Congratulations to British man Toby Ricketts and New Zealander Marianna Fenn, who tied the knot across the Tasman last month in the world’s first official Pastafarian wedding. And for once in BBM, that’s not a typo. We really did say Pastafarian.
Pastafarians belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which the New Zealand government approved to conduct legal marriages in 2015. The church believes in a god made of spaghetti and meatballs. As you do.
It proved to be a traditional Pastafarian wedding. The bride and groom wore head-to-toe pirate regalia, and guests donned eye-patches, pirate hats and feathers for the ceremony. Fenn also wore a colander on her head – the official headdress of the church. During the ceremony, Ricketts and Fenn exchanged rings made of pasta, and in his vows Ricketts promised to always add salt while boiling spaghetti.
And they say romance is dead.
Photo Credit: Stuart Spivack