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Weed weddings: Marriage and marijuana are going hand-in-hand in a growing trend as more states legalize cannabis - and couples incorporate it into everything from bouquets to a celebratory joint at the ceremonySerena Bhatia, 27, and Jeff Baleja, 29, tied the knot in California this week in a...

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Weed weddings: Marriage and marijuana are going hand-in-hand in a growing trend as more states legalize cannabis – and couples incorporate it into everything from bouquets to a celebratory joint at the ceremony

  • Serena Bhatia, 27, and Jeff Baleja, 29, tied the knot in California this week in a weed-themed wedding after getting engaged just over …

London native Serena Bhatia, 27, married Californian Jeff Baleja, 29, at the former home of Frank Sinatra overlooking the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles on Wednesday

The couple - who are regular cannabis consumers - decided that they wanted to incorporate marijuana into their special day, offering guests a variety of ways to partake and setting up stations around the property manned by 'budtenders'

Jeff tells DailyMail.com: ¿It¿s very important that we share cannabis together and our guests ... It¿s just a bonding moment; it¿s very important¿

Tables full of marijuana products were placed around the reception for Jeff and Serena's wedding
Guests were offered the option to enjoy marijuana-infused meals

The couple met three years ago at a music festival and have been 'inseparable' ever since; Jeff proposed at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles just over six weeks ago

Jeff and Serena were married by a friend; following their kiss, the celebrant said: 'You may now smoke with the bride - and the groom pulled two joints out of his pocket which the couple lit from the same flame from a lighter held by the officiant

Professionals within the marijuana community say they've seen an increase in demand for cannabis-themed weddings such as the celebration thrown by Jeff and Serena, pictured above; Colorado-based Bec Koop, who began a cannabis wedding expo in 2016, says vendors tripled in number by the second year of the event

Jeff and Serena hired wedding planner Jamie McCormick, who has a business called The Flower Daddy, to organize their event; he says he wants to combat the stigma surrounding marijuana use and wants 'a joint to be just like a bottle of Bud Light at a bar'

Serena, who works in social media marketing, tells DailyMail.com: ¿It¿s a nice feeling to have, being buzzed and being in love¿

Serena says that the cannabis industry 'is huge' and  'even this moment is huge; it¿s like the lifting of the prohibition of alcohol ¿ I can see where people¿s fears are coming from, but it¿s literally the exact same way that people¿s fears were with legalizing alcohol: Oh, we¿re going to have more drunks. And it¿s like, no, you¿re not going to have more stoners. The people who like to stone are always going to stone, and the people who like to drink are always going to drink'

At her wedding reception, Serena says: ¿I think cannabis spreads a lot of happiness, and you can see it when you look around the wedding'

Guests were offered the chance to consume cannabis in a variety of guises
Different brands and types of cannabis were explained by budtenders and signs around the celebration

Professionals within the cannabis industry they have seen a huge increase in demand for cannabis products and themes at weddings
The chocolate fountain at the couple's wedding was also infused with cannabis