The moment it became legal to buy recreational marijuana in Nevada (which happened to be at midnight), this couple said "I do" — at their local weed dispensary.
Anna and Mark Balfe-Taylor chose to have their nuptials at a dispensary to honor marijuana's legalization in their state, local news station News 3 reports. "It's about the freedom to have choice on a substance that is harmless, if they want," Mark said.
The issue of pot legalization hits close to home for Mark, as his father spent time in jail for a cannabis-related crime. Anna agreed with her groom's reasoning for the wedding locale. "Mark asked me, and I had to think about it, and no. I support it. I think it's great," the bride said at the ceremony.
And while the venue for this "weed-ding" was certainly unconventional, the couple found several ways to creatively orchestrate their big day. The purple grow lights of the greenhouse where they tied the knot illuminated them in gorgeous fuchsia light; Anna's bouquet had several marijuana leaves in it; and instead of a typical boutonniere, Mark wore a bud-onniere. News 3 also added that because of the grow room's hot temperatures, the ceremony was only about 20 minutes long. (Guess they blazed right through it...)
But despite Mark and Anna's passion for the issue of legalization and all the pot paraphernalia at their wedding, the duo remained sober at the ceremony. "Due to the fact that it still has been a federal offense, as a parent, it's not something that I wanted for my family, considering my upbringing," the groom said.
The Balfe-Taylors are not the first couple to incorporate legal ganja into their nuptials. Weed bars have become trendy since the drug's legalization in several states, although the feature does come with a ton of liability. See here for some suggestions on how to incorporate some greenery into your wedding.