CHITTENDEN - On Oct. 31, Sarah Vogelsang (aka - the Bloody Bride) and Jay Card (aka - the Gruesome Groom) exchanged vows in front of approximately 150 attendees at Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden.
Sarah, a resident of Burlington, is office manager and puppeteer for Kids on the Block Vermont during the day, and is a freelance photographer by night. Jay, also a resident of Burlington, is currently working for the Howard Center while finishing his master's degree in psychotherapy. Both Sarah and Jay are among the founding members of Burlington's Green Mountain Paranormal Society.
Their love of the strange, abnormal and horrific brought them together, so it was only natural that Halloween was the day for their unconventional, untraditional, spooktacular Hallowedding.
To call the wedding ceremony untraditional was an understatement. After making the journey to the resort, guests (who were encouraged to come in costume) witnessed a ceremony to long remember. The Bloody Bride, in her elegant custom made red dress, was joined by her deathmaids; while the Gruesome Groom was supported by his GRUEmsmen, headed by the best madman.
Following the ceremony and vow exchange, guests were welcomed into the Hallowedding reception. It was there that they experienced all the horrific delights Sarah and Jay had planned for them. A haunted house cake, horror-themed belly dance performance, fire spinning, and trick-or-treating from table to table were just a few of the elegant yet twisted spectacles that awaited the costumed crowd.
Anyone looking to find a traditional white wedding should have stayed away from spooky Chittenden on Halloween.