“I now pronounce you man and wife. You may now eat the doughnut!” – While the officiator of ceremonies at Voodoo Doughnut may not use this exact line, a sweet ceremony is surely guaranteed.
The popular chain of quirky doughnuteries across America is becoming an increasingly popular venue for couples looking to tie the knot without the stress and hassle typically associated with the big day.
While some women might have their hearts set on their significant other producing Tiffany’s iconic blue boxes, Voodoo Doughnut’s tagline suggests that “good things come in pink boxes” also. All talk of engagement rings aside, the recently opened Universal Studios Hollywood outpost is the latest in the chain to offer wedding ceremonies to lovebirds…albeit in front of a coffin-shaped altar.
According to a spokesperson for the company, both legal and non-legal weddings, as well as vow renewal ceremonies, are being performed at the Pepto-Bismol-hued Hollywood location.
The duo behind Voodoo Doughnut, Tres Shannon and Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson, were actually officiated long before they started the confectionary venture. To date, over 1500 weddings have been performed across locations in Oregon, Texas, and Colorado.
As for the sweet spot: all wedding ceremonies come with a supply of doughnuts for up to 13 guests. Usual risqué favorites include the Bacon Maple Bar, or the raspberry jelly Voodoo Doll which is served with a pretzel stake for torture, are popular choices.
A customized voodoo doll for the newlyweds, and an edible custom heart centerpiece, are also included. Not to mention, there’s Stumptown coffee to toast the happy pair with too!Ceremonies start at just $35 – with options for extras.
Do you, do-nut? “ I do.”
A class ring found during a construction project at a Michigan high school was returned to the woman who lost it as a student 47 years ago.
Doug Ludwick was taking apart lockers in a Comstock High School locker room when he found the long-lost ring.
“I tipped a locker over and a ring fell out,” Ludwick told WWMT-TV. “I saw it bouncing on the floor, so I picked it up.”
The item was a 1971 class ring from Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo.
Ludwick brought the ring to Shirley Doorlag, administrative assistant to the athletic director, and she set out to identify the ring’s owner using the engraved initials “A.O.”
Doorlag determined the ring belonged to a student named Angelita Olivares, now known as Angelita Kolodzieyczyk.
Kolodzieyczyk confirmed she had lost the ring after purchasing it as a junior at Loy Norrix and transferring to Comstock for her senior year.
“Put it in my locker and never thought anything about it,” Kolodzieyczyk said. “[When] gym class was over, I went to my locker, went to retrieve my ring and it was gone. The only thing I could think of is someone stole my ring.”
She said she was overjoyed to have the ring back after 47 years.
“It took me a while to get used to that it was gone. That I had worked so hard and got this special ring for me. It meant a lot. That I had went to high school, graduated and had nothing to show for it in a way,” Kolodzieyczyk said.
Kolodzieyczyk’s ring was lost for even longer than the one belonging to Janet Faircloth Kentros, a Massachusetts woman whose class ring was misplaced by her then-boyfriend in 1971 before being found near the track at Bishop Fenwick High School last year.