A Fairy Tale McWedding
November 02, 2015 Marriage is like the McDonald’s Giant Slide. It has its ups and downs, but it’s totally worth the ride! In the spirit of brand love, Connecticut and Western Massachusetts owner/operators hosted a wedding on September 25, atop the McDonald’s Giant Slide at New England’s most beloved fair, The Big E. Through a Facebook contest, one lucky couple won their dream wedding - with festivities including a cake cutting, celebratory toast, Ronald McDonald in attendance and of course, the married couple sliding down the McDonald’s Giant Slide once they were pronounced husband & wife! The event was streamed live on local news affiliates.
Here is Mary Anne and John’s winning Facebook entry:
“John & I have been together since 2008. Our plan was to get married in 6 yrs, but we keep putting it off. This will be John’s first wedding at 61 and my second. I say let’s reach BEYOND our comfort zone, have fun and go for this! We have recently moved to our “retirement” home, now let’s tie the knot and make it official. No “clowning” around! Last yr. coincidentally 9/25/14 was our 1st trip to the Big E as a couple and we had a blast sliding down the Giant Slide and filling our faces! The time is right for us! John’s bucket list consists of 2 things: (1) to marry me and (2) to travel to Oklahoma for a twister. I don’t have a bucket list yet, but I can’t think of a better time 9/25/15 – a better person (I love you John) or a better place than the Giant Slide at the Big E with Ronald McDonald (AND FRIENDS) TO HAVE A BLAST OF A WEDDING FOR John & Mary Anne. Time doesn’t stand still so let’s get married!”
The owner/operators co-op has sponsored the retro slide for the past four years.