During the first annual ZomBCon of 2010, Casey Russell and Nathan Patrick Dooley decided to tie the knot and say their vows. The bride dressed in a blood-stained white dress and the groom’s guts were spilling out of his stomach. With a crowd of fellow zombie enthusiasts looking on in awe, their marriage was ordained by Bruce Campbell, cult movie star and zombie slayer.
“You know that things will not always be easy in your relationship … you will occasionally find yourself stumbling on your path together unsure of what lies ahead,” Campbell told the couple. “But there will always be one thing in your life that you can count on, one thing you will both seek out relentlessly, and one thing that will consume you both, and that one thing is – brrrains. … Ah, I’m sorry, I mean love.”
Once the ceremony was over, forty other married couples, who were also dressed as zombies, had their marriage vows renewed. Some may say this is kooky or strange, but I say it’s heartwarming to see two individuals share their love for the undead. It clearly shows just how much the zombie culture has influenced our society. From zombie walks and a statistical analysis of a zombie apocalypse to an official zombie apocalypse emergency plan and detailed zombie costumes, our culture has become fascinated with the world of the undead.
As a parting note, while searching around for other popularized zombie weddings, I stumbled across this zombie wedding invitation:
Nothing brings a couple together quite like a swarm of ravenous undead.