A bride and ghoul have vowed to love each other and haunt and howl at the moon together at a Halloween-themed wedding.
The Chronicle-Telegram reports that 61-year-old Jack Holsinger and 44-year-old Connie Spitznagel were both made up as pale-faced vampires for their ceremony Saturday night at a haunted house near Cleveland, Ohio. They chose the location because it's operated by the same people who own a campground where the couple met.
Holsinger arrived in a coffin inside a hearse, and the coffin was carried to the altar by six pallbearers. Minister Greg Kopp was dressed as Jason in the "Friday the 13th" movies. After the vows were exchanged, he ordered Holsinger not to kiss his new bride but instead to bite her on the neck.
“I thought it was kind of crazy, but neat,” maid-of-honor and the bride's sister Kim Spitznagel told the Chronicle-Telegram. Her bridesmaid look was fashioned after the Bride of Frankenstein.
Like typical mortal couples, the groom said he just wanted his bride to be happy.
“This is her first wedding,” Holsinger said. “She had a common-law marriage the first time around, so she never really got a wedding. It’s what she wanted and it’s about her. It’s her time. Whatever she wanted.”
Halloween is Oct. 31.