Businesses help couple with Halloween wedding after Goretorium closes

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Businesses help couple with Halloween wedding after Goretorium closes

By Michael Lopardi. CREATED Oct 31, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Instead of "trick or treat," a couple says "I do" on Halloween night.

Lindsay Nield and Brian Moon tied the knot on Thursday. But the bride was not wearing white and the minister appeared from a coffin; clearly, this was no ordinary wedding.

"To end up with this it's just perfect," said Nield, whose mother walked her down the aisle. "It's literally perfect."

The Halloween-themed wedding almost didn't happen. The couple is from the United Kingdom. They paid in advance to marry at the haunted house themed Goretorium on the Las Vegas Strip. But court records show the Goretorium filed for bankruptcy over the summer and closed in early October. 

The news quickly turned the dream wedding into a real life nightmare. The couple was left scrambling for other plans. After appearing on Action News, several businesses from around the Las Vegas Valley donated time and services to make the wedding happen.

"It really makes us feel good. That's what Vegas is about," said minister Jimmy McNamara, who donated his time to officiate over the ceremony. "We're the wedding capital of the world and we're just kind of proud to be able to say we helped them out a little bit."

The Grove on Al Carrison Street in the northwest donated the venue space. Michelle Curran from Mitchies Munchies donated the cake that included a sweet, yet eerily accurate rendition of a human heart at the top. Others stepped forward to take pictures and video.

"The fact that everything looked perfect and everyone's been so nice and helpful, and then to see her walking down the aisle listening to the music, I almost went," said groom Brian Moon. 

The couple and their family plan to spend a few more days in Las Vegas before returning home.