Lovely Spam, wonderful Spam

Here’s a couple who couldn’t have a wedding without Spam:

[T]he love for a brand and the love of a couple brought the first-ever Spam wedding to reality when Mark I Love Spam Benson — who last year legally changed his name as a declaration of his love for the brand — wed his fiancée, Anne Mousley, in Austin, Minnesota. The couple, who hail from Liverpool, UK, were married in a Spam-themed wedding complete with Spam cake and Spam-colored bouquets of roses at the Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota.

Where else could it have been? I mean, really.

Spam wedding at the Spam Museum

Spam is canned precooked meat made by Hormel Foods that was first introduced in 1937 and gained popularity worldwide after its use during World War II. Benson’s love for the Spam brand is rooted in family tradition, with his grandfather and uncle both having worked at a Liverpool Spam manufacturer when the brand first became linked to happy family memories. Knowing her groom would love nothing more than a Spam wedding, Mousley reached out to Hormel Foods. After learning about the couple’s story and Benson’s love for Spam products, Hormel agreed to make it a reality.

“The Spam brand is truly lucky to have such a passionate fan base, and we’re always looking for ways to engage with them in a fun and unique way. When Anne approached us with the idea for their wedding to be hosted at the Spam Museum, we knew it was the perfect place for them. It’s not every day we get a request like this one, so it was an easy decision and one that we think demonstrates the fun, quirky side of the brand,” said Nicole Behne, marketing director of the grocery products division at Hormel Foods.

And no bloody Vikings, either.

(Via Jeff Faria.)







7 comments »

  1. fillyjonk »

    5 May 2017 · 11:23 am

    I am pleased to see this is about meat-Spam and not Internet-Spam.

  2. Holly H »

    5 May 2017 · 11:29 am

    1. Don’t give them any ideas!
    2. Used to love the taste of fried Spam. (Homer Simpson yummy sounds). Now, darn it, I’ve read one too many health books, and I’ve gone off red meats.

  3. McG »

    5 May 2017 · 1:02 pm

    I never managed to develop a taste for it — and I used to like fried bologna.

    Then again, that might have been for its contrast to cold bologna…

  4. Roger Green »

    5 May 2017 · 3:03 pm

    It’s a… nice day for a… spam wedding…

  5. nightfly »

    5 May 2017 · 3:34 pm

    They darned well have better played this at the reception…

    https://youtu.be/cdpsfBsN_Dg

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  7. jsallison »

    5 May 2017 · 7:52 pm

    Mmmmmm, Spam.

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