A book signing turned into the scene of an impromptu wedding for two fans of the reformed punk group Sleater-Kinney, as the band’s leader Carrie Brownstein and her friend Amy Poehler officiated a wedding.

Kendall Oshiro and her partner, Genevieve Hernandez, attended an event in Pasadena, California on Tuesday (November 3rd) at which Brownstein was promoting her new memoir, ‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’. When the question-and-answer section of the evening began, Oshiro learned from a friend that the author was also an ordained minister, and quickly asked 41 year old Brownstein if she could marry her and her partner.

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler helped conduct an impromptu wedding

The idea apparently started as a joke, as they had originally planned to elope in the new year, but they decided they had nothing to lose by asking. “Everyone just started cheering,” Oshiro recounted to Entertainment Weekly. “Carrie started laughing and Amy Poehler’s jaw just dropped.”

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‘Parks and Recreation’ star Poehler, 44, had originally showed up to be part of the audience, but quickly got roped into proceedings. When Oshiro mentioned that they had brought their marriage licence, Poehler urged them on. “Amy looked at Carrie and was like, ‘You have to do it, you have to do it, you have to do it’.”

Carrie BrownsteinCarrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, and writer/star of 'Portlandia', officiated

She then acted the part of the organist, quickly organising some flowers and apparently playing ‘Greensleeves’ on the piano, as ‘Portlandia’ writer and star Brownstein offered a short speech while officiating.

“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, all of us here are rooting for you," she said by way of a blessing. "With the power vested in me by the state of California, I now pronounce you married.”

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