Sunday, August 29, 2010

A ghoulish Halloween wedding

Andrea Watson and Eric Widner decided to elope to the historic, haunted French Quarter in New Orleans on Halloween night 2009. Nicole Nichols of Nicole Nichols Photography chronicled the wedding (see photo to left and slide show here).

The couple exchanged vows in the French Quarter Wedding Chapel, where they participated in a tradition of spearing a dollar bill with their names to the chapel ceiling, joining hundreds of other dangling bills from couples before them.

The ceremony was followed by a celebratory parade through the French Quarter to the chorus of tourist cheers, a stop by the historic Jackson Square and an end at the St. Louis Cemetery, final resting place of the famed "Queen of Voodoo" Marie Laveau.

More traditional bridal shots were replaced by the newlyweds donning skeletal Mardi Gras masks and stalking around the centuries-old tombs. In lieu of a reception, Watson and Widner exchanged their gown and tux for Halloween costumes and rang in their nuptials among the spirits as a vampire and pirate wench -- a fittingly ghoulish end to an elopement in one of America's most haunted cities.


Nicole Nichols Photography said...

Thanks for featuring this ghoulish wedding, it was a blast to photograph and happy to share the images!

Cindy said...

Great images Nicole!

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