Get ready to buy a different kind of Mary Jane to go with your bridesmaid dress! Weed-themed weddings are officially a thing. According to a piece aptly titled, “A Toast? How About a Toke?” in the New York Times, residents of states that have legalized marijuana are getting down with homegrown medicine as the focus of their ceremony and reception, because–wait, why are they doing this again?
One couple’s “weeding” featured quite a bit of marijuana as the focus of favors, plant arrangements, bouquets, and even outfits:
The Meisels and Melshenker nuptials looked as if their inspiration had come not from the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings but from High Times. All of the floral arrangements, including the bride’s bouquet, contained a variety of white flowers mixed with marijuana buds and leaves. Mr. Melshenker and his groomsmen wore boutonnieres crafted out of twine and marijuana buds, and Mr. Melshenker’s three dogs, who were also in attendance, wore collars made of cannabis buds, eucalyptus leaves and pink ribbons.
Well, if dogs can’t enjoy accessories made out of odd substances, I am not sure anybody can.
At the wedding, a number strains of marijuana were passed around amongst guests, which is only odd to me because I cannot imagine passing around a bottle of whiskey–even if it were nice whiskey!–or any other type of substance legal in the other 48 states between guests.
According to Mr. Melshenker, the groom, the couple’s “whole life for the last five years has been cannabis, cannabis, cannabis,” a statement that is less sad than it sounds, since he and the Meisels run 710 labs, a manufacturer of concentrates such as hash oil, and Green Life Consulting, a firm that advises people who wish to found weed-centric companies. It would seem that, yes, their lives are cannabis, cannabis, cannabis. But then, my life is cats, cats, cats, and yet I will probably not opt for that to be my wedding theme. To each her own, though! Considering how pretty the photos are over in the New York Times article, I imagine the entire thing was a lot of smokey, toke-y fun that was perfect for the Pacific Northwest’s Pinterest boards.
I am still not quite certain why one might go with a marijuana-themed wedding, but then again, I know there are plenty of people who wouldn’t understand one’s motivation to wear a short wedding dress or pick any other color than white for your gown. One thing is for sure: Lady Gaga will undoubtedly be jealous that she didn’t think of doing this first. $10 says she dresses up like a big bridal blue sage brownie by the end of the year.
[h/t New York Times]