Perth couple's wedding date ruffles feathers of West Coast Eagles fan
WHAT started as a mild inconvenience has turned into a nightmare for West Coast mega-fan Andrew Storer who will spend most of Saturday’s grand final chauffeuring his sister and her fiance to their wedding.
With his beloved Eagles widely touted as also-rans at the start of the year, Mr Storer took it in his stride when he was invited to help his beloved sibling Megan and partner David Spencer-Cotton celebrate their nuptials on the last Saturday of September.
By mid-season he had an inkling he had made a terrible mistake agreeing to bridal party driver duties for a wedding slated to start at 3.30pm. “I wasn’t expecting the remarkable year we’ve had,” Mr Storer said.
“It took that run of 10 wins in a row before I had to seriously sit my sister down and say, ‘Hey, what do you think about moving the date of the wedding?’ She just laughed at me.”
Neither the bride nor groom are footy fans and the pair could hardly believe their luck when they discovered their preferred wedding venue — Stackwood in Fremantle — had a Saturday free in mid-spring.
“We started booking all the other vendors in and everyone seemed to be free,” Mr Spencer-Cotton said. We only found out once we sent out the save the dates and got a few replies asking if we were crazy,” he said. “By that point everything was locked in.”
Despite being forced to listen to the grand final in snatches on the radio, Mr Storer is hopeful of having the last laugh.
“All I requested was that I get to do the music at the reception. I’m predicting a certain Eagles-related song may be on repeat,” he said.