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Trailer Choir "birthday" party leads to wedding

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 – What was slated to be a birthday party for a member of Trailer Choir turned into a different kind of celebration.

Marc "Butter" Fortney ended up marrying Emily Robertson of sister act Carter's Chord Monday at 12th & Porter, a Nashville club.

The couple, who have been dating for almost two years, gathered everyone together at 12th and Porter under the guise of a birthday party for Butter. But after the cake was served, Butter told their guests he was about to change the evening's course, and proposed to Robertson. A curtain dropped to reveal flowers, a preacher and an altar made out of PVC pipe.

"Emily and I wanted our wedding to reflect what was important to us, and how much we love each other," Fortney said. "Expensive invitations and fancy ceremonies don't matter to us - I mean the altar cost us $30 bucks worth of PVC pipes. Plus we both have this wacky sense of humor, and being able to pull off a surprise like that was great."

The couple met because both acts were on Toby Keith's label, Show Dog Nashville, now Show Dog-Universal.

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