Colorado Wedding

Colorado Weddings Replacing Toasts with Tokes

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The New York Times (who recently became one of our favorite newspapers) ran a piece today exploring a growing trend for Colorado weddings: the inclusion of Marijuana.  Most weddings I have been to involve lots of booze, drinking, and varying degrees of drunkenness/ obnoxiousness.  Replacing or supplementing the bar with some green sounds like a great idea to me.  But the inclusion of marijuana doesn’t just stop there. As the Times’ article details, marijuana is also being used in the floral bouquets.  And unlike flowers which are just thrown away, the marijuana used in the bouquets can be smoked afterwards.

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“Earlier this month, when Ellen Epstein arrived at the Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colo., for the wedding of her friends Lauren Meisels and Bradley Melshenker, she, like the other guests, found a gift bag waiting for her in her hotel room. But rather than a guide to activities in the area or a jar of locally made honey, the canvas bag contained a rolled joint, a lighter and lip balm infused with mango butter and cannabis, along with this note: “We wanted to show you some of the things we love the best.”

She knew then that the wedding of her fellow Boulder residents would be just a little different from the ones she had attended in the past.

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.”




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