Sleepy Hollow Church Rejects Halloween Wedding

A church made famous by Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, has rejected a couple's request to hold a Halloween-themed wedding. When the pastor discovered the bride planned to wear a black veil and walk down the aisle to the theme music from The Addams Family, he balked. He did offer to perform the ceremony in the cemetary.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Maybe the Old Dutch church in the legendary Sleepy Hollow should've seen it coming when a couple signed up to get married on Halloween. But when the pastor discovered that the bride planned to wear a black veil, carry a bouquet studded with skulls, and walk down the aisle to "The Addams Family" theme song, he canceled. The pastor said the historic church was no place for a costume party. He did offer to perform the ceremony in the cemetery.

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