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The time my hubby officiated Santa’s vow renewal, while dressed as Sasquatch

It was just an ordinary Sunday, spent watching my Sweetums’ officiate a vow renewal … while wearing a Bigfoot suit. I know what you’re thinking but, no, you cannot exchange lives with me.

Sweetums finally got his long-wished-for Sasquatch costume and somehow got the idea that running a Rent-a-Squatch service would be a good thing. (In fact, the subject takes up an entire chapter in my new book “Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter.”)  One of his friends encouraged the idea when he asked Sweetums, who is certified as a wedding officiate, to oversee his vow renewals with his wife of 30 years … while wearing his Bigfoot suit.

Everyone knows my thoughts on the subject: Put a 6-foot-7, 300-pound man in a Bigfoot suit and you’ll end up with a dead guy in a Bigfoot suit (People in Alabama carry guns, y’all. And they don’t stop to ask questions when they see a Sasquatch coming toward them. I’m guessing). Any-hoo, Sweetums agreed to officiate. But the weirdness didn’t stop there. His friend was also wearing a suit: a red one with white fur trim. The friend, Bob Boyer, is a professional Santa Claus and he planned to dress as the Big Guy – the other Big Guy – for the ceremony. His wife Ramona, though, does not enjoy playing Mrs. Claus. She prefers watching shows like “Finding Bigfoot.” Bob, being a good husband, wanted to include his wife’s interests, as well, hence a vow renewal featuring a Santa and a Sasquatch.  See partial video below, along with photos.

We headed out on Sunday to Huntsville’s Sharon Johnston Park for the bizarre ceremony. After enjoying hot dogs at a pavilion by the picturesque lake, it was time to get ready. I was the Bigfoot wrangler and stylist (Sasquatch’s unruly hair kept blowing into his fierce, yellow eyes). Once Sweetums’ was in the suit, he was about a foot taller and rather imposing. Ramona and Bob are not tall people so they made quite the spectacle at the “altar,” which consisted of a Bigfoot-quilt backdrop (is anyone surprised we own one of those?)

It was something I’ve never seen before and will never see again … I hope. One vow ceremony featuring a Sasquatch and a Santa per lifetime is enough for anyone. Or should be.

I knew you’d want to see the photos so here you go. If you want to Rent-a-Squatch, email Sweetums directly at wile91575@gmail.com. But be warned, if I’m going make a habit of being a Bigfoot wrangler/stylist, I’m gonna need a pretty hefty fee.

 

 

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Bigfoot, aka SweetumSquatch, officiates vow renewal of Santa bob and Ramona Boyer, May 20, 2018. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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Bigfoot, aka SweetumSquatch, officiates vow renewal of Santa bob and Ramona Boyer, May 20, 2018. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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Bigfoot, aka SweetumSquatch, officiates vow renewal of Santa bob and Ramona Boyer, May 20, 2018. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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Bigfoot, aka SweetumSquatch, officiates vow renewal of Santa bob and Ramona Boyer, May 20, 2018. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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Back off ladies … this Sweetumsquatch is mine.
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Bigfoot, aka SweetumSquatch, officiates vow renewal of Santa bob and Ramona Boyer, May 20, 2018. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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Sweetumsquatch with, from left, Karen Farrell, Joyce Anderson and Gigi Johnston. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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Sweetumsquatch and Karen Farrell. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)

 

7 thoughts on “The time my hubby officiated Santa’s vow renewal, while dressed as Sasquatch”

  1. He looks like he would made a good Chewbacca (Star Wars) imitator. Chewbacca looks like Bigfoot, right? He could do kids’ birthday parties, etc. and make some money. He should think about it! People make entire careers out of imitating Elvis, so why not??

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