Hartford Whalers-Themed Wedding Includes Pucky the Whale, Stanley Cup Cake (Photos)


Whalers weddingThemed weddings are almost always tacky, and usually neither pay tribute to their subject nor give proper importance to the ceremony itself. Well, one couple with a mutual love for the Hartford Whalers (and each other, hopefully) decided to break all the rules and put together a Whalers-themed wedding that actually looks fun and well put-together.

Kate Murphy and Sean Dwyer were married on March 30 at Gardner Veteran’s Arena in Gardner, Mass. Of course, the initial suspicion of anyone would be that a hockey-themed wedding would be the husband’s idea, but not so, according to Puck Daddy.

“She knew I was a diehard Whalers fan,” said Dwyer. “It was her idea. I joke with everyone that this was her way to get me commit.

“I was like, ‘Alright, I want a mascot.’”

And get a mascot Dwyer did. In fact, Dwyer somehow acquired the Harford Whalers’ original mascot for the day — Plucky the Whale. But that was really just one of the many, many points of attention to detail in the event.

Murphy had a Whalers logo on her train, while her now-husband wore a green tuxedo with a Hartford logo. The bridesmaids wore Whaler blue, while the groomsmen wore jerseys.

The wedding cake was made in the shape of the Stanley Cup, while a beer vendor actually worked the stands while the couple was married on the ice at the arena. A referee presided over the ceremony.

Best of all: the ceremony featured player introductions rather than a procession.

Check out pictures of the Whalers-themed wedding >>

Photo via Facebook/Hartford Whalers Wedding Kate Murphy and Sean Dwyer

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