Wed­ding guests in for a Hal­loween treat

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Kelly Bell

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.”

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