First got here love, then got here marriage on the Edmonton Fringe — couple to wed at Friday night time present – Edmonton


Three years in the past, Chase Padgett was placing himself on the market… however not within the title of affection.

He was a performer on the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival when a smitten viewers member yelled at him in a playful approach.

“We met on Aug. 23, 2017 outdoors of Metal Wheels after the Late Evening Cabaret,” Padgett stated. “I used to be the visitor musician that night, and he or she noticed me play.”

The 2 shared their love story with International Information at their wedding ceremony rehearsal Thursday night time.

Watch beneath: Todd James evaluations “Chase Padgett: Coronary heart Assaults and Different Blessings”





Christina Gariesi says their first phrases that night time had been humorous, however not secure for work.

The 2 stayed in contact, and after Padgett suffered a coronary heart assault on a cruise ship later that yr, Gariesi reached out.

Since then, their romance has been scorching and quick. As Padgett was making ready for his 2018 fringe present, he additionally had different plans for that yr’s pageant.

“He proposed to me outdoors of Metal Wheels the place I first yelled at him the yr earlier than,” Gariesi stated.

“Yep… I’m the king of romance,” Padgett stated. “Nothing says endlessly like Bul Go Gi Pizza.”

It’s fairly probably some of the Edmonton-Fringe love tales that would ever be informed.

“Three fringes, two years and an entire lot of journey,” Padgett stated.

Their love is so deeply rooted on the pageant, that they’ll wed there Friday night time in a present referred to as Chase Padgett Gets Married!

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“We’re getting married but it surely’s a giant fringe cabaret,” Padgett stated. “So there’s a bunch of various acts… and one of many acts within the selection present is our ceremony.”

The 2 will probably be surrounded by household, mates and full strangers as they tie the knot Friday — everybody sure to see this love story by means of in true fringe vogue.

There received’t be a right away honeymoon trip for Padgett and Gariesi.

Padgett chronicles the love story in his one man present Chase Padgette: Heart Attacks and Other Blessings for the final time on Sunday night time on the fringe.

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