I imagine that when you're Amy Poehler, magical, wonderful things happen around you as a matter of course, so I'm not surprised in the least to hear that Poehler was part of an impromptu wedding at a recent book signing. Makes total sense, like the modern day equivalent of woodland creatures helping Cinderella get dressed in the morning; if you spend enough time in close proximity to Amy Poehler, you're gonna wanna get married on the spot, and she's gonna help make it happen. This all went down at a book event in Pasadena to promote Carrie Brownstein's biography Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, when Brownstein pulled two members of the crowd up onstage who were hoping to get married, and agreed to officiate their impromptu ceremony.
Amy Poehler was there to host the book event, and, instead of just standing around looking awkward, which would have been my go-to, she found flowers for the two women, and then scampered all sneaky-like back to the piano to play the only song she knows... which happens to be the first part of "Greensleeves." Not quite "Here Comes The Bride," but so, so, so much better. Seriously. Just read the text of the speech Brownstein gave at the wedding, and try not to die of FOMO as you imagine Amy Poehler plunking out a Christmas song in the background. Or don't even bother imagining it, because we have video
All of us here are rooting for you,. In the way that we always root for ourselves, in the way that we root for love to always win out over despair, for hope to win out over fear, for joy to win out over sorrow, we root for you in those ways … We root for the two of you to make each other feel the biggest, strongest, most special you ever felt.
I'm not crying, you're crying. Mostly because any wedding I could dream up wouldn't be half as adorable or spontaneous as this one, and, unless I make some serious life changes pretty soon, will contain substantially less Amy Poehler.