Right before the pandemic, Milan Arielle Productions was gearing up to attend and cover the 2020 Cannabis Wedding Expo in Las Vegas. The Cannabis Wedding Expo is a small but mighty expo hosted in Denver, Colorado, and Las Vegas, AZ that appeals to a niche of couples that prioritize a chill type vibe for their special day. This is the audience that I thought would fit the description of a Milan Arielle Production client perfectly.
Someone laid back, not sold on past traditions, and is mostly concerned with the intentionality of the day rather than decorations. So as the story goes, The Cannabis Expo has been rescheduled many times, and hoping August 2021 will be the time to align with this amazing event.
In the meantime, I want to open up a conversation and dialogue on what is a Cannawedding. There are hashtags, and even whole Instagram accounts dedicated to the concept, but really what is it? Well, below I will list the benefits of a CannaWedding, what it could look like, and why you should consider cannabis at your wedding.
It is Legal- In the November 2020 election 5 states passed recreational cannabis laws. In 2021 alone 2 states have passed recreational cannabis legislation. Marking the slow end of prohibition of this healing herb. Celebrate this time in history just like was done in the early 1900’s with alcohol.
Alcohol vs. Marijuana- Not everyone is a drinker, in fact a lot of people that may be attending your wedding may be in recovery for alcoholism and drugs. Just the attendance of your wedding with a tempting open bar can be too much for those in recovery. Supplying a healing and natural alternative that has been used in some substance recovery processes, will allow for all your guests to want to attend the full event, and loosen up. I personally am not much of a drinker, I like to enjoy one or two beverages but more than three and I am guaranteed to get sick! I prefer to ingest marijuana when I am out to enjoy the night.
High Vibrations- Marijuana is a high vibrational herb that help transcends hearts and minds. Invite cannabis to your wedding to help celebrate this historical day in our life, with the love of your life and all the people you care about the most in your life on high vibrations. Float into the next chapter of your life on an elevated cloud that so many envision on their special day. Typical weddings that I have shot and attended end being messy between spilt drinks on bridesmaid dresses, wet dance floors, and my favorite missing in action groomsman. Opt instead for h i g h v i b e s.
A couple that smokes together- Can be chill together. Typically having a wedding is a high stress event. You have your family, friends, each others expectations, and societal norms to appease. This is suppose to be about you and your love, so be yourself, don’t worry if Grandma doesn't approve. It is about making memories, don’t look back and think about how something went wrong instead remember the joy you felt because you were able to truly be in the moment and not sweating the small stuff.
Budtenders-You guessed it, like a bartender, a budtender is another service that will not only serve your guests some of the best strains out there on the market. But, budtenders will suggest the best strains based on desired mood, effect, type of consumption, and whatever other questions or preferences one may have. It will be a great edition to the donut board when your guest gets the munchies.
Infused Meals and Party Favors- Another way to include cannabis into your wedding and alternate way to consume the plant, is through cannabis infusion in foods and drinks. Plant infusion has come a long way since the special brownie days. Cannabis chefs can control the way you want your guests to feel with exact measurements and dosage for each meal with the advancement of technology and cannabis testing. From infused drizzles of olive oil on a steak or artisanal chocolate party favors with just CBD. There are many ways to incorporate the marijuana on your special day
The culture is changing here in the United States where cannabis is becoming rightfully normalized with each generation that comes along. As the paradigm shift continues to unfold don't be afraid to be a changemaker, throw a Cannawedding or other Cannaevent and hire Milan Arielle Productions to capture the vibe!