Marijuana bars, budtender growing trend at weddings

By September 1, 2015 Recent News

Fox News 30 August 2015
These newlyweds are going to pot.

John Elledge and Whitney Alexander’s wedding earlier this month in Oregon featured a smoke tent – complete with 13 different strains of marijuana that guests could sample with the help of a budtender.

The groom, who works as a professional marijuana grower in California, said guests at the August 8 nuptials were thrilled by the couple’s version of an “open bar,” according to a Tribune Media report.

“The oldest person in the tent was an 81-year-old woman who hadn’t smoked weed since the ‘60s. She loved it,” said Elledge.

Elledge and Alexander are part of a growing trend that replaces a toast with a toke.

According to The New York Times, the recent Colorado wedding of Lauren Meisels and Bradley Melshenker included gift bags for guests that included a pre-rolled joint, a lighter and cannabis-infused lip balm.

Marijuana buds and leaves adorned table centerpieces, the bride’s bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere, the paper reported.