Beef sticks flew through the air as Brooke and Rob Rittner walked down the makeshift aisle in the Jetro parking lot as the two high school friends tied the knot.
Yes, you read that right.
Two die-hard Eagles fans got married at their tailgate party before Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.
“If we ever get married, we have to do it at an Eagles tailgate,” Brooke said.
The pair met in South Jersey when Brooke was at Haddonfield High School and Rob was at Audubon High School. The two went their separate ways but reconnected at the end of 2017 during the Eagles’ run to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
Rob surprised Brooke with a football cake and flowers at an Eagles tailgate on her 40th birthday at an Eagles tailgate – the day of the NFC Championship Game win over the Vikings. That was when Brooke knew that if they ever got married, it would have to be during a tailgate.
When Rob proposed in August, the plan was clear.
A bonus for the two New Jersey natives was that they chose to say “I do” on Jason Kelce’s birthday.
“Jason Kelce and the Eagles represent everything good in our lives and share our moral fiber,” Brooke said.
Along with celebrating the union of the two, the crowd of 30-plus friends and family members commemorated Jason’s 36th birthday as well.
Brooke and Rob arrived in their RV with a sign that read, “Happy Birthday Jason Kelce! Happy Wedding Day, Brooke and Rob! Rittner’s Tailgate Wedding. 11.05.23.”
Naturally, Jason’s birthday was the top priority for Brooke and Rob, even on their wedding day.