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This 'American Horror Story'-Themed Wedding Is Hauntingly Beautiful

ALERT: Pepper was their ring bearer.
Michael Scola and Jordan Rodarte "AHS"-themed wedding was one for the books.
Michael Scola and Jordan Rodarte "AHS"-themed wedding was one for the books.

This couple just threw a glam Halloweekend wedding that puts those sorry pumpkin patch celebrations to shame.

One guest (on the left) dressed up as Denis O'Hare's "Hotel" character Liz Taylor. 
One guest (on the left) dressed up as Denis O'Hare's "Hotel" character Liz Taylor. 

Michael Scola and Jordan Rodarte, who tied the knot on Oct. 29, pulled off an impressive “American Horror Story”-themed wedding at the real-life Hotel Cortez ― a.k.a. the Oviatt Penthouse in Downtown L.A., where the exterior shots of the FX show’s fifth season were filmed.

“We’ve been fans of the show since the beginning and always have super themed premiere parties for every season at our vintage West Hollywood apartment,” Jordan told The Huffington Post.

Looking dapper, fellas! 
Looking dapper, fellas! 

Actress Naomi Grossman, who played Pepper in the second and fourth seasons of “AHS”, even served as the ring bearer at the ceremony. The couple reached out to her on social media, and to their surprise, she agreed to attend.

The grooms posing with actress Naomi Grossman who plays Pepper in the miniseries. 
The grooms posing with actress Naomi Grossman who plays Pepper in the miniseries. 

“She was a delight and having a cast member there really sealed the deal!” Jordan said. “She was a fan favorite.”

Other “AHS”-related details included:

Invitations featuring the same font used in the opening credits of the show:

Instead of escort cards, they put guests’ names on hotel tags attached to skeleton keys, which they displayed on an Art Deco butler tray.

The photo booth was filled with masks of various “AHS” characters including Lady Gaga as The Countess, Twisty the Clown and Pepper.

Some eerie photo booth fun. 
Some eerie photo booth fun. 

Each reception table featured a framed photo of a different classic horror movie character:

The reception tables were a nod to classic horror movie characters. 
The reception tables were a nod to classic horror movie characters. 

Guests were encouraged to sport 1920s, Gatsby-esque attire, and their wardrobe choices did not disappoint.

The guests in their finest flapper garb. 
The guests in their finest flapper garb. 

The couple landed on the “AHS” theme somewhat accidentally. During their search for vintage or haunted venues in the Los Angeles area, they came upon the Oviatt Penthouse.

“After Michael proposed to me and we started planning, we knew almost immediately we wanted a Halloween wedding,” Jordan said. “The ‘AHS’ thing came in once we chose our gorgeous Art Deco venue ― only to find out it was where they were filming ‘AHS: Hotel!’ That’s when we really went for it.”

The wedding cake is an Art Deco masterpiece. 
The wedding cake is an Art Deco masterpiece. 

The couple first met through work in 2010. Michael popped the question in August 2015 at the Versace mansion in Miami.

See more photos from their hauntingly chic fete below:

And watch their mock “AHS” trailer, filmed by Stevie Teran, here:

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