While most grocery stores close early on Thanksgiving—giving employees the chance to have some turkey and stuffing with their families—one supermarket in Georgia stayed open last Thursday so a couple could have a wedding night they'd never forget.
According to ABC 7, it was on Thanksgiving four years ago that Charles Tinson made a last minute shopping trip for some canned cranberry sauce. Strolling through aisle three at the markey, Tinson ran into an old friend: his now-wife, Mary. The two had met on a few occasions some two decades ago, but Tinson had been on a tour in Afghanistan, effectively squashing any chance at romance.
But as soon as the two reconnected in Harvey's Grocery Store in Albany, Mary knew that Charles was smitten. "You can often tell when a man has a crush on you," Mary told the affiliate.
After dating for four years, the couple decided to tie the knot, and when it came time to pick a venue for their big day, Charles already had his perfect day planned out. The couple would literally walk the aisle, stopping in front of the produce section to say, "I do."
Keeping with the evening’s theme, each guest was gifted with a can of cranberry sauce last week, and the couple’s wedding cake was topped with cranberries, too.
And as for Harvey's, the Tinson’s ceremony marks the first nuptial event in the market’s history. "To our knowledge, this is the first time we've ever had a real wedding in one of our supermarkets," Ken Wicker, the store's vice president of operations, said.
Considering how happy the bride and groom look, we wouldn't be surprised if Harvey's became Albany, Georgia's new hot spot for weddings.
[via ABC 7]