“By the power vested in me by the state of California, and by the puppeteer’s hand up my butt…”
When Tammy Caplan and Joe Gold were planning their April 2015 wedding, they decided to surprise their guests with something completely unexpected: a puppet officiant.
And they didn’t stop with one puppet officiant… their ceremony featured six puppets, including a rabbi, a judge, a ring bear (get it?), and a ship’s captain. There was even a sing-along!
See how it all went down here:
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“We grew up watching Sesame Street and were huge fans of The Muppets,” Caplan told BuzzFeed Life.
Caplan and Gold — who are both actors, writers, and independent filmmakers — have been together for years, and discussed all kinds of ways to make their wedding feel unique.
“Finally,” Caplan said, “we came up with the fun idea of being married by a puppet.”
The California couple started the process by writing the ceremony script together.