BATAVIA, IL — Most people get married in a church. Some get adventurous and choose exotic locales to walk down the aisle. One Michigan couple has a story few others do: they said “I do” at Aldi.
In August, the company, whose U.S. headquarters are in Batavia, hosted its Happily Ever Aldi contest that gave participants a chance to get married at Aldi. All lovers had to do was share what makes their story special and why they deserve to be the first-ever couple to get married at Aldi.
Jessica Bojanowski and Michael Hurd, of Southgate, Michigan, were the “perfect” couple to win the contest because they embody “Aldi love,” a company spokesperson said.
For the couple, they knew it was meant to be when they realized the date of the proposed Aldi wedding, Nov. 9, was coincidentally the anniversary of their first date.
“Getting married at ALDI feels like a dream come true! ALDI has always been a key part of our relationship,” Bojanowski and Hurd told Patch, per a company spokesperson. “We work opposite schedules, so weekends are the only time we get to really see each other. We’ve always cherished our Sunday morning shopping ‘dates’ at ALDI. It’s something we look forward to doing together each week. As soon as we heard about the contest to get married in an ALDI, we both agreed it was fate.”
On a warm Wednesday, the newlyweds said “I do” amid fresh produce and their friends and family in a model store at the Aldi Insights Center, 1315 Paramount Parkway in Batavia. The company provided all the finishings for the cocktail reception, held in the aisles: appetizers, food, drinks and an Aldi-themed cake.
On top of having a cool story to tell, the winning couple also received $5,000 in Aldi gift cards to cover their groceries for the year.
“Not only do Jessica and Michael have a sweet story, but it is truly an ALDI love story,” reads a news release. “From their very [first] ‘spark’ (thanks to ALDI) to their weekly traditions, ALDI is woven throughout their relationship, making them the perfect couple to win the Happily Ever ALDI wedding contest.”
Take a look at some photos from the one-of-a-kind event.