Did you see the news tonight? I’m an Independent Marriage Celebrant meaning I believe couples should celebrate their marriage in the way they want, but I’m just not sure what to think about this.
While I was marrying a gorgeous couple in a very traditional church with a beautifully touching ceremony some crazy couple in NZ were being married on a pirate ship, dressed as pirates and wearing colanders of spaghetti – all in the name of a ridiculous satirical ‘religion’ called the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster with followers dubbed Pastafarians.
I’m all for a good pirate wedding and would love to officiate one, however when the registrar general can grant this non-traditional sect an official celebrant – and not allow Ratafari or Jedi to become celebrants, it’s just not cool.
The main thing is this couple expressed their personalities and love in the way they wanted to (which is what every wedding I perform is like – except my couples don’t need outrageous costumes or cooked pasta to celebrate their love and commitment to one another)!
Wouldn’t you love to be married by Chewbacca, Yoda and Princess Leia?!
May the force be with you.