“I now pronounce you man and wife. You may now eat the doughnut!” – While the officiator of ceremonies at Voodoo Doughnut may not use this exact line, a sweet ceremony is surely guaranteed.
The popular chain of quirky doughnuteries across America is becoming an increasingly popular venue for couples looking to tie the knot without the stress and hassle typically associated with the big day.
While some women might have their hearts set on their significant other producing Tiffany’s iconic blue boxes, Voodoo Doughnut’s tagline suggests that “good things come in pink boxes” also. All talk of engagement rings aside, the recently opened Universal Studios Hollywood outpost is the latest in the chain to offer wedding ceremonies to lovebirds…albeit in front of a coffin-shaped altar.
According to a spokesperson for the company, both legal and non-legal weddings, as well as vow renewal ceremonies, are being performed at the Pepto-Bismol-hued Hollywood location.
The duo behind Voodoo Doughnut, Tres Shannon and Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson, were actually officiated long before they started the confectionary venture. To date, over 1500 weddings have been performed across locations in Oregon, Texas, and Colorado.
As for the sweet spot: all wedding ceremonies come with a supply of doughnuts for up to 13 guests. Usual risqué favorites include the Bacon Maple Bar, or the raspberry jelly Voodoo Doll which is served with a pretzel stake for torture, are popular choices.
A customized voodoo doll for the newlyweds, and an edible custom heart centerpiece, are also included. Not to mention, there’s Stumptown coffee to toast the happy pair with too!Ceremonies start at just $35 – with options for extras.
Do you, do-nut? “ I do.”