They were creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky. And very much in love.
When Jan Langenfeld and John Hadley got married last October, they wanted a fun wedding they would remember forever. And so they decided to capitalize on Langenfeld’s favorite holiday — Halloween — with an Addams Family theme.
“I came as Morticia and John as Gomez,” said Langenfeld, a nurse at SwedishAmerican Hospital. “The best man (came) as Uncle Fester, and my sister as Wednesday. My brother walked me down the aisle; he was Pugsly. Thing, the hand, was our ring bearer. John found him on eBay, and he came down the aisle with our wedding rings.”
While not everyone dressed in Addams Family gear — the wedding’s 55 guests were warned in advance it was a costume party — everybody had a costume of some sort. Even the servers and bartenders were dressed up, and one friend came as a tiki bar (his date was the waitress).
The reception was decorated as a graveyard with rats, bats and goblins, and Halloween music was played throughout the night. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple had cupcakes with spiders on them.
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