Till death do us part – two actors got married in a haunted house for the ultimate Halloween-themed wedding.
Jaclyn Cooper, 26, and her husband Matthew, 27, donned creepy costumes and served spooky treats when they tied the knot at the horror-themed haunted house attraction, named the Fear Farm, where they work as actors.
The wedding was attended by guests who were dressed as iconic horror characters including Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Count Dracula.
The bride and groom were also dressed to kill, with Mr Cooper donning a Freddie Krueger costume and Mrs Cooper wearing a wedding dress inspired by the 2005 film The Corpse Bride.
Mrs Cooper said the wedding, which featured a cobweb covered cake, had been the realisation of a lifetime ambition.
She said: “I had planned my dream wedding from a young age.
“When I was 18, I started my first job at the Fear Farm. From the moment I started working there I knew it was the place I was going to get married.”
The couple first met on online in 2008 and instantly bonded over their shared love of horror movies.
After dating for just six months they became engaged. Mr Cooper joined the workforce at the Fear Farm shortly afterward.
Mrs Cooper said: “Matt proposed to me on Halloween in 2009. I instantly started planning for our wedding to be held where we worked.”
The wedding was held in little chapel in the middle of an erie corn maze, with guests from both sides dressed in scary costumes.
Mrs Cooper said: “My family and friends were all for it. They always knew I was going to have a Halloween-themed wedding and they supported us 100 percent.
“My husband’s family did not accept the idea for a long time and many of them tried to talk us out of it. We almost canceled the wedding multiple times because I was tired of everyone arguing about how we wanted people to dress in costume.
“Thankfully, once they knew I had my foot down and I was never going to budge on the idea, they became amazingly helpful.
“It was definitely a long fight to keep the wedding the way I wanted it but Matt supported me all the way.”
Mrs Cooper, of Phoenix, Arizona, encouraged others to pursue the wedding of their dreams – or their nightmares.
She said: “I wanted our wedding to be memorable for us, as well as all of our guests, and it was.
“Make your wedding stand out. There are too many normal weddings these days – same setup, same decorations, same locations.
“You want your wedding to be special, you want people to remember it. I know for a fact my friends and family still remember ours and that’s because we did our own thing.”
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