For the winners of Universal Orlando’s first-ever Halloween Horror Nights Wedding contest, “until death do we part” brought on a whole new meaning. April Richardson and Adam Cochran shared their special day with family and friends – and chainsaw weilding maniacs and other scary and undead weirdos.
The wedding took place on the steps of The Legendary Truth haunted house. Cold fog and the sounds of an eerie bridal march filled the air as April walked down the aisle. Frightening scareactors lurked throughout the ceremony as the bride and groom exchanged their vows. Once the couple was announced husband and wife, the wedding guests cheered as scareactors snarled and the sounds of chainsaws from the Chainsaw Drill Team erupted.
The newlyweds then boarded a hearse and rode to the wedding reception. The Chainsaw Drill Team escorted the hearse as it slowly processed through Universal Studios, followed by the wedding guests dressed in black cloaks.
At the reception, everyone enjoyed a three-tier cake decorated with spider webs and a skull cake topper. The entire wedding party then experienced the horror of Halloween Horror Nights firsthand.
Here are some clips of the horrific wonderful night:
April and Adam met six years ago in college and were engaged in May 2010 following his proposal in the arboretum at their alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Over the years, Adam, a pharmacist, and April, a graphic designer and aspiring writer, have celebrated Halloween much like many celebrate other major holidays – by sending out dramatic Halloween-themed photo cards of themselves, and holding annual Halloween parties and scavenger hunts. The self-described “quirky” and “creative” couple says that getting married at Halloween Horror Nights is a dream come true, as the annual event is their “holy grail of Halloween celebrations.”
Adam was born in Virginia and April was born in Connecticut. Both grew up in North Carolina and they currently reside in Vermont.
April and Adam’s wedding was the first of the new Halloween Horror Nights themed wedding packages now offered. Universal also offers customized weddings at more than 25 unique locations around the resort. For more information or to start planning a wedding, vow renewal or engagement, visit UniversalOrlandoWeddings.com or call 1-888-331-9108.
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights XX runs October 16-17, 20-24 and 27-31. This year’s event features all-new haunted houses, scarezones and live shows. For more information, visit halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando.