The Big Cheese
I’m a Chicago Bears fan. A BIG fan. I don’t paint my face, or go shirtless in frigid temperatures or anything, but my fandom is quite robust. When I first spoke with Mary & Nolen last year to discuss their St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral wedding in Washington DC, I found out that the groom-to-be was from Wisconsin. Of course, the Green Bay Packers are the chief rival of my Bears – one of oldest rivalries in sports. I had to roll my eyes and smile when I heard about their plans to incorporate a little green and gold into their wedding day … they even had a cake topper with the groom wearing a cheesehead! And Mary was surprised with a little pre-wedding garter gift from her groom. A garter worthy of being kept, not tossed.
I’m very thankful, despite our differences, that they asked us to be a part of their day, with their wonderful traditions and contagious joyfulness. I’m also glad we don’t have to hear about Brett Favre anymore. Go Bears.
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