The world’s first Pastafarian wedding has been held aboard a pirate ship in New Zealand, and the bride wore a colander on her head.
Pastafarians belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (CFSM), which the New Zealand government approved to conduct legal marriages in 2015, the UK Guardian reports.
The satirical church was founded to make fun of American religious fundamentalism. It believes a god made of spaghetti and meatballs is just as likely as other gods.
In the South Island of New Zealand over the weekend, British man Toby Ricketts and New Zealander Marianna Fenn married.
They said they had never considered marrying before, but when the first Pastafarian marriage celebrant was sanctioned by the New Zealand government they decided to go for it.
Ricketts has been working on a documentary about religion called God Doesn’t Pay Tax, and was interested in alternative and emerging religions.
He said the wedding was a “fun tool to examine religion, and traditions and practices which are too often taken as a given, as the only way to get married.”
Fenn also wore a colander on her head – the official headdress of the church.
During the ceremony, Ricketts and Fenn exchanged rings made of pasta, and in his vows Ricketts promised to always add salt while boiling spaghetti.
The wedding feast included vegetarian meatballs, pasta and bread.