Baseball fans, you're going to love this wedding inspired by America's favorite pastime.
As the Baltimore Orioles make their first post-season appearance since 1997, fighting the American League East champion New York Yankees for the right to play for the American League Pennant (and a trip to the World Series), the wedding of Dominique, a die-hard Yankees fan, and Travis, a devoted Orioles fan, couldn't be more perfect.
Originally from Long Island, NY, Dominique grew up playing softball and watching Yankees games with her dad. Travis, raised on his family's farm in southern Maryland, started playing baseball at a young age as well. His grandma Sue-Sue passed on her love of the Orioles to him. Both continued to play their beloved sport on the collegiate level, and their ideal date is a trip to the ballpark.
"Being a long-time Orioles fan, he is enjoying being able to watch them in the post-season this year," said Dominique. "But I am hoping the Yankees continue to play well — and win the World Series!"
The best-of-three American League Division Series could go either way; the teams split their regular season series 9-9. With a 2-1 series lead, the Yankees have the opportunity to clinch the series at home tonight.
Here, some of our favorite ideas from this fun wedding:
For the escort cards, each couple picked up their game-day ticket, leading them to a baseball stadium, from Camden Yards to Yankee Stadium.
Escort cards and table numbers designed by Justin Payton
Dominique's garter was half Yankees, half Orioles — a fun surprise for Travis when he removed it!
Instead of a traditional guest book, guests signed a jersey with their last name and wedding date on the back.
The cake topper couldn't be more perfect:
And each guest received a beer koozie modeled after a jersey, which were nestled in a peach crate the couple had used during their engagement photos. "We put baseballs in it for the engagement pictures, then lined it with baseball fabric (thanks mom!) and used it to hold the koozies at the wedding," said Dominique.
Tell us: Who are you rooting for in the American League Division Series? Do you and your fiancé root for different teams?
—Kristen O'Gorman Klein
Photo Credit: Rachael Foster Photography