On an otherwise forgettable game day, one in which Louisville crushed the FIU Golden Panthers, two huge Cardinals fans had a tailgate to remember.
While wearing Louisville football jerseys, Vonnie Evans and Jeff Miller got married Saturday morning at the Fairgrounds outside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The ceremony included a Louisville-themed cake, and the couple rode off on a decorated scooter cooler.
As Jonathan Lintner of USA Today writes, this is the second marriage for both Evans and Miller, and they wanted to find a way to celebrate with family and friends while also ensuring that no one missed the Louisville game.
In an indication of just how devoted Evans and Miller are to Louisville, some family members said they weren't surprised to hear about the tailgate wedding plans.
"On that side, we're all kind of crazy and kind of out there," John Schneider, Evans' nephew, told USA Today. "That's why I wasn't really surprised to hear they want to do something like this. They know we're all football fans, and I've made comments in the past about people missing games because of weddings. I'm like, 'I'm never getting married in the fall because of football.'"
The best part about this no-frills ceremony? The happy couple planned the event in two weeks.
Their best gift, of course, was Louisville's 72-0 drubbing of FIU.