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Of all the reality TV weddings we've seen, this one looks like the most fun! Mama June and Sugar Bear, the parents of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Alana Thompson, walked down the aisle on Sunday in high redneck style. Instead of a Vera Wang gown, the bride wore camouflage; instead of a catered dinner at a reception hall, they had barbecue in the backyard. It may not make the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings, but it reminded us of everything we love about the Honey Boo Boo clan.
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"My sister baked the cake, and we spent most of the money on barbecue," June told People. "We stayed true to our roots and made the focus on the family and my commitment to Sugar Bear. You can definitely plan an event on a budget!"
The wedding's most extravagant detail may have been June's custom gown, a full-skirted camouflage strapless dress lined with orange petticoats, with a matching bolero jacket and veil. (We're just assuming she didn't pick this up at Dress Barn.) June completed the outfit with bedazzled sneakers and neon-dyed roses. The groomsmen wore matching camo pants and orange vests, while Alana, in her capacity as flower girl, wore a hot pink pageant gown. (Why buy a new fancy dress when she already owns dozens?)
If you've ever watched Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, you may not be surprised that June would plan a low-budget, hunting-themed wedding. But we are, and here's why: The Thompsons are celebrities now. They could have afforded a giant, blow-out wedding, complete with a cake in the shape of a life-sized deer and a live Lynyrd Skynrd performance.
What's more, they wouldn't have had to pay for a wedding. How much of Kim Kardashian's wedding do you think she actually funded? With one phone call to TLC, June could have lined up the Cake Boss, hooked up with the salespeople from Say Yes to the Dress, and gotten a ton of product sponsors to cover everything else.
Instead, June and Sugar Bear threw themselves the wedding that they would have had anyway. They stayed true to themselves and their roots. Say what you will about Honey Boo Boo and the decline of civilization, but that takes some serious integrity.
"The day was very special mostly because my girls were able to take part in it," June told People. "I felt like it was important for them to see this moment and celebrate my love for Sugar Bear."
Obviously, the whole event was filmed by TLC, and will air during the show's upcoming second season. (The finale, we're guessing.) In the meantime, June and Sugar Bear won't confirm whether they're actually legally married. We'll find out with the rest of America! New episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo kick off on July 17.