Would you ever get married in a doughnut store? It is in all probability not the primary venue that got here to thoughts on day one of wedding planning. Take into account it for a second: a unusual ceremony amid the candy aroma of glazed pastries, in entrance of a small gathering of household and pals who throw sprinkles on the finish—all for simply $300. Okay, not less than a part of that piqued your curiosity, proper? Whether or not for the offbeat nuptials, built-in dessert, or alternative to avoid high wedding costs, a whole bunch of have gotten married this manner. The place, you ask? Voodoo Doughnut.
You and your spouse-to-be can change vows at any of the seven Voodoo Doughnut store places—one in Denver; Austin; Los Angeles; Eugene, Oregon; and three in Portland, together with its flagship retailer. In response to Tres Shannon, who constructed Voodoo with Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson, it is a custom that began inside every week of opening the primary Voodoo Doughnut store.
“[Cat Daddy] and I had been common life ministers earlier than we went into the doughnut enterprise and we felt just about since day one which we must always have a ceremony,” Shannon tells BRIDES. “Why not weddings? Doughnuts and weddings, they go collectively nice.”
The marriage bundle will solely run you a few-hundred (versus 1000’s spent on the common conventional marriage ceremony), and the result is nice: an intimate ceremony with pals, household, and frosting. Bride- and groom-shaped doughnuts are made and glazed to order.
And sure, it is legally binding. Shannon and Pogson had simply left the ministry once they got down to study all they might about doughnuts, and convey their information again to Portland to open Voodoo. Shannon laments that he does not get to know couples earlier than the ceremony like he did when he was in ministry full-time, however he loves that weddings are a part of the Voodoo custom.
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“We’ve accomplished a whole bunch and a whole bunch of ceremonies since we’ve been opened,” says Shannon. “I wish to see that among the identical issues that we have at all times accomplished from the start are nonetheless getting used. However I additionally like how they’re individualized for whoever’s doing it. For probably the most half, I believe, with weddings, you retain grandma and grandpa completely happy, and mother and bride completely happy, and also you’re gonna have a reasonably profitable marriage ceremony.” Agreed.