Analicia Garcia and Kyle Howser had their wedding at the “most beautiful” Taco Bell in October 2021.
The couple paid $4,000 to host their reception on the patio of the Pacifica, California, location.
Garcia and Howser told Insider they had joked about getting married at Taco Bell before really doing it.
Analicia Garcia and Kyle Howser were high-school sweethearts before they tied the knot on October 26, 2021.
Garcia said that at the beginning of planning their wedding, she and Howser joked that they should just get married at the Taco Bell Cantina located in Pacifica, California. It’s also just 20 minutes away from where they live in San Francisco.
The bride reached out to the local district manager and asked about having their wedding reception there. That specific location doesn’t do weddings, but they made an exception for Garcia and Howser.
The Taco Bell location is considered the most beautiful Taco Bell in the world, according to the brand’s website. It’s located right on the water and even has a walk-up ordering window for surfers.
Garcia and Howser used to go to Taco Bell on dates when they were both in college.
The couple officially got married at the San Francisco City Hall and had their reception at the Taco Bell.
Garcia and Howser paid $4,000 to rent out the patio space for four hours. Unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages were also included. Guests could pay for their own alcoholic beverages if they wanted to.
The staff had custom “bride” and “groom” baseball caps made for Garcia and Howser.
For their wedding, Garcia wore a $198 Revolve dress and Howser wore a navy-blue Joseph A. Bank suit.
When Garcia and Howser walked into the Taco Bell for the first time, they had no idea the employees had already decorated it for them.
Garcia and Howser went in the morning to drop off decorations and asked some friends to stop by after their ceremony to organize everything.
What the couple didn’t know was that the staff at the Taco Bell had set everything up for them, and they even added some surprises decorations.
An employee made a surprise heart-shaped cake out of Taco Bell sauce packets that served as a centerpiece.
Garcia said her favorite part of getting married at Taco Bell was how the staff made everything so easy for them.
“We just told them what our vision was and they made it happen. They truly went above and beyond. I really cannot say that enough,” she said.
The employees also decorated with the flower bouquets Garcia had made from sauce packets and old wine bottles they had saved for her.
Garcia put little lights in the old wine bottles and repurposed them as table decor.
During the reception, guests could order whatever they wanted from the menu and it was all included in the price.
The couple let the staff know what their favorite menu items were ahead of time so guests were able to eat things like the Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Crunchwrap Supremes, the Loaded Fiesta Potatoes, and the nachos.
If guests wanted to eat something else, they could order off the menu and it was already included in the fee the couple paid.
The couple had a cake made by a local bakery inspired by another Taco Bell cake they had seen online.
Mazzetti’s — which is located in Pacifica, California — made the cake for Garcia and Howser. Taco Bell’s signature Cinnabon Delights were placed around the bottom layer.
Garcia said the cake made out of Taco Bell sauce packets turned out so well that the location decided to keep it on display.
Garcia said when their guests first found out the couple was getting married at Taco Bell, they were a bit hesitant, but everything worked out.
“They were actually really surprised at what a nice location it was, and how great the service was,” she said. “The staff was amazing, they were so helpful and so attentive. It really was far better than we could have imagined.”
For their wedding photographer, Emily Jenks, getting to shoot at the Taco Bell was exciting.
“I’ve never done anything like that before and after a while, things get very redundant, but this was definitely just out of the box,” she said.
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