Beloved Seymour High School teachers get married on football field

One Seymour couple tied the knot on the Seymour High School football field named after the groom's father.

Two beloved Seymour High School teachers got married on the school's football field Saturday evening.

Hundreds of students came out to watch the ceremony and see their teachers, Charlie Householder and Connie Sullivan, say their vows.

Householder Field carries the memory and name of the groom's father, Benton Householder.

Charlie Householder's brother, Gary Householder, is the school's athletic director. 

"He came to me I guess six months ago and said 'what if I got married on the football field?' and I said 'well, I don't think anybody ever has,'" Gary Householder said. "And he said, 'well, do you care if we try?" and I said 'no, if you want to do that, we'll do everything we can to make it successful." 

The couple were married by fellow teacher Ron Blades, who is also a reverend. 

"So it turned out they wanted to do it on the football field and then have the reception in the gym and just make it a school affair, and it turned into a community affair. The both of them are loved by all the students," Blades said.

The bride will be retiring from Seymour High School this year. 

After the ceremony, the couple rode off the field on the back of a golf cart. 

They then gathered in the school gym for a reception with their family, students and community members. 

The school's chorus and band both took part in the celebration. 

"It just turned out to be a beautiful day, and God's blessed us," Blades said. 

"I think they're made for each other, so I'm real happy for them," Gary Householder said. 

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