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Newlyweds take vows at hockey rink

Western Michigan couple get married where love bloomed

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    In an Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Courtney Sikkenga walks into her wedding ceremony, escorted by her father, Pat Benkert, at the Lakeshore Ice Center in Fruitport Township, Mich. Ben and Courtney Sikkenga were married Saturday at the western Michigan ice rink where they first met in seventh grade. The bridal party wore hockey skates. Ben Sikkenga is a former Reeths-Puffer Hockey Player. (AP Photo/Muskegon Chronicle/mLive.com, Tommy Martino)

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    In an Aug. 2, 2014 photo, Courtney Sikkenga smiles at a member of the crowd during the ceremony with her marriage to Ben Sikkenga at the Lakeshore Ice Center in Fruitpport Township, Mich. Ben and Courtney Sikkenga were married Saturday at the western Michigan ice rink where they first met in seventh grade. The bridal party wore hockey skates. Ben Sikkenga is a former Reeths-Puffer Hockey Player. (AP Photo/Muskegon Chronicle/mLive.com, Tommy Martino)

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    Ben and Courtney Sikkenga exit the Lakeshore Ice Center after their wedding in Fruitport Township, Mich.

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Ben and Courtney Sikkenga exit the Lakeshore Ice Center after their wedding in Fruitport Township, Mich.

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MUSKEGON, Mich. — The bride wore white — and stainless steel.

Ben and Courtney Sikkenga were married Saturday at a western Michigan ice rink where they first met in seventh grade.

Ben is a 23-year-old lifelong hockey player. Twenty-four-year-old Courtney is his biggest fan. The Muskegon Chronicle says groomsmen and bridesmaids got dressed in locker rooms at Lakeshore Sports Centre before skating on the ice.

Guests had the option of sitting in chairs on the ice or on benches behind the protective glass.

The newlyweds left the rink by walking under raised hockey sticks.

Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, http://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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