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Blue Springs Chiefs fans say 'I do' on Super Bowl Sunday

Posted at 7:41 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 20:41:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs' big win Sunday night is one players and fans will remember for the rest of their lives. But it also was an extra special day for a Blue Springs couple who said 'I do.'

Robert Walkowiak and Nikki Bailey had already picked Feb. 2, 2020, for their wedding date long before they knew their favorite football team would be playing in Super Bowl LIV that same day.

The die-hard Chiefs fans decided to make their big day the Super Bowl watch party of a lifetime. Their venue had several large TV screens with the game on during the reception.

It's a day they've both been waiting for for years.

"To me, this is the wedding and the marriage of every little girl's dream," Bailey said.

The couple met on an online dating website and fell in love right away.

"I fell in love with her as soon as we started talking, the first minute," Walkowiak said.

Bailey's daughter, Taylor, said she was slightly hesitant about the date at first.

"At first I was like, 'Who's going to come to the wedding because it's on Super Bowl Sunday?'" she said, "but also I realized I don't think my mom should have her wedding on any other day. It makes sense."

The couple asked their friends and family to show their Chiefs pride and they delivered.

Friends of the groom Brenda Strong and Bruce Smith showed up in red and gold attire.

Walkowiak's niece, Jennifer Hardman, wore her Hardman jersey.

"We couldn't have been more excited," Hardman said. "That's our team, born and raised."

As the night came to a close, Bailey and Walkowiak got the icing on the cake they wanted as they watched the Chiefs take the world champion title.

"It's the best day of our lives, and we have proven that we are fans of the best team," Bailey said. "We get to celebrate our anniversary with the Chiefs' win."