Sunday, August 1, 2010

Would you get married in the shoe aisle of T.J. Maxx?

This weekend, all the attention has been on the wedding of Chelsea Clinton. However, I think some of the attention should have been given to the wedding of Lisa Satayut and Drew Ellis. While you probably have not heard of them, their wedding took place in a pretty amazing place, the shoe aisle of their local T.J. Maxx in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Click here for pictures.

Lisa Ellis had always dreamed of getting married in the size 8 shoe aisle at T.J. Maxx. The store helped make her dream come true by widening the aisle, adding a vine covered arch and seats for her guests. Musicians performed before and after the ceremony.

Despite being surrounded by shoes and wearing a pretty interesting pair of green gladiators, the bride says she didn’t look at the shoes on her walk down the aisle.

The wedding guests could easily go shopping. The store, except the shoe department, remained open during the ceremony.

T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are some of my favorite places to go shoe shopping. While you sometimes have to dig, I enjoy the hunt and love paying less than retail. However, I am unsure that is where I would want to get married. The bride and groom definitely have an interesting story to share. Importantly, the bride’s dream came true!

For update, click here.


Gittleman, L. (2010). Cameras roll for TJ Maxx wedding. Morning Sun. Retrieved July 27, 2010 from
Mich. couple ties knot among store's size 8 shoes. (2010). Retrieved July 27, 2010 from

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