Ben's wedding comes close to training camp
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Ben Roethlisberger will get married in Pittsburgh ... and honeymoon in Latrobe?
The Post-Gazette has confirmed that the Steelers quarterback will be married July 23 somewhere in the Pittsburgh area to Ashley Harlan, of Hickory Township, Lawrence County. The website TMZ originally reported the news over the weekend after people began receiving "Save the Date" cards from Mr. Roethlisberger and Ms. Harlan.
The two were engaged around Christmas. Mr. Roethlisberger repeatedly has declined to talk about his engagement and did so again today through a Steelers spokesman.
The July 23 wedding won't give Mr. Roethlisberger much time for a honeymoon. Steelers training camp traditionally opens in late July/early August at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.
Meanwhile, the couple apparently have signed up for at least two online bridal registries -- assuming the listings are legitimate.
An entry on Macy's bridal registry under "Ashley Harlan and Ben Roethlisberger," with a wedding date of July 23, 2011, reveals a taste for neutral color and simple design.
White porcelain dishes ($84 for a four-piece place setting), serving dishes and bakeware; unadorned stainless steel cutlery ($63 for a five-piece setting), an ice bucket and serving pieces of polished metal and wood; Champagne flutes and wine glasses ($50 for a set of four) are all on the list.
Another listing under "Ashley Harlan" at Crate & Barrel, also with the July 23 wedding date, has one unusual item: a plush, burgundy-colored chaise lounge with a curved arm and a $1,200 price tag. The other items are less than $50 -- white earthenware serving bowls and platters with ruffled edges, mixing bowls, a hand-blown glass pedestal and glass storage containers.
Online bridal registries are easy to fake. One, under the name "AshleyandBen" on Amazon lists handcuffs, padlocks and a dog muzzle.
First Published March 1, 2011 12:00 am