PHOTOS: Are Pot-Themed Weddings Soon to be in High Demand?

Custom products, like these tins to hold pre-rolled joints, got the interest of Nicole Becker, who is currently engaged and planning her wedding.

Custom products, like these tins to hold pre-rolled joints, got the interest of Nicole Becker, who is currently engaged and planning her wedding. (Alyssa Jeong Perry/KQED)

From cannabis cake decorations to custom joint tins, discerning brides and grooms can now infuse their weddings with pot.

The 2nd Annual Cannabis Wedding Expo took place in San Francisco Sunday, bringing together industry professionals and potential clients. Now that recreational pot sales are legal in much of California, including San Francisco, the variety of products on the market has expanded.

With rolling trays, banners and snacks, there are a lot of options for people looking to take a new spin on wedding traditions.

“There were a lot of party favors I’m interested in,” said Nicole Becker, who is planning her August wedding. “There are a lot of cute tins with writing on it that you can put pre-rolls in.”

Commercial legalization is barely a month old in California, but vendors say it’s already having an impact on the wedding planning industry.

“I’m definitely getting a lot of interest since legalization,” said Grace Kajimura, an event planner who has experience setting up edibles bar. She says she’s already booked two weddings this year with cannabis elements.

Arabella McCreary owns and operates Pink Turtle Shoppe in Tracy. She says she’s seen an increase in wedding orders for cookies and ice cream sandwiches infused with cannabidiol (CBD) and THC in the last month.

“There has been a lot of interest and a lot of inquiries in the past month of people who are really interested in having it because it’s a little more open and accepted,” McCreary said.

The Cannabis Wedding Expo took place San Francisco Sunday, highlighting the multitude of customizable options now on the market. Arabella McCreary of Pink Turtle Shoppe says she’s seen an increase in cannabidiol, or CBD, infused cookies and ice cream sandwich orders for weddings.
The Cannabis Wedding Expo took place San Francisco Sunday, highlighting the multitude of customizable options now on the market. Arabella McCreary of Pink Turtle Shoppe says she’s seen an increase in cannabidiol, or CBD, infused cookies and ice cream sandwich orders for weddings. (Alyssa Jeong Perry/KQED)
Antique vases are repurposed into bongs, making a unique centerpiece for tables. Jamie McCormick, with My Bud Vase, says there has been a spike in sales.
Antique vases are repurposed into bongs, making a unique centerpiece for tables. Jamie McCormick, with My Bud Vase, says there has been a spike in sales. (Alyssa Jeong Perry/KQED)
Traditional decorations, like banners, get a new twist at the Cannabis Wedding Expo.
Traditional decorations, like banners, get a new twist at the Cannabis Wedding Expo. (Alyssa Jeong Perry/KQED)
Creative takes on incorporating marijuana into the big day weren't limited to edibles and paraphernalia. Cannabis bud wedding cake decorations were on display.
Creative takes on incorporating marijuana into the big day weren’t limited to edibles and paraphernalia. Cannabis bud wedding cake decorations were on display. (Alyssa Jeong Perry/KQED)
A sample cannabis-themed table setting at the Cannabis Wedding Expo. From edibles to the plates people will eat off of, vendors offered a myriad array of products.
A sample cannabis-themed table setting at the Cannabis Wedding Expo. From edibles to the plates people will eat off of, vendors offered myriad products for a pot-themed wedding. (Alyssa Jeong Perry/KQED)
PHOTOS: Are Pot-Themed Weddings Soon to be in High Demand? 11 February,2018Bianca Hernandez

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Bianca Hernandez

Bianca Hernandez is an Interactive Producer at KQED. She has produced at KGPE, KSEE24 and Sierra Magazine. In 2011 she received an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Anthropology from CSU, Chico . She earned a Master’s from the University of Southern California in 2013, where she completed a documentary on teenage farmworkers. She is an avid Jane Austen fan and takes lightsaber combat class for fun. You can reach her at bhernandez@kqed.org or @bookhoarding on Twitter.

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Alyssa Jeong Perry

Alyssa Jeong Perry is a on-call reporter at KQED. She’s had stories air on NPR and WBUR’s Here & Now, PRI’s The World and WNYC’s The Takeaway.  And her written stories have been published in The Guardian and The Nation.  For her reporting on immigration, Alyssa was honored as a 2015 Ford Foundation fellow through International Center for Journalists and a 2016 Mark Felt fellow with the UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program.   She’s also interned at Oregon Public Broadcasting and has her masters in journalism from the UC Berkeley. Before diving deep into journalism, she lived in Korea for almost four years and traveled extensively through Central America and Asia.

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