This Couple Is Having a Spam-Themed Wedding, Because Why Not?

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The groom legally changed his name to Mark ‘I Love SPAM’ Benson in preparation to wed his beloved at the Spam museum in April
Who knew a love of canned meat could bring two lovebirds together?

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Who knew a love of canned meat could bring two lovebirds together?

When it comes to weird weddings, we’ve seen all sorts of themed nuptials, from zombie weddings to Star Trek-themed ceremonies and bacon-focused receptions. But this upcoming Spam-themed wedding has got to be one of the strangest.

Spam — the pre-cooked and canned meat product that’s particularly popular in Hawaii — happens to be one of the great loves of Mark Benson’s life. He even legally changed his name to Mark “I Love SPAM” Benson (no, really) in 2015. In 2016, Anne Mousley, his fiancée (and the other love of his life), approached the Spam brand about having their wedding at the new Spam museum in Austin, Minnesota.

Of course on the happy day this April 25, guests will be served plenty of Spam-inspired dishes, and we’re sure the bride and groom will have a trick or two up their sleeves to incorporate their favorite brand into their happy day. (Can you say “canned meat corsages”?) Following the wedding, Spam will be whisking away the happy couple to their honeymoon in — where else? — Hawaii, the Spam capital of the world, where they will get to experience the Spam Jam Festival.

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