For sports fans, the number one rule of fall weddings is that they must not coincide with the all-important college football games.
But two University of Louisville fans, Vonnie Evans and Jeff Miller, found a way to get married on a Saturday in September without violating this rule -- by tying the knot at a tailgate.
The couple held the wedding outside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky on Sept. 21. They had a Louisville-themed cake and road off on a motorized cooler instead of a more traditional getaway car
"Actually, [this] was my idea," Evans told local news station WLKY. "I said, 'Honey, let's get married while we're tailgating. And he was like, 'That's cool!'"
Watch the video above to see scenes from their school-spirited Big Day. Then, click through the slideshow below for more unusual wedding venues.
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."