On Wednesday, in a small, resplendently decorated makeshift chapel perched above a sprawling, 1,500-person Jack Daniel's event in Brooklyn called Motel No. 7, rock god and font of inspiration Andrew W.K. actually married very much in love New Jersey residents Kaitlyn Landis and Maciej Ners. As in, these people are now man and wife, 'til death do them part. And they were only the first of four he'd wed. When asked why they forewent a traditional ceremony to have their knot tied by a charcoal-mellowed whiskey and a man who once had three songs with the word "party" in the title on the same album, both the groom and one of his groomsman said, "Because it's f***ing awesome."
For his part, W.K. -- who'd officiated two previous weddings since getting ordained by the Universal Life Church ("the go-to source for people looking to get a minister’s license") -- treated the Jack-arranged affair with absolute seriousness, even taking the time to write his own remarks (see below). Said W.K. just beforehand: "While this is still a very fun and outlandish kind of event, I want the actual ceremony, especially when the couple exchanges their vows, to have that weight... I want to respect what they’re actually doing here. It’s not a joke, you know?"