#tbt: wayne gretzky & janet jones get married in edmonton – july 1988

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26 years ago this month, edmonton was graced with an event that the canadian media dubbed ‘the royal wedding’ – and could you blame them? it was gretkzy’s heyday, and he was bringing a hollywood actress to edmonton as his bride. thousands of people lined jasper avenue to catch a glimpse of the bride, groom, or any of their sports superstar guests, entering St. Joseph’s Basilica for the ceremony. fans lined the route from the ceremony to the reception, desperate to be part of this moment in edmonton history. although the hockey fandom is still alive and well in edmonton, i’m not sure that we’ll ever get this excited about a player again.

click here to see some wonderfully outdated news footage of the wedding…

wayne-gretzky GRETZKY WEDDING