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Burger King to pay for the Burger-King wedding

Looks like they're going to have it their way.

Burger King is offering to foot the wedding bill for Joel Burger and Ashley King whose impending nuptials and unusual name combination has given them a whopper of national attention.

Monday evening, the Illinois couple got the good news via Skype that the fast food chain will paying the expenses and providing gifts for the July 17 wedding in Jacksonville.

"When we heard about the happy, Burger-King couple, we felt an overwhelming urge to celebrate their upcoming marriage," Eric Hirschhorn, Burger King Brand spokesman told the State Journal-Register.  "On so many levels it felt like fate; they found each other and their story found us."

The couple has been known as Burger-King since they were in the fifth grade together, in New Berlin near Springfield.  After Joel recently proposed to Ashley at a lake, they decided to take their engagement photos at their local Burger King, which went viral. They reached out to the company to ask if they could use the brand's logo on their wedding favors – and that's when they got an early wedding gift.  

The Burger King company is also providing the wedding guests yo-yos, gift bags, Mason Jars and Burger King crowns, all personalized for the Burger-King wedding.