Clara Higgins, 30 and her husband, Dusty Higgins, 40, wanted their wedding to reflect their love of each other as well as their other love – weed.
The couple, who now live in Grand Junction, Colorado, originally met through their predilection for cannabis, so it seemed only fitting. Clara met Dusty while she was working at a local bar and he ended up loaning her a spliff, which was when sparks flew for the couple. In June 2017, the pair married at their home ranch and decided to celebrate their wedding doing what they loved – sharing a joint with friends and family.
They had their very own fully-stocked cannabis bar loaded with pipes, bongs and different flower varieties to choose from, and also served edibles to guests. Not only that, but they held their reception by a field where marijuana plants were grown. Sticking to the theme to the max.
Speaking about their ceremony, Clara said: ‘Cannabis is a huge part of our lives, all of our friends use cannabis, we are in the cannabis industry and I wanted weed instead of wine! ‘I wanted to have a different wedding, one that represented our love. We are very non-traditional in some ways so the cannabis-themed wedding was important. ‘Not all of our guests used cannabis but they respect what we do. We had a cannabis bar, where we had pipes and bongs and 10 different flower varieties to choose from, concentrates and edibles… ‘We had our cannabis garden growing behind our reception area so our guests could look at them growing, they were just babies but it was still neat.’ Clara even had a custom wedding bong by Oregon-based cannabis company Noble Glass, created just for her special day.
Right after the happy couple shared a kiss and said their vows, the officiate handed Clare her wedding bong to smoke in front of all her guests, and her husband then took the next puff. ‘I took the first bong rip in front of everyone and he took the next! It’s like jumping the broom but for stoners,’ said Clara. After they shared pictures of their wedding online, they have since gone viral, with Clara saying, ‘I saw how many women were blown away by the idea of having a wedding bong, many that wished they had done what we did for our wedding and I saw a chance to start the trend.’