Couple weds at Elgin Sonic - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Couple weds at Elgin Sonic

Elgin_You may not remember the first time you ate a big mac...bit into a whopper...or tried to decide whether to eat a frosty with a straw or a spoon. But one local couple will never forget getting food at the Sonic in Elgin. They celebrated that trip to Sonic Wednesday -- by making an even more memorable Sonic stop...a wedding ceremony.

Christine and Dennis Mansil met at Sonic last November when Dennis was getting a drink.

"I came up here just to get a tea to drink, here at station 10 and she brought it out to me. I asked her if she was married, she said no she was single and it just went on from there," Dennis said. So he kept coming back in hopes of continuing to see Christine and it worked.

"I continued to bring his drinks out and he eventually asked if I was married, I told him no and he gave me his number and asked me to call him sometime and I did," said Christine.

They started dating in december and after a few months they got engaged. Dennis says, "Six months ago we got engaged, she moved in with me six months ago and we just started living it day by day."

But then it was time to choose where to get married. And Christine talked to her boss Damien Widner about doing it at Sonic. "About two months ago and i told them it was a great idea and i thought it would be great. They were excited about having it here," Damien says.

So they wed at the exact site of that first day in drive-in station number 10 -- the same place christine first delivered a drink to dennis -- an order dennis will never forget.

"I just got unsweet tea, it's what i get everyday, unsweet tea with lemon."

They decided to get married Wednesday because it's the birthday of Dennis' favorite guitar player -- Dimebag Darrell -- and he and his best man wore shirts in tribute to the late Pantera guitarist. The minister, who wore a suit while officiating a wedding at First Baptist Lawton last month, opted for a beatles abbey road t-shirt.

And though the black outfits and the location aren't your typical wedding, Christine shared at least one thing in common with every other bride....she said she was a mess.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Multiple people, including child, shot outside Canadian restaurant

    Multiple people, including child, shot outside Canadian restaurant

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:44:54 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:44:54 GMT

    At least 10 victims are being taken to trauma centers.

    At least 10 victims are being taken to trauma centers.

  • Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

    Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:49:27 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:30 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:30:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles Police SWAT officers escort a group of people who were held for their safety by police across businesses surrounding a Trader Joe's supermarket, after a gunman held dozens of people hostage inside the store bef...(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles Police SWAT officers escort a group of people who were held for their safety by police across businesses surrounding a Trader Joe's supermarket, after a gunman held dozens of people hostage inside the store bef...

    Police say they're trying to determine what prompted a man to shoot his grandmother and then run into a busy Los Angeles supermarket and hold dozens of people hostage for hours.

    Police say they're trying to determine what prompted a man to shoot his grandmother and then run into a busy Los Angeles supermarket and hold dozens of people hostage for hours.

  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:06 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:28:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

Powered by Frankly