INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A Warrensburg couple got to mix two of their favorite things together this Valentine’s Day: hockey and their love for each other. They were chosen out of hundreds to get married on the ice during a Missouri Mavericks game.
“I'm feeling very...nervous, anxious and excited...all rolled into one.”
Jaimi Wirtz has normal bride jitters as her maid of honor adjusts her veil but that anxiety doubled when she realized thousands were about to watch her walk down the aisle.
“All these people are watching!” Wirtz said as she walked down the aisle.
It’s been quite the journey for Jaimi and her fiancé, JR Jenkins. They made it through long distance as he was deployed for seven months. The couple knew when they overcame that obstacle, they could get through anything.
“He means the world to me. It's the kind of love you only hear about. That I never thought I would ever experience. He's my rock, he's my soldier, he's my home,” Wirtz said.
“Everything. She's...time slows down when I see her. She calms me down. I'd say she's probably the rock,” Jenkins said.
The ceremony was anything but traditional and a type of love they both wished for.
“I think Valentine's Day is going to completely have a new meaning to us every year. We're going to think back to this day and get excited all over again,” Wirtz said.