I had heard of the Halo Wedding months earlier on a geek blog and knew this was prime Ehell material. My deep disdain for theatrical wedding themes where the bride and groom become role-playing characters is longstanding and resolute. Marriage is a profound commitment and should not be entered into lightly or frivolously. So, when the bride and groom don costumes and stage make-up, one wonders who exactly is uttering the vows of marriage…Skeletor or John Smith?
As you’ll see in the video, neither the bride nor groom assume a role and the entire wedding party is very traditional. What makes it a Halo Wedding is the appearance of troopers as ushers and the officiant is the Halo character Master Chief. The processional music is undoubtedly Halo music which makes it sound like funeral dirge. I wouldn’t even attempt to describe it as “hauntingly beautiful”. It’s just plain creepy and depressing. And I challenge anyone to watch the following video of the ceremony and tell me you did not experience extreme cognizant dissonance watching a video game character conducting a serious wedding ceremony.