We all know that HR is never dull, but sometimes it can get downright strange...
The romance between Lloyd Forsythe, 41, and Mary Halford, 47, began when he
returned a bicycle to the Wal-Mart store in Houma, La., where Mary worked. She
helped him make the return, and a couple of months later, Lloyd returned to
the store to ask Mary for a date. In July, Lloyd dropped to one knee in the
hardware aisle and asked Mary to be his wife.
So it shouldn't come as a surprise that the couple got married in the store
last Saturday. A local newspaper, the Courier, reported that employees of several
departments worked Friday afternoon, into the night, and on Saturday morning
to transform the store's garden center into a makeshift chapel.
With Wal-Mart supervisors, managers, and sales staff filling the back area
of the garden center, and other guests sitting in the store's patio furniture,
the couple walked down an aisle fashioned from a line of potted plants and said
their vows in a small gazebo.
"It was real nice," said Amey Calloway, sales associate. "She
was a beautiful bride. ? It went well," she said. "I'm glad
she did it at Wal-Mart."
Store manager Janis Chauvin told the Courier that Wal-Mart weddings are not
uncommon. A Florida Wal-Mart hosted a wedding earlier this year, she said, and
an 83-year-old greeter met and married her husband at a Wal-Mart store. "It's
been done in the past," Chauvin said. "At Wal-Mart, we're all
The Courier of Houma, La.