Planning a wedding? If originality and uniqueness are an important part of your special day, you may want to consider this church in Denver that is now offering weed weddings.
Elevation Ministries announced this week that it will become the first ever church to offer wedding services in a “cannabis-friendly” environment.
The weed weddings will be held in the newly renovated International Church of Cannabis in Denver, Colorado.
“We thought there would be interest from people wanting to get married at the church, but we never expected such a response,” said Lee Molloy, a church spokesperson. “The demand from couples interested in celebrating their wedding with us in a “cannabis-friendly” environment has been far greater than ever expected. We are truly excited to start turning those dreams into realities.”
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The International Church of Cannabis officially opened its chapel doors on April 20, 2017. The church, which preaches Elevationism, already boasts 800 members after being open for less than a month.
The 13,000 square-foot, 113-year-old church underwent a nine-month renovation before opening. According to the church’s press release, the interior provides an “extraordinarily stylish and unique backdrop to any couple who desire their wedding photography to be the stuff of legend.”
To celebrate the new sacramental offering, the church is holding a contest to offer a free wedding to the first couple to tie the knot. In a partnership with Bang Digital Media, the International Church of Cannabis will pay for the inaugural nuptials.
“We are thrilled to be part of one beautiful couple’s love story,” Steve Berke, CEO of Bang Digital Media said. “This church is the first in the world where adults can legally partake of their nuptials while consuming cannabis with their family and friends.”
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Interested couples can register for a chance to win the wedding at www.elevationists.org. Although the free wedding will officially be the first to be held at the church, three other wedding packages are currently available via the Church’s Indiegogo fundraising campaign. They are being offered for a discounted rate of $4,200.
By the way, are you curious about Elevationism?
According to the denomination’s website:
Elevationism started in Denver, Colorado with a small group of individuals unsatisfied with the outdated, organized religions currently available to them.
Church members are called Elevationists and our lifestance is that an individual’s spiritual journey, and search for meaning, is one of self-discovery that can be accelerated and deepened with ritual cannabis use. We use the sacred flower to reveal the best version of self, discover a creative voice and enrich our community with the fruits of that creativity. As a group Elevationists demand the right to congregate and partake of their sacrament together. They do not believe it is just that they be thought of as criminals for carrying out their deeply held religious traditions, no matter how new those traditions may appear to be.