Weddings have become increasingly elaborate displays of wealth and decor, thanks to the multimillion dollar wedding industry, and it seems like even the most modest weddings are toeing the line of superficial extravagance. Not to sound curmudgeonly, but aren’t these things supposed to be celebrations? Shouldn’t there be an element of fun and, more importantly, personality?
One couple in Rowland Heights, California thinks so, anyway. Two newlyweds recently held their wedding reception at one of the more bizarre event locations imaginable: a fast food joint.
Juan Pablo Cervantes and Vanessa Cervantes became fast food heroes when they were married on Friday and invited their guests to a reception at a local In-N-Out Burger in the City of Industry, California.
The couple told KTLA that the reason they picked the unorthodox reception venue is because they “really like In-N-Out,” and that was “the only reason.” Juan Pablo also explained that his United States Air Force base is in New Mexico, where there are is In-N-Out readily available, and that’s he’s been “gone for a while.”
The whole thing seems like a pretty fantastic idea, particularly when you consider that the food at most wedding receptions is pretty underwhelming. Why not forego the exorbitant cost of a caterer and just go with the option that you know will be delicious without fail?
Apparently, the happy couple celebrated their matrimony by each ordering a double-double, along with a side of animal-style french fries. Which, to be honest, is probably the best way to kickstart married life.
The couple is planning to honeymoon in London, where they will hopefully seek out some new international fast food obsessions.
Juan Pablo and Vanessa aren’t the only couple to revel in nuptial bliss at a fast food establishment: a Taco Bell in Las Vegas actually offers a $600 wedding package to any couples looking to tie the knot at the fast food cantina. According to the New York Post, the package includes “Taco Bell champagne flutes, ‘Just Married’ t-shirts, a Taco Bell bow tie and garter, a Cinnabon Delights wedding cake and a wedding bouquet made of sauce packets. The package also includes a full ceremony and officiant. Your first meal as Mr. and Mrs. will be a Taco 12-Pack.”
Wow. Merging marriage and fast food sounds like the most American thing ever — and I’m not sure I mean that in a good way.
Regardless, congrats to those couples out there who defy wedding traditions in the name of rapidly-made hamburgers, tacos and french fries. At the very least, you’re keeping things interesting.