Friday, October 15, 2010

Exchange Wedding Rings in a Haunted House

Couples continue to find new, unique, and somewhat weird places to get married. Now Universal Studios has announced the first-ever couple to win their Halloween Horror Nights Wedding contest; April Richardson and Adam Cochran.


This lucky couple will exchange wedding rings during a Halloween styled wedding in what the theme park is calling their “Wedding of Horrors” ceremony. The vows will be witnessed by the couples friends and family, and the ambiance of the day will be helped along by a few “scare actors.”

The actual ceremony will take place in Orlando, Florida at one of the Halloween Horror Night’s eight hunted houses, where the couple will be greeted with cold fog. Instead of the more traditional Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”, Richardson will walk down the aisle to the sound of an “eerie bridal march.”

The “scare actors” job is not restricted to just greeting guests, they will continue to lurk about during the ceremony, and once the vows are exchanged a burst of chainsaws will rent the air to announce the union, much like a cathedral’s organ music, or the town square tower bells.

The procession of chainsaw wielding actors will lead the lucky couple to an awaiting hearse, where they will be whisked away to a reception. But however unusual the journey, some traditions  are sacred, and the couple will still have their wedding cake to share. This particular cake, also supplied by the park, will be a three tiered cake decorated with spider webs and topped with a skull.

As with all weddings, individuality and originality are key, and Richardson and Cochran definitely have found that in this ceremony. Although different wedding packages are offered throughout all 25 Universal parks, this will be the first “Wedding of Horrors” that Halloween Horror Nights have hosted.

No word on what the Bride and Groom will be wearing, but pictures and video will be posted on the theme parks website after the ceremony.

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