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Lesbian wedding takes place in Walmart garden department

Two brides decide to have their wedding at Walmart.
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Two brides used their livelihood in big box retail to help them with their wedding last weekend.

Leida Torres and Chrissy Slonaker Torres work at a Pennsylvania Walmart, in fact, that’s where they met three years ago. So when they decided to get married they could think of no better place than the gardening department at their job.

Actually, their first choice was a small ceremony at home, but they soon discovered that co-workers weren’t able to get their shifts covered and that’s when they came up with the idea to have it at work.

 “We both have a lot of really close friends that we call family in our Walmart store,” Slonaker Torres told the York Daily Record. “We discussed it with the store manager and the home office so that everybody in our store—everybody that we share our lives with—can be a part of the wedding.”

Leida approached her wife with the inspired idea:  “I just told her, ’Let’s do it.’ Our Walmart family has been so supportive. So why not?”

Unsuspecting customers took to social media to share heartwarming photos from the ceremony as they were shopping. 

The couple met some criticism from people who judged them about the venue, saying they were cheap.  But that didn’t quell their elation.

“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” Torres said. “Our family is happy. That’s all that matters to us.”

Sidebar photos: Leida Torres