Big Bite Bacon Fest is pleased to present the squequel to the one and only bacon dream wedding at the San Diego County Fair on Saturday, July 5. Hundreds of couples entered to win a bacon-wedding package to remember and one lucky couple was selected by a panel of judges for their undying love for bacon and each other. Love and Bacon will unite on July 5 as contest winners and San Diego locals, Rachel Elkin and Ryan Peters, tie the knot in a wedding event of epicpork portions.
Rachel and Ryan will say their “I do’s” during the bacon wedding of their dreams in the San Diego County Fair Arena filled with pork-tacular decor. The bride will channel her inner baconista with her bacon bouquet as bacon aisle runners unfold before her. The wedding party will be clad in bacon, the air will be filled with bacon-scented bubbles, and the guests will sport pig noses. The groom with his bacon boutonniere will take his bride’s hand in marriage in a flurry of bacon bits in front of family, friends and thousands of fellow bacon lovers. Eddie Quinones, the original 2013 Big Bite Bacon Wedding groom, will preside over the ceremony.
Rachel, a respiratory therapist at a children’s hospital in San Diego, and Ryan, a home installation technician on The Geek Squad, were one of hundreds of submissions considered by BBBF’s panel of judges. Ryan’s famous Bacon Weave Quesadilla was not the only aspect of the happy couple’s entry that caught the judges’ attention; it was also their moving love story. Rachel and Ryan were born and raised in Santee, California, and dated briefly while in high school. While apart, they both lost their fathers, Rachel while still attending high school and Ryan after graduation. Rachel reached out to Ryan in a gesture of comfort, giving him a poem that Ryan would later use in his father’s eulogy. Touched by her understanding and thoughtfulness, Ryan contacted Rachel and asked her to join him for one more date. That night Ryan had a revelation -he had found the girl he wanted to eat bacon with for the rest of his life with.
Ryan and Rachel’s bacon extravaganza will culminate in a sizzling newlywed honeymoon package. The couple will be whisked away into hog heaven for five days of celebration still to be unveiled.
The Big Bite Bacon Fest returns to The San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on on Saturday, July 5. In addition to making bacon-wedding dreams a reality, the Big Bite Bacon event festivities include a bacon cook off competition, endless bacon-inspired bites, thirst quenching craft beer, and bacon-themed games and entertainment.
Posted By: Alexis Perry