White Castle Wedding: Couple Wins Contest, Marries At Local Burger Joint (VIDEO)
Some couples dream of getting married in a castle. Other couples dream of tying the knot at... White Castle.
That was the case for New Jersey couple Marc and Cassandra, who tied the knot at a local White Castle restaurant last week. The newlyweds won an all-expenses paid wedding at their favorite burger joint, thanks to a contest put on by a local radio station.
In the video of their nuptials above, Marc and Cassandra kiss at a makeshift altar and pose for photos in front of the restaurant. Wedding guests toast the happy newlyweds and share fast-food hors d'oeuvres.
Instead of listing the daily promotions, the sign outside White Castle was changed to read: "Congratulations, Cassandra and Marc."
This is definitely not the first time -- or even second or third time -- that a couple has wed at the burger chain.
On Valentine's Day in 2009, Clinton Smith and Rosemary Coones tied the knot at the world's largest White Castle, in downtown Louisville, KY. Their nuptials included a burger-shaped cake.
The following year, another Louisville couple won a White Castle wedding in a radio station-sponsored contest, and dined on burgers, fries and onion rings served on silver platters.
But why do so many couples want to get married at White Castle?
"In many ways, it's every girls dream to be married in a castle," Jamie Richardson, a White Castle rep, told HuffPost Weddings. "It's quirky and fun and distinctive. Today's couples are really looking for a way to create their own memorable moment and sense of adventure."
Richardson said that over the years, White Castle has played an increasingly large role in wedding receptions. "We went from being part of the reception to being at the heart and soul of the celebration, and so we're honored and flattered that people think of us in that way," he said.
To see weddings in other weird locales, click through the slideshow below.
A Dollar Store
<a href="http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2009/09/99_cent_only_wedding.php" target="_hplink">A 99 Cents Only Store in Hollywood</a> 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.
A Donut Shop
At Portland's <a href="http://voodoodoughnut.com/index.php" target="_hplink">Voodoo Doughnut</a>, you can stop by for a maple-bacon donut--or even a legal wedding ceremony, if you'd like. With an entire <a href="http://voodoodoughnut.com/weddings.php" target="_hplink">section of the menu</a> just dedicated to wedding services, couples can tie the knot <a href="o http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/20/nation/la-na-hometown-portland-20110220" target="_hplink">next to a sugary doughnut centerpiece</a>, coffee included.
In <a href="http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/survivor-vanuatu-winner-chris-daugherty-marries-on-daytona-speedway-victory-lane-3254.php" target="_hplink">February 2005</a>, "Survivor: Vanuatu" winner <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1006714,00.html" target="_hplink">Chris Daugherty</a> and bride Lorie Groves <a href="o http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/6964183/ns/sports-motor_sports/" target="_hplink">exchanged vows</a> at the Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. NASCAR driver Mark Martin <a href="o http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/6964183/ns/sports-motor_sports/" target="_hplink">served as honorary best man</a> at the ceremony on the racetrack.
A Taco Bell
In <a href="o http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/11/taco-bell-wedding-couple_n_156963.html" target="_hplink">2009</a>, Paul and Caragh Brooks decided to celebrate their <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/11/taco-bell-wedding-couple_n_156963.html?" target="_hplink">"offbeat relationship"</a> 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 <a href="o http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/11/taco-bell-wedding-couple_n_156963.html" target="_hplink">exchanged vows while customers ordered tacos and burritos</a> at the Normal, Illinois fast-food joint.
A Nudist Resort
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 <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1170839.stm" target="_hplink">2001</a>, eleven tourist couples stripped down to their birthday suits to be married in an <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1170839.stm" target="_hplink" target="_hplink">event publicized as "the world's largest nude wedding."</a>