Charlottetown couple start married life with soccer-themed wedding

A Charlottetown couple ‘kicked’ off their married life with a wedding unique to them and their courtship.

Robin and Kirk White plan to honeymoon in Spain watching soccer

Kirk and Robin White say their soccer themed wedding in a pub was perfect way to say I do. (Natalia Goodwin/CBC)

A Charlottetown couple 'kicked' off their married life with a wedding unique to them and their courtship.

Robin and Kirk White said their vows wearing soccer jerseys in the pub, the Churchill Arms, where they spent a lot of time while dating watching soccer.

The idea for the soccer-themed wedding came from the bride who said she began panicking when she started planning.

"I just said 'what you think about if we got married at Churchill Arms' and he thought I was lying. He thought I was testing him, I think," said Robin.

"And she also said 'we'll wear soccer jerseys' and I jumped right onboard obviously," said Kirk.

Fans of different teams

Robin adds it was a good way to make sure all their friends attended because they only had to drop into the pub for a pint.

"Everybody thought it was a great idea. I didn't have any negativity at all. Everybody was so happy to throw jerseys on and just participate, it was great," said Robin.  

Robin and Kirk White during their wedding ceremony. (CBC)

Robin admits she was not a soccer fan when the couple first reconnected after knowing each other in junior high school. But she learned to love the game as much as her new husband.

"But we're rivals," said Robin.

While Robin is a Barcelona fan, Kirk is a Real Madrid fan. But Robin compromised and the couple wore Real Madrid jerseys for the wedding.

The newlyweds are planning to travel to Barcelona, Spain to watch an El Clásico, a game between their favourite teams who are fierce rivals in the league.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.