It's not unusual for romances to blossom over coffee. One cute MacBook spies another at Starbucks, small smiles are exchanged, cut to a scene of their wedding day -- it's the stuff of (cheesy) rom-coms.
But for real-life Oklahoma couple, Eva McCarthy Capparello and Carmine Capparello, sharing coffee was literally the foundation of their relationship. The pair met on a dating site in 2008, but had their first face-to-face encounter in 2010 over a cup of joe. After that, they spent hours getting to know each other over coffee.
So when they decided to tie the knot, it seemed fitting to say "I Do" at their local Starbucks -- the place that helped them to solidify their romantic bond. They did just that on Tuesday, taking over a local Starbucks with 50 of relatives and friends to say their vows.
"We fell in love over coffee," Eva said. "When he was [serving with the Navy] in Iraq, my Mom and I met at that particular Starbucks every Tuesday night for coffee. That's what kept me grounded."
It's a sweet story, but a surprising venue -- though it's certainly not the first time a couple has tied the knot in an unexpected locale. Click through the slideshow below to see other couples who have said "I Do" in surprising places.
A 99 Cents Only Store in Hollywood decided to make September 9, 2009 (09/09/09) a very special day for engaged couples (nine of them, to be exact.) For the low cost of 99 cents, each couple said their "I Do's" in aisle 9 of the discount store, which provided all the décor for the wedding ceremony and reception--from their very own inventory.
At Portland's Voodoo Doughnut, you can stop by for a maple-bacon donut--or even a legal wedding ceremony, if you'd like. With an entire section of the menu just dedicated to wedding services, couples can tie the knot next to a sugary doughnut centerpiece, coffee included.
In February 2005, "Survivor: Vanuatu" winner Chris Daugherty and bride Lorie Groves exchanged vows at the Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. NASCAR driver Mark Martin served as honorary best man at the ceremony on the racetrack.
In 2009, Paul and Caragh Brooks decided to celebrate their "offbeat relationship" at one of their favorite local joints -- Taco Bell. Employees decorated the restaurant for the couple with streamers, balloons and hot sauce packets with the words "Will you marry me?" The two exchanged vows while customers ordered tacos and burritos at the Normal, Illinois fast-food joint.
Why deal with the fuss of a wedding gown when you can just wed in the nude? For some uninhibited couples, a nudist resort has always been the most natural destination to be married. In 2001, eleven tourist couples stripped down to their birthday suits to be married in an event publicized as "the world's largest nude wedding."