It was a case of Romeo and Ghouliet when a March couple tie the knot in a cemetery on Halloween

Gothic wedding of Mark and Charis Randall at graveyard at St john's church in March, Picture: Steve

Gothic wedding of Mark and Charis Randall at graveyard at St john's church in March, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

For some it would be a grave concern but for a March couple it was a dream come true when they made their marriage vows on Halloween in a cemetery attended by bridesmaids on broomsticks.

Gothic wedding of Mark and Charis Randall at graveyard at St john's church in March, Picture: Steve

Gothic wedding of Mark and Charis Randall at graveyard at St john's church in March, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

After two years of planning Mark and Charis Randall arranged the spooktacular day filled with everything to make it their perfect wedding in the grounds of St John’s cemetery in Station Road, surrounded by 100 guests in Victorian gothic outfits.

Underneath a crumbling archway they exchanged rings in a ceremony officiated by a “priest” who had written special themed vows.

The pair had their official marriage at the town’s registry office two weeks earlier but their real day was spent in a ceremony mirroring their favourite rock horror film, The Crow.

Railway engineer Mark, of Queen Street, said: “It took almost a year to finalise the paperwork to get permission from Fenland District Council to use the cemetery.

Gothic wedding of Mark and Charis Randall at graveyard at St john's church in March, Picture: Steve

Gothic wedding of Mark and Charis Randall at graveyard at St john's church in March, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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“It was worth all the hard work, it was like something out of a film set.

“We saw the Halloween wedding in the film three years ago and just turned and looked at each other and said, let’s do it.

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“The guests have been amazing, they have all gone to town with brilliant outfits, all in the black and red theme. We are so lucky to have such great friends who all went to town to make our day so special.”

The bride arrived at the venue in a gothic carriage pulled by black horses wearing black feather headdresses.

Gothic wedding of Mark and Charis Randall at graveyard at St john's church in March, Picture: Steve

Gothic wedding of Mark and Charis Randall at graveyard at St john's church in March, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

She was attended by bridesmaids Abbie Green, Elise Panks, Karen Sears and Caroline Hayden who had broomsticks instead of bouquets.

The girls picked their way through the gravestones to get to the archway wedding venue where the bride was given away by her dad and the groom was given away by his son Luke.

The wedding party then made their way to the United Services Club where the room was transformed into a Halloween reception venue with black covered tables and chairs with pumpkins on tables, a coffin sweet trolley, black roses around napkins and candelabras covered in ivy.

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