NFL Player DeAngelo Williams Had a Walking Dead Wedding — See All the Gory Details!

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A bridal party covered in blood and acting as lifeless corpses? Sounds like an absolute wedding-day nightmare in most cases. While most brides would probably shut down a request to dress like a zombie on their wedding day, DeAngelo Williams' wife is the exception to the rule. Risalyn Williams showed her true love for her husband (and SciFi) when she agreed to honor his Walking Dead wedding wishes — and have the entire bridal party play the part. The NFL player and his wife hosted a Walking Dead-themed wedding last month in Tennessee — and have the (gory) pictures to prove it.
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The 33-year-old football star got married on Saturday, July 23 at the Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee. There, they created a zombie-themed wedding based on the hit TV series, US Weekly reports. "I'm a huge Walking Dead fan," he explained in an interview with ESPN. "I wanted to do engagement photos of us being chased by zombies and we didn't have time because it was during season and we didn't have the opportunity, so [my wife, Risalyn] was like, 'How are you going to pull that off?'" Surprisingly, the bride didn't need to be convinced much further to have a gory bridal party aesthetic based on the comic book series-turned-television show. "He didn't have to convince me," Risalyn shared with the sports network while wearing full zombie makeup in her wedding gown. But, the bridesmaids' opinions were a different story. "He really had to convince the bridesmaids, and then he said they had to do it because they're bridesmaids." Groomzillas, take note!
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So while most brides and grooms are sweating for the wedding, these two decided to "bleed" for it. They hired professional makeup artists to transform the entire wedding party into walking corpses, complete with mangled faces and blood. "It's a time for us to laugh and say, 'Ha, you look goofy,'" he said. "It gives us a chance to step outside our comfort zone and put on our acting skills, whether we possess them or not."

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The result? A wedding day filled with zombie-walks, running, screaming, and fake blood, to many wedding videographers' dismay (or excitement). ESPN was there to cover the event, and in the video, Williams is seen running from his bridal party, who are already zombies. The short film takes you through several scenes from the big day, with the bride and groom eventually turning into zombies themselves — quite the happy ending in Walking Dead world.


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Growing up, the football star loved horror movies — and once Walking Dead came about, he grew obsessed with the post-apocalyptic TV show. "It is a dream come true," Williams told ESPN of his wedding day. "What makes it even more magical is not only did I become a walker, I became a husband." Instead of all the feels, we're experiencing all the squeals — such a gruesome-yet-happily ever after story.

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We have so many questions, but here are the main ones: What do zombies eat for dinner? Are children allowed at the reception (because we can imagine they'd be pretty freaked to see a zombie bridal party come through)? And the most important one: Where do zombies honeymoon? Watch their entertaining wedding video, below!


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