He or she, or you, popped the big question, and they, or you, said, “Yes!” Que the music and magic as you prepare for your special day and the ensuing chaos. Let the engagement begin! Soon-to-be brides and grooms often integrate personal aspects of their lives into their “Big Day” and the ceremonies, events surrounding it. It’s not uncommon to see favorite team colors or hobby themes present at the bridal shower, stag & hen parties and the wedding. Little girls dream of the day they will walk down the aisle and plan it a little at a time while growing up. This day, your wedding day, is the most important day of your life and the day you marry your soul mate. Invitations and napkins are ordered with initials, delicious hors d’oeuvres are tasted, wedding cakes selected, bridal party called, wedding planner programed in the cell.
The whirlwind magic after a jittery or elated “yes” is still as unnerving as ever, but ceremonies and traditions have evolved over the years and weddings now are more creative, inclusive and unique to the bride and groom-to-be. It’s a goal for many couples to have a custom, individualized and very personal wedding. They can plan their perfect day around things they love, with the people they love, and include intimate aspects more openly than ever before, even if it’s marijuana. Wedding etiquette now includes weed. “Weeding Etiquette” and cannabis are now officially included in the planning for anyone that wants to infuse their ceremony.
Weed Weddings are growing in popularity and pot is no longer taboo when planning your union ceremony. You can incorporate cannabis into your nuptials and consumption in your big day in varying forms, if that’s something you and your better half want.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something…Blue Dream? Sure! Brides and grooms have the option in many states of including cannabis in their wedding. To capture a glimpse at options, love birds are flocking to a wedding expo unlike any other, the Cannabis Wedding Expo.
The creative vision of Bec Koop, Philip Wolf and Madlyne Kelly, the Cannabis Wedding Expo was launched last year in Denver and had already expanded to three cities in 2017, Denver, San Francisco and Portland. The future looks bright green for the Expo’s continued expansion with 8 US states having legalized recreational marijuana. If you don’t know where to start, but know you want marijuana included in your wedding, attending the Cannabis Wedding Expo is a must.
“It’s the most important day of their lives, they should be able to celebrate and incorporate cannabis as easily as they would alcohol,”said Bec Koop, owner of Irie Weddings & Events and one of the Expo’s founders.
said Bec Koop, owner of Irie Weddings & Events and one of the Expo’s founders.
“The Cannabis Wedding Expo strives to create normalcy around cannabis weddings and showcase options for brides and grooms who want to include marijuana in their ceremony.”
The little touches
CBD infused coffee, tea or both? Absolutely. Steepfuze Coffee or Stillwater Teas have booths and samples for attendees. Want a budtender for your reception? Check out Top Shelf Budtending. Customized smoking gifts for the wedding party? Look no further than a Kush Kard, Mary Jane Gift Box and a My Bud Vase for each. Edibles and infused options to pair alongside non-infused food? The options are delicious and seemingly endless, Love’s Oven, Rolling Smoke Barbeque, BlackBelly, Mid Valley Catering, Sweet Grass Kitchen, The Cupcake Gypsies, Better Baked or Modern Edge Catering.
Need to unwind before the ceremony? Get a cannabis infused massage from Primal Therapeutics. Want a wedding dress made of hemp? High Vibe Bride has you covered. If you’d like to indulge or try out an apparatus, take a trip in the consumption friendly rides from High End Transportation. Consumption friendly venue needed? MetLo Skyline & Suites, Cultivated Synergy, Bud & Breakfast or Aspen Canyon Ranch could make your special day even more spectacular. And don’t forget to hire the right photographer, Cannabis Camera or Megan Yonkers Photography…and that’s just some of the Colorado options!
Do you prefer sparking up a joint to a champagne toast? You’re not alone and the trend to have a Weed Wedding doesn’t show any signs of burning out soon. If you want a wedding extravaganza like no other, the possibilities are as varied as the slang names for pot itself, options are everywhere and very different. Whether it’s modern or traditional or a customized wedding theme, ganja has presented itself in more and more unique, elegant, and exquisite ways.
For better or worse, cannabis weddings fall under the “adults only” weddings in most cases, but it depends on the venue location and methods of cannabis ingestion. Smoking cannabis has more limitations than edibles or even vape pens at most venues, and when considering locations, private venues versus public venues should be considered and toured. Venues with liquor licenses could also be an issue if you choose to allow consumption at your wedding, so be sure to check your local laws before finalizing your wedding venue or putting down any deposits. Make sure you disclose to all participants in the wedding if you plan on having marijuana, including those you hire. DJ, band, servers and for a cannabis friendly clergyman, check out Canna-Vows.
Some couples choose more obvious cannabis elements, like bold marijuana patterns, bud boutonnieres, joints for attendees and Bob Marley music, while others have more slight and inconspicuous inclusions like hints of marijuana leaves in the bouquets, CBD beverages or invitations printed on hemp paper, either way, the options for cannabis weddings are elevated higher than ever before. However you choose to include the plant, make sure to check out the Cannabis Wedding Expo next year for the best ideas, vendors and options to make your big day extra special. For dates and locations or to check out pictures from past Expos, visit the website, www.cannabisweddingexpo.com.