You may now bite the bride

Blaise DeBoursiere and Rocky Goldhawk ready for their gothic themed wedding
Blaise DeBoursiere and Rocky Goldhawk ready for their gothic themed wedding
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For these two gothic sweethearts it was a case of love at first bite.

Blaise DeBoursiere and Ricky Goldhawk, from Barn Meadow in Bamber Bridge, will tie the knot with a bit of a difference this week.

The pair, who met on Valentine’s Day two years ago, will don fangs, blood red satin and skeletons instead of flowers when they say ‘I do’ at Chorley Register Office on Friday.

Blaise, who sells gothic clothing and accessories online, said: “It is going to be a little alternative to say the least.

“I am a gothic clothing designer, so everyone expects me to be a little outrageous, so that is exactly what we will be doing.

“There will be clothes from Dracula and my groom is going gothic with a top hat and fangs.

“I love being creative, and Rocky is a biker through and through, but he is doing this just for me.”

Blaise’s alternative bridalwear will also include a three-foot long bouquet made from hands from skeletons, dolls heads, and ivy.

She said: “Everything I’ve found to put on it I have.

“My two bridesmaids will also have arms and legs hanging out of their bouquets.”

The pair met two years ago at a fund-raising event.

Blaise said: “I was enjoying a girly single life when I went to this event I had heard about through a friend online. I was chatting to a friend and in walked this guy.

“That was to be the end of my single life as I knew it. I turned to my friend and said, ‘I’m going to end up marrying him’.

“He had the same feelings but we tried to ignore each other for months.

“I had been single for nine years and neither of us were looking to get into a relationship but we couldn’t get each other off our minds and in the end that was it.”

The couple, who are their 50s, are bound to get a few stares when they tie the knot on November 4.

“But despite the spectacle, they want to it be a small affair.

Blaise said: “We do want to keep it fairly low key. We have about 30 people coming to the wedding and most are dressing as bikers and goths.

“We don’t want a massive affair, just something nice and cosy for close friends and close family.”

The love birds will enjoy a reception at The Pines Hotel after Friday’s ceremony.

“We wanted to get married on Halloween, but it was already booked,” said Blaise. “The first kiss might be a little difficult with our fangs in. “Maybe we could just go for a bite on the neck instead.”