Maybe it's because "Bride Wars" is on heavy rotation on cable this month, but there's something about a bride being completely selfless that seems somehow harder to believe than Kate Hudson with blue highlights.
Minnesota couple Charmagne Tessmer and her new husband Aaron Derichs actually rescheduled their wedding to watch the high school football game
her little brother Ivan was playing in that same day. The game was an unexpected one -- her little bro's team made it to the state semifinals, and Saturday's game was scheduled to begin at 5:45, cutting it awfully close for a 3 p.m. wedding.
So they did what so few would do in that situation -- six days before the wedding they got on the phone and called all their guests to inform them that the wedding would be moved from three in the afternoon to eleven in the morning.
In the world of college football, it's almost required that brides-to-be consult the game schedule before setting a date. Parents will boycott the nuptials of their own children
if the big day falls on the same day as a match.
In Norman, Okla., it's a running joke that no one will show up at your wedding
if it's on a University of Oklahoma game day.
At Clemson University in South Carolina, brides eagerly await the release of the school's football schedule
because only after games are announced can the university open up its conference center for weddings. Ceremonies and receptions can only happen when the team is out of town, because on game day the area is overrun by Tiger fans.
Compared to those fanatical football fans, Charmagne didn't make all that much of a sacrifice. Although Ivan's team ended up losing by one measly point
, it's a game no one will ever forget; after all, how often is there a lady in a wedding gown cheering in the stands?
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