NASCAR Weddings

NASCAR came to Atlanta this weekend, and this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution totally cracked me up:

Atlanta NASCAR Fans Start Race with “I Do”


Excerpts from the article include:

The start and finish line of a racetrack could be the most appropriate place to start a marriage. The sport is a lot like being wed ”” hours of monotony in which participants try and keep everything together until crossing the finish line, punctuated by wrecks, drama and occasional public spectacles of embarrassment.

On Sunday, five couples vowed to find out if the metaphor applies to them when they said “I do” on the black-and-white checkered line at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton”” two hours before 43 drivers thundered across it for 325 laps at the Kobalt Tools 500.

There were signs of potential marital trouble ahead as brides ”” and grooms ”” advertised their loyalty to another man, donning numbers like “88,” code for Dale Earnhardt Jr., or the name “Jeff Gordon” brazenly spread across a blouse.

But the newlyweds said men like Gordon and Earnhardt or even Kyle Busch would never come between them.

So, I would say that this could only happen in Georgia, but I also know that NASCAR is the second most popular sport in the U.S. Personally it’s not for me, but I do think that getting married at the speedway is pretty hilarious. Anyone want to try for next year?!

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Mrs. Magnolia

Location:
Atlanta
Wedding Date:
January 2014
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    stargazerlily 943 posts, Busy bee @ 2:40 pm

    “participants try and keep everything together until crossing the finish line, punctuated by wrecks, drama and occasional public spectacles of embarrassment.”

    If that doesnt describe our relationship, I dont know what does! Hee hee!

    Thanks for the funny MaggieMags!

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    caribqueen 170 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:59 pm

    Well at least you can say they’re original! No one will accuse them of copying a thing!

    Completely off topic, Mrs. Magnolia. I’m thinking of switching careers and doing what you do. Do you have any tips? Is there a way I can e-mail you some questions? Thanks!

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    missuskatie, Guest @ 3:03 pm

    So funny! Maybe I should go for it considering the biggest NASCAR event in Charlotte is during our wedding weekend anyway! Ha! Trust me, NOT just in Atlanta, Miss Magnolia!

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    missuskatie, Guest @ 3:05 pm

    Excuse me, MRS. Magnolia!

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    magnolia 253 posts, Helper bee @ 3:05 pm

    caribqueen, I’d be happy to take a shot at whatever questions you might have! If you want to send me an email at magnolia@weddingbee.com, I’ll get back to you!

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    magnolia 253 posts, Helper bee @ 3:11 pm

    Wait…missuskatie, I KNOW YOU!!! :)

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    Linda, Guest @ 3:28 pm

    Reminds me of an episode of Big Fat Redneck Wedding-my favorite show!

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    chinglish, Guest @ 4:34 pm

    I didn’t know Nascar was so popular either! check out this Nascar Wedding Proposal contest! People who want to renew their vows can enter too!
    http://www.nascar.com/2008/news/headlines/official/02/20/cedwards.sweepstakes/index.html

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    missuskatie, Guest @ 4:52 pm

    Yes you do! You got me hooked!

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    eWn1221, Guest @ 5:20 pm

    Can’t be worse than White Castle, right? True story…

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    Maegan, Guest @ 9:21 pm

    This is funny! My FI and I are HUGE NASCAR fans, we travel to races in other states, and watch religiously on Sundays. It’s very much a competition for us, we don’t even like the same drivers; I’m # 48 and he’s # 20, and we both have personalized license plates to show our driver love. However, I can safely say that this would never be our wedding. FI might like the idea at first, but I don’t think he would even want to go this route.

    FI’s grooms cake is an orange 20 Tony Stewart car on a racetrack. And he wants to cut it in half and freeze half for our 1 year anniversary!

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    luvinracerboys, Guest @ 5:15 pm

    RacerBoy and I are huge racing fans (couldn’t tell by the screenname or anything…hehe), and as fun as it would be to say we got married at the track, that’s just not for us. We’ve gotta have something where we have ALL the attention, not people waiting for a race to start! Lol.

    Maybe we could have our reception at the track though. Local racing season is coming up, and we do love to party after the races are over. Hmmmm….

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    Katie, Guest @ 1:36 pm

    My cousin had her wedding reception at the Charlotte (now Lowe’s) speedway. Although, I should qualify that and state that it was at the Speedway Club, which is actually a very nice reception site! It was a prefect reception for a racing family (cousins are on pit crews and uncle builds engines).

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