Teri and Carson planned their horror themed wedding completely by themselves. They also handmade everything from the bride’s accessories (including her Slayer garter!) to all the flowers, and the stationery to all the reception décor. The wedding was held at the Orlando Science Center with the ceremony on the rooftop and the reception down with the dinosaurs!
“Our inspiration was horror movies, and other things we both love like Freddy Krueger, Beetlejuice, Jaws, Godzilla and dinosaurs”, began the bride. “Our main goal was to make sure that the wedding had us written all over it.”
“We choreographed the whole ceremony with lights, fog and music, and each bridal party member walked down to a different song. The groom walked down the aisle alone to Slayer’s Raining Blood and I walked in to a string quarter version of Sweet Child of Mine. Our officiant read our vows from the Recently Deceased book from Beetlejuice and our wedding arch, which we also made out of foam, was inspired by Beetlejuice wedding arch. The gargoyle pillars were also homemade.”
“We played a video during the ceremony that had a montage of clips of us over the years. It was projected onto the wall of the building behind our arch. We also had a video of bats flying and the moon projected on the building wall before the ceremony.”
The DIY continued with pretty much every single thing at the reception being made by either the bride or groom. “We handmade 75+ candles, painted all the paintings and made the horror themed photo booth props. I made the shark head card box and the wedding favours which were jars from Michael’s filled with coffee with plastic skeleton parts inside! All the cards, signs, menus and favour tags were designed and made by us, and we printed out the movie posters to use as table names as well.”
“We had a Freddy Krueger inspired cake which we cut with Freddy Krueger gloves”, she continued”, and we took our wedding photos inside the bat exhibit with live bat. We also had Beetlejuice crash our wedding! It was a lot of hard work making an organising everything but seeing it all come together was the best part of the day.”