To say that my husband Ben and I are simply "fans" of Chick-fil-A would be an understatement. Not only is it our Valentine's Day tradition, but Ben proposed over Chick-fil-A, too. He popped the question over Chick-n-Strips and a classic Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. He knew that he’d have to feed me my favorite meal in order to hear a "Yes."
I soon began dreaming about how Chick-fil-A would be worked into the wedding. Could we walk down the aisle as Chick-fil-A cows, or serve only Chick-fil-A for dinner? Ben wasn't enthralled with those ideas, but we reached a compromise – Chick-fil-A for hors d’oeuvres!
After arriving at the Concord Township CFA (strategically around the corner from our reception site) to place our hors d'oeuvres order for Chick-n-Strips and Chick-n-Minis, the staff caught wind of our love for Chick-fil-A. Manager Jim F. came out to greet us and invited us to use his restaurant as a location to take wedding photos with the Chick-fil-A cow! We were ecstatic at the prospect, but knew we'd have to find the time on the busy day.
On the wedding day, our ceremony went beautifully. Before we knew it, we were busily taking photos at the reception site. I kept on repeating, "Let's go to Chick-fil-A - we can’t miss out on taking pictures with the cow!" Ben had to remind me, "Not now, we don't have the time." But sensing my misery, he hesitated and spoke. "I hope it's OK if we don't go…because I have a surprise - the Chick-fil-A Cow is coming HERE!"
Dianna, a gracious employee from the Concord Township CFA, soon showed up with the Chick-fil-A cow himself, dressed for the occasion with a blue button-down shirt and a red bowtie! The Cow proved to be a trooper, never speaking, but always willing to pose with us for silly photos. In the months since our wedding, those pictures have been a foolproof way to bring smiles to our faces. We owe a huge thank you to Jim, Diana, the Chick-fil-A cow, and the staff at Concord Township for the wonderful memories!