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The bride and the burger: couple go viral with unusual post-wedding celebration

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After a joyous (albeit stressful) morning getting ready for your wedding ceremony and exchanging vows, there’s nothing like sitting down to a beautiful  three-course dinner and drinks with your nearest and dearest to celebrate your newlywed status.

Or if you’re anything like this bride and groom, nothing like messily devouring a burger at an ice hockey game, all while suited and booted.

The unusual post-ceremony move by Erica Skuta and Lewis Blake made headlines this week after they headed to the Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars game in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a delightfully sweet moment between the newlyweds was caught on camera.

As Skuta enjoys a burger at the match in her pristine white gown, she goes in for a giant bite. But before anything can drop on her dress, her new husband wipes her mouth for her.

Now that’s love, right?

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The moment was filmed and uploaded online, where it rapidly went viral, gaining hundreds of thousands of views.

Groom Blake spoke to The Huffington Post about attending the game on their wedding day.

“We wanted to do something a little different and since we’re both such huge [Minnesota] Wild fans, we thought this was the perfect post-wedding celebration,” he says.

“We both decided we wanted to carry on the festivities and stay in our wedding attire, especially since Erica only gets to wear the dress once.”

The bride’s parents also reserved a box for friends and family of the couple at the game.

“When we were put on the Jumbotron people stood up and cheered.

“We also had lots of other friends and family who were at the game testing us telling us that they could see Erica’s dress across the arena.”

My fairytale ending! #teammnz

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The couple met in 2011 at a summer camp that they both worked at, and now live in Blake’s hometown, Auckland, New Zealand. Skuta is a Minnesota native. Both have been surprised at the attention their unusual wedding day gained.

Blake says:

“We’ve just been sitting back and watching it all unfold and our phones have been constantly flashing with notifications as our friends all over the world alert us to new posts and stories.

“We never expected this to happen – all we wanted was to get on the Jumbotron. We just never thought eating a burger in a wedding dress would go viral.”

Watch the moment unfold, below.

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