Illinois Burger King Wedding May Be First Sponsored by the Fast Food Chain
Ashley King and Joel Burger tied the knot on Burger King's dime in Illinois.
By SUSANNA KIM
July 20, 2015, 3:36 PM
• 6 min read
-- Burger popped the question and King said "yes." Ashley King and Joel Burger married in what may be the first wedding sponsored by Burger King.
The two had met in the kindergarten in New Berlin, Illinois, and finally tied the knot on Friday. The couple and their bridal party don paper Burger King crowns in some photos. The groomsmen wore Burger King logos under their dress shirts.
Burger, a grain inspector, proposed in October. They published an engagement announcement in their local newspaper the New Berlin Bee with a photo of the pair behind a Burger King sign as a joke.
Another newspaper, The State Journal-Register, picked up their story. Once Burger King caught wind of the tasty match, the company told them in April that they would pick up the wedding tab. Plus, the company provided for personalized yo-yos, Mason jars and Burger King crowns in gift bags.
Back in April, King declined to share with ABC News the details about the Burger King agreement. She did reveal that she could choose how the money was used. The couple had always planned a huge wedding for Jacksonville, Illinois, including 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen.
A spokeswoman said she believes this is the first wedding sponsored by Burger King.
"When we heard that Joel Burger and Ashley King were engaged, we knew it was going to be a once in a lifetime celebration," Burger King said in a YouTube video description. "Here’s to them, and the best, most unique, one-of-a-kind, delicious sounding last name combination in history."