The Iowa Bacon Board has announced details surrounding the much anticipated Viva Las Bacon Weddings taking place at the 7th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival – and they already have a taker. Tom Watson and Tricia Snider of Altoona, IA are the excited bacon-loving couple. Snider explained, “When we heard about the opportunity to have a Vegas-style bacon-themed wedding ceremony, we immediately reached out to festival organizers and began ironing out the details. It’s going to be a wedding we’ll never forget!”
Brooks Reynolds, Chair of the Iowa Bacon Board, agreed the experience will be unforgettable, “A lot of Vegas-style weddings are unmemorable. I mean, people actually wake up the next day and don’t remember a thing. We believe by introducing a powerful bacon aroma during the ceremony the moment will be sizzled into their memories forever – until death do they part.”
Reynolds may be on to something. According to cognitive researchers, the presence of a strong aroma increases the vividness and intensity of a memory. So, it’s probable that in the future when Tom and Tricia smell bacon frying, they will be overcome with the emotions and memories they experienced on their wedding day.
Now, with the Watson Snider wedding booked, the Iowa Bacon Board plans to offer 3 more Viva Las Bacon Wedding Packages on the much anticipated 12/12/13 ticket sales date. Each wedding will be held hourly with the first beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel OHHHH Bacon, a private room located in the Jacobson Building. Wedding times will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Package details and pricing information are available here.
For those interested in exchanging their vows and entertaining friends on a zero-budget, there will be one wedding package offered for FREE. But, there is a catch. Instead of wedding in the Chapel OHHHH Bacon, the winning couple will exchange their vows publicly on the Jacobson Building main stage at 3 p.m. on the day of the festival. More information on how to win this package will be revealed during the Morning Moose on Lazer 103.3 the morning of 12/12/13.