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All we are saying, is give ZOMBIES a chance!

Posted in Events with tags , , on Monday, September 14, 2009 by nightmarewedding

We may be waist deep in wedding-planning, but it doesn’t mean that we’re not going to devote time to some zombie fun! We are, after all, the Zombies here! We’ve been obsessed with everything zombie for a while now, and what better time to geek out zombie style than to participate in the annual zombie walk! 2009 is special for zombie fans because there are TWO zombie walks this year! The first one just happened this past weekend and we wasted no time in breaking out the fake blood.

This time around, we decided to take advantage of the heat (as zombie walks usually take place in the cold mid-autumn weather) and go as one of our favourite celebrity couples: John and Yoko*.

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It wasn’t that much of a stretch.  I was asian and Mr. Zombie looked freakishly like John Lennon anyway. All it took was a white bed sheet, some makeup and fake blood and the result was this:

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Yes, this is what we like to do for fun on a Saturday afternoon.

I can’t imagine getting tired of the zombie walk. The shuffling, the gore makeup, the themed costumes… hell, I can see us doing this when we’re 80 with walkers! As Mr. Zombie and I got engaged during one of these annual zombie walks, this event will always be extra special. Can’t wait for October 24th for the second zombie walk, two years after Mr. Zombie popped the question and one week before we tie the knot!

*And no… we don’t care if Yoko may have broken up the Beatles. They were a cute couple, damn it.

Going to the Movie Theatre, going to get maarriiieeddd!

Posted in Venue with tags , , on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 by nightmarewedding

It all started as a farfetched fantasy– a joke, if you will. “Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if we got married in a movie theatre? Dude, that would TOTALLY make sense!” 

I mean, we did try. We looked at posh venues that used to be movie theatres and art galleries that had screening rooms in the back. Those lame attempts were axed  because they were either too expensive, or in the latter case, the event manager was a douchebag. I mean, it worked out for us in the end. We found a pretty cool gallery space to hold our wedding anyway. So died our dream of serving popcorn at our ceremony. 

It wasn’t until an innocent inquiry from our good friend and bridesmaid, Ramona* that triggered the dream again: “so, why AREN’T you getting married in a REAL movie theatre?”

Good point. We hadn’t really looked at real movie theatres before. I guess it was because we figured that all the cool independent movie theatres in the city would be completely booked on Halloween. With the Rocky Horror screenings and the cheesy horror movie marathons, how would they ever squeeze in an hour for a geeky wedding ceremony?

“It doesn’t hurt to ask, ya know,” Ramona said with a shrug, “I mean, you know the people at that movie theatre you’re always in.”

She did bring a good point. In the past few months, Mr. Zombie and I had been actively participating in a shadow cast troupe** that was in the process of becoming a monthly-ran tradition at a particular independent cinema in the city. As a result, we had been very much in the loop of the hip-happenings of that theatre and had been working hard with the managers to promote their events. Even before this opportunity fell onto our laps, we were ALWAYS at this cinema watching movies.

bloor002Mr. Zombie and I with our friend and makeup artist extraordinaire during an annual horror/cult film festival. Mr. Zombie and I had passes. We lived off of Red Bull and candy that week.

It was also in front of this theatre that Mr. Zombie proposed to me after the Annual Zombie Walk in 2007. This theatre had a lot of history for us. Besides, doesn’t this interior just beat any stuffy church?

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Our hearts were set on it. While figuring out shadow cast-related logistics with the theatre manager yesterday, I casually popped the question, “so… err… can we hold our ceremony in your theatre for Halloween?”

“Dude, that would be AWESOME!” 

Yeap, the theatre manager was really stoked about the idea. We still have to work out a few logistics, but for the most part it looks like the Zombies might be tying the knot on the same stage they perform in, and in front of the same screen they showed their film in, inside the theatre they got engaged in. Pretty freakin’ sweet!

 

 

* Ramona isn’t her real name. I just thought she’d want to be named after Ramona Flowers of awesome graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim for the sake of this blog. Her husband and our groomsman would now be henceforth referred to as Scott.

** This is probably the main reason why we neglected to further plan our wedding in the past few months.