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Yes, You Can Get Married In Whole Foods, And This Couple Totally Did

"It was a serious wedding that happened to be in a fun place.”

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You may *think* you love Whole Foods, but you probably haven't shown your devotion to it the way Ross Aronson and Jacqueline Troutman have.

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That's right, the newlyweds recently cemented their commitment to the store — and each other — by getting married at the Chapel Hill, North Carolina location of the grocery store.

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The duo tied the knot in the flower department on Feb. 24, the same spot Aronson had proposed to Troutman exactly one year earlier.

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The couple kept their ceremony location a surprise for the small group of family and friends they exchanged vows in front of.

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And once the ceremony was over, they had fun taking photos all around the store.

The reception was held at their home, and guests ate food that Aronson had prepared himself from ingredients purchased at — where else? — Whole Foods.
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The reception was held at their home, and guests ate food that Aronson had prepared himself from ingredients purchased at — where else? — Whole Foods.

And honestly, it looks like they had a complete blast doing it.

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The couple first met in New York, and Whole Foods played an important part in their early relationship, when they'd get to know each other by strolling through the aisles.

“It was really special to me — it was our place, our tradition. It was really nice to relive it every time we went,” Troutman told The News & Observer. “We thought, How do we top that? It was perfect. Maybe we can match it.”
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“It was really special to me — it was our place, our tradition. It was really nice to relive it every time we went,” Troutman told The News & Observer. “We thought, How do we top that? It was perfect. Maybe we can match it.”

Thankfully, the Whole Foods in their new home of Chapel Hill was willing to accommodate their dream wedding.

Krista Deitsch and Whitney Harlos of Whole Foods helped them plan their special day, which, yes, happened during operational store hours.
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Krista Deitsch and Whitney Harlos of Whole Foods helped them plan their special day, which, yes, happened during operational store hours.

And while the pictures seem goofy, they symbolize the couple's deep appreciation for the store and each other. “It was a fun, wild, unexpected experience, but we shared it with people who could really appreciate we got married and said really important things to each other," Aronson said.

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"It wasn’t flippant at all. It was a serious wedding that happened to be in a fun place.”

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