Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 December 2014

Deaded bliss for zombie newlyweds

Jennifer Jones and Rob Blackmore tied the knot in the UK's first zombie-themed wedding
Jennifer Jones and Rob Blackmore tied the knot in the UK's first zombie-themed wedding

A couple dressed as the "undead" have tied the knot in the UK's first zombie-themed wedding.

Horror fans Jennifer Jones and Rob Blackmore shuffled down the aisle after being transformed into flesh-eating creatures normally found in a Hollywood movie.

The couple, from Stockbridge in Liverpool, were able to take part in their dream wedding after winning a competition to mark the release of new zombie computer game, Dead Island Riptide.

Warehouse assistant Rob, 31, said: "Ever since I was a child in the 1980s and saw my first zombie film, I was drawn to zombies.

"When technology grew and computer games came out, the first zombie game I played was Resident Evil. From there it just escalated and I became a huge fan. I've never played a zombie game I haven't liked."

Jennifer, 27, said: "My mum wasn't even surprised. Everyday is like Halloween for me. She loved the idea."

Asked whether she had ever dreamed of a white wedding, Jennifer replied: "It was never going to be like that. We wanted to get married on Halloween anyway so it was always going to be a spooky, creepy, weird wedding."

Organisers gave an open invitation to footballer Luis Suarez to attend the ceremony after he bit Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic during a Premier League match on Sunday.

But Jennifer said she would have "tackled him and bit him first" had the Liverpool striker turned up for her big day.

More than 250 people gathered for the unorthodox ceremony at One Mayfair in central London. The couple had entered a Facebook competition to win a zombie wedding organised by the makers of the new game Dead Island Riptide.

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