Show Your Badge, Say I Do: Chapel offers free weddings to law enforcement

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue -- that has a badge.

The Wedding Chapel on Monte Sano offers to foot the bill for the men and women who protect and serve.

"We're offering a simple ceremony, with a minister if they need one, a wedding coordinator, and it's totally free," said coordinator Michelle Levick.

She and her husband, Eddie, who happens to be a minister, say that they wanted to show support and gratitude for law enforcement.

"There is no way that what we're doing can make up for the stress that they feel at this time," said the minister. "This is a tough time for law enforcement."

In the face of protests, threats, and recent violence against police around the country, the Levicks say it's the least they could do.

Everyone from troopers to game wardens, sheriff's deputies to patrol officers can book weddings. The chapel team started putting the word out to local agencies in late 2014, and people have begun to take notice.

"We had a fellow drop by that said 'I'm a law enforcement officer but my daughter is getting married,' and we said, 'Well, of course that qualifies,'" remebers Levick.

The offer includes just the ceremony, with up to 40 guests. A couple can add a reception if they are willing to pay for it.

Plus the chapel directors plan to relieve stress for officers (and their families) while still making it a special and memorable occasion.

"We treat all of our couples as if they were our own children," said Mrs. Levick. "So we take great care with the details."

Learn more about the Wedding Chapel here.