A “vampire” couple had their teeth sunk in a new event planning company that specializes in “out of the box” celebrations after throwing their own gothic wedding almost four years ago.
Logan and Daley South, who previously received media attention for their polyamorous vampire lifestyle, have found a niche with their unique company in Austin, Texas.
‘No request is too strange for us. Everything that deviates from the norm is our specialty. Anyone who wants a little extra “oomph”, we are the people to talk to, “Daley, 32, told Barcroft Studios.
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Talent: Logan and Daley South, a polyamorous “vampire couple”, have found a niche with their event planning company that specializes in “out of the box” celebrations in Austin, Texas
Perfect pair: the company is divided between ‘Dead South’, which specializes in goth and vampire elements, and ‘South Weddings and Events’, which focuses on more traditional event planning
‘We work a lot with the alternative scene and the gothic community and we do everything from bachelor parties and bachelor parties to the couples walking down the aisle.
“A wedding is the most important day of our couple’s life. So if the stakes are so high, it is really important that you do not crumble under pressure. “
They have already thrown a ‘nerd-themed’ wedding with a ‘Star Wars’ cake, an outburst in Miami with a giant dancing robot and a gothic wedding in a penthouse in Las Vegas.
Daley, who also acts as a model and practices witch, studied event planning at the university. She graduated in 2012 and started her relationship with Logan the same year.
Logan himself already threw goth and vampire theme events in Austin, so the combined skills of him and Daley formed the perfect foundation for their now thriving event company.
Big day: Daley is pictured getting ready for the wedding she and Logan had planned for their friend and fellow vampire Roxanne and her partner Ian
Business venture: they have already thrown a ‘nerd-themed’ wedding with a ‘Star Wars’ cake, an outburst in Miami with a giant dancing robot and a gothic wedding in a penthouse in Las Vegas
To make it work: Logan said that he and Daley are “the perfect pair”, and noted that she is “meticulous” and he is the “quiet” and “logical”
‘We have merged our efforts a bit and have started club events and things like that. And soon people came to us and said, “Oh, what kind of events are you doing? Can you do weddings?” Daley said.
“I was like:” Well, I haven’t really combined the two worlds yet, but I wouldn’t want to do that at all. “”
The company itself is divided between ‘Dead South’, which specializes in goth and vampire elements, and ‘South Weddings and Events’, which focuses on more traditional event planning.
“Daley and I are the perfect pair. She is the meticulous, almost neurotic, who ensures that every detail is taken care of and leaves no stone untouched, “Logan said, 32.
‘I am the quiet, logical person who can sometimes be a bit too relaxed. But the energies between the two of us come together and we are unstoppable. No one has seen weddings or events such as the way we do things. “
Big day: Logan ruled the marriage of Roxanne and Ian, which was held at the historic Neil Cochran House Museum in Austin
Memorable day: “I don’t think we could have asked for a more beautiful ceremony than we had,” Roxanne said
Ready for everything: Logan and Daley plan everything from bachelor parties and bachelor parties
Logan, who also runs a vampire making company and has a girlfriend named Mari, is particularly passionate about the events with more mature themes that he likes to plant.
“I specialize in the bachelor party,” he said. “You give me the opportunity to organize a riotous event, you get value for money every time.”
The couple’s different planning approaches have caused friction moments, but they still maintain that they are the perfect team.
“There will always be exciting moments when you do what we do, but in the end there is no bad blood,” Daley said.
It is a natural evolution for Logan and Daley, who celebrate a rich party as a couple, who both had their own ‘vampiric awakening’ at the age of 15.
Experience: Logan and Daley both say they had their “vampiric awakening” when they were teenagers
Looking back: Daley said she was in high school when she first got a blood thirst
Compromise: When they first started dating, Logan told Daley that he was polyamorous and would not change. She agreed to an open relationship because she liked him so much
“Waking up was like a switch,” Logan said.
“Suddenly there was a change in my perception of the world. I didn’t look at the world with worldly eyes.
“Suddenly there was this almost predatory instinct for the world around me. The way I looked at people, I was sorting them out. It was like I was hunting and hiding at the same time.
“Then I began to feel an increase in certain physical abilities, especially my senses. They were ridiculously raised and still are, which is great. I love that.’
Logan, who drinks blood from willing donors once a month, had a different experience from his wife, who said that her awakening came with a feeling of emptiness.
Always open: Logan and Daley are polyamorous from the start of their relationship
Thirst: Logan, who drinks blood from willing donors once a month, wore fangs when he married Daley in a $ 120,000 ceremony complete with a Dracula cake in 2016
Royals: The couple increased their popularity when they became king and queen of the Vampire Court of Austin. They abandoned the roles earlier this year
“I started to realize that I needed an external source of human energy to stay healthy,” she explained. “When I started feeling that emptiness and thirst, I really began to understand.”
Daley even remembers being in class during high school and feeling an overwhelming feeling of thirst that she couldn’t learn, no matter how much water she drank.
“I just needed water and I drank it and nothing happened,” she said. “So one of my friends said,” Let’s just try this [drinking blood] and see if it helps. “
“We went looking for one of my friends, one of my donors, and that was the first time I tried blood in high school. The thirst was gone immediately. “
Logan added: “I do not recommend that method, for the record.”
Night creatures: When they appeared in the reality series Extreme Love, Logan and Daley showed once a month how they were feeding themselves with their then ‘donor’ girlfriend Ilona
How can I: Daley stung Ilona’s finger to draw blood before he drank it
Safety first! They explained that they had Ilona tested for blood-borne diseases once every six months
After their separate awakening, the two met in 2010 and started their polyamorous relationship in 2012, and soon became a bit of a vampire couple in Austin.
The pair, whose own lavish wedding was shown in the New York Times in 2016, increased their popularity when they became King and Queen of the Vampire Court of Austin – a democratic “vampire town hall” where local vampires vote on issues and make changes within the community.
Although they resigned as king and queen earlier this year, Logan and Daley remain closely involved with the community and have recently married for their friend, co-vamp and court member Roxanne and her partner Ian.
The last-minute ceremony, organized by Logan himself, was held at the historic Neil Cochran House Museum in Austin, where VIP members of the Vampire Court met to see how Ian and Roxanne tied the knot.
Roxanne, who is also a vampire, said: “I don’t think we could have asked for a more beautiful ceremony than the one we got. They were our friends, we were served by someone who is like a brother to us and the vows were perfect. ”
New blood: Logan, who also makes a vampire tooth business, now has a girlfriend named Mari (right)
Perfect fit: the couple usually works with the ‘alternative scene and the gothic community’
“It is very liberating and appropriate that we did it around vampires and vampire allies because we can close the coffin and the version of me that was buried here before. The guy is gone. This man is here now, “Ian added.
The ceremony was followed by a seance, with attendees, including Daley, Logan and Logan’s girlfriend, talking directly with the spirits with the help of a local medium.
“If you come to a vampire wedding, you never know what to expect. You have to be prepared for something, “Daley explained.
“I think the ceremony went absolutely amazing. I was very surprised by how smooth and absolutely beautiful everything went. “
Logan added: “I think the wedding was absolutely spectacular and the best it could be. And you know, all together, I think we managed to do it because we are only out of love. “