Three EDM-Loving Couples Talk Getting Married at Electric Daisy Carnival 2013
A new feature this year at Electric Daisy Carnival is a wedding chapel, which is not actually a chapel but an outdoor deck area tricked out with an arch made of fake flowers. Here couples can legally tie the knot -- or just take part in a commitment ceremony and be "rave-married" for the weekend.
In the past two days, eight couples have been legally wed, via EDC's partnership with the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Dozens more have gone the EDC-fake marriage route, standing under the arch, trading candy rings and participating in non-legally binding celebrations of love under the glowing lights of the Ferris wheel.
We spoke to three of these couples on what getting EDC-married means to them.
Couple: Juliette and James
Why get EDC-married?: "We've been together for two, almost three years. This is a baby step towards actually getting married."
Editors note: These two then asked me to marry them, which I did, starting the vows with "by the power vested in me as a fellow raver." The three of us agreed it was lucky to get rave married under the full moon, and when I said, "You may now kiss each other" they locked eyes, each said "I love you so much," and I cried a little.