Livonia Subway gives special wedding gift to couple that met there

Julie Bushart and Zack Williams got married on Friday. It was a wedding planned like many, with a ceremony at a church and a reception to follow — after a visit to a Livonia sandwich shop.

Before the reception, Bushart and Williams needed to make a special stop. They couldn’t let their wedding day go by without stopping by the place they met: a Subway in Livonia.

Ahead of the wedding, the couple reached out to the folks at Subway, telling the story of how and where they met. The bride and groom’s story caught the company’s attention. Subway contacted the couple to help them commemorate the day, Subway-style.

After the ceremony, the couple headed to the Subway, at 30979 Five Mile Road, where they first met. They hopped into a Subway-wrapped convertible for some photos before heading off to a reception. The newlyweds posed for pictures while in the convertible before heading to their reception.

As a complimentary late-night snack at the reception, Subway is expected to deliver the couple’s favorite Subway sandwiches: an Italian BMT and a ham and American cheese, along with Subway cookies. They’ll serve approximately 200 guests, according to a Subway spokesperson. 

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Mom knows best

You could say the couple’s meeting followed the “mom knows best” advice.

It was Bushart’s mom who first spotted Williams, according to the couple’s wedding profile on and a Subway news release.

 It was Dec. 8, 2017, and Bushart took the day off work to do some birthday shopping with her mom. They stopped at Subway (a favorite) for lunch.

“We walked in and standing in front of us was this gooood looking guy **mom starts nudging me uncontrollably as I try not to start giggling**,” Bushart wrote.   “My mom says to me, ‘you’re giving him your number!’ Anybody who knows me, knows I’m WAY too shy for that. So I said, ‘YOU go give him my number.’ “

Bushart’s mom chased Zack down in the parking lot to give him Julie’s phone number.

“He called me a half hour later and the rest is history. Talk about the ultimate wing-MOM! Our first date was two days later.”

The couple couldn’t be reached for comment because, well, you can imagine that they’ve been busy this week with the wedding and all.

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