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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Skully Wedding: Steff's Heavy Metal Halloween Wedding

Steff and CDH outside the Freaky Forest, Spookers, Kingseat Hospital, Auckland

A new feature here on Wedding Skulls is the 'Skully Wedding of the Week' - this won't happen every week, but as often as I can manage. The Skully Wedding will be a feature-length blog post about a unique real-life wedding that draws it's inspiration from all the Wedding Skulls adores - gothic, punk, skulls and roses, heavy metal, rockabilly, dark elegance, and more. To kick off the series, I thought it might be appropriate to tell you about my recent wedding:

WHO BE YOU? We be Steff and CDH, from Auckland, New Zealand.

WHAT MAKES YOUR DAY A 'SKULLY WEDDING'? We decided on the theme 'heavy metal' which encapsulates everything we love - music, medieval and viking history, swords, horror films, gothic literature, skulls, and having fun with our friends - and the rest of the details fell into place. Our wedding venue was Spookers, an abandoned metal asylum turned haunted attraction. Our candlelit ceremony took place inside a multi-coloured circus tent, and we ate our banquet inside a blood-red hall, before we all romped through the haunted house!

The owner of Spookers made this hearse himself!

The 'Bogan' table in the banquet hall

An 'uninvited' guest

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING DETAILS: My dress - from Dress Of Your Dreams - which cost only $500 and I felt like a fairy queen. CDH's sword and cloakpin from Wulflund, the groomsmens' velvet cloaks, make by my mum, our awesome cake (made by a friend) lego cake-topper, the bridesmaids' lanterns and our Battleaxe registry pen.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: When I walked down the aisle to meet CDH, he looked like a fierce warrior with his cloak sweeping at his feet. He took my hands and his face lit up in this HUGE smile and tears rolled down his cheeks - I fell in love all over again :)

ANY ADVICE FOR WEDDING SKULLS?: A wedding is two things and two things only - a ritual to mark your union, and a celebration. Don't let yourself get caught up in anything else. It should NOT be stressful or a chore or debt-inducing - it should be FUN.

For more photos see my full write-up on my website and my flickr steam. More photos and inside information buried within the pages of the Halloween Wedding Ebook!

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Anonymous Amanda said...

Gergeous! I totally love that dress!

December 26, 2008 at 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Belle said...

I love how the colours in the tent match the wedding party. Was that an accident?

Your wedding looks amazing!

December 26, 2008 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger DeadmansLog said...

yes, yes, yes! I love it. Your wedding looks swoon-worthy. :)

Thanks for posting to Halloweddings!

January 15, 2009 at 5:21 AM  

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