Rosy future — Oregon couple gets hitched in parking lot before big win

Oregon fans Steve Twomey and Lisa DeFluri, who were married outside the stadium, pose for a photo before the Rose Bowl on Thursday.

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Steven Twomey and Lisa DeFluri reside in Eugene, Ore., and are huge Oregon Ducks fans. So naturally, Thursday’s trip to the Rose Bowl will be a lifelong memory they are sure to one day share with their children. Only that was cemented before the game even kicked off.

Twomey and DeFluri were set to have a beach wedding in Oregon in July. But when their beloved Ducks got a berth to the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl, they changed their plans.

The two were married on New Year’s Day at the tailgate party in Pasadena, about 100 yards from the entrance to the stadium.

DeFluri said it just felt right. "We’re big football fans."

Of course, it probably felt pretty right watching Oregon crush Florida State 59-20.

The two 25-year-old teachers from Eugene were married by Twomey’s stepdad, who registered online to perform the ceremony. DeFluri’s parents couldn’t make it but they were able to watch via Skype.

There were plenty of Oregon fans stopping to congratulate the happy couple when they saw the green and gold arch and `just got hitched’ sign.