Clara Higgins, 30, and her husband, Dusty Higgins, 40, wanted their wedding to reflect their love for each other as well as for cannabis.
The couple, who live in Grand Junction, Colorado, initially met through their predilection for marijuana.
When Clara was working at a local bar, Dusty offered to loan her a spliff and, simultaneously, ignited a romantic spark between them.
So, when the couple, who both work in the cannabis industry, decided to get married, they decided to celebrate their wedding and doing what they loved – sharing a joint with friends and family.
Their wedding included a well-stocked cannabis bar, loaded with pipes and bongs, with plenty of flower varieties to choose from. And in a fun twist to your typical salmon canapes, guests were served edibles.
Not only that, but they held their reception next to a marijuana field, sticking to the theme to the max.
Speaking about their ceremony, Clara said:
“Cannabis is a huge part of our lives, all of our friends use cannabis, we are in the cannabis industry, and I wanted weed instead of wine!”
“I wanted to have a different wedding, one that represented our love. We are very non-traditional in some ways, so the cannabis-themed wedding was important. Not all of our guests used cannabis, but they respect what we do.”
“We had a cannabis bar, where we had pipes and bongs and 10 different flower varieties to choose from, concentrates and edibles. The ‘cannabar’ was set up with pipes, bongs, rolling papers and a variety of different strains, concentrates and edibles.”
“We had our cannabis garden growing behind our reception area so our guests could look at them growing, they were just babies, but it was still neat.”
Clara even had a custom wedding bong made by Oregon-based cannabis company Noble Glass, created just for her special day.
After exchanging their vows and sharing their first kiss as husband and wife, the officiate handed Clara the wedding bong to smoke in front of all her guests, with Dusty taking the next puff.
“I took the first bong rip in front of everyone, and he took the next! It’s like jumping the broom but for stoners.”
After they shared pictures of their wedding online, they have since gone viral, with Clara saying:
“I saw how many women were blown away by the idea of having a wedding bong, many that wished they had done what we did for our wedding, and I saw a chance to start the trend.”
Clara even shared a video of herself smoking the bong in full wedding garb, which gained over 500,000 views in a matter of hours.
The couple now runs their own cannabis company, The Bee Dynasty, where they sell custom-made bongs.