OVER THE LINE: Big Lebowski Wedding In Bowling Alley

December 3, 2014

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These are shots from Chelsea and Jesse's Big Lebowski themed wedding at Chop's Bowling Alley in Omaha, Nebraska. It looks like it was a great time, and was officiated by a personal friend of theirs who looks a lot like Walter and was recently ordained a Dudist Priest. Plus the owner of the bowling alley was so into the idea that he stripped the wax off some of the lanes so they could dance on them. No word if anybody lost a hand to a ball return machine like Roy Munson. No? Different bowling movie? Geez, calm down, it's hard living with 12-pound balls (sometimes they suck all the blood away from my brain and make me stupid).

We both agreed that we wanted the ceremony to be short and sweet. As neither of us are religious, this was pretty easy to achieve. For the processional, each member of our wedding party entered individually to "Looking Out My Back Door" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, while I walked down the lane to "Behave Yourself" by Booker T and the MGs, both songs pulled from the movie's soundtrack.


This was followed by a unity cocktail ceremony, where we made White Russians, walked to the end of the lane and toasted our guests while Bob Dylan's "The Man In Me" played in the background. After we said "I Abide" and were announced as husband and wife, we killed the lights and danced into the audience to Kenny Rogers' "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)."

Sounds magical. There were also cupcakes with flavors inspired by all the different characters in the movie. Unfortunately, they made the Jesus flavored one white chocolate and raspberry instead something made with an 8-year old liqueur. It's the fine details, you know? That's how I know I'd make a great wedding planner. Plus I'm not afraid to tell anybody they shouldn't go through with it. *sitting down with couple* Listen -- marriage isn't for everyone, and it's definitely not for this guy who asked you.

Keep going for a bunch more pictures of the event.

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Thanks to Lizzy, who informed me she wants a Life Aquatic themed wedding. Hey -- let me know if you need a DJ.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    "Her : We should get married.
    Him : Nah, I'd rather bowl. *moment of genius twinkles in his eyes* Heeeyy, dude! I know what we should do!"

  • S.M. Archer

    ohhhh hipsters and your crazy original idea selves. This was probably more fun in their heads then in real life.

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