This Couple's Mayonnaise-Themed Wedding Is #RelationshipGoals
When you meet that special someone and everything just clicks, some might say it's written in the stars. For one couple from Chattanooga, Tennessee, it was written on a jar of mayonnaise. Marissa Helms and David Mayo recently got married, and the condiment was the unofficial theme at their wedding.
“When Marissa Helms and David Mayo first met in 2015, they knew it was destiny that brought them together. After all, with the last names Helms and Mayo, it was simply a perfect match,” according to a statement provided by a Hellmann’s representative. Straight out of a romcom, the pair met when Helms moved into the Louisville, Kentucky, apartment that Mayo was moving out of. But Mayo still had friends in the building and visited regularly enough that the two kept seeing each other.
Sandwiches even played a big role in their early bonding: One of their first shared memories was when Marissa showed up early to a group campsite before any of their mutual friends had arrived and found David dancing alone and eating brie and a baguette. Mayo attempted to recreate a similar scene when he finally proposed to Helms, asking her to be his dance partner in the woods for life.
Before the wedding, the couple wrote to the Hellmann’s about their upcoming nuptials and their shared love of their product, even going so far as to include a jar in their engagement photos.
Helms and Mayo got hitched (emulsified?) on Saturday, October 24, in Hendersonville, NC. While the event was an intimate family-and-friends affair, it has attracted attention for the surprise contributions made by Hellmann’s, including matching bomber jackets and a mayonnaise jar-shaped cake from local bakery Gateaux. (Honestly, given that mayonnaise is the secret ingredient for making a luscious chocolate cake, it’s not too strange of a decorating choice.)
And while I’m sure the happy couple will enjoy all of their gifts, perhaps nothing will top the most notable one: a year’s supply of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise.