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Archive for ‘May, 2019’

by Scott Johnson

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Welcome everyone to another installment of Bizarre Wedding News! I hope everyone had a wonderful and reflective Memorial Day weekend. This week we have a few fun stories including some new forms of bridezillas, catching up with a handful of celebrities, and some tragic news about missing wedding videos. Get ready, here we go!

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/investigates/send-ben-jacksonville-area-bride-fights-to-get-wedding-video/923381157

Another horrendous story of a production company failing to deliver the goods, this time in Florida. IT has now been over a year since Melissa got married in St. Augustine, and the only taste of her big day she’s received is a three-minute teaser trailer. She paid $800 for that, as well as the rest of the footage, but Kevin Remington of Collab-Creation Films has yet to hear back from him.

Spamming him with emails over the course of a few months, she has never heard back from him. Action News Jax also got in on the investigation and discovered that the company is indeed closed and that several reviews on theknot.com have all but confirmed what was suspected: this guy was a no-good fraud. But they also started contacting Kevin’s family…which is where things get crazy. Read the article for the shocking conclusion!

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/vegan-bride-slammed-after-banning-meat-eating-guests-mom-from-wedding-we-dont-want-to-host-murderers

Bridezillas run rampant all the time. Not all brides end up turning into one, however the ones who do usually end up with quite the tale about their demeanor. This week will definitely ruffle some feathers and might make you question your own ethics and morality.

In the ever-heated subject of veganism, many people just try to keep to themselves about their eating habits and not force them upon others. One bride, however, posted to a vegan Facebook group about how she was going to require all of her wedding guests to eat from a vegan menu at her wedding. Normally, this may not be a huge issue. There are plenty of delicious vegan foods (many of which people like me can’t eat because I’m allergic to soy, nuts and legumes, but that’s neither here nor there), but it’s how she doubled-down on the claim that made her an enemy,

In an attempt to give contect, she claimed “some family members were told they are not invited to my wedding because we don’t want to host murderers. Our wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of our lives.” Her mother and two cousins were then barred from the wedding. Vegans and vegetarians out there, do you share this sentiment? Or do you want your guests to eat meat and other animal products at your wedding?

https://www.brides.com/story/brides-share-why-they-invited-an-ex-to-their-wedding?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190227.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Most people really don’t want their exes around in general. There is probably a good reason you broke up, after all, but if you can stand each other’s presences, then more power to you!

But a wedding is the one place you typically don’t want anyone around with romantic history. Brides.com surveyed several people whose exes actually ended up at their weddings and the reasons will surprise you.

Sometimes people get lucky, like Tami, who claims that “you don’t have to hate an ex when the relationship is over.” Her ex was always a better friend than a lover, so they just stayed that way without any bumps or pain!

Another one was more pre-emptive than anything, Raquel claims that “I just felt like if my ex was going to be at my wedding, I didn’t want to have anxiety about him showing up unexpectedly or crashing the party.” So she invited him, and he respectfully declined! Sometimes things do work out ok!

https://www.wmagazine.com/story/jennifer-lawrence-engagement-ring-dior?

After her spree of Oscar-nominated movies, Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t quite been making the same waves as before. But that’s about to change as she got engaged back at the beginning of February. After a brief fling with director Darren Aronofsky, Lawrence is now engaged to art dealer Cooke Maroney. The engagement is news in itself, but the ring on her finger should be sending the Breaking News alerts out.

The ring made its first public appearance at Dior’s Paris Fashion Show (Lawrence herself is signed by Dior) and boy is the thing is massive. When you look at the giant emerald-cut diamond, you’ll notice it’s hardly being supported by the tiny band around her finger. No word has been announced about the date for the wedding, but you can bet we will be covering it when it happens!

https://www.purewow.com/news/lea-michele-most-looking-forward-to-for-wedding?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190227.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Glee star Lea Michele has been engaged for over a year now to AYR president Zandy Reich, and you can bet the musical actress is ecstatic for just about every aspect of the wedding…but particularly the food. She was quoted in PureWow as saying, “On Sunday, I requested for a bagel bar with every kind of bagel and every kind of spread and Bloody Marys.” Her hubbie-to-be, a Philadelphia-native, had some food ideas for himself, asking for a Philly cheesesteak bar.

She then corrected herself saying that she really is excited to being around “everyone I love. All together, everyone that’s there with me and Zandy.” Either way, we’re excited to see this wedding happen! Check back in later to when it happens for more coverage!

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There you have it for this week! We hope you enjoy the incoming warm weather as well as all of the other weddings we are going to cover! Check back in each week for more coverage of the biggest celebrity weddings and Bizarre Wedding News! As always, if you have a question or concern, leave it below!

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by Scott Johnson

Welcome everyone it’s time to get happy and excited with bizarre wedding news! This week won’t have nearly as many twists as everything else going on in pop culture, but hopefully it’s enough to keep you satiated until the final Game of Thrones episode or new Spider-Man movie with potential villains, throwbacks and more!

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/couple-slam-backlash-crowdfunding-wedding-money-grabbing-people

Crowdfunding has become quite popular in recent days. Whether it is for a dream come true, helping out with medical costs or, yes, by trying to get funds to build that Mexico wall…you can assist hundreds of people with your wallet. So it would make sense that people are now using it for their weddings…with some unexpected consequences.

A little while ago, a British couple discovered they were well short of their desired budget for their big wedding. After saving for over a year, they still needed $5,800. So they made a GoFundMe page and started asking for donations instead of presents. In three weeks, they put a decent dent in their goal…but then they got publicized by local media which sent things into a tailspin resulting in online criticisms and backlash. But you’ll have to check the article to see what really happens!

https://www.brides.com/story/miley-cyrus-wanted-wear-hoodie-wedding?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190212.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

https://www.theknotnews.com/miley-cyrus-liam-hemsworth-last-name-37382?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190209.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Some celebrity weddings just don’t seem to die down, and this week we’re back focusing on the Cyrus/Hemsworth event back in December! We have two stories about the wedding to go over, so let’s start with the attire. Knowing Miley, we know she isn’t the most conventional person, so it would make sense that her original wedding did not feature a Vivienne Westwood gown and all that other fanciness. Rather, she wanted some of life’s simple pleasures: to wear a hoodie and leggings down the aisle, and to grub on vegan chicken and dumplings. Alas, they opted for the fancy route and I think they chose quite nicely!

Next up: the name! When it comes to celebrity weddings, for the sake of recognizability or otherwise, most celebs don’t take the name of their spouse. Miley Cyrus, however, is now Miley Ray Hemsworth. Hubby Liam Hemsworth explained in an interview that Miley came up with the idea on her own, and suggested it to Liam before their wedding. Check out the article for some more married-life updates!

https://www.theknotnews.com/katie-couric-daughter-ellie-engaged-37400?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190212.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Katie Couric had quite the breaking news story back in February: her daughter Ellie Monahan got engaged! The 27-year-old is now engaged to Mark, and the proposal even comes with some sentimentality. When Mark dropped to the knee, he used the ring that Ellie’s late father had used to propose to Katie back in the 90s. Obviously very excited, Katie’s Instagram post is mostly composed of a dozen “OMGs.” We can’t wait for the wedding!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6676595/Groom-lies-wedding-vendors-saying-reception-party-make-cheaper.html?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190209.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

This next article is going to call for some judgement on your part, so buckle in! We all know weddings cost a pretty penny. Especially the venues. And especially for weddings. One guy in Australia recognized that venues up the charge for an event if it is indeed a wedding. So, he simply told venues and caterers that he was having a “party.” Not the most grave lie to be told before a wedding, but a lie nonetheless.

The first mistake this guy made was lying, his second mistake was telling all of this to his ex-girlfriend, who had texted him to check on the updates for his big day. What did she do with this information? She screenshotted the texts and posted them to Facebook. Like with anything hitting the internet that causes even the most minor controversy, people voiced their angry opinions. The article does not give any updates on if the guy got to go through with his “party,” but we have to imagine all of his vendors were none too pleased.

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There you have it for this week! If you have any stories you are itching to share, leave them below and we will gladly feature them!

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By Scott Johnson

Welcome back everyone to another scrumptious edition of Bizarre Wedding news! This week we have a quick, tasty treat for you as this article has entirely to do with dessert…but most importantly cake. That’s right, folks, we are dedicating a whole edition to cake (and its many alternatives!) So buckle in (or loosen your pants up) and grab a fork, because it’s eating time!

https://www.popsugar.com/love/Modern-Wedding-Cakes-2019-45762280?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190208.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Let’s get this started off with the State of Cakes in 2019. Thanks to Popsugar, there are seventeen photos of amazing, wonderful cakes for you to, well, feast your eyes on. Like everything else when it comes to weddings, cakes have undergone a number of transformations–especially with the millenials now getting hitched.

Though I won’t be able to describe all of these in one fell swoop in order to save my stomach, a few really stand out. Like Gothic Chocolate, with its painstakingly detailed skulls and flowers, it’s absurd that all of this will be devoured all-too quickly. Or take a look at Artistic Brushstrokes from Simon’s Bakery which looks like someone had some fun with a paintbrush all on one side of the cake. It’s about time y’all check out the article for yourself, I’m getting hungry!

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Family/ways-sweeten-wedding-cotton-candy/story?id=60884545

Have you been to a wedding recently where you saw some fluffy goodness around? I’m not talking about snow (oh please, no more snow), but rather Cotton Candy. According to Lollipuff Gourmet Cotton Candy, located in Provo, Utah, the delicious treat is making more and more waves at weddings as they years go by. Not just for eating, but for decoration as well, the owner of Lollipuff describes it as “the new cupcake.”

Take a seat, because they have over thirty flavors. If you’re mouth isn’t salivating just yet, you should know they have everything from the classics to some wild ideas like Mango Chili, Limi Ricky and Lavender. I don’t know about you, but I definitely want some Cotton Candy..and not just at my wedding!

https://www.delish.com/food/g4090/alternative-wedding-cake-ideas/?src=socialflowTW

If you’ve been reading this article and find yourself thinking, “gosh, I really hate cake.” For one, I’m sorry. And two, here is what you have been waiting for. So what do you serve at your wedding? Let me tell you, cake is only the tip of the iceberg.

Did you think cinnamon rolls were just for breakfast? WRONG! They’re for weddings too: picture a lovely little brown tower gooped up with that white frosting as it cascades down to the other layers. While we’re on that subject, try some cereal and milk with some of your childhood favorites and all the toppings your mom never gave you to put on it! The last one I’ll mention is a no-go from me, but all you pizza nuts out there should know you can get a ranch dressing fountain to go along with your cheesy goodness! Did you have something other than cake at your wedding? Let us know below!

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There you have it! I hope your stomachs are doing alright, because I for sure am starving! Check back in next time for some more bizarre wedding news and be sure to leave any comments below!

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by Scott Johnson

Welcome back everyone. I apologize to pull you away from any Game of Thrones-related activity, whether it be fan theories or picking through each scene for clues as to how it will end. We’ll make this a quick one for you this time so you can get back to Westeros for the last few episodes. This week we’ve got fashion choices, silly bridal invites, some more Jonas Brother wedding news, and lastly…no Game of Thrones. So if that’s a deal breaker, this is your exit!

https://www.brides.com/story/couple-encouraged-guests-re-wear-wedding-dresses?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190206.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

You can certainly put this first story in a special category of “absolutely wonderful ideas.” Jesse and Audrey got married a few months ago, but their big day has some great lasting ramifications. What made their wedding so special has to do with the dress code they laid out for their guests, particularly the ladies, as explained by Jesse, “We thought it was sad that most women only get to wear their wedding dress once, so we invited all the women coming to our non-traditional wedding to wear their old wedding dresses again.”

Single ladies were invited to wear wedding dresses of relatives, or black and white, or even a costume. The bride herself wore a blue dress, so as to stand out from the dozen other wedding dresses. Be sure to check the article for all the pics!

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/bride-slammed-sending-stupid-offensive-13955153?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190206.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

It seems like each week there’s a story or two about brides who have made some questionable decisions. Often times these lead to the harsh label, “bridezilla.” This story probably won’t, but you will have to be the judge of that! Back in February, the Mirror posted an article about a rather weird bridesmaid proposal.

A picture shows a pregnancy test box with the words “I’m Late” across the top, and at the bottom, “asking…” Once it was opened a scroll reveals the words, “To be my bridesmaid.”

Yeah…pretty awkward. It didn’t exactly blow over well with the internet, but you’ll have to check the article to find out why!

https://www.thisisinsider.com/bridesmaids-in-blue-tuxedos-photos-2019-2?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190206.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Another fun fashion article! This one was the wedding of Aaisha Thomas and Eureke Jones where Aaisha had her bridesmaids shed the traditional dress for something different and much, much sleeker. Instead of dresses, the four bridesmaids rocked royal blue tuxedos and heels for an eye-popping look! They matched up with the rest of the bridal party as well, so everyone was looking primo! Click the link to see the awesome photos!

https://www.lifeandstylemag.com/posts/priyanka-chopras-bridesmaid-nearly-missed-her-wedding/?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190205.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

The Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra already has made a number of headlines, and so will the wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner (we will get to that when it happens, don’t you worry), but even more news is coming out about their remarkable wedding. This one is in regards to bridesmaid Elizabeth Chambers, who almost missed the big day!

Apparently, Elizabeth got to the airport only to realize she didn’t have the required travel visa to fly to India for the wedding. While the other bridesmaids found themselves a little irked, Priyanka kept her head and they were all able to get the right documents to Elizabeth in time for her to fly!

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That concludes this installment of Bizarre Wedding News! We are always looking for stories and suggestions, so please share them below!

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