Planning a wedding never is easy -- well, at least from what I've heard. Still, despite the months and months of planning, the blueprints sometimes change, but perhaps for the better.
Richard Ivanowski and his lovely future bride, Kate Arnold, of Sacramento are doing what many engaged couples do and figuring out the finishing touches on their big day. But they didn't realize they would receive some assistance and inspiration from Kings forward Harry Giles -- but they did.
You see, Richard sought Twitter's help in the hopes of wearing a Giles jersey at his wedding. All he needed was 10,000 retweets -- well, maybe 20,000. OK, 10,000 it was, after he ran the idea by his fiancée, of course.
Giles caught wind of it after fellow members of the Kings' media community chipped in by pressing the button.
👀👀 I like that! Get him to 10K Retweets! https://t.co/45ouhDWmhb— Harry Giles III (@HGiiizzle) June 3, 2019
And, wouldn't you know it, they -- well, mainly Richard -- got their wish: 10K retweets. Mission accomplished.
It’s happening!! @HGiiizzle with another assist. #20 is coming they just gotta customize it for me. Kate went with the @mrvincecarter15 thank you everyone for making this real 🙌🏻👑 pic.twitter.com/8L2gx58rLh— Richard Ivanowski (@ivanowskinba) June 4, 2019
As a woman myself, I wanted to know -- just between us girls -- if the future Mrs. Ivanowski was genuinely OK knowing this Kings jersey would be a part of her wedding -- and I wasn't the first to inquire such things.
"This is a question a lot of my girlfriends and my mom asked me," she told NBC Sports California. "And I seriously, genuinely am OK -- I mean, I had to put up a little bit of a fight to use it against him in the future."
And not an actual quarrel by any means -- more along the lines of slightly hanging it over his head when some domestic duties need to be done. For instance: "Remember how I let you wear the jersey to our wedding? You need to take out the trash."
I respect it. She's simply "stacking her chips for the future."
But Kate didn't believe this actually would play out. How could Richard possibly get that many retweets? She didn't even think the number she threw out there mattered. There's no way this could come to fruition, right?
"He jokes around a lot, so when I saw it slowly growing and growing, I had this thought, 'Oh my, this is really going to happen.' " Kate said.
That's when the execution began -- Richard's confidence in hitting that number was apparent, and he knew he'd be wearing the jersey at the wedding. All that had to happen now was how were they going to do it?
I won't spoil the specifics for those planning on attending, but trust me, it'll be beautiful -- especially with the amount of support Kate has shown her soon-to-be husband.
Richard not only is a huge Kings fan, but he's a writer covering the team for an SB Nation affiliate.
And his love for Giles? Well, there's a fantastic story behind that as well.
"I'm a big proponent of the underdog," he explained. "Giles has gone through two major injuries already in his young career, but he's a fighter and a tremendous talent. When he's performing at his peak, he's amazing to watch."
He also compliments the rookies' content and what he posts on social media -- stuff along the lines of people not believing in him.
"He's a fighter," Richard again said. And the first player he ever got to interview.
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Giles certainly left an impression on Kate.
"I don't really know him as a player," she said. "He sent us a really nice message wishing us a blessed marriage -- and I thought that was very kind of him."
Let’s Goooooooo 💜💜 Congratulations to you two. I pray for a strong, happy, and fun marriage and the love last forever. 💯 It means a lot that you guys think so highly of me. 👑 https://t.co/GeCii9Ub6V— Harry Giles III (@HGiiizzle) June 4, 2019
Congrats to the happy couple who will be wed next weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico -- and especially to Kate for being an amazing sport through it all.