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A Little VooDoo In Our Day


There's a wild and wacky donut shop in Portland called VooDoo Donut. They create donuts that are rolled in Capt'n Crunch and donuts sprinkled with Kool-Aid. They have your classic maple bar only theirs is topped with a slice of bacon. (Think about it, it's a great combo.) They once concocted a donut that had a NyQuil center, however they discovered the FDA didn't really approve of that confection.

On a sunny Saturday, while hanging out downtown, we asked our girls if they wanted to get a treat and they opted for VooDoo. On ward!

When we pulled in the parking lot we noticed it was a bit more crowded than usual. At the door we are told a wedding was about to begin, however we could come in and observe. Sure, why not. Well,... this crowd was a bit different than what our daughters are used to and the look on their faces was worth all the calories of all the donuts in the land. We were "guests" at a Goth Wedding.


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Not only does VooDoo make great donuts, the co-owner is an ordained Minister and will preside over your wedding ceremony. The event was held with honor and humor. It was an amazing thing to watch. Yes, there was more black lipstick and leather worn here than at your "normal" wedding. However, the attire didn't hide the love that this couple had for each other or the support and deep affection their friends had for this new union.

At first we weren't sure if we should have our girls be involved with this party. (Is it going to freak them out?!) But I'm so glad we did. It takes all kinds of people to make this World work. I'm glad we were welcomed in despite our, by comparison, bland appearance. I'm glad none of us judged with our eyes but with our spirit.

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11 comments:

  1. What a nice wedding story! But really, VooDoo Doughnuts is ruining my life by not shipping one out here for me to try.

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  2. Rock on with the bizzarre donut world! lol The wedding looks smashing! I seriously have plans this year for halloween to go as Abby from NCIS...

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  3. I love it! The girls will likely never forget that!!

    Maple and bacon sounds tasty.

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  4. How fun!
    (And just think of the fun they had that wedding night with the donuts! Hee hee!)

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  5. What an interesting experience!!

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  6. Oh beautifully written - you are so right, it is so easy to judge people purely based on their appearances and not what matters, which is the person beneath. Bravo to that couple for having such an amazing wedding and doing it their way.

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  7. I've seen the Voodoo Donut shop portrayed on the Travel Channel! I'd make a trip to Oregon just to go there!

    And I loved your description of the wedding...what a great experience for everyone involved!

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  8. Wow. That is so cool! And how neat to stumble on a wedding like that!

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  9. I think I saw that place featured on television once. Very unique!

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  10. I MUST have the Captain Crunch doughnut!

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  11. What an experience! My cousin just moved to Portland. It sounds like such an interesting, laid back, progressive city.

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