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Couple marries at LSU tailgate

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

"Geaux Tigers" is a phrase you'd likely hear in Walks-Ons Bistreaux and Bar during football season but what about I do? It was the reality for one Baton Rouge couple Saturday.

"I never expected to see a wedding," said Maddie Kirkwood, a Walk-Ons customer.

A wedding party in the middle of Walk-Ons seemed to confuse a lot of LSU fans but for bride Risha Holmes, who met her groom at Saints training camp, a wedding in the shadows of Tiger Stadium made perfect sense.

"I always wanted to have my wedding at a tailgate, and Carl didn't want to do that," said Holmes. "We were at a ZZ Top concert, and Gordy Rush suggested it and I said that is the best idea. Let's do it."

The groom, Carl "The Cat" Dunn, is renowned in the Tiger Nation.

"The only way to describe Carl is ‘Superfan", said Tracy Hanagriff, the couple's flower girl. "He is everywhere...anywhere and everywhere that LSU is."

So of course, he agreed with her on this venue.

"It's been a real excitement. It's been overwhelming how people have put forth an effort to put this all together," said Dunn.

Just like in Tiger Stadium, the was no rain under the tent where Dunn and his loved ones gathered for his purple and gold ceremony. His brother served as the officiant, and a friend serenaded the couple just before they said their "I-do's" and danced off into the night.

"My dream wedding...to my dream man," said Holmes.

Eagle 98.1 radio station helped to organize the entire affair and even aired the ceremony live. The happy couple spent their first few hours as newlyweds inside of Death Valley at the LSU vs. Towson football game.

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