For those of you who have never heard the story of Lizzie Borden, you are in for a treat. That is, if you consider really gruesome and ghastly stories a treat. Many of you probably know the nursery rhyme "Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks."
Lizzie Borden Murder Story
Lizzie Borden was the daughter of a wealthy man named Andrew Borden, who owned several textile companies, including Globe Yarn Mill Company, Troy Cotton, and Woolen Manufacturing Company. As Lizzie grew up, tension between her and her parents began to grow and grow.
On the morning of August 4th in 1892, Andrew and his wife Abby, Lizzie's stepmother, were found murdered in their home.
Abby was found to have been struck on the side of her head with a hatchet, and then the murderer delivered 19 hits to the back of her head.
Andrew Borden was placed on the couch, and had been struck around 10 times with a hatchet-like weapon. One of his eyeballs had even been split into two, which tells us that he might have been asleep when he was attacked.
The police were not very thorough with their investigation, and although Lizzie Borden behaved with a too-calm demeanor and changed her story every time she was questioned, Lizzie was eventually acquitted. She lived her remaining days in a nearby town called The Hill, where she was ostracized, as many still considered her the horrific murderer.
Fit for a...Wedding?
I wouldn't exactly consider this story romantic in any way, but for this couple, nothing is better than solidifying their love in a house where two people were murdered.
Tori and David Avery, who are both into all things creepy and spooky, wanted to celebrate their love with a wedding in a haunted location, and what's more romantic than the Lizzie Borden house?
The self-proclaimed "horror nerd" couple even rented out the entire house for their close family and friends to stay.
Tori and David even thought to recreate the death scene, which, I suppose, is eerily romantic, yeah?
Congratulations, Tori and Avery! You win for having the most memorable, as well as scariest, wedding your guests will ever attend.
Hope you drive off into the night and live creepily ever after!
[Source: Thought Catalog]