Amy Poehler Helped Carrie Brownstein Officiate a Surprise Wedding
A pair of lovebirds received a wedding of a lifetime thanks to Amy Poehler and Carrie Brownstein.
The Burlington native was in Pasadena, California on Tuesday to help her Portlandia pal host a book event for Brownstein’s latest work Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir. During the questions with fans portion of the evening, two female audience members surprised the actresses by asking the television stars to marry them on the spot.
According to US Weekly, the couple had heard that Brownstein was an ordained minister and, since the event was at a church, they decided to ask for the impromptu ceremony.
Poehler and Brownstein, of course, couldn’t say no to the unexpected request and conducted the wedding on stage as the crowd cheered them on.
“All of us here are rooting for you,” Brownstein said as she officiated the ceremony. “We’re rooting for you in the way that we root for ourselves, in the way that we root for love, to always win out over despair.”
Prior to getting teary-eyed over the surprise wedding, Poehler played the folk ballad “Greensleeves” on piano for the happy couple, which got a few laughs out of the crowd.
“I only know the first part of ‘Greensleeves,'” Poehler joked.
Check out a clip from the ceremony below.