Bewitched by love: Couple weds on Halloween night

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2005

Jeepers! Creepers! This love's for keepers!

Angela Pruitt of Ironton had always wanted to have a Halloween wedding.

&#8220I just love fall, it's my favorite time of the year because it's beautiful and cool,” she said. &#8220I've always dreamed of that.”

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And since she was a little girl, she had always had a strong mental image of the man she wanted to see waiting for her at the altar. Five years ago she met the man of her dreams. Monday evening, she got her wish for a Halloween wedding, walking down the aisle in her family's backyard to join Dennis Davis, in wedded bliss.

The wedding was a mixture of traditional wedding elegance and typical Halloween spirit: The dress was long and white with ruffles and lace, the chairs were decorated with orange and black balloons. Their six children (three each from previous marriages) came dressed for trick-or-treat.

There were pre-wedding jitters.

&#8220Yeah, I'm a little nervous,” Davis said as he waited for his bride.

And a nod to the season: The children preceded Pruitt to the altar, dropping fall-colored leaves on top of the straw that covered the ground in the backyard where the ceremony took place.

As for Mayor John Elam, who performed the civil ceremony, this was a bit of a first: While he has performed numerous weddings in his two years in office, he has never performed one where many of the 25-30 celebrants came dressed as vampires, Batman and witches.

As for the children, they thought the idea of blending Halloween and this hallowed thing was kind of cool.

&#8220It was fun,” Pamela Castle, Davis' 7-year-old daughter, said. What was her favorite part?

&#8220Angie's dress.”