This past weekend one of my dearest friends and bridesmaids married her college sweetheart. We all met in the same dorm at JMU (James Madison University) many moons ago! Their wedding was absolutely gorgeous with a backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. We incorporated their JMU love story by having their table names be places that they spent time together during college, their cake topper was the Mr. and Mrs. Duke Dog (our school mascot) and their signature drink was a grown-up version of our dorm’s favorite “Ikenberry punch”.
Knowing how much these two love JMU and bulldogs (their cute bulldog Romeo was definitely inspired by the JMU Duke Dog) and knowing that you only get college sweethearts to marry once in a blue moon, I decided to do some secret research into how to get the actual Duke Dog to surprise them at their wedding. After many emails and phone calls it all came together and the surprise was great! Seeing the groom blush and get choked up at the sight of our big fury friend made the surprise a success. Thanks JMU and thanks Duke Dog! We love you K&T!