I take thee, Mary Jane: Weed weddings are now a thing

Jul 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET
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Many couples have that "thing" that brought them together and they celebrate it at the wedding. For a number of betrothed couples, that special thing is weed — and they're introducing it into their weddings.

Goodbye, silk flower centerpieces. Today's decoration of choice — at least in marijuana-friendly Colorado and Washington — is marijuana.

The New York Times just pulled the smoke back on the trend, highlighting a growing number of couples opting to make their love of marijuana the main theme at their nuptials. One couple, Lauren Meisels and Bradley Melshenker, gave their guests "some of the things we love the best" at their Tabernash, Colorado, wedding in June. Those things? A canvas bag filled with THC-laced goodies, including a lighter, a rolled joint and lip balm infused with cannabis and mango butter.

The pair added pot to every part of their wedding: Melshenker and his groomsmen wore twine-and-marijuana boutonnieres, and his dogs wore collars made of cannabis, eucalyptus and ribbon. Tables at the reception were named for the pair's favorite strains, including Blue Dream, Sour Diesel and Skywalker. Guests shared tokes of hash oil at the tables, too.


Pot permeates every part of Melshenker and Meisels: They own a legal pot store in Boulder. However, they're hardly the only ones partaking in this trend.

"I did a wedding recently where they had a little box, like a trinket box, and it had a bunch of joints in it. They just passed it around, and said, 'Here, enjoy yourself,'" Seattle-based events planner Kelli Bielema told the Times.

We can totally see this trend spreading as marijuana is legalized in more states. It brings about a whole bunch of stonerrific opportunities that'll make those boring weddings so much easier to sit through — and take the Bridezillas down a notch. Snoop Dogg as the wedding DJ? Hemp wedding rings? Pot brownies instead of wedding cake? The possibilities are endless.

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