Check the blood-splattered groom at this zombie walk wedding

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The Offbeat Bride: Candice, massage therapy student and full-time Mom

Her Offbeat Partner: Greg, security guard

Location & date of wedding: Waterloo Park petting zoo, Waterloo, ON — October 18, 2008

What made our wedding offbeat: We planned the entire thing in two weeks, and executed everything on a miniscule budget, covering ourselves in blood and gore and joining an already public event — the beginning of the Waterloo Zombie Walk in Waterloo Park. The few little details were DIY, and we skipped the majority of tradition, including invitations and a reception.




Our biggest challenge: Family!

Originally, we were planning a somewhat offbeat wedding that would fulfill our family member's ideals, but still be an expression of our lifestyle, and love for each other. After reading “Offbeat Bride” the book, I spoke to Greg and we decided that we didn't have to do what everyone else wanted, and just did things our own way.



We made phone calls to immediate family and a few friends, letting them know the when and where, and left it up to them to decide if they wanted to be a part of our celebration done our own way. The people that were dissaproving and causing problems all opted not to come.


My favorite moment: Showing up to the park, with my tattered, torn, stained and blood-drenched groom, and seeing this crowd of strangers stop and stare as I looked into my grooms eyes filled with love (and a few tears).


My advice for other offbeat brides: If you want something bad enough, don't let anyone talk you out of it. Just remember that this day is YOURS. YOU are the one who will have to look back on this day for the rest of your life; you will always have your love for each other, but the images and memories are the ones you can cherish and share. I'd rather remember a happy day filled with my own personal ideas, than a cookie-cutter ceremony that is planned for me.

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Comments on Check the blood-splattered groom at this zombie walk wedding

  1. Braaaaaaaaaaains! Translation: I love this! Zombie walks are tons of bloody fun! I can't imagine how fun a zombie wedding would be! How wonderful. I hope the bride and groom have grow old and rot together!

  2. This made me grin from ear to ear!
    I am SO PLEASED someone actually did this! I LOVE zombies.
    whatever makes you happy i say! and clearly this fit the bill for these two 🙂 congrats!

  3. My husband is going to be SO envious when I send this to him! Good job on sticking to you guns and doing your own thing!!

  4. Thanks for mentioning dis-approving family/friends! My fiancee and I are experiencing this issue and it's the pits. We're trying to just do our thing and say we don't care, but it's hard. Thanks for sharing your extremely cool pics and sensible advice!

  5. This is amazing! I've lived in Waterloo all my life, and have been to that petting zoo many a time. Too bad I wasn't there on zombie wedding day!

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