I now pronounce you safe at first – meet YK’s softball bride

Wedding party plays softball
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Imagine how their diamond anniversary might look.

Yellowknife residents Jason and Barbara Bell celebrated their wedding by stepping onto a softball field of dreams on Saturday.

Wedding party plays softball

Their big day happened to coincide with the annual Gap Electric slo-pitch tournament, so the wedding party took full advantage – including a brief at-bat for the bride.

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“I’m pretty confident I hit it out of the park there,” Mrs Bell told Moose FM as she brushed dirt from her once-pristine bridal gown.

“The dress is so messy – but that’s OK. That’s all the fun of it. It’s amazing,” she added.

Mr Bell said softball had played a vital role in bringing the happy couple together.

“We met three summers ago and softball was kind-of our common ground,” he told us.

“She was on a team and I was new back into town. I didn’t have a team so she invited me to play on her team, and it built up from there.

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“Since the tournament was this week and the wedding was today, we decided to come here.”

Mrs Bell said: “It really connected us and we felt like, on our wedding day, we had to come back here. It was sweet. It was awesome.”

Opening-night marital commitments meant the Bells were unable to take part in this year’s tournament.

“We could probably have taken home the trophy, too,” said Mr Bell. “But don’t tell the other teams that.”

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Wedding party plays softball
The groom steps up to the plate.
Wedding party plays softball
The pitcher.
Wedding party plays softball
The outfield.
Wedding party plays softball
Third baseman.
Wedding party plays softball
Base hit.

Wedding party plays softball

Wedding party plays softball

Wedding party plays softball

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