Why Doesn’t Every Couple Get Married at a Donut Shop?

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Chris and Chanti Hayes are American heroes. On Saturday, they got married at Denver’s new Voodoo Doughnuts shop, the perfect wedding venue for anyone who loves donuts (which is to say, everyone). It was weird (which is to say, great).

The CEO of Voodoo Doughnuts was on hand to officiate in a chicken suit, because of course he was. It’s unclear which pastries the Hayes family chose to enjoy in lieu of a lame-ass old cake, but the quirky Portland-based chain offers everything from Voodoo Doll Donuts and Bacon Maple Bars to Froot Loops-encrusted and dick-shaped treats.


Chris and Chanti tied the knot on January 4, 2014 at 1:14 p.m – yup, that’s 1/4/14 at 1:14. What’s the significance of these numbers? Wikipedia helpfully notes that 114 is both the fire emergency number in Vietnam and the atomic number of flerovium, which, I learned today, exists. But apparently, the unlikely wedding date and time weren’t planned in advance, but “just sort of happened.” The couple picked the fourth simply because it was the first Saturday that the shop was open.

Though this is the first-ever Voodoo Doughnuts wedding in Denver, the flagship Portland locations host them all the time. In fact, a legal wedding ceremony for 40 guests – with coffee and donuts, a personalized donut centerpiece and parking all included – will run you only $325. That’s quite a steal, considering the average American wedding costs more than $28,000. Also, donuts.

You keep doing you, Chris and Chanti, and please send us an invite to any and all future donut-themed celebrations in your lives. Please.

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