Karen & Chris' spooktacular Halloween wedding

Updated Mar 15 2021
 
Photos by: Dreambox Louisville Studios

Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange? It's our favorite week for spooky, gothic, and horror-themed weddings — it's HALLOWEEN WEEK!

Halloween Wedding
Photos by Jace Lightman and Christian Cole, Dreambox Louisville Studios, Jace Lightman Photography

The Offbeat Bride: Karen

Her offbeat partner: Chris

Date and location of wedding: MillaNova Winery, Mount Washington, Kentucky — October 31, 2013

Our offbeat wedding at a glance: I have been a Halloween fanatic my entire life and I really obsess over it. It's not just a holiday, it's a lifestyle for us. We were going for a Victorian/Halloween-themed wedding, with a little bit of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Hallowedding

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

Our flower girl tossed leaves instead of flower petals, while sporting an orange The Nightmare Before Christmas-themed dress. Our guests attended in costumes and we held a costume contest as well. Pumpkins, leaves, and candy were everywhere.

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

Tell us about the ceremony:
Chris and I are not religious and didn't want a religious wedding, so I searched for the most perfect poem to fit our quirkiness, while also holding a higher meaning for us. So our Justice of the Peace read Dr. Seuss' "Oh the Places You'll Go."

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

As my entrance song to the ceremony, I chose the instrumental tune of "Die my Bride" by Murderdolls (which was definitely a head turner!). As our exit song, we walked out to "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC.

Halloween Wedding

Halloween WeddingOur biggest challenge:
One of our groomsman didn't show up. At the last minute, after failed attempts trying to get a hold of him, Chris chose one of our good friends to replace him. The funny thing was that the guy who replaced our original groomsman shares his name.

Our new groomsman, Brandon, was dressed as Spock from Star Trek. Having Spock as a groomsman was pretty funny and it all turned out fine.

My favorite moment:
I definitely would have to say our first dance as a married couple was my favorite. Chris and I are not dancers, and we have never danced before.

We both almost had a panic attack trying to dance in front of all the people at our wedding, but we held each other tightly and kept telling one another "I love you" and "this is the best day of my life."

It made it very special for us.

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

My funniest moment:
At the time where we exchanged rings, neither of our rings would go on! We struggled to get them on while our guests just watched in silence. We giggled and laughed, and the guests did, too. Eventually we got them on and continued with the ceremony.

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

Halloween Wedding

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Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!

  1. Pardon my language but, Fuck YEAH! This wedding is nothing short of incredible. The COLOURS!!! The decor! THAT DRESS!! Love, love, love! Congrats Karen & Chris! 😀

  2. Beautiful! So many great details (fingernails, flowers, candles, repeating fall color leaves as well as pumpkins, gorgeous cake, the candle)! And that dress…So! Fantastic!!

  3. Ahh! I love all the Halloween touches. I had a Hallowedding too — it's featured somewhere on this site — in 2012. I got super squee-like over the custom Holland House Candle. I'm from Holland, Mi., (where they're made) and I used to work in the shop next door. On our breaks we'd stand around and watch the ladies make candles.

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