'Duck Dynasty' star surprises Pennsylvania couple at camo wedding

Published On: Aug 19 2013 07:22:40 AM HST

Decked in camouflage, a Beaver County bride and groom said "I do" Saturday at the new Field & Stream store opening in Cranberry Township. At the wedding was a very special guest to surprise the couple.

It was Mehgan Cook's dream to walk down the aisle to duck calls. Surrounded by friends, family, and a couple hundred strangers, the 26-year-old bride married Charlie Miller in the middle of the new outdoors store.

The bride wore a camouflage sash, the groom wore his boots, and the two married under an arbor of wild animals, but the couple wasn't prepared for what would happen after they exchanged vows.

Willie Robertson, of the A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty," surprised his super-fans with his congratulations.
"That's a first for me, and it's good to be a part of that. They look like my kind of folks," said Robertson, who was at the store opening to sign autographs.

"It was like Christmas morning when you're a little kid," Miller said. "I was like, 'Oh my goodness,'" said Miller. And Cook said,  "I was going to cancel the wedding because we heard Willie was coming."

It was the bride's mother's idea to have the wedding at the store. "Ever since I was a little kid, that's all we did -- hunt and fish -- so I didn't want to be in no church in a tuxedo. I wanted to feel comfortable and just have fun," Miller said.

The folks at Field & Stream played along and convinced Robertson to surprise the couple and their families -- a dream for Cook, who never thought she'd get married.

In October 2009, Cook's fiance, Louis Young, was killed in a car crash the week before their wedding. Two years later, she met Miller at a memorial for Young. "We've been together ever since," she said. "My life ended at the accident site, and it started there again."

As the happy couple starts their life together, the "Duck Dynasty" star had some advice: "Just love each other and forgive each other," said Robertson.

After the wedding wrapped up, Robertson went outside to say "hello" and signed about 600 autographs for fans, some of whom had been waiting to see him since Friday night. 


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