The ultimate football love story
Couple get married on GEHA Deck at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
(Family Characteristics) For a couple from Kansas City, Missouri, the only thing as strong as their love for each other is their love for the Kansas City Chiefs. For over 60 years, millions of fans have pledged their love to this team, but none have actually promised their love with a wedding on the GEHA Deck at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium so far.
Jordyn Burnidge and Chad Clauser won the chance to be the first married couple in a Chiefs home game thanks to a competition hosted by Helzberg Diamonds, a company partner of the team. The couple got engaged last September in the regular season home opener, so it’s not fitting that the wedding takes place in the last regular season home game on December 26.
Burnidge’s sister-in-law Andie secretly entered the couple into the contest. She was also the matchmaker who introduced the couple two years ago and assisted with the groom’s proposal in the regular season home opener. When she heard about the contest, she knew it would be the perfect venue for these die-hard fans. She couldn’t help but enter the couple into the contest, sharing their love story in 50 words or less.
When Andie finally confessed to the couple, they thought that marrying their two ultimate “loves” would be perfect. As members of the season pass, the couple began tagging Helzberg Diamonds on social media with photos of themselves in various home games, hoping they might be noticed by the jeweler.
Much like one of head coach Andy Reid’s creative games, the strategy worked. On hundreds of entries, the couple scored the ultimate touchdown, winning a wedding on the GEHA Deck at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium before the final home game of the regular season between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The couple also won a VIP reception with family and closest friends, with tickets and parking passes for the wedding party to watch the game.
In addition, Helzberg Diamonds provides the wedding rings. With a prize package valued at over $ 30,000, this couple gets their dream wedding (football).
Staying true to each other and their love for the team, the bride and groom will wear team jerseys over their wedding attire. The team’s signature red and gold colors will be incorporated into the bride’s veil with colorful crystals as well as her bouquet. James Scott, regional manager of Helzberg Diamonds, is ordained and will officiate the marriage. Chiefs mascot KC Wolf will serve as the ring bearer and prevent any interceptions as the couple tackle their new life together.
“This wedding is part of a unique service that we call Hitched at Helzberg, where you can get the ring and run away at the same time,” said Ellen Junger, director of marketing at Helzberg Diamonds. “We have an orderly associate in every store to make every celebration a fun but meaningful experience. We have married hundreds of couples and are already making appointments for Valentine’s Day wedding celebrations. Couples are very unique, and a great wedding isn’t for everyone. We think this serve fills that white space between a Las Vegas wedding or the courthouse, but this time around we’ve incorporated our love of the Kansas City Chiefs.
For more information, visit Helzberg.com/hitched.