Karen & Chris' spooktacular Halloween wedding #Real Weddings: Southern US#costumes#fall weddings#halloween#holiday#kentucky#orange dress#secular#tattooed bride#tattooed groom#tim burton Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Oct 30 2014) Offbeat Editors 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! 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. 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. 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." 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. Our 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. 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. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photography: Jace Lightman and Christian Cole, Dreambox Louisville Studios, Jace Lightman Photography Venue: MillaNova Winery Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! PREVIOUS 9 must-haves for the scary-awesomest Halloween wedding food spread NEXT A Dia de los Muertos wedding for the whole family Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] That dress! That cake! Those flowers! Squeeeeeee! Reply 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! 😀 Reply What is that awesome fondue and how do i get it!?!? Reply 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!! Reply 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. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.