As more than 50 million viewers tuned in, Nicole Angelillo and Gerald Sapienza, of Chesapeake, VA, became the first couple to get married at the Rose Parade atop "The Love Float" by Farmers Insurance.
The pair grew up in the same town, and Nicole harbored a secret crush on Gerald in high school — even though they didn't actually meet until ten years later on an online dating site. “From our first sentence to our first meeting and our first date, we knew it was meant to be. We can’t wait to finally share the same name!” Nicole told Farmers.
Since Gerald proposed to Nicole on a Mardi Gras parade float, it was only natural to get married on a float as well. They entered a dream wedding contest sponsored by Farmers Insurance, where they won a chance to get married during the Rose Parade, a trip to Pasadena with up to six witnesses, wedding-day attire, wedding rings, two tickets to the 2013 Rose Bowl game, and more.
Tell us: Would you get married on a parade float?
—Kristen O'Gorman Klein
Photos courtesy of the Tournament of Roses (Rose Parade)