Jennifer Anne Savastano and Robert Campbell IV
August 8, 2008
Before she had even met Robert, Jennifer was trying to find an excuse to cancel their blind date. After all, being the diehard Cubs fan that she is, Jennifer thought she would never be able to date a White Sox fan like Robert. But after their first date at Aguave, when Robert brought her flowers, opened all the doors and, later that night, spent six hours on the phone with her, Jennifer decided she might have been very wrong in thinking they would not be a good match.
On April 18, 2008, Robert “Ring Popped” the big question. Robert took Jennifer to see her favorite team, the Chicago Cubs, where they sat on the front row behind home plate. After Robert passed Jennifer some Cracker Jacks, she soon began searching for the toy inside. After pulling out a Ring Pop, Jennifer unwrapped the candy and found a paper scroll that read “Jenny, will you marry me?”
Over the next three and a half months, the couple’s love for each other, as well as the love for their hometown baseball teams, was incorporated into the wedding planning and the wedding itself. The boys took their bachelor party to Chicago, where they watched a baseball game and partied downtown in the city. Also at the reception, which was held at the Tulsa Elks Lodge, place cards were used that looked like tickets to a White Sox or Cubs baseball game. The favors were pint glasses with the couple’s names, wedding date and a monogrammed “C.” Inside the glasses were peanuts and Cracker Jacks tied with a ribbon that read “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.” Of course, Cubs or Sox was written in the background of the ribbon.
But it was the main event, the ceremony held at Christ the King Catholic Church, that brought about 240 of Robert and Jennifer’s friends and family together, regardless of their allegiance to the Cubs or White Sox. Black, white, yellow, navy blue and green were used throughout the wedding. The couple incorporated Scottish tradition into the ceremony, including Scottish kilts for the men and a bagpipe player. It was on this day, Aug. 8, 2008, when Robert scored a homerun as Jennifer said “I do.”
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