COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- White Castle, the true destination for Craver weddings for more than a decade, held the first Royal Wedding at the Las Vegas White Castle on Sunday, March 11, following a national contest that was as hot as a steam-grilled slider patty. After judging thousands of entries, the Grand Prize winners, Adam and Whitney, were chosen for White Castle's significance in their relationship.
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Adam and Whitney, of Fort Worth, TX, first connected while working for a musician prior to a concert in College Station, TX. Adam, a native of Queens, NY, had a deeply engrained love for White Castle after growing up near a restaurant and serving as a regular customer. Whitney grew up in Dallas, TX, where she was introduced to White Castle's retail offerings at her local grocery store. As the relationship developed, Adam knew it was time to share with Whitney the White Castle restaurant experience while visiting his family in New York.
"We visited a Castle in my hometown that is near and dear to me for Whitney's first White Castle trip," said Adam. "I decided to skip my regular order for this special occasion and ordered a little bit of everything for her to try. Right away, it was clear she would share the same Cravings for White Castle, and she immediately fell for the Chicken Rings."
In July 2017, Adam proposed to Whitney while the couple was in Nashville, TN. After she said 'yes,' they drove around the city in search of a venue to celebrate the engagement and happened upon the perfect fit: none other than a White Castle restaurant. While Adam ordered, Whitney saw a sign promoting the national Royal Wedding Contest and submitted the couple's entry, knowing the idea would meet her fiancé's Craving. As the couple celebrated their lifetime commitment to one another with a meal at White Castle, they began a journey that led them to the royal wedding other couples can only dream about.
As Grand Prize winners, the White Castle Royal Couple was treated to a "Royal Wedding" experience in Las Vegas complete with a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception, décor, and of course White Castle cuisine based on many of the couple's favorite items. Partnering with local businesses, White Castle pulled out all the stops for the Craver couple with music selected by the bride and groom, floral arrangements, photographs by Jenna Bryant Photography and a custom wedding cake, all coordinated by Symphony Weddings & Events. As a first act as husband and wife, Adam and Whitney will be sent on a five-night honeymoon in Belgium, including roundtrip airfare, ground transportation, four nights' hotel accommodation, White Castle gift cards, White Castle coupons and even a one-night stay in a real Belgian castle. The honeymoon is generously sponsored by Unique Belgique, the official supplier of White Castle's real Belgian waffles offered at restaurants across the country.
The couple was joined by more than 25 of their closest family and friends for the intimate experience. The Royal Wedding was the finale of a Crave Case packed weekend full of fun events including surprise visits to local establishments announcing the wedding event with White Castle's official royal court announcer, the White Castle Town Crier.
"The White Castle Royal Wedding was a chance for our most BOLD and loyal Cravers to celebrate their wedding in a new, different and exciting way," said Kim Bartley, Chief Marketing Officer for White Castle. "Adam and Whitney did a fantastic job of showing us how much White Castle means to their relationship, and in return we were happy to provide such a memorable experience for them."
Two more winning couples were also selected to receive the Royal Wedding Contest first prize package of White Castle menu items and non-alcoholic refreshments for up to 200 people at their wedding reception or party held anywhere in the continental United States.
White Castle opened the first ever Royal Wedding Contest in June 2017, with all entries made online at www.whitecastlewedding.com. While this was the first couple to tie the knot at the famous Castle in Las Vegas, the chain is no stranger to hosting weddings. More than 75 couples have been married at White Castle restaurants across the nation over the past ten years.
About White Castle
White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain based in Columbus, Ohio, has been making Bold Moves™ as a family-owned business for more than 97 years. Cravers on-the-go can access sweet deals and place a pick-up order any time in the official White Castle app (iTunes App Store or Google Play) or in the frozen aisle at a grocery store near you. www.whitecastle.com
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