Something Blue: Couple of Colts fans have wedding at same time as Colts game

Jake Habig and Caroline Morris (Photo: provided)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Well, at least she has "Something Blue" covered.

That's the positive outlook that bride-to-be Caroline Morris possesses as she prepares for her wedding this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on the south side. Why does that date and time ring a bell? That’s when the Colts play their biggest game in the past four years, their playoff clash against the Chiefs. And Caroline wouldn’t have it any other way.

"I'm fine with it," she said, surrounded by her family at Greenwood Christian Church. "I just feel that everyone coming to the wedding are such a big Indy sports fans, it will make the wedding so much better."

Wow. What's the opposite of a "Bridezilla," because Caroline is it. And her go-with-the-playoff-flow attitude has her fiancé Jake Habig extremely appreciative.

"I'm falling in love all over again," boasts Jake.

So is she truly ready to share the spotlight of her special day with Andrew Luck and the rest of the Colts?

"I've come to terms with it," Caroline smiles, before adding, "They better win."

But what about the guests who will want constant score updates during the wedding?

"We actually talked about making an announcement during the ceremony, giving everybody a 30-second break to check their phones," claims father of the bride Jeff Morris.

Of course, the father of the groom has a much more direct approach.

"We know the officiant," Darren Habig said. "I'm going to text him and see if we can do the fast version. Just cut it in half and get us to the reception."

He’s joking. We think.

The Habig family and the Morris family have been planning this wedding for the last 11 months. They're huge Colts fans, and they felt pretty safe about any playoff-wedding-conflict when the Colts started the season 1-5. But then the Colts started winning… and winning… and winning.

That's when both families started double-checking the schedule.

"I saw the schedule a couple weeks ago," Becki Habig — the mother of the groom — remembered. "It said, 'If this scenario occurs,' and I just kept my mouth quiet. I didn't want bring it up that there was a possibility that it could be (January) 12."

Now that the conflict is official, they're embracing it.

"We're sports fans," mother of the groom Kim Morris says. "When the Colts win, it will be a double celebration!"

And get this: the Colts are getting in on the action, officially blessing this holy union by sending over 200 Rally Towels for the guests to wave when the newly married couple leave the reception.

"This is going to be a great story for their kids and grandkids one day," said father of the groom, Darren. "Their wedding week started by being interviewed by Channel 13, and it ended with their wedding being on the exact same time that the Colts' victory started."

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