Alabama fan receives unexpected wedding RSVP from Nick Saban

When Casey Marriott and her mother were going over the guest list for her upcoming wedding, Marriott decided to have a little fun with it. She invited the likes of Nick Saban, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Peyton Manning and even Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Little did she know that Saban, the first A-list celebrity she thought to invite, would actually respond to the invitation.

Saban and his wife, Terry, sent back the RSVP last week, checking the box marked “will celebrate from afar” and even added a handwritten note. On Monday, Marriott received another item in the mail -- a photo of the Sabans signed by both Nick and Terry.

“It was really cool,” Marriott said. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Nick. His first year at Alabama was my first year, so he’s kind of like ‘Father Alabama’ to me. I’ve always wanted to meet him, but it’s hard to meet Nick Saban. He’s a busy guy.

“This just shows that he is a good guy, and he will do things for his fans.”

Not only did Saban respond to the wedding invitation, he turned his RSVP in on time, something that half of the guests have yet to do, according to Marriott.

The wedding itself is next month and while Saban won’t be there, former Crimson Tide player Ali Sharrief, a close friend of Marriott’s, is expected to attend.

Alabama begins spring practice on March 13.