Married in Hell

Catherine Greene was admittedly a little nervous when she said “I do” to fiance Nicholas Doubleday during a Halloween-themed wedding ceremony in this unusually named hamlet. “It was her idea,” Doubleday said. “When I asked her to marry me, she said she wanted the wedding in Hell.”

The bride, a registered nurse, was dressed in black and wore vampire teeth during Tuesday’s nuptials. She walked down the lantern-lit, pumpkin-lined aisle in cadence with a funeral dirge instead of the “Wedding March.”  

The groom, who hopes to become a history teacher, was a knight clad in 80 pounds of armor.

“I will have these wonderful memories forever,” Greene told The Ann Arbor News.

It was the second such ceremony at John Colone’s Hell Village Chapel, a tiny building that stands behind his Screams Ice Cream & Halloween Store.

“This is great,” Colone said. “I love the joy and the laughter we can bring into people’s lives.”

The maid of honor, Terri Dunham of Oceanside, Calif., was dressed as an angel in white. Greene’s bridesmaids were dressed as medieval princesses.

“Having the wedding here totally makes sense,” Dunham said. “I’ve known Cathy since we were in sixth grade and she’s always been extreme and offbeat.

“Everyone wants a special and unique wedding. This will be a great story to tell to their grandchildren.”

Greene and Doubleday met in 2003 in Alaska, where she was going to college and he was in the Air Force. Their ghoulish wedding day was their third trip to Hell together.

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