Weddings tend to be an extravagant, expensive ordeal. But, one Australian couple decided to exchange vows in an unlikely – and unpretentious – setting: the Costco food court.
Sydney residents Sue Berkeley and Eli Bob take several shopping trips to the big box store every week, strolling hand-in-hand while seeking out bargains. So, when it came time to decide where to get married, the decision was a no-brainer, Australia’s News 9 reported.
“Where else can I get married to the one I love, in the place that I love, surrounded by the people I love?” Berkeley asked during her unique wedding reception on Saturday.
The bridesmaids wore purple shawls, and Berkeley was escorted down the tire aisle to the food court by her two sons for the nuptials.
About 90 guests were in attendance – as well as more than 200 shoppers.
“I wasn’t concentrating on all them,” Berkeley said of the wedding crashers. “I was concentrating on Eli and my guests. But, it’s an awesome way to show our declaration of our love for each other in a public place.”
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One of the most appealing advantages of shopping at Costco is the savings, and it was no different when it came to the cost of the wedding.
The couple only paid $10 per guest for the reception.
The reception fare included items the Costco food court is famous for, including pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, unlimited soft drinks and, of course, a supersized wedding cake.
Three long dining tables, covered with white linens and flowers, were a seemingly odd site next to the store’s cash registers.
Berkeley and Bob are the first Australian couple to wed at a Costco store, but Costco has played to host weddings before.
In 2014, a coupe in Santa Maria, California wed in the freezer aisle of the local Costco.
The newlyweds plan to spend their honeymoon on a cruise, which, unfortunately, does not serve Costco food.
(H/T: News 9)