Smart Bets: Valentine’s Day at Fleetwood’s

Fleetwood’s regularly hosts legitimate nuptials in its chapel, but last year on Valentine’s Day, it played host to a mass fake wedding. At the inaugural event, attendees married best friends, their boyfriend’s dog, leather jackets and a Britney Spears cardboard cutout. Back for a second go-round — on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. — participants are allowed to be joined together with anything, including concepts and other intangibles. Dressed in their best wedding/Valentine’s Day attire with invited friends and family as witnesses, the soon-to-be-betrothed will have the ceremony officiated by a local comedian. Fleetwood’s will provide the ring(s) and a fake marriage certificate to commemorate the occasion. A reception will follow with a Champagne toast, cake for the newlyweds and a DJed dance party for all. $20 advance/$25 day of event. Photo courtesy of Fleetwood’s


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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