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Couple Ties the Knot at IKEA

When couples dream of a venue for their wedding, an IKEA furniture store probably isn’t the top of the list. But that’s exactly where a Maryland couple got hitched on Tuesday. What’s Swedish for “adorable”?

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Julie Rodgers and Willie Pittman attended the same high school in Washington, DC, but lost touch after graduation in 1981. They reconnected in 2010 during lunch at the IKEA in College Park, Maryland and have been inseparable ever since.

As a way to mark the role that IKEA played in their union, the couple decided to hold their nuptials at the furniture store, making them the first couple to tie the knot at the Maryland location.

IKEA happily donated the space for free and provided food for the 25 guests who attended. What was on the menu? You guessed it — Swedish meatballs.

According to Rodgers, the furniture company did a fantastic job of making the day special. “IKEA did just a beautiful job of everything that they provided for us and I’m just speechless and I’m very seldom speechless,” she said.

As an added bonus, we bet it was easy for guests to find last-minute wedding gifts.

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