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B.C. couple exchanges Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster wedding vows


The Christina Lake couple had been married by church chief Dread Pirate Higgs below cheers of ‘R’Amen. R’Amen. R’Amen’

A Christina Lake couple clad in pirate outfits, tricorn hats and swords has turn out to be the primary in BC to tie the knot below the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (CFSM).

Dani Magnussen and Jaromir Pavlat stated their vows Sept. 19 earlier than Dread Pirate Higgs, also called Gary Smith, chief of the church within the province.

Smith has been locked in a dispute with the Insurance coverage Company of British Columbia (ICBC) about being allowed to put on a pirate hat for his driver’s license picture. ICBC has repeatedly turned down its requests.

Additionally a provincially licensed marriage commissioner, Smith opened the ceremony with a singular prayer.

“Our Noodly Lord Who Artwork in a Colander,” Smith addressed these gathered for the occasion.

“Al dente be thy noodles. I bless thy rum. You sauce be yum. With meat as it’s with greens. Give us this present day our garlic bread, and forgive us our cussing as we forgive those that cuss towards us… For thine are the noodles and the sauces and the grog every time and ever. R’Amen. R’Amen. R’Amen.”

With that, the Pavlat addressed these gathered for the backyard occasion.

“I really like you, darling, that is true. And I need to spend my life with nobody else.”

To which the Magnussen responded: “I couldn’t presumably love anybody extra.”

Smith referred to as on the witnesses to lift any objections to the wedding, and requested the couple to make their solemn declarations and a extra conventional change of vows as legally married pirates.

Witnesses – some in pirate outfits, others in spaghetti monster hats and one in a sombrero – draped cooked noodles over the couple’s joined fingers. The couple then ate the spaghetti and kissed.

Smith produced a hip flask and the couple drank cups of grog.

“I current you Dani and Jaromir, pirates endlessly,” Smith stated.

“Arrr, arr, arr” got here pirate noises of approval from the gang.

Magnussen, who hails from Thunder Bay, Ont., advised Glacier Media the couple met on-line enjoying video video games. Pavlat is from a bit additional afield – Vienna, Austria.

“He immigrated right here to be with me,” Magnussen stated, noting the marriage might be the church’s first in Canada. “I obtained to marry the person of my desires.”

The newlyweds are members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which holds common companies in Grand Forks, roughly 20 kilometers to the west of Christina Lake.

“We do not like organized religions,” Pavlat stated. “So, having a brand new faith that makes enjoyable of different religions… we obtained married.”

jhainsworth@glaciermedia.ca

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