Ok, we know what you're probably thinking — who in their right mind would take their engagement photos in the never-ending (not to mention, um, prison-esque) labyrinth that is Costco? But before you wave off this duo as a pair of budget-friendly fanatics, just wait until you read their oh-so-cayute story.
"Anyone who knows Dan and I knows how much we love Costco," the bride-to-be, Karinne Tarshish, told ABC News. "We just like good deals, and we both like Costco as a company. I will say that my family is pretty gung-ho about Costco. We generally get everything there."
The couple actually loves the warehouse club so much that they thought, "hey, why not?" when it came to their pretty epic engagement photo shoot. They asked professional wedding photographer Emmerlee Sherman to "glamorize" them in a store that seems very, well, 2007 post-shave Britney Spears. But Sherman was certainly up to the challenge, and my oh my did she deliver.
The photos, originally shared on Reddit and viewed hundreds of thousands of times, show the engaged couple from Minneapolis, Minnesota caressing a package of frozen meat, delicately touching pies, and even sharing big ol' smiles with bulk butter in hand. One commenter perfectly summed all of our feelings up in one concise question: "Why she has to explain this to people is truly beyond me — who wouldn't want their engagement photos taken at Costco?"
Truer words have never been spoken.
Have these Costco lovebirds officially started a new trend? Well, we'll just have to wait and see if other Target/Sam's Club/Walmart-lover fiancés catch on. Until it totally goes ~mainstream~, take a long gander at these LOL-tastic pics of Karinne and Dan Klamet.
If any of your friends are on the hunt for true love, you know where to send them — your friendly neighborhood Costco.