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by Scott Johnson

Welcome everyone to another wonderful week of weird wedding news! With June in the rearview mirror we have officially arrived at summer and to even more weddings! The frigid winter seems so long ago, and now we can embrace the sun and warmth for a week before we start complaining about it being too hot! It’s time to get down to the updates, so let’s get cracking:

https://www.theknotnews.com/72-year-old-woman-rejected-proposals-37899?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190305.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Proposals are one of the most nerve-wracking moments in your life. You would think that by the time you are ready to actually get down on one knee, that your partner is as ready if not more so than you are. So what happens when they say no?

Colin Jones, who this year is 72, has asked his partner Pauline around forty times. Each time, he got a “no.” The two have been together since 1976, so the persistence certainly didn’t scare Pauline off. But what gives, Pauline?

Without revealing too much of the heart-wrenching story, Pauline’s health has taken a turn for the worse which prompted her to…flip the tables shall we say. Check out the article for the full tale!

https://www.brides.com/story/kate-middleton-prince-william-pda-ireland?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190305.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Well wouldn’t you know it, it’s time to talk about a royal couple again. This time it was Kate and William who made headlines for being a little more affectionate than what is perceived as normal.

While you might think they were full-on making out in public, the royal couple has a little bit more class than that. Back in March they were attending an event at Belfast’s Empire Music Hall, where they were caught breeching each other’s personal bubbles for hands-on-backs and arms around waists. That might seem pretty tame to you, but for these two (and not newly weds Harry and Meghan) this is certainly fresh!

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/bride-baffles-guests-wedding-cost-14087002?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190305.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

For guests of any wedding, other than the ceremony itself, the reception (along with whatever delicious food) is going to be the most exciting part of the day. Whether you have giant banquet halls of food, or something a little more intimate, that dinner brings everyone together after the bride and groom get hitched.

One bride in England has decided that she needs to cut costs for her wedding, with the major cut coming in the food department. Meaning, she won’t have any. Her friend (who is also a bridesmaid) went to social media with her concerns. Primarily, because instead of food, the money went towards a bon fire, handmade items and other potentially superfluous purchases. It appears there will also be booze, which does not bode well for anybody drinking on an empty stomach…here’s to hoping they decided to pitch in a few more pennies.

https://www.who.com.au/married-at-first-sight-jules-spotted-wedding-dress-shopping?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190305.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Married at First Site is definitely an interesting social experiment. Putting together three random couples based on expert analysis, they agree to marry “at first sight.” So they marry the couples, send them on a honeymoon, and then move them into a house four eight weeks before deciding if they want to move on or not.

Well, one of these couples have gone the distance. Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant are reportedly getting hitched “again,” but this time a little more real. Jules was seen shopping for dresses a few months ago, and the couple was also spotted checking out engagement rings. Best of wishes to them!

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/whistles-wedding-collection-2019-best-dresses_uk_5c7cee8ae4b0614614dc4213?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190305.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign&guccounter=1

For those of you living in the UK, Whistles (a wedding dress company) has started a new bridal collection with some solidly affordable dresses. For as low as 499 euros, you can get something beautiful and fitting. Of course, there are going to be far more expensive dresses, but if you fall between sizes 4 and 16, it might be worth your time to see what they have to offer!

Check out the article for some photos of the dresses, and keep a tight hold of your wallet!

https://www.elle.com/uk/fashion/a26616669/princess-eugenie-second-wedding-dress-grace-kelly-inspired/?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190305.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Guess what? Here’s another Royal Family article for you! This one focuses on Princess Eugenie. If you’re anything like me and have never heard of Princess Eugenie, well I’m sure glad I am not alone on this one. Her wedding to Jack Brooksbank was a lovely day as they tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle last October, but now it’s her dress that is once again garnering attention. Coming from Elle, her dress is now on display at Windsor Castle in a special exhibition. She even recorded her own audio guide for it, and shares details about both dresses (the first one showed off her scoliosis scar, while the second was inspired by Grace Kelly’s attire in To Catch a Thief). Want to know more? Be sure to hit the link!

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/idris-elbas-story-about-prince-harry-asking-him-to-dj-the-royal-wedding-is-so-dang-chill-16341638

Idris Elba, or the man who was cast as The Gunslinger in The Dark Tower and should absolutely, 100% be the next James Bond, is essentially a gift that keeps on giving. Dishing out phenomenal performances at every turn, many were surprised to learn he was a wicked DJ as well (and plays one on Netflix).

He recently told Ellen DeGeneres the story of how Prince Harry asked him to DJ his wedding to Meghan Markle. Apparently the two had known each other from over the years, and at one party Harry popped the question to him, only to be met with skepticism and shock. Don’t forget, he also performed at Coachella, too!

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There you have it for this week! Be sure to check back soon as wedding season is taking over! If you have any stories or articles of your own to share, please do below!

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by Scott Johnson

Oluoch Wedding on 6/1/19 at Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley, Wa

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Welcome back, everyone, for another great wedding! A ways southeast of Seattle lies Maple Valley, a quaint little town that you’ll likely pass through on your way to Mt. Rainier National Park. Nestled right along side the city is a lake that promises a little more of the wild-side than you’re likely to get: Lake Wilderness. Offering up a selection of spaces and rooms out of their Lodge, the Parks and Rec department lets you rent directly from them for your big wedding day. Sorry, no Ron Swansons here.

The Oluochs picked the first day of June for their big wedding bash. With a touch of grey in the sky, the sweltering heat would later burn away those clouds for a toasty wedding service that you need to see to believe. Getting ready early in the morning, we knew we were going to have some popping visuals as evidence by the beautiful red bridesmaids dresses hung amongst the greenery.

As the bride and groom got ready, the sheer size of the family became apparent. Some last minute preparations for the day saw the boys doing a little ironing and some research into proper pocket square folding (more on that at the end of the video!) Eventually, looking dapper and sleek, the boys took some time to do some wacky poses together. Not everyone was ready to party, as the younger one were feeling a little tuckered out!

Before long, it was time for the ladies to get the party started. Singing and dancing at their home, they led the bride out to a stretch limo on a walkway of rugs. They could hardly even wait for the wedding before wanting to celebrate!

Nestled up against the lake, the ceremony area looked wonderful with mixtures of snow white chairs and the rich red of the dresses and matching decorations. With an army of a bridal party, the bride and groom stood ready to be married. After some beautiful words by the officiant, a blessing from their loved ones, and the magical first kiss as husband and wife, they were officially married!

Of course, this caused even more dancing. The bridal party immediately started shaking it as they made their way back down the aisle. There was some time for family photos in the forested parts of the lake, and eventually they returned to the lodge where people were already dancing! We love this type of energy, but that meant it was certainly time for food, which there was plenty of!

And wouldn’t you know it, there was more dancing to come after dinner. With the enormous glass windows flooding the room with light, it was such a wonderful sight to see everyone busting a movie, celebrating the beauty of marriage.

Thank you again to Meg and Phelix for choosing Best Made Videos® to film their wedding! We had an absolute blast. Here’s to your first month of being a married couple!

Have any questions, comments, or concerns? You know what to do!

Venue – Lake Wilderness Lodge

Photography – Events by Heather and Ryan

Videography – Best Made Videos®

How did you guys meet?

At school, University of Texas at San Antonio

Tell us about the proposal!

Special private moment at home followed by special restaurant dinner

Why did you choose your venue?

Great outdoor and indoor amenities, ample space, private lodge location, good price.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

The intimate moments shared throughout the day

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by Scott Johnson

Seattle is a that weird time of year where it can’t quite get over the hump into Spring/Summer. Gray days still dot our weekly forecast, but the sunnier days are staying brighter and warmer for much longer. This is good news for us since we will be spending most weekends outdoors and around weddings! We have some fun, exciting and helpful articles coming your way, though do be aware that this week gets a little bit violent! Buckle up!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6747069/Shortlist-revealed-Red7s-Best-Bridesmaid-2019.html?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190302.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Now this story is pretty cool! Over in Britain, a competition has been running to find “Britain’s Best Bridesmaid.” After receiving over 500 submissions from brides ranting and raving about their bridesmaids, the competition has been narrowed down to a select 14!

These aren’t simple, “oh my bridesmaid was the best” stories. No, these are “one woman performed an emergency medical procedure–despite having no first-aid training–and managed to save the bride’s leg from being amputated” stories. So, if you don’t have one of those stories, chances are you won’t, well, stand a chance!

Check out the article for some of the other submissions!

https://www.brides.com/gallery/bridesmaid-proposal-gift-ideas?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190302.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

While we’re on the subject of bridesmaids, why not get some ideas for gifts to give them when you pop the question for them to be a part of your wedding? Thanks to Brides.com, there are twenty great gifts to choose from and inspire you.

A good portion of the ideas are “Bridesmaid Boxes” which house any number of fun treats and treasures. Some include mini bottles of champagne, a makeover-in-a-box, and even candles or bath salts. The possibilities are seemingly endless, and you can opt to make your own or choose one from dozens of companies!

https://www.iheart.com/content/2019-02-28-groom-chokes-and-throws-brides-ex-at-wedding/?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190302.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

I’m sure it crosses every bride or groom’s mind: what if my ex shows up? I would guess that the vast majority of weddings don’t have an ex showing on up, otherwise we would likely be talking about them more if they went viral! However, we have quite the tale for you…and it’s not what it seems.

Alex and Nick were in the middle of getting married when out of nowhere, Alex’s ex shows up to ruin the day. Nick, then furious, choke-slams the intruder through a table!

But what if I told you this was all staged?

It certainly was! Both bride and groom were in on it, yet nobody else was! Check out the video for some hilarity!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6754709/Bride-slams-bakery-sent-simple-two-tier-wedding-cake-minimal-decorations.html?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190302.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

We’re capping this week off with bridezillas…and cake! It’s a little bit of “best of both worlds” as a bride-to-be took to social media to bash a cake she had received from celebrity baker Jordan Rondel of The Caker. Posting, “this is the ugliest cake I’ve ever seen. I want a full refund.” Upset that she somehow received something less than what she paid for (she did go to a celebrity baker after all) the cake does look noticeably bare aside from some flowers tucked into its two layers.

Rondel later responded “I started The Caker in 2010 and to this day have never experienced anything quite like this.” Rondel eventually refunded the money to the upset customer. Now tell us, what are your thoughts on the cake?

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That about does it for this edition! Be sure to submit your own stories if you have some to share! We are always open to comments and suggestions, so leave them below!

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by Scott Johnson

Photo Credit – @modernweddingcakes

There’s been a bunch of wild wedding news over the past few weeks (Sophie Turner getting hitched to Joe Jonas in a Vegas chapel, Royal Baby alert, and ScarJo and Colin Jost getting engaged) on top of the conclusion to Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame, so we have been pretty emotionally drained! Nevertheless, we will persist through the sadness and continue to bring you weird, wacky news! This week we’ve got some dresses, bridesmaid advice, and some cake with a woefully sad ending! Let’s get down to it!

https://www.eonline.com/news/1016599/lil-xan-s-fiancee-dishes-on-their-wedding-plans-and-baby-news

I don’t know much about the modern rap scene, so if you can fill me in a little more about who Lil Xan is that would be great. Either way, he is about to start a family with his fiance Annie Smith. He broke the news on Instagram, in which he announced that “it’s official, I’m going to be a father.”

Alas, there is no ring yet as Smith explains they are “very unconventional.” Ring, no ring, there’s still an engagement which means we will be covering their wedding when it finally happens! Smith had a few thoughts about their wedding, which is likely to be “super, super intimate.” They haven’t ruled out the idea for a large reception, but the wedding will be without too many glaring details for the time being!

https://www.whowhatwear.com/champagne-wedding-dresses/slide3

Though it has taken quite some time, the wedding dress is finally seeing some modern updates and breaks from tradition. White is no longer the go-to color for a growing number of brides, and now we have an entire article dedicated to Champagne Wedding Dresses. Over at Who What Wear, they break down some lovely dresses featuring the peachy-keen color!

Whether you are going for a strapless gown, something a little more sleek or even something closer to a ball gown, the delightful color can be found any dress suited for your body type. Check out the article for all the wonderful designs!

https://www.brides.com/story/make-your-bridesmaids-feel-more-comfortable-on-your-big-day?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190228.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

While the role of Maid of Honor ultimately takes the brunt of the extra responsibility for the bride, the bridesmaids often also have their fair share of work. This article really digs into some little (but major) changes a bride can make to ensure their bridesmaids have a grand ol’ time.

For instance, two minor adjustments to the wardrobe can allow for emergency prep and comfy feet. Opting for dresses with pockets can allow bridesmaids to carry band aids, extra make up, or the quintessential tissues for when the tears start to flow. And instead of heels, go for some flats, especially if the dress goes all the way to the ankles! Be sure to read the article for even more tips and tricks!

https://yen.com.gh/123391-ghanaian-man-dumped-by-fiancee-t-afford-wedding-cake-choice.html?utm_medium=40digest.7days3.20190226.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign#123391

Cake is the best…which is why I always try to cap off the week with a tasty, fresh-baked story about it. Alas, this one is rather upsetting for the groom in question. This is a double first for us: on one hand this is the first wedding story we’ve received out of Ghana. On the other, this appears to be the first time a wedding has been ruined because of the cake.

Supposedly the friend of the slighted groom, a Twitter user detailed the breakup. In his tweets, he explains the bride thought her fiance’s budget was too small, which meant she could not have the cake she desired. In the end, he summed it up by essentially saying his buddy dodged a huge bullet. We can’t help but agree!

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There you have it! Check back in soon for more weddings, news and summer fun coming your way! Have a story to share? Leave it below!

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by Scott Johnson

Welcome back to another weird, wild and wonderful edition of Bizarre Wedding News. The sun is now peaking out more and more, and soon Target and Walmart will be entirely sold out of fans in the Pacific Northwest. We take this as a good sign, because that means everyone is outside ready to get married! This week doesn’t feature any tragic stories, and unfortunately no cake, but we hope we have some fun ones to make up for that!

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/miranda-lamberts-wedding-dress-details-revealed

Well wouldn’t you know it, Miranda Lambert is married again! After a brief fling with Evan Felker that ended in August, it has now only been about 6 months and she is officially married again.

The wedding was a secret (one of the few secrets we would be ok with) as she and her beau got hitched right around Valentines Day. Her husband is a 27-year-old NYPD cop, though it isn’t exactly clear when she even began dating him. Nevertheless, the two are officially married. Be sure to check out the article if you want details on her gorgeous dress!

https://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/from-viral-video-to-the-wedding-of-a-lifetime/article_7ac48456-38ae-11e9-85b9-a7e62ad9f407.html

Viral videos, depending on their subject matter, can engross millions of people from around the world in the story and subjects behind them. So it wouldn’t be surprising that this story actually made its way to a nationwide reality show.

Back in October 2017, Jennifer and Rob Ronnenberg were yet to be married as Jennifer was battling cystic fibrosis. Over the course of several videos, we see her eventual lung transplant surgery and the results: she can finally breathe on her own.

But some producers took notice and just this past February, the two got married live on television on My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera (hey, we’ve heard of him before!)

Check the full article for the utterly heartwarming story.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/akash-ambani-s-star-studded-pre-wedding-bash-is-set-in-a-winter-wonderland-see-pics-and-video/story-eLpaLOOAX5pzDeqb4YtEmM.html

In the dead of winter, us Washingtonians imagine the warmer days of Spring and Summer for outdoor weddings. For those in warmer climates, the trend seems to be the opposite—at least for some Bollywood stars!

Back in February, Akash Ambani and Shloka Menta got married in Switzerland in what was being referred to as a Winter Wonderland. Their three-day pre-wedding bash in St. Moritz featured a ferris wheel, a carriage that looks like it was plucked from Cinderella, and fireworks to cap it all off. Now this is a winter wedding we can get behind!

https://www.bollywoodshaadis.com/articles/bipasha-basu-sister-vijayeta-basu-in-nandimukh-puja-11870

One last Bollywood story to tide us over for the week, this one is about Bipasha Basu’s sister, Vijayeta Basu. Back in February, they got the wedding celebration off in Bengali tradition with the Nandi Mukh. This is where the elders of “the house and bride offer their prayers to the ancestors asking them to bless the bride and also seek permission for marriage.”

If that wasn’t enough, the article contains quite a few photos pertaining to the weekend before, as well as Basu’s thoughts on dating and marriage in general!

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There you have it folks! Check back in next week for even more wild and weird wedding news! Have a suggestion of your own? Leave it below!

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