Baltimore couple Jim Pellegrini and Daisy Sudano vowed they'd get married the next time the Baltimore Ravens went to the Super Bowl. So this weekend, they'll head to New Orleans to cheer on their favorite team -- and get hitched!
Sudano told local TV station WBAL-TV Tuesday that she and Pellegrini had their first date at a Super Bowl party in 2001, when the Ravens beat the New York Giants. They hit it off and continued dating, but decided that they wouldn't get married until the Ravens returned to the Super Bowl.
"I was the one with cold feet," Sudano told The Baltimore Sun. "I wanted a little more time to go by and make it interesting. Because if [the Ravens] were ever in another Super Bowl, it would make our wedding special."
Twelve years later -- the moment of truth: the Ravens won the 2013 AFC Championship, beating the New England Patriots and earning a spot in the XLVII Super Bowl.
"We looked at each other with tears in our eyes," Sudano said. "And we hugged and kissed and said, 'Finally.'"
The two plan to marry on Saturday in a restaurant in New Orleans. They had intended to watch the game on TV, but on Thursday, the managers of a Baltimore car dealership surprised them with two tickets to the game.
It's a good thing they've scheduled their wedding for the day before the big game -- in a 2012 online survey, a majority of respondents said they'd skip a family member's wedding to go to the Super Bowl. Watch the video above for more on the happy couple's Big Day plans.
Click through the slideshow below to see some of the weirdest places people have gotten married.
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>
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