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Couples have 'Halloween'-themed weddings at 'haunted' hospital

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Tony Moran, who played the original Michael Meyers, officiated.

- By Ann W. Schmidt | Fox News

Cassandra Winward, 48, and Hank Zientak, 51, from Philadelphia, were one of 12 couples who were married by "Halloween" actor Tony Moran at The Old Hospital on College Hill last month. (Danny Strakal of Dark Hills Media)

As fans of horror movies and Halloween, the couple was considering tying the knot on Oct. 31, 2022, they told Fox News. But when Winward saw a flier posted on Facebook about The Old Hospital weddings in September, she went home and immediately showed Zientak. Moran's officiating was the clincher.

"I was just like, ‘Why wait to get married on Halloween when we could get married by ‘Halloween?’" he recalled. "I said I thought it was a great thing, and we just made that decision right then and there to do it."

Grant and Kayla Butcher, of Chapmanville, West Virginia, had a similar reaction.

Grant, 39, told Fox News he saw the information on Facebook while he was at work and immediately told Kayla: "We have to do this."

He added: "I just thought it could possibly be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I wanted to take it."

Grant and Kayla Butcher, from Chapmanville, West Virginia, were the first couple Moran married at The Old Hospital in September. (Mark Anthony and Brittany Dean)

Kayla, 31, said that though she and Grant are "into spooky stuff," they hadn’t really considered incorporating it into their wedding until they saw the Facebook post.

"When that came up, we were just like, ‘We’ve got to do it,’" Kayla saiud. "We couldn’t pass up that opportunity."

The couple got engaged in May 2020. Like Winward and Zientak, they'd postponed their wedding because of the pandemic.

The delay ended up being fortuitous for the Butchers, Grant said, because they ended up being the first couple Moran married on Sept. 23.


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