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Couple Dress Up As Cows For Wedding, Say ‘I Moo’

November 1, 1988

SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) _ Lise Dominique and Steve Bauer dressed up as cows for a Halloween wedding and said, ″I moo.″

As the ″Monster Mash″ played Monday, ″the guests mooed us down the aisle and then they all applauded,″ Bauer said after the ceremony.

″It was very atraditional,″ the high school football coach said from the couple’s home in this northern California city.

Dominique, news director for radio station KEZR in San Jose, originally ordered the cow costumes in August as a joke, not for a wedding.

She waited and waited, but the costumes didn’t arrive. Earlier this month, Dominique finally called the company and insisted she needed them right away because she planned to get married in them on Halloween.

The company apologized and rushed the costumes to Dominique by air freight. All they asked in return were pictures of the cow vows.

This presented Dominique and Bauer, who have lived together for the past 10 years, with a problem: Should they go through with a wedding or admit to the company that they lied just to get the costumes?

Bauer wanted to do the honorable thing. And Dominique accepted his proposal a week ago.

″We’d been living together for so long and we needed a nudge,″ said Bauer.

After the vows, the estimated 35 family and friends gathered at the couple’s home.

″We’re eating pizza and drinking beer and telling lies and having fun,″ Bauer said.

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