A couple with the last names of “Burger” and “King” in Illinois have been the darlings of the Internet after their engagement announcement last week for the “Burger-King” wedding hit the news.
Yesterday the brand added another proposal into the mix — to pay the expenses and provide gifts for the Illinois couple’s wedding on July 17, reports The State Journal-Register.
The twosome flipped the order of their last names for the engagement announcement (apparently the woman’s last name usually leads, for whatever old-fashioned reason), as they’ve been known as Burger-King since they were in the fifth grade together. After many twists and turns, they ended up falling in love and deciding to make the Burger-King thing official.
Their engagement photo featured the couple in front of their local Burger King, taking full advantage of the theme, which then caught the eye of news outlets all over the world.
The couple had already tried to reach out to Burger King, but once The State Journal-Register had run a column on them and reached out to the company’s media relations, the ball started to really roll. On Monday, Burger King surprised the couple with the news via Skype.
They were surprised, to say the least: “We were just blown away,” he said. “We were shaking,” she added.
The company is providing party favors, gift bags, Mason Jars and Burger King crowns, all personalized for the couple’s wedding. And then there’s the paying for the whole wedding part.
“When we heard about the happy, Burger-King couple, we felt an overwhelming urge to celebrate their upcoming marriage,” a Burger King Brand spokesman told the State -Journal Register. “On so many levels it felt like fate; they found each other and their story found us.”
“And now we hope we’ve swept them off their feet. All we ask in return is that they live happily ever after,” he added.
Burger King picking up tab for Burger-King wedding [The State Journal-Register]