Happy Real Weddings Wednesday, everybody! Today, we’ve got a wedding that’s just to-die-for (literally!). We’re celebrating Lisa + Eric’s beautiful and unique ‘Til’ Death Do Us Party!’ ceremony, complete with skeletons, black lace gowns (courtesy of The Bridal Box), and more. Happy Wednesday, and happy reading!

Bride smiling over her shoulder at the camera.

Tell us a little about you and your beloved.

Eric and I met online dating during COVID! We had a lunch date the one week where restaurants in Sacramento opened up before re-closing with another spike. We fell for one another fast, moved in together fast, bought a farm together, booked a wedding venue before he proposed and had a blast the entire way. We fell in love with each other’s quirks, (BIG) laughs, and our shared love for Halloween and all things spooky! It wasn’t a tough choice to know that we wanted a Halloween themed wedding! It was so fun to plan and we went with the theme ‘Til Death Do Us Party’!

Bride and groom holding hands behind a tree for their first look.

Bride and groom holding hands in front of a tree for their first look.Bride and groom holding hands in front a tree for their first look.

What was the best part of your wedding day?

We both felt like our favorite part was the ceremony. The ‘F’ bombs in the vows! We are big fans of adult language and when my husband made sure to include it, I loved every minute! It made it so special, and surprising and US! We each had some BIG laughs during the other’s vows. Having loved ones prepare and officiate the wedding made it extra special. We also choreographed a dance with each other (in our living room!). Neither of us can dance or had any experience, so we watched a lot of YouTube and tried to make it our own. It was really fun to get to execute it the day of! However, making the dance and practicing each night for the last month was one of our favorite wedding “chore”!

Photo of the venue with the aisle leading to the altar.

Bride looking over her shoulder and llaughing Bride and groom kissing at the altar. Newlyweds dressed in black walking down the aisle together.

What else would you like to share about your big day?

I loved every minute of our themed wedding! Picking something that we both loved that we were able to geek out over during the planning was so special to each of us. The wedding was a blast (of course) but I was surprised over how special and fun the planning was for each of us. It really reinforced our bond and ended up being as special as the wedding.

Bride and groom's party all smiling for a group photo.

Bride and groom smiling with a skeleton decoration.

What advice would you give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?

Borrow what you can! We got to borrow Halloween decorations (which was so fun!) but I was surprised how many people had everything we needed! It was a fun way to cut costs and connect with friends (even people who didn’t attend!). Definitely don’t stress over the small stuff. If it won’t matter in five years, don’t give it more than five minutes!

Bride smiling at groom as he plays a claw machine.

A sign that says "Til Death"".

Spooky themed wedding cake.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?

 We’re very fortunate and had a better time than we ever imagined! I think I would’ve tried to get better sleep the night before for sure! Plan ahead and take a sleeping pill or something because I was surprised at how wired I was trying to catch those z’s! We also didn’t get a videographer, which is okay, but it did make me wish there were some more moments captured! Oh, and bringing back up contacts! I cried during the ceremony and my makeup clouded my lenses! Ha-ha! Good thing our theme was Halloween themed because my eyeballs looked like zombie eyes by the time it was photo time! And the last thing was the venue insisted on some “us” time, but we wish we would have had more time with our guests! We have forever together and we feel like we missed out on a lot of the party!

Bride and groom dancing in black and white.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Morgan Alanna Photography used with permission.

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