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After Ruining Mexican Food, Taco Bell Has Also Decided to Ruin Weddings

Lead Photo: Creative Commons "Taco Bell” by Mike Mozart is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Creative Commons "Taco Bell” by Mike Mozart is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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Taco Bell’s Las Vegas cantina is officially in the wedding business, and depending on how you look at it, this is the stuff of dreams or nightmares. This year during Valentine’s Day, Taco Bell announced that it’d open its Las Vegas establishment for wedding ceremonies. To celebrate the occasion, the Tex-Mex chain offered one couple an all-expense paid wedding package. So on June 25, Dan Ryckert and Bianca Monda – the winners of the contest – headed to Taco Bell’s Las Vegas Cantina and tied the knot, according to Refinery 29.

According to the fast food eatery’s site, Ryckert – a video game expert who works at Giant Bomb – is a Taco Bell connoisseur, who has sampled every item on the menu. So when his bride walked down the aisle with a bouquet made of sauce packets, Ryckert was filled with joy but also likely reminded of the many good times he’s had at Taco Bell. The Taco Bell-themed wedding included Twisted Freeze-filled champagne flutes, a Cinnabon Delights wedding cake, and plenty of tacos. The couple also received some TB swag.

For now, Ryckert and Monda can say they made history with their Taco Bell-organized wedding. (Others have gotten married at Taco Bell, so they’re definitely not the first.) But soon, others will be able to follow in their footsteps. The Cantina Chapel will begin booking weddings for $600 on August 7. And though this is a pretty ingenious way to get catering and the venue covered in one fell swoop, we can’t help but think that just like with our tacos, we’d rather head to a taquería.