Weddings are one of the biggest days of people's lives. Agreeing to a partnership for the rest of their lives, typically surrounded by family and friends. There's a whole pomp and circumstance.
Two Mystics fans, Jessica McNutt and Scott Suchyta hoped their special day would have a little bit more to celebrate.
These two made the spur-of-the-moment decision to tie the knot Tuesday before Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, the first game where the Washington Mystics had a chance to clinch the title against the Connecticut Sun.
Today, my husband and I celebrated by getting married. IN CT. IN our Mystics jerseys. When the judge asked about the significance of this day, we said "today is the day the Mystics become WNBA champions!" We are so proud of this team! #RunItBack #WNBAFinals pic.twitter.com/bXrNyuPbFg— Jessica McNutt (@TheMysticsFan) October 8, 2019
Jessica and Scott are season ticket holders for the Mystics. The engaged couple made the trek up to Connecticut for Games 3 and 4 of the Finals after watching the first two games in D.C.
They anticipated there would be the possibility they'd be coming back home celebrating a championship. Instead, it is their nuptials.
"We didn't really have a plan, but I certainly didn't necessarily ever imagine certainly doing it in Connecticut on the eve of perhaps the last game of the season winning a championship or moving or moving to a Game 5. I didn't certainly imagine it ever happened in a circumstance like that," Suchyta told NBC Sports Washington.
The wedding was supposed to take place later on, down the road in Washington D.C. Problems with their officiant led to this happy circumstance. They thought about getting married in the Mohegan Sun casino, which houses the Sun's arena, but it doesn't have a chapel. Fortunately for them, it's fairly simple to get married in Connecticut.
Thirty dollars and a couple hours later, the two were wed in Mystics jerseys.
"Honestly, that's all I ever wanted," McNutt joked on wearing the jersey during the ceremony. "I've always felt like there's a certain obligation, but then we realized, you know, there isn't actually. We can do what we want."
It was shaping up to be a perfect day. Afterward, Jessica and Scott traveled to nearby Mystic, CT (yes, that is a real place) for their first meal as a married couple.
Unfortunately for them, the Mystics fell short of clinching the title and capping the memorable day. They'll be back in D.C. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena on Thursday night when the Mystics and Sun square off in a winner-take-all Game 5.
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