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Deep Fried Sugar Glazed Love: a Doughnut Shop Wedding

Do you dream of doughnuts?  Seriously considering a jelly-filled glazed wedding cake? Then you might want to check out Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon.  It’s the only doughnut shop that also doubles as a Wedding Chapel.

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Voodoo Doughnuts has turned their doughnut shop into a major tourist destination with their unusual and (sometimes) raunchy confections.  Their specialty creation is a jelly-filled doughnut that’s shaped like a man.  When you stab him with a pretzel stick, he “bleeds” jam.  Who wouldn’t want to get that all over their wedding dress?

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According to their website, all Voodoo Doughnut weddings ceremonies are performed by an ordained minister beneath the “holy doughnut” and a velvet painting of either Isaac Hayes, Kenny Rogers, or a Crying Conan (it depends on the location.) If you’re lucky, you might get the store’s owner, Cat Daddy, to preside over your union! 

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All guests receive complimentary coffee and doughnuts at the reception.  They have doughnuts that are covered in crazy things like Cap’n Crunch, bacon, Tang, or NyQuil. (The NyQuil one was a joke that got shut down by the FDA.)  For the bachelorette party, they even have a “Cock and Balls” doughnut – a penis shaped pastry with cream in the balls.  It’s the wedding desert that every girl dreams of.   

If you’re in the Portland area and have a mother that will disown you if you have your wedding in a doughnut shop, you can still get your fried dough fix.  Voodoo Doughnuts has a pink food truck that can be rented by the hour.  The truck is staffed by graduates of Urban Opportunities, a job-readiness program for under-privileged high school students in Portland.

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For people who value a sugar rush over a stuffy ceremony, Voodoo Doughnuts might just be the perfect place to say “I Voodoo.”


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