You Have to See This Florida Couple’s Grande Wedding Photo Shoot at Taco Bell
To say that Skylain, 21, and Jeffery Clarke, 23, love Taco Bell is a huge understatement. The couple is so devoted to the taco chain that they decided to commemorate one of the most special moments in their lives by staging their wedding photos at the late-night pit stop. Complete with the giant neon sign in the background, the Jacksonville, Florida, couple posed with their snacks and soda at the restaurant that holds significant meaning to them beyond a Baja Blast and a plate of Nachos BellGrande. In addition to the heartwarming story of how these two Southerners met, read on to discover why the fast-food joint is so near and dear to their hearts. So much so, that they decided to remember their wedding ceremony on September 29 in such an interesting way.
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A Match Made in Taco Heaven
Skylain and Jeffery started dating in high school, and everyday after school, the former athlete and cheerleader would meet at the local Taco Bell. According to Jeffery, he would buy meals for himself and Skylain by "scraping quarters together." Of course, the low-priced menu offerings was initially the draw for the two. But, according to Yahoo Lifestyle, Jeffery’s family also has an interesting taco backstory and ritual—for the past 30 years, his father has treated the family to late-night dinners there.
Bride Makes an Impressive Entrance
It was always part of the plan for the Taco-Bell loving couple to end their St. Augustine, Florida, nuptials with a post-ceremony stop at the restaurant. However, it was their photographer, Nikki Baerman, who came up with the clever idea to have their wedding photos taken at the fast-food chain.
"We left the wedding 30 minutes before Taco Bell closed at 10 p.m. and asked the employees if we could take photos," Skylaine told Yahoo Lifestyle. "No one could believe we were in full wedding attire."
Instead of toasting with fancy champagne flutes, the newlyweds locked arms, sipping on fountain drinks through straws, naturally.
A Bridal Bouquet Full of Precious Memories and Condiments
Strangely enough, Baerman was able to find the perfect "something new" to stuff inside the wedding bouquet of fresh blooms: a condiment packet displaying this perfect slogan: "I Do." The 20-year-old photographer shared the photos on her Facebook page on October 3, resulting in hundreds of likes.
"This wedding is probably the most unique one I’ve shot," Baerman said.
You May Now...Kiss (and Dip) the Bride
Just outside the front of the restaurant, Jeffery dipped his blushing bride, sealing the night with a kiss.
"I wasn’t worried about my dress getting dirty because we had been dancing all night," Skylain added.
Not surprisingly, when the couple returned from their weeklong honeymoon in Orlando, they ate— you guessed it—a meal from Taco Bell. Here’s to a life of happiness for the Floridian newlyweds, where we hope they continue to "Live mas."