Couple ‘Walked Down A Different Aisle’ With Epic Wedding Photos In Target

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“Target has always been a pretty significant part of our relationship. When we needed something to do on a slow Thursday night, Target was always there with open doors. Even if we didn’t need anything, Target always knew what was best for us and it never failed to send us home without some sort of delicious treat, household good, or one of those beautiful red tag clearance items that now consume our entire home décor.

Bride and groom push shopping cart down an aisle at Target
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Bride and groom smiling while sitting on bench in home section of Target
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When it came time to decide on a location to shoot our wedding photos before we eloped, we knew it had to be somewhere with deep personal meaning — somewhere that contributed to the development of our relationship — so naturally, our first inclination was the enthralling aisles of our favorite emporium.

Bride and groom stand posing outside of Target in parking lot
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Groom pushes Target shopping cart down freezer aisle while bride holds on to side of cart
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Bride and groom kiss in freezer aisle of Target while groom holds on to shopping cart
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We invited our parents and two friends to our elopement, but it was a secret to everyone else. We shot at Target first (which our parents did not know we were doing), and then we met them at our elopement/wedding site.

Bride and groom kiss in the middle of shopping carts in Target
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After seeing some of our closest friends get married, we were NOT looking forward to the cost and the stress of planning a full-out wedding, so an elopement sounded more of our style.

Bride and groom stand in card aisle of Target holding up cards so only part of their face shown are their eyes
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We made sure to get clearance from Target managers ahead of time because we did not want to get kicked out of the store the day of! But our photographer, Evan Rich, is really the mastermind of the shots. The three of us walked around the store aisle to aisle looking for inspiration and we just started shooting with whatever spoke to us.

Bride looks at groom with puzzled look as he holds up Star Wars toy in excitement in Target aisle
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Take the pizza for example… we LOVE pizza, and therefore just had to include it in some way shape or form.

Groom looks over to see his bride grabbing a box of frozen pizza from freezer aisle at Target
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Bride smiles down at stack of frozen pizza in her hands while groom adds to it at Target
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Bride and groom pose in front of freezer door while bride holds large stack of frozen pizza boxes at Target
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The experience was INCREDIBLE and we had a ton of fun. It was an awkward situation since the store was open, but Evan made us feel comfortable and the onlookers mostly just congratulated us.

Bride and groom walk arm in arm down Target aisle while groom feeds drink to bride who is holding popcorn bag
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Isabella and I dated for almost eight years before we finally tied the knot and we have always been that rather unconventional couple which is why this photo shoot is befitting. If you ask any of our friends, none of them would be surprised that we chose to do this at Target — THAT’s how obsessed we are.

Bride and groom lean against a wall arm and arm staring into each others eyes next to Target shopping cart
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We go there so much that we even made a farcical Instagram account called @cupsoftarget where we chronicle all the stray Starbucks cups that we find abandoned throughout the store and give them clever and funny captions. It started as a fun game for us, but now we have a few thousand followers which only continues to enable our addiction.

Groom throws popcorn in air for bride to catch in her mouth as they sit at table in Target
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It’s too bad we can’t throw our reception in Target because then that would truly be the frosting on the Market Pantry cake.”

View from picture frame aisle in Target of groom pushing the shopping cart he and his bride are riding
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Bride and groom have pillow fight in Target pillow aisle
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Bride and groom smile with sunglasses on in beach chair aisle of Target
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View from the back of bride and groom arm and arm while groom pushes shopping cart in Target
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Bride looks up at groom as they are arm and arm standing outside of Target
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This story was submitted to Love What Matters by groom Michael Delvalle, 27, of Miami, Florida.  Submit your story here, and be sure to subscribe to our best love stories here.

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