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Guess who foot Mr Burger and Ms King's wedding bill

July 21, 2015 08:45 IST

Illinois couple Joel Burger and Ashley King couldn’t have asked for more. In April, when news got out that the couple were planning to get hitched in July, the Burger King caught wind of the story and decided to help the couple create "a whopper of a wedding" by paying for the event.

The couple, who had reached out to Burger King for permission to use the company's logo on their wedding favors, couldn’t contain their joy when the chain sprung the surprise.  

Mr Burger, 24, and Miss King, 25, made international headlines earlier this year when the childhood sweethearts took a photo in front of Burger King announcing they would be tying the knot.  

Check out the wedding photographs from a marriage made in fast food heaven!

The bride and groom posed in paper crowns from the burger chain. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

The groomsmen also wore Burger King t-shirts under their suits. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

General atmosphere at the wedding of Ashley King and Joel Burger in Jacksonville, Illinois. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

King is taking her husband’s last name, so she is now a Burger. “But it will forever be Burger King,” the new husband said after the ceremony. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

The chain provided custom mason jars for the reception and $10 gift cards for all of the guests. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Burger and King have been friends since grade school, which is when a guest speaker noticed their full potential. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Mr Burger and his party wore Burger King cufflinks and hamburger socks. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

"It's on us," a note from Burger King read in the video in which the company surprised the couple with their wedding gift. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images