A Georgia couple, Larry and Mary Tinson got married last Thursday, at the supermarket where they met each other four years earlier.
According to the groom, he was doing some last minute shopping at the supermarket in November 2012 after he had just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan when he spotted his old friend.
“I heard someone say ‘Hey girl’ and I turned around and said ‘Oh my God, Larry? I haven’t seen you in over twenty something years,” Mary Tinson told reporters. Though they had met a few times before, the two never dated or kept in touch.
The pair started dating and when the question of a wedding venue came up after their engagement, Larry didn’t hesitate before answering ‘at Harvey’s Supermarket, where I met you.’
“We are extremely excited to be part of this special day,” The vice-president of operations at the Supermarket, Ken Wicker said. “To our knowledge this is the first time we’ve ever had a real wedding in one of our supermarkets.”
The store even helped the couple plan their wedding and assisted them with obtaining the wedding cake. More than 70 guests attended the event, which the supermarket was happy to accommodate.
See some photos from the wedding