Jock jams, Packer fans and a really sweet bride

With a little bit of whimsy, a whole lot of love and a nod to the green and gold, our niece Becky married fellow avid sports fan Tony this past weekend.

In her stylish dress, the bride radiated joy and proved that elegance and athleticism are not mutually exclusive.

The first clue that this traditional wedding would veer delightfully from the script came with the save-the-date cards, a refrigerator magnet resembling a sporting event ticket. The actual invitation followed in the form of the elusive Green Bay Packer game ticket. An accompanying “season ticket holder letter” explained that guests should detach the stub and return it to confirm their attendance.

Other details like the NFL team themed tables at the reception (naturally, the head table represented the Packers) and an artificial turf-covered welcome table added to the fun.

For a young couple, though, this bride and groom understood the depth behind the vows, the gravity that balanced the fun.

Becky’s father Adam Miller died four years ago following a brutal battle with an inoperable brain tumor. In his absence Becky’s 14-year old brother Adam escorted her down the aisle. In place of a father/daughter dance, Becky included a slide show of herself and her father through the years.

Proof that this thoughtful couple had considered every detail, cards on each table read:

“In lieu of party favors, we have made a donation to the Fox Valley Brain Tumor Coalition in loving memory of Adam R. Miller.”

We wish the brand new Becky and Tony Magno a lifetime of winning seasons, loyal friends, special fun and enduring love.

Go Pack Go!

These save the date magnets set the tone for a whimsical Packer wedding.
The actual invitations looked like Packer tickets. We detached the bottom stub to R.S.V.P.
I borrowed this picture from Becky because I thought it was especially cool. In Wisconsin, bridal parties can hold a three point stance (even the ones dressed in pretty pink gowns).
Jock Jams “Let’s get it started” played as the D.J. announced the wedding party.
Charlie , Molly and the bride.
We sat at the Rams table.
Vince, Sue, the mother of the bride, and the bride’s escort and younger brother Adam, peeking over their shoulder.
Artificial turf and a goal post decorated the welcome table.

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