Wedding Chapel in a Shipping Container


Wedding chapel sign in Las Vegas, Nevada

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A budget wedding service in Seattle moved out of a shopping center to set up what the owner describes as America's first and only shipping container wedding chapel. "Something a little quirky, a little different," Bronwen Stevenson said of her 10-year-old business, Shotgun Ceremonies.

"This trailer park just kind of fits the vibe of who I am. And away we went with that." Stevenson added that the open-air trailer park mall makes it ideal for the COVID era. The business offers small weddings with minimal guests starting at only $350. She said some couples elope on their own, while some bring a small number of guests -- both human and animal. "Any pets are allowed," Stevenson said, "I've had cats here. They usually don't have the best of time." Stevenson hired Elvis impersonator Shane Cobain to perform for couples seeking a Vegas-style elopement. "He's also related to Kurt Cobain," Stevenson said.


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