Some little girls dream of a fairy tale wedding.
Megan Apker had something different in mind.
Last November, Apker celebrated her nuptials with a Halloween-themed wedding, just another token of her attraction to the holiday.
Megan Apker, of Williamsport, stands outside of her home with some of the Halloween decorations she has collected.
Apker has multiple Halloween items inside and outside of her home, including these hands, at left, with tealights used at her wedding.
Shown is a skeleton cake topper on Halloween collector, Megan Apker’s wedding cake.
"I have probably six of those huge tote bins worth of decorations," Apker said of her Halloween paraphernalia.
She's been collecting Halloween decorations for nearly 10 years. Her collection features both indoor and outdoor decorations including skulls, skeletons, mannequins, black cats and holiday themed candles.
Currently, her decorations are on display at her home.
"I have three skulls with the black capes on and they're on sticks in the yard and they're LED and their faces light up. I think there's like four skulls connected to each other and they all light up. Skulls were my outside theme this year," she said.
"The centerpieces for my wedding were actually skull hands, and we just put little LED candles in them. So right now I have a fake grave with the skull head and then the hands, and then I used the hands to light the walkway up at my house," she added.
Apker recalls her fascination with Halloween beginning at a young age.
"You think a kid would be tortured by this, but my earliest memory of Halloween, I was probably about three or four, (and) my parents thought it would be cute to blow up purple balloons and safety pin them to me and send me trick-or-treating as a bundle of grapes.
"But always making ... costumes really got me into it, because you could really use your creativity and do whatever you wanted," she said.
From then on, Apker always had a fondness for the holiday.
As kids, she and her sister would decorate for Halloween by making ghosts out of tissues.
Her parents nurtured her creative side. Her father often would work with her to create Halloween costumes and masterpieces.
Even when it came to her birthday celebrations, Halloween was always the first thing on Apker's mind.
"My birthday is also in October, so even birthday parties were themed Halloween dress-up parties. And then when I got older, after we were too old to dress up, we would have horror movie marathons, always something Halloween related. But my birthday cakes ever since I was a little girl were always Halloween birthday cakes."
And of course, there's the matter of her theme-wedding.
"We're probably the only people that got married and their recessional song was 'The Monster Mash,' " she said.
Her husband, his best man, and his son, all wore vampire teeth for the wedding, and the couple chose a unique location for wedding photos.
"We did our wedding photos at Wildwood Cemetery," Apker said. "It's a huge cemetery and they have these really big mausoleums. That's where we did our wedding photos. Everyone does them at Brandon Park or some place floral. I'm like, 'Can we do them at the cemetery?' "
At this point, Apker can't pinpoint a favorite in her collection, but there is no such thing as too much when it comes to her decorations.
"I think I go through phases. I'm not partial to any certain (thing). Before it was the mannequins and now it's the skulls," she said.
"I was always asked, for Christmas and birthday gifts, What do you want? I want new Halloween decorations. That's always what I ask for. So really, anything goes."