A Saskatchewan couple tied the knot on Halloween in a yard filled with terror, skeletons and the undead.
Bride Jessica Schuette said it made perfect sense to get married on Oct. 31, a date suggested by groom Matt Vanin.
“Our entire house is filled with skulls. Everything that reminds me of Halloween is basically in our house,” she said.
“I just love the day, everything about Halloween and Friday the 13th is a good omen day for me.”
The new bride said she loves anything dark and creepy, and was thrilled to get married in a Halloween-themed yard.
The yard belongs to marriage commissioner Ari Avivi, who’s been collecting decorations for more than a decade.
Avivi said he married a couple in his yard last year, so for 2017, he and partner Darla Bolin thought it would be fun to set up an undead wedding scene on their property.
“We have a skeleton bride, a skeleton groom, a skeleton officiant — we’ve got a collection of undead guests,” Avivi said.
The marriage commissioner said Schuette and Vanin’s wedding request was not all that unusual in his experience. And besides, he had a great time decorating.
“There is a flaming torch walkway that they will walk up, too if the wind will allow us. It brings them up to the front door,” Avivi explained before the ceremony. “A great big inflatable arch they pass through, we have an animatronic butler that meets them at the door.”
The couple had originally planned to marry in Mexico for the Day of the Dead, but couldn’t get flights on time. They said they’d be flying down later this week to hold a larger celebration.