KENOSHA (WITI) -- With Valentine's Day only a couple of hours away, romance is on the mind of many! One couple from Kenosha is publicly declaring their love tonight -- and it's in a way you've probably never seen before.
On Friday evening, February 13th, Rob Gorr and Kim Kavalauskas officially joined their lives together. But when you ask either of them for more detail, you learn that they've been walking the path of life together all along.
"She was born 9 months after me and so we've known each other since she was born," said Rob Gorr, groom.
The pair's mothers were best friends, which means Kim and Rob share a lot of the same childhood memories.
"Him riding his bike up and down I remember that, staring at him because he was really cute, so I always thought he was a cutie," said Kim Kavalauskas, bride.
The two didn't get together until about a year ago, but they were engaged by August. And before we tell you what happened next, you need to know this about Kim:
"She's a jokester, she's always funny, I always have to tell her you're not Lucille Ball," said Gorr.
That's why Rob thought Kim was kidding when she took him up on his joke about a wedding venue.
"She was saying, well where are we going to get married? Because she's Catholic and I'm not Catholic. And I said, well I really don't care, we can get married right here right now if you want to -- and now, yeah, we're getting married right here," said Rob.
"Here" is the Festival Foods grocery store in Kenosha. Kim and Rob said their vows as shoppers wheeled their carts below in search of the week's groceries.
"People are like, you're getting married where, at a grocery store? Only you," said Kim.
But the space was available, and it was free -- so they went for it! Plus:
"We're not going to run out of anything, just run downstairs and, you know, buy what we need," said Rob.
These days it sometimes seems there's a push for extravagant weddings. Perhaps by holding it just above the deli section, these two illustrated that they get what's really important -- if at the end of the ceremony you're married to your best friend, then it was a pretty perfect day.
"I plan on being with him for the rest of my life," said Kim.
This was the first wedding they've ever had at Festival Foods -- and it's likely not something they're going to forget anytime soon.