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Bears-Packers Game Inspires Wedding Gowns

By Soyoung Kwak in Miscellaneous on Jan 22, 2011 5:30PM

Photo by delrandall
Just in time for your shotgun wedding during the Bears-Packers game tomorrow, a West Dundee man has designed wedding gowns to celebrate the meeting between the Bears and the Packers on the football field. David Gaffke, a bridal store owner and the brains behind these gowns, created the original Bears wedding gown four years ago. To match the heated rivalry going down tomorrow, Gaffke made a Packers gown to pair with the Bears gown:
"Whether you're a Packers fan or not, the gown is gorgeous," said Gaffke. Then, proving that the historic rivalry has reached the fashion industry, he added, "The Bears gown is much prettier."
The gowns themselves aren't super cheap, although the Bears gown is a tad bit more pricey than the Packers dress. The Bears dress costs around $1,500 (and also has thirty orange Swarovski crystals) while the Packers dress costs $1,200. And apparently, the Bears dress has been really popular:

"The first Bears gown we made has been on more airplanes to go to more news, sporting events and newspaper shoots than any other single gown in the world, other than Princess Diana's," Gaffke said. These dresses aren't just for show--some women are purchasing them for their special day. "We've had two brides order the Bears dress and one girl order it for prom," Gaffke said.

We definitely agree that the Bears dress is prettier.