Scattered, smothered, covered, and legally wed

What do you do when, for years, your plans to get married are thwarted by unaccommodating work schedules? If you’re George “Bubba” Mathis and Pamela Christian, you get married at work! The couple always dreamed of getting married on their July 4th anniversary, but it just never worked out. This year, Pamela got the day off at the last minute, but George was scheduled to work the morning shift.

Perhaps it was fate or maybe it was the lure of a post-wedding hash browns, but whatever the reason, the couple decided to tie the knot at Waffle House.

Before walking down the makeshift aisle that led from the back of the Waffle House out to the eatery’s parking lot, the happy bride-to-be chatted with a reporter from the Gwinnett Daily Post.

“Waffle House is as much a part of our lives as our kids are, and we’ve been working together at Waffle House for almost three years now. When he had to work, we just knew then that we were going to have it here.”

Congrats to Pamela and George, and kudos to them for making an unusual venue choice to avoid having to compromise on the date! Though, truth be told, I do have to wonder why their boss wouldn’t just give them the day off.

4 Responses to “Scattered, smothered, covered, and legally wed”

  1. MissPinkKate says:

    Some people were making fun of the venue, but I think it’s a very creative use of space! They’ve been together a long time and they have children, so a wedding in a palace or a trash dumpster is a beautiful expression of their committment. Congrats to them! Now I want waffles 😛

  2. Twistie says:

    While it certainly wouldn’t be my ideal venue, I think any place that has meaning for the couple and can accomodate the celebration is appropriate to get married in.

    I wish Pamela and George all happiness and a long marriage…though I agree with you that their boss might have been more accomodating of their desire to have one day off to get married.

    At least he let them have the wedding at work!

  3. “as our kids are?”

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know I’m so old fashioned to think marriage should come before kids. Crazy.

  4. Val says:

    They forgot to mention the coon hound, confederate flag, and kudzu.

    I’m disappointed.