Aw yeah, it's Halloween week! Get ready for a big helping of tricks and treats with your romance. Today we've got glittery skulls, plush bouquets, and some cake demolition.
The offbeat bride: Kimberly, Musician and Library Technologist
Her offbeat partner: Brett, Writer and Financial Advisor
Date and location of wedding: Chicago Marriott O'Hare — October 29, 2010
What made our wedding offbeat: As part of our Halloween-themed decor, we included a Corpse Bride wedding cake, a Monster Book of Monsters groom's cake, a dessert table filled with Halloween-themed baked goods, Victorian-style table cloths, purple toasting goblets, giant glitter pumpkins, skulls, and masquerade masks.
Our entrance music was the theme to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and our cake cutting music was the theme to Dexter.
My bridesmaids and I posed in front of my mother's house alongside a giant inflatable Frankenstein holding cuddly, green, smiling Flubbers in place of bouquets.
Tell us about the ceremony: The ceremony was the most traditional part of the evening. The groom's father is an ordained minister and was our officiant. We chose not to do a church wedding, so it took place within the hotel, which made the event a little easier on our guests since no one had to do any traveling from a church to a venue.
My brother and my cousin both read poems selected by us. One of the poems was a Pablo Neruda one entitled “Perhaps not to be is to be without your being.” The music selection was also traditional.
Our biggest challenge: Walking gracefully in a long gown while wearing high heels and walking up an elevated floor for the ceremony without looking awkward.
My favorite moment: The ceremony, of course, because that's why we were there. And I also loved when the hubby and I finally got to sit down to dinner and just talk to each other after not seeing each other for a few days.
Finally, I relished the moment I was able to slip into gym shoes and dance, because as much fun as my Iron Fist Skull-themed heels were, I am generally not that graceful. Finally, the speeches given by our Maid of Honor and Best Man were really sweet.
My funniest moment: When attempting to cut the cake, we had not realized that there was a cardboard divider between the levels of the cake. So after a moment or two of wrestling with the cake I finally pulled out what would most accurately be described as a “chunk” that in no way resembled a complete slice.
Aside from that, watching my groom and his college buddies getting a little too excited on the dance floor when Lady Gaga and Ke$ha started to play, since they often pride themselves on their love of heavy metal music.
My advice for offbeat brides: Everyone is going to have opinions. Keep an open mind when others voice their thoughts, but stick to your guns when you feel strongly about something. And on the day, go with the flow, because stressing out is no fun and it does no good to worry.
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- Photography: George Street Photography
- Bride's shoes: Iron Fist Skull-themed heels
Comments on Kimberly & Brett’s Corpse Bride and Flubber glam Halloween wedding
I love this wedding. The Corpse Bride elements, the groom’s cake, the comfortable shoes for dancing, everything. Congratulations!
Flubbers, Monster Book of Monsters cake, the Corpse Bride cake topper & table details, love everything!! Congrats!!
I love love love that you guys came in to the Buffy theme (I’m actually wrestling with the idea of having the Giles/Buffy song from “Once more, with feeling” as my father/daughter dance…). Plus, you really are a truly beautiful bride! You’re stunning! /creepy
“Corpse Bride” and “Flubber”? That’s one heck of a pairing! Looks like it was an absolute scream!
Where did you get the corpse bride cake toppers? I’m looking for them for my wedding. The decor looks fantastic btw
I purchased the Cake Toppers on Amazon through a third party seller.
This all looked amazing! Amazing theme and it looks like it was just so much fun. Buffy, Dexter & Corpse Bride?! 3 of my all time favourites! Oh, and congratulations!
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