Wedding guests in for a Halloween treat
Halloween will be alive and well today when KalgoorlieBoulder residents Steph Dean and Tyler Armstrong tie the knot.
Ms Dean will wear black for the ceremony, the 60-odd weddings guests will be in costume, and the reception centre will be decked out with skulls, skeletons and spiders as the pair celebrate becoming Mr and Mrs Armstrong tonight.
Together for nearly five years, the couple share a love of the “dark side of things” and when it just so happened that this year’s Halloween fell on a Saturday, they felt it was the perfect day to declare their love for each other officially.
Nervous and excited about her big day, Ms Dean said she was looking forward to sharing the same last name as her husband-to-be and their oneyear-old daughter Aniyah.
“Tyler and I have been together for nearly five years, so it’s huge because we will final- ly all have the same last name,” she said.
At first, Ms Dean’s relatives were a little unsure of her decision to wear a black wedding dress.
But once they saw her in the one she had chosen, she said they, too, fell in love with the idea.
“I always liked the look of a white dress with a puffy bottom and black tulle, but when I came of the change rooms (in the completely black) dress… it was just perfect,” she said.
“Once they saw that, they fell in love with it and so did I.”
Although the non-traditional theme may not be to everyone’s taste, Ms Dean said the couple wanted their wedding to be a fun and relaxed occasion they could share with their guests.
“We didn’t want a heavily formal day, we just wanted to have a nice, fun, casual day because that’s exactly how Tyler and I are,” she said.
“It’s going to be awesome.”