Dear readers,

I promised you the third part of the Medieval Theme Wedding Trilogy this week but as it happens it is the height of wedding season and my post on venues for a Medieval ceremony and reception is taking longer than I anticipated! My apologies!

And I very much dislike going a week without a post so I thought that while you patiently wait for the 3rd part of the Medieval Trilogy I would share a unique wedding with you that happened this past weekend in Hamilton, Ontario.

It was a “groomzilla” wedding! Apparently Shannon Van Rompaey let yer fiancee Matt Shepley plan their wedding! Wow, she must have complete trust in him! Actually it wasn’t difficult to trust him because they are both diehard Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans and season ticket holders.

Ladies, don’t think that Shannon was impressed when Matt woke her early one morning with his idea. It’s not like Shannon said, “You go boy!” Matt had to do a lot of convincing but he was pumped that the Ti-Cats would be playing the Argos in Hamilton in July and that a tent, tables, chairs and food were a definite possibility!

Since neither Shannon nor Matt wanted a cookie-cutter wedding it didn’t take long for Shannon and the rest of the wedding party to come along with the idea. And it was an easy theme to carry through the wedding. The bridesmaids, dressed in black and gold, carried pompoms instead of bouquets and the ring bearer carried a football pillow. Their invitations looked like football tickets and their recpetion took place in the end zone VIP tents where they watched the game in matching football jerseys.

What an experience it was for them and their guests especially when the Cats beat the Argos 36-27!

Thanks to the Hamilton Spectator for the great article in Monday morning’s paper and for the photo below!

Shannon Van Rompaey and Matt Shepley tie the knot at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton and then watch the Ti-Cats beat the Argos 37-26.

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