However, the four-legged guests were not the most unusual part of the nuptials, which were held at Empress Hill Llama Rose Farm and Gardens in Poulsbo, Washington. Back in April, Bob had encouraged Mike to pick out a groom’s cake — a wedding tradition still practiced in the South as a way for the groom to show off his personality.
"Start thinking of a groom's cake."
"A representation of lame things that define you."
With all the MRE varieties, it’s hard to imagine how Mike could pick just one that most represented his inner being.
“I did extensive research (five minutes at least) to find the latest 2016 MRE menus (this was harder than it sounds), then went with Cheese Tortellini,” he told Task & Purpose. “It's a pretty common one and also because it's vegetarian and fit well with the catering menu, which was pastas.”
The newlyweds also had a more traditional wedding cake, with vanilla cream cheese frosting and blackberry conserve smeared in between the tiers.
Mike and Bob now hold the unofficial title for best MRE-themed wedding cake ever.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard called the ongoing partial government shutdown "unacceptable" following reports that some Coast Guardsmen are relying on donations from food pantries while their regular paychecks remain on hold.
"We're five-plus weeks into the anxiety and stress of this government lapse and your non-pay," Adm. Karl Schultz said in a video message to service members. "You, as members of the armed forces, should not be expected to shoulder this burden."
The bigger and faster electromagnetic weapons elevator on the new
aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is finally ready for use, an achievement the Navy called a "major milestone" for the program and other Ford-class carriers to be built in the future.
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said earlier this month that he had bet his job on getting all the Ford's elevators to work, telling President Donald Trump that the project would be done by this summer "or you can fire me."
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.