Name on engagement announcement for downstate couple gets international attention

Couple's Engagement Announcement Gets International Attention

NEW BERLIN, Ill. (WGN) -- When you have a funny name, people notice.

People around the world are laughing at the name on the engagement announcement of a couple from downstate Illinois.

Joel Burger is marrying Ashley King in July, making it the Burger-King wedding.

The New Berlin couple, who were friends in high school but didn't start dating until college, says they've embraced the jokes about their "whopper" of a name and aren't letting any annoyances "ketchup" with them.

To prove it, they broke tradition and put his name first on the engagement announcement.

Not only that, but the fast food joint is going to pay for the couple's wedding:

Burger King to Pay for Burger-King Wedding

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