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Bears fans get married at tailgate before team’s disastrous loss

Maggie Hendricks
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(NBC Chicago)

The Chicago Bears' loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday was not a game most Bears fans want to remember. Jay Cutler and Shea McClellin left with concussions. The team turned the ball over four times in the first half. It was cold, rainy, and it halted the Bears' winning streak.

However, two Bears fans will never forget the date. NBC Chicago reports Jay Gottred and Kalli Jacobson used their pregame tailgate as the spot for their wedding. Standing underneath a navy and orange arch, they both wore Bears jerseys. Jacobson wore the traditional veil as they exchanged vows before nearly 100 people.

The couple's first date was at a Bears game, so they couldn't think of a more romantic spot to get married than on a pickup truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field. The location was her idea. Considering weddings in Cook County average $26,000, a tailgate wedding wasn't the worst idea. Not only did they save some cash, but they got to wear more comfortable clothing than a wedding dress and tuxedo.

Though the game ended badly, the two can now remember the date as something more than a really, really bad game for the Bears. Here's hoping they can make it work better than the Bears' offense.

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