Kiwi newlyweds in bridal dress cause a stir after eating a burger at ice hockey game
An ice hockey-mad couple were so committed to the sport they attended a game on their wedding day.
The Minnesota Star Tribune reported Auckland-based couple Erica Skuta and Lewis Blake were married in Skuta's home state of Minnesota on Saturday, a date which coincided with a showdown between the Minnesota Wild and the Dallas Stars ice hockey teams.
The newlywed couple attended the game after their wedding ceremony, in full bridal regalia.
At Saturday's game, Blake held a sign that read: "I flew 8044 miles from New Zealand to be at this game (and to get married)."
But it was Skuta's actions which caught the camerman's eye. The bride was filmed eating a messy cheeseburger, her husband tenderly wiping wayward drips from her chin.
The footage, which was posted on the Fox Sports North Facebook page, and has been viewed more than 38,000 times.
Skuta told the Star Tribune she was "freaked" by the footage at first.
"I was kind of terrified when I first learned I was eating a cheeseburger on TV," she said.
"The response has been insane."
Skuta, an avid Wild fan, had arranged for her groom-to-be to watch a Wild practice as a wedding gift.
The newspaper added the couple would spend their honeymoon hiking and sightseeing along the North Shore to the Canadian border, before returning to New Zealand.