IKEA Couple Adds To Trend Of Marrying In The Retail Store Where They First Met

Did you just meet your soulmate, your forever and ever partner on this journey we call life? Okay then stop — are you in a retail store? Mark the location because the trendy thing to do these days is to get married exactly where you met. Joining couples like the one that got married recently at Walmart, a twosome who found love in the aisle of an IKEA tied the knot in the same store that played host to cupid eight years ago.
The happy couple met while the future bride was running errands with her 14-year-old daughter, who played matchmaker at the time, reports The Star-Ledger.

“I told my mom, ‘Oh, he’s cute,'” she said. That brazen teen asked the man for his phone number for her mother, and the couple began dating.

Fast forward to now, when the duo said “I do” in the photo department of the Elizabeth, N.J. IKEA.

An IKEA spokeswoman who attended the wedding said although there have been other nuptials at IKEA stores, this was the first time for this location.

“We were here for you when you met,” she told the couple. “So we wanted to be here for you when you exchanged your vows.”

Newark couple marry at IKEA in Elizabeth, met there eight years ago [The Star-Ledger]

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