Paul and Caragh Brooks recently exchanged their wedding vows in Normal, IL. Seems “normal” enough, doesn’t it? However, it’s their choice of wedding venue that’s anything but average.
While the couple was exchanging their vows, customers were ordering burrito supremes, gorditas and other fast-food Mexican fare.
That’s right … the couple was married in a Taco Bell – during regular business hours. According to Fox News, “Employees displayed hot sauce packets labeled with the words, Will You Marry Me?” The bride wore a $15 hot pink dress. The groom donned a lavender shirt and a purple and magenta tie. The entire wedding apparently cost about $200.
Why, you might ask, would anyone in their right mind get married in a Taco Bell? Paul Brooks says that because they liked to spend time there, they decided to wed at the establishment. He also described their relationship as “offbeat.”
Um, yeah. Amen to that!
But before you blast Mr. and Mrs. Brooks for their strange choice, consider this: it’s their wedding. They should do what makes them happy – and who cares what anyone else thinks! In addition, they don’t have thousands in wedding loans to repay. So while it certainly wouldn’t be my first choice to get married in a fast-food joint (if it was I’d have gotten hitched at a Rocky Rococo’s Pizza), I kind of admire them for their sense of adventure.
There’s just one thing I’ve been wondering about … if they had their wedding at Taco Bell, where do you suppose they spent their honeymoon night? Maybe that’s one of those things I’m better off not knowing.