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Published:February 15th, 2011 19:50 EST
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McWedding? Would You Get Married In A McDonald's?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"In the buzzing financial hub known for its fast living, young Hong Kong couples can now grab love on the run at the city`s McDonald`s outlets, which are offering a burgeoning new sideline: `McWeddings.`

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On Valentine`s Day at a downtown McDonald`s close to the financial district, the fast food joint was decked out with pink balloons, a `cake` stacked from apple pies, as well as a pair of tiny souvenir crystal M rings, for a surprise engagement bash thrown by Kelvin, a young model, for his girlfriend, Ashley.

The party is the first formal wedding event since the service was launched in January.

McDonald`s says the concept isn`t tacky and fills a niche in Hong Kong, where its restaurants are popular dating venues and the prices for more typical weddings run high."

Reuters

This is the epitome of cheesy -- who was the groom`s best man, Ronald McDonald? Did the famous clown take out the ring from a Happy Meal?

Was the happy couple allowed to bring in champagne, or did they everyone make toasts with Diet Cokes?

I hope that the bride realises that if she got married at a McDonald`s, her cheap husband will take her to a city park for their honeymoon.

McMarriages may catch on in the United States, at least with the residents of trailer parks in Kentucky and Arkansas.

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