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Couple alters wedding plans due to Kanye's performance at ASU

Posted at 8:01 AM, Jan 17, 2020

TEMPE — A valley couple spent more than a year planning their wedding, only to find out Kanye West will perform right next door.

Rachel Wynia and Marvin Vergara met at Arizona State University. After 3 years of dating, Marvin popped the question. They chose to have the ceremony at ASU's All Saints Catholic Newman Center.

"Because it was somewhere Marvin attended mass when we were at ASU," Wynia said.

But after a year of planning and days away from walking down the aisle, the couple is now having to make some last minute changes. That's because less than a mile from their ceremony spot, Kanye West is set to perform at Sun Devil Stadium.

The rapper, now known for his massive Sunday Services, is set to headline Awaken 2020. The event's Instagram page describes the gathering as the "first epic Christian stadium event of the decade.”

With 50,000 people expected to attend, the couple is now forced to do some rearranging. The couple had planned on taking photos near Old Main.

"We'll potentially have to move where we'll take our formal pictures at because we don't want 50,000 people in our wedding photos," Wynia said.

They're also anticipating a lot of traffic and road closures. Wynia says they've been letting all of their vendors know, hoping none of them will be late.

They're also getting a last minute shuttle service so guests can park at the reception hall and be driven to and from the church.

"Hopefully that will alleviate some stress," Wynia said.

The couple says they're making the best of what is sure to be a hectic day.

"If he would like to come, he is welcome to come," Wynia said.