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This Couple Invited A Giant Potato To Their Wedding As A Special Guest

Tate the Tater was a big hit.

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A Canadian couple invited this giant potato mascot to their wedding as a guest of honour, and the photos are pretty great.

P.E.I. Potato Board/Facebook

Matthew Ramsay and his wife Amy got married in late August on a potato farm in Prince Edward Island. So it made sense when they invited Tate the Tater, the official mascot of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board to join them.

“We really just thought it would be great entertainment for the kids, and maybe the adults too," Ramsay told BuzzFeed News. "Of course you can’t help but smile and laugh when you see the costume."

Prince Edward Island is known for its potatoes, and nobody reps harder than Tate.

P.E.I. Potato Board/Facebook

The giant potato can be seen at various parades and other events around the province, and he's always a big draw.

But this was Tate's first wedding, and it was a huge success. "Everybody loved him," Ramsay said.

P.E.I. Potato Board/Facebook

“I had spotted the costume around several different events. I’ve always liked it, so it was always in the back of my head leading up to the wedding," he said.

"I talked it over with Amy and she thought it was a great idea as well, so we went forward with it.”

And he even got a dance with the bride.

P.E.I. Potato Board/Facebook

"I stole the first dance," Ramsay said. "Tate got the second.”

He said it only took a quick call to the Potato Board to set it up, and Tate helped keep everyone's energy up during the evening and made it a much more memorable day.

“We thought it went excellent. He was a hit with everybody and it turned out to be a great idea.”

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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