Halloween wedding!
Her Offbeat Partner: Mike, Fire Arms Instructor
Location & date of wedding: Holiday Inn Select, Trevose, PA — October 31, 2008
What made our wedding offbeat: We tried to make the day about the two of us, our love, and Halloween all at the same time.
We got married in a hotel, had pumpkin place cards, black and white everything. We had a life size motion activated skeleton bride and groom. We were introduced to the song, “Crazy Bitch.” We had a shoe cake cutter and skelton bride and groom cake topper and I wore neon blue high heels.
Our biggest challenge: Our biggest challenge was keeping it fun and romantic and very “us” without it turning into a big Halloween party where we just happened to get married.
Our solution was to keep some “traditional” items for the actual ceremony. For example, while we had a female judge marry us, black rose petals laid out by our twenty-one-year-old male cousin, wearing a cape and a black and white decor — we still had my dad walk me down the aisle, did a unity candle and kept the skulls outside of the ceremony room.
My advice for other offbeat brides: Be true to yourself and stick to your guns. Yes, some people might not think that outdoor Halloween decorations belong at a wedding, but it's your wedding, have it how YOU want it.
And I found that photos help when trying to explain your “vision” to family members 😉
Enough talk — show me the Halloween wedding porn!: