According to The Knot, Gilleland had been one of 50 lucky customers who bought the restaurant's limited and highly exclusive Pasta Passport to Italy, which offered purchasers an all-inclusive, one-week trip to Italy for just $200, along with an all-access pass to Olive Garden for a year.
Not for Samantha Roberts and Jeff Gilleland, a couple from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who got married this year after spending several years bonding over their shared love of Olive Garden.
Later, there was a full-on Olive Garden–themed engagement photo shoot, but that was just a preview before the big event. “When you love the chicken parm as much as we do, it becomes a pretty easy decision where to eat,” the couple told Insider about their love of Olive Garden.
Samantha Roberts and Jeff Gilleland had an Olive Garden–themed wedding.
According to The Knot, Roberts grew up going to the chain with her family, while Gilleland fell for Olive Garden in his adulthood.
Olive Garden didn't just feature prominently in the bride and groom's wedding celebration; it played a huge role in their engagement story too.
And as if getting to attend this iconic wedding wasn't enough, guests left with a very special wedding favor: a never-ending pasta pass, which allows restaurant patrons to eat as much pasta as they want for nine weeks.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like endless pasta. https://t.co/3xid9SwMJA— Glamour (@glamourmag) November 20, 2019