Louisville bride's wedding conflicts with Final Four game

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A year of planning for the happiest day of her life has come down to just two more days. Annie Owens is having a Kentucky themed affair on Saturday. She's Even getting married on the diamond at Slugger Field.

"The reason we picked March 31 is so we wouldn't have a conflict with baseball season," said Annie Owens. She didn't think it would conflict with the biggest basketball match up in the state's history.

"I thought Kentucky might be playing, but there's no way it'll be as a huge a game as it turned out being." Neither did her brother, and groomsman, "As soon as the wedding is over I am pulling out the phone," said Zak Owens.

Even though Owens is a huge Louisville fan, he said he really was rooting for his sister during the Elite Eight. "It looked like they were going to lose the entire game I kind of got this strange sense of relief like I'm finally going to be able to enjoy my sister's wedding." Then, the Cards pulled it off. "When they won I completely forgot about it. I was like yes and then I was like, oh."

The good news for Zak is the ceremony starts at 5:30. "It'll be about a half hour. The reception will start right around tip off," said Annie. "Wedding ceremonies last much longer than that so I don't believe her," argued Zak.

No matter what time the wedding party and guests get to the reception at 21C they will be able to watch the game. Annie said they have already rented a 50 inch TV.

After all, Annie said she's a big UK fan and as someone who is putting together a unique, Kentucky feel for her wedding, "I think it adds an element of excitement." Because what's more bluegrass than the Cats vs the Cards in the Final Four.

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