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Blue Springs couple to say 'I do' in a Super Bowl kind of way

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 06:59:40-05

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Thousands of fans have vowed their allegiance to the Kansas City Chiefs, but few have committed to saying, "I do," during a game.

Robert Walkowiak and Nikki Bailey, however, are no ordinary fans.

"These are our two loves... each other and our football team," Bailey said.

Their love is so super, they decided to get married on Super Bowl Sunday.

The couple from Blue Springs had actually picked their date before realizing it would be the big game. And although they wanted to see their Chiefs play in the Super Bowl, they had no idea it would actually happen.

"When we sent the invitations, we put on there dinner, dancing, drinks and Super Bowl party. Bring your fan gear in case the Chiefs are in it," laughed Bailey.

Instead of changing their wedding date, the couple is embracing the Super Bowl. They have changed the wedding colors from maroon to red and have altered their menu to include food like Chiefs popcorn and jello shots. They also plan on reciting their vows before kick off and having the game play on multiple screens throughout the party.

"We created memories about this wedding even before it happened," Walkowiak said.

"It's the perfect day," added Bailey.

If the Chiefs win the Super Bowl, the couple told 41 Action News they plan on driving their wedding car to the closest Rally House to purchase Super Bowl Championship gear.