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Now Here’s a Wedding Theme You Won’t Find in Martha Stewart Living


Now Here’s a Wedding Theme You Won’t Find in Martha Stewart Living

I’ve heard of “going green” for a wedding, but this takes it to a whole ‘nother, literal level…


As you can see, this Jersey couple tied the knot dressed as Shrek and Princess Fiona from — you guessed it — the animated film Shrek.  Paul Bellas, 42 and his wife Heidi Coxshall, 30, originally wanted a beach wedding, but you’re not allowed to do that in New Jersey. So they went with the natural second choice:  an ogre-themed wedding at the Radisson.

Why Shrek?  Because it’s their four-year-old son’s favorite movie.  Meanwhile, he dressed like Donkey and the guests dressed like other fairytale characters.  Which is kind of awesome.

No word on whether they served rat and toad-based hors d’oeuvres at the reception.

I’m just glad I didn’t have to take our kids’ interests into account when I got married.  It was hard enough on my grandma when I had two guys stand up for me instead of bridesmaids.  Watching Mr. Candy and I exchange vows while dressed as Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc. may have just sent her over the edge.  (“Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband?”  “I… BOO!”  Ha, haaaaa!)

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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