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Newlyweds take vows at hockey rink

Wednesday - 8/6/2014, 7:54am  ET

In an Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Ben and Courtney Sikkenga exit the Lakeshore Ice Center after their wedding in Fruitport Township, Mich. The ceremony was officiated in the first place the couple met, in the ice rink and the bridal party sported hockey skates. (AP Photo/Muskegon Chronicle/mLive.com, Tommy Martino)

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) -- The bride wore white -- and stainless steel.

Ben and Courtney Sikkenga were married Saturday at a western Michigan ice rink where they first met in seventh grade.

Ben is a 23-year-old lifelong hockey player. Twenty-four-year-old Courtney is his biggest fan. The Muskegon Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1tHQli7 ) says groomsmen and bridesmaids got dressed in locker rooms at Lakeshore Sports Centre before skating on the ice.

Guests had the option of sitting in chairs on the ice or on benches behind the protective glass.

The newlyweds left the rink by walking under raised hockey sticks.

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, http://www.mlive.com/muskegon


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