Sure, Windsor Castle in England is a nice spot for a royal wedding, but the California Avocado Commission has a better idea.
The commission kicked off a social media campaign May 11, imploring Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to consider ditching the castle for Markle’s home state of California for their May 19 wedding, in an over-the-top tongue-in-cheek video.
The video, whose narrator mimics the United Kingdom’s Robin Leach’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” gives the soon-to-be royal couple the hard sell.
“Imagine exchanging your vows amid our sprawling acreage. Grown only minutes from some of the most beautiful places on earth — the mountains! The beaches! California avocados are truly a taste of California!”
Wedding location amenities include
- A beautiful Victorian homestead just steps away from a grove;
- Exciting recreation (a basketball hoop nailed to a garage);
- Spacious honeymoon suite (a treehouse); and
- Reception facilities (a “rustic” barn).
The avocado commission developed the sharable social media content to promote the origin of California avocados in a humorous light. The commission invites consumers to follow California avocados on Facebook and Twitter to watch the campaign unfold.
The commission’s hashtag for the campaign is #RoyalWedding#CA_Avocados.