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Zach and Rachel's wedding in Canton, Ohio had a Friday the 13th theme including DIY centerpieces with broken mirror pieces, black umbrellas hanging on the stage over the live band, black cat licorice, and they got married under ladders that Zach and his father made. With so much faux bad luck, it has to be good! Rachel made all the kusudama flowers for her awesome bouquet out of a book titled Rachel that she found at a used book store in the romance section. Amore Studios clued us in to the awesome details of this wedding and we love it!

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Comments on Superstitions abound at this Friday the 13th wedding

    • I am getting married on Friday, June 13, 2014. We originally wanted a horror movie themed wedding, but i absolutely love this idea of all of the superstitions for Friday the 13th!!!

  1. I’m getting Married in Canton in June! (Actually in the picture with the duck sculpture my church’s spire is hidden by the grooms head!)

    This has given me some really good ideas to take advantage of my city’s very janky down town.

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it was a destination wedding (or describe as such on the blog). I wonder why they went to Canton?

    • Hello Jess, I believe they said it was a destination wedding due to the fact they (our photographer and his wife) were from Seattle, WA along with a lot of the guests for our wedding. Out of our 150 guest that attended 60% were from out of town so we were the destination in this case. Haha. We met Bryan at my sister-in-laws wedding in Seattle when she had a beautiful Day of The Dead theme wedding.

  2. I love this! We are planning on having a superstition party every year our anniversary (June 13) falls on a Friday. That ladder arch is the coolest. Your tattoos are beautiful, by the way!

    • Lol At first I thought to myself “that’s an awesome idea, we should do something like that!” until I realized the 31st can never land on a Friday the 13th. I should probably get some sleep -_-

  3. i LOVE the ladder idea AND the umbrellas! i’m suppose to capture a “circus” style wedding, but the opted out of the umbrellas (sad face)….i just love the idea of that decor and little things like that make it super fun!

    • Thanks, I just went on youtube and typed in magazine flowers. I figured out how to make them into a bouquet myself as apposed to just a table arrangement. They take some work depending on how many you want to make so its a project I would make some time for.

  4. Thank you to everyone for the sweet comments, I am honored Offbeat bride did this for us since I found inspiration for my wedding through this site!

  5. Do you know what is so amazing about this, especially the ladder-altar? This is essentially a giant “challenge accepted” to your whole married life. Like, “oh, okay, we’re getting marriws under an unlucky altar, and youed on an unlucky day – just TRY and mess with us, fate. Just fucking TRY us.”

    Some people would look at it and see bad luck, but I think you guys look at it as overwhelming optimism – and I love it!

    • Thanks NC73, We did in fact see it that way! We actually had a good amount of skeptics in our family because of some bad luck that has actually happened on Friday 13ths in the past. To us it was a way to make it something positive and gave us a fun theme! I did ask my husbands best man break all the mirrors I needed for my center pieces though haha.

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