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Burger King Wedding Looks Like a Whopper of a Good Time: Pictures, Details!

Ashley King and Joel Burger wedding on July 17, 2015 in Illinois
Joel Burger and Ashley King said "I do" in the first-ever Burger King-sponsored wedding on July 18  

Fit for a king — a Burger King, that is! Joel Burger and Ashley King had it their way on Saturday, July 18, when they said “I do” at a wedding sponsored by — you guessed it! — fast-food giant Burger King.

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The serendipitously named lovebirds exchanged vows in Jacksonville, Ill., before around 400 guests, who sipped from mason jars bearing the Burger King logo during the couple’s reception.

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Ashley King and her bridesmaids at her wedding to Joel Burger on July 17, 2015 in Jacksonville, Illinois

Burger, King, and their entire wedding party received the company’s trademark cardboard crowns, which they donned for wedding photos after the ceremony. Each of the groomsmen also wore Burger King cuff links, socks, and T-shirts under their suits, which they revealed in a Superman-esque group picture.

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Joel Burger and his groomsmen at his wedding to Ashley King on July 17, 2015 in Jacksonville, Illinois
Burger King first reached out to the couple back in April, when employees spotted their wedding announcement in a local paper.

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“Mr. Burger and Ms. King? Is this real life?” the company tweeted at the time, along with a plea for followers to help them find the happy couple.

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The Jacksonville Burger King congratulates Ashley King and Joel Burger on their wedding on July 17, 2015

Days later, BK posted a follow-up: a video conversation they’d had with the bride and groom-to-be. During the chat, a Burger King spokesperson revealed they were putting together a few surprises for the couple, including customized yo-yos and mason jars.

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The biggest surprise, though — the Whopper, if you will — was a note reading: “Burger King wants to help give you a whopper of a wedding. In other words: It’s on us. The wedding, that is…”

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