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'Vampire' couple enjoy Halloween-themed wedding

An American couple have taken part in an unusual wedding ceremony that almost certainly sent shivers down the spines of their guests.

Jack Holsinger, 61, married 44-year-old Connie Spitznagel in a Halloween-themed wedding - with even their vows taking on a spooky quality.

Mr Holsinger arrived in a hearse and was transported to the altar in a coffin carried by pallbearers.

He vowed to love, haunt and howl at the moon with his bride, who was dressed as a female vampire.

Even the minister and maid-of-honour joined in the fun, with the latter appearing as the Bride of Frankenstein, while the best man arrived in a Jack Sparrow costume.

The new Mrs Holsinger told the Columbia Chronicle-Telegram that the theme had been "mysterious".

"It's different," she pointed out. "It's spooky. Halloween gives people a chance to be something different."

The newlyweds later enjoyed a reception at the American Wilderness Campground - after taking their first few steps as man and wife inside a haunted house.

The Holsingers are not the only American couple to have chosen an unusual theme for their nuptials or stag weekends in recent days.

Ann Durante and Bill Ransford married in a cinema before entertaining their guests at a pirate-themed reception, the Times Herald reported.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19393832-ADNFCR