Candice & Greg's Zombie Walk Wedding #Real Weddings: Canada#autumn#ontario#outdoor#park#zombies July 3 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride 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. Enough talk — show me the crazy zombie wedding porn: Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Questions from you: Strangest weddings, what inspired me to start OBB, what I regret from my wedding, and more! NEXT Lucy & Travis' Color Saturated Amusement Wedding Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] 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! Reply 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! Reply 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!! Reply 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! Reply i cant help but humm Thriller while look at these pics Reply 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! Reply I think they might be the coolest couple EVER 🙂 Reply My fiance and I were JUST talking about this. LOVE IT! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.