The engagement photo-theme of the couple was murder – as in, unlawfully killing another human being.
A Texas couple recently covered themselves in fake blood to take engagement photos in Zilker Park in Austin as part of their murder-themed wedding.
According to Shi Jarmillo and Patrick Reetz, murder is a crime, of course, but if you’re ever in need of hiding a body, having your best friend and the love of your life by your side is probably the best plan.
Jaramillo and Reetz didn’t want a “stereotypical” photo session like all the other pictures they saw posted on Facebook, so they decided to take a more nontraditional approach to the ritual.
The two met on OkCupid in 2014 and had photographer friend Asha Poyzer capture the engagement shots, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
“If you can’t trust your significant other to hide a body with you,” Jaramillo said, “then you probably shouldn’t get married.”
The Texas couple trekked through Austin’s Zilker Park with a “dead body” (a life-size doll named Jorge), fake blood and sharp knives to celebrate their engagement. They woke early the morning of the photo shoot to get the best lighting and staged it when many Austinites were out running. Somehow, they escaped the attention of the police.
“The fake blood we used was really sticky and uncomfortable,” Jarmillo said. “We found a small water fountain to clean each other off. I’m surprised no one called the cops.”
They are getting married on Sept. 11, 2016 because they said it was cheaper to book a wedding venue on that date, and cheaper for family to travel.
Horror film fan Shi, who works in telecommunications sales, said that they plumped for a theme that reflected their personalities, rather than a clichéd romantic shoot.