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By Scott Johnson

Lebel Wedding on 5/25/19 at Saint Alphonsus Church in Seattle, Wa

Music licensed from –
Song Freedom – songfreedom.com

It’s always wonderful to see bride and grooms get married in a church. What used to be almost entirely the norm has fallen by the wayside over the past few decades with more and more bridal parties opting for destination weddings, specialized venues or even backyards. We were lucky enough to get to see the Lebel wedding at St. Alphonsus right at the start of this year’s wedding season.

In order to get your ceremony here, you must complete a pretty standard Catholic preparatory checklist including being a member for at least three months of the Parish, attending catechesis programs and meetings with the pastor, as well as a few other items that all relate displaying your love for each other, your shared faith, and devotion to God and the community.

Having gotten through the extra hoops in order to get wed at Saint Alphonsus, it was officially time for the big day! We were ready and raring to get this wedding season off to a stupendous start. After a chilling winter that left us snowbound, the spring sun felt amazing.

A group of experienced friends helped Edwin get ready for his big day. There were no tutorials for tie-tying, or how to get the pocket square just right. No, these guys were ready to send their buddy down the aisle. We were fortunate to get some shots of these dapper dudes overlooking Seattle before it was time to bring out the ladies.

Not to be seen before the wedding, Edwin eagerly awaited his bride, Diahann, as she approached from down the aisle. Looking jubilant as can be, Edwin was more than ready for this moment. Meeting in front of the pastor, the two opened themselves up before God, their family and friends. After a wholly spiritual sermon from the priest, the soon-to-be newlyweds exchanged their rings, signed the official documents and became husband and wife!

As their loved ones applauded, they made their way down the aisle before returning a brief moment later for some greetings and massive group photos. Eventually, everyone made their way to the reception space decked out with tables, balloons and plenty of food. A lovely cake proved for what will likely be one of our picks for Best Cake Cuttings of 2019, as the smiles and excitement filled their faces.

Soon enough it was time to dance and boogie. The wood floors were cleared of tables so that the guests could start shaking their booties. After a lot of fun dancing around, we headed off with just the bride and groom to catch some photos of the two with the slowly setting sun in the background. What a wonderful afternoon with such amazing people!

Thank you again to Diahann and Edwin for choosing Best Made Videos® to film their wedding day! We hope your first four months as a married couple have been splendid! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please send them our way! We love hearing from all of our readers!

How did you guys meet?

We met at Catholic Match online late in August 2017. We struck up a friendship and met in person on October 7 2017.  We officially had our relationship on November 24 , 2017 (day after thanksgiving) 

Venue – Saint Alphonsus Church

Photographer – Michael Curtis

Videographer – Best Made Videos®

DJ – Seattle DJ Services

Catering – Act 3 Catering

Tell us about the proposal!

Edwin came up to see Denden on January 18, 2018 in Abbotsford, British Columbia.  Together we went to visit St Anne’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford and Ed proposed to Denden. 

Why did you choose your venue?

We are both devout Catholics and wants a traditional-based marriage. 

What are you most excited to see in the video?

The whole wedding ceremony with the choir. 🙂 

Anything else?

To have all the guests in the video so we would be able to review who attended the wedding. 

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by Scott Johnson

Welcome everyone to the beginning of the end of our Summer Wedding Season. As we creep our way into the month of August, we only have about 6 weeks left of Summer! Of course we will have some wonderful Fall weddings later on, dazzling us with the oranges and browns of the leaves, but for now let’s just soak up the last bit of summer and get ready for some more Bizarre Wedding News. This week we have some dresses, news about JFK Jr., nudity, and Arthur? Guess you will just have to find out! Let’s begin:

https://www.jacarandafm.com/shows/breakfast-martin-bester/crude-or-funny-man-strips-his-wife-their-wedding/

Now I don’t know about you, but I have never heard of a wedding that got so rowdy and out of control that someone got naked–let alone the groom. Well that is exactly what happened back in May as a video posted to Jacaranda FM shows a groom stripping (along with a groomsmen) and getting wild for his newly-wed wife. While on the one hand we must praise this man for his bravery and talent, the other hand must also question whether this was exactly the best place to do it–I mean, the honeymoon was surely just a few hours off…

Anyway, check out the video and let us know: if your new spouse decided to drop to their skivvies, would you be mad? Or would you join them?

https://www.usmagazine.com/stylish/news/cheryl-burke-gets-married-in-romona-keveza-wedding-dress-pic/

Fans of Boy Meets World will undoubtedly recognize a name out of this article. Dancing with the Stars pro, Cheryl Burke, got hitched to Matthew Lawrence (Jack Hunter in BMW) back in May. Their San Diego wedding was held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, and saw the bride wearing a “structured silk crepe gown that featured a scalloped sweetheart neckline.” There were also “Swarovski crystal buttons along the “cathedral-length, six-foot train.”

For more details about their grand wedding, be sure to hit the link!

https://www.newsweek.com/alabama-public-television-refuses-air-gay-wedding-episode-arthur-1431132

If ever you thought there would be a controversial television program, the least likely one you would consider was probably Arthur. Well, back in May, Alabama Public Television decided to bar an episode of the delightful children’s program from airing. Why, you ask? Because it had one of the long-time staples of the show, Mr. Ratburn (the teacher), get married to his boyfriend.

What was titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” was cut out of the state’s programming and has yet to see the light of day there (unless, you know, you go on the internet). It’s wild to think that in this day and age there would be such an uproar over a kid’s show, but then again, people are going to be very upset when that Baby Shark show gets going.

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There you have it for this week! We hope you have been entertained and well-informed about some of the weirdness going on in the wedding world! As always, if you have any questions or would like to share your own story, leave it below!

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by Scott Johnson

Gayle – Manson Wedding on 6/22/19 at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Wa

Music licensed from –
Song Freedom – songfreedom.com

What’s better than a wonderful wedding at the beginning of Summer? A wedding at a winery, in this case the Novelty Hill Januik Winery over in Woodinville. Certainly not our first time visiting this lovely estate, it’s important to note that they offer several packages for their weddings that feature different amenities. The unique concrete construction and iconic red translucent wall of the winery make a show-stopping venue perfect for any occasion, especially a wedding!

The Gayle-Manson wedding was greeted with some gray clouds early in the morning. Getting ready in the various spaces throughout the building, the boys hung out in the Cellar room sipping some fine wine and looking particularly stylish with their navy suits and red ties. The ladies matched the ties with their dresses, while the bride rocked some coral flowers in her hair.

After everyone had a few sips of their drinks, it was time to meet for the first look. In a little courtyard, the bride and groom shared some tender moments before we had them traipse around the winery. Posing in between the grapevines and train tracks (don’t worry they aren’t in use anymore), it was so sweet and romantic. As the clouds were burning off high above, it was a wonderfully warm day to be outside. Soon enough, it was time for group photos and everyone rolled on out with the biggest and best smiles.

And then it was time for the ceremony. We aren’t sure if the sun just knew when to pop through or what, but by the time it was good to go there were some streaks shining down from the clouds. Filling the adorable wedding courtyard, the guests lined the way in white seats while the bridal party made their way to the altar. Following Laura and Jeff’s vows, both of which breaking out the sobs ever so briefly, they were able to kiss and become husband and wife.

After the newlyweds retreated for some privacy, the guests did what any guests at a winery would do: drink wine and relax! The spacious, inviting winery felt like you were actually at a bar. Cornhole kept the competitive spirit alive and worked up appetites while the dining area was prepped. Once everyone was seated, the newlyweds made their triumphant return before mingling around all of the tables with their friends and family.

The party kicked into high gear after this, with cake-cutting and dancing to follow. A vivacious first dance left our jaws on the floor, but certainly also inspired everyone else to put their best moves out there. Once the twinkling lights came on it became a non-stop party until it was time to head outside for a few more private photos, capping off a wonderfully fantastic wedding day.

Thank you again to Jeff and Laura for choosing Best Made Videos® to film their wedding! We hope your first month of marriage has gone magically.

Have any questions or comments? Leave them below!

Venue – Novelty Hill Januik Winery

Photography – Soper Photography

Videography – Best Made Videos®

Coordination – Pink Blossom Events

DJ – Seattle Parties

Bakery – Cubes

Why did you choose your venue?

We both love wine and often our vacations together center around wine so we knew we wanted to get married at a winery. We chose Novelty Hill Januik because of the beautiful and modern space.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

Us and all of our guests having fun. We want this to be a joyous event, and while we hope for a romantic touch during the ceremony, I am not a very sappy person.

Anything else?

I really liked how a video I saw of yours used the couple’s vows as well as some music for the sound. 

Laura and Jeff’s story in their own words:

Important Dates

6.26.13 | First meeting

7.11.13 | First date

5.29.14 | Adopted Kessa (pup)

7.1.14 | Moved in together

10.23.16 | First international vacation (Iceland)

4.22.18 | Engaged

6.22.19 | Wedding date!

How we met

Jeff and Laura met in the summer of 2013 playing ultimate frisbee for a club team named Tugboat. They hit it off immediately at the first team meeting, bonding over their broken clavicle stories, and at the first tournament Jeff kept going out of his way to spend time with Laura. Only 15 days after their first meeting, Jeff and Laura went on their first date, and they have been inseparable since. Less than 1 year later they adopted their adorable dog Kessa and moved into their very own house, and now they are finally getting married!

And although Tugboat dissolved, Jeff and Laura continue their passion for ultimate frisbee together on club team Birdfruit. Chirp chirp!

The Proposal

It was their last day in France. Laura and Jeff had just spent a long weekend drinking wine and exploring the lovely vineyards and towns of Burgundy, France with Jeff’s college friend and their frisbee teammate, Peter Burrows. After spending the day biking to different domaines for wine tasting, Jeff told Laura that they should get dressed up for a fancy dinner. But first, Peter wanted to show them a nice view of Beaune, the town they were staying in. Little did Laura know that Jeff and Peter were planning something.

Clueless, Laura got dressed up in her best clothes and followed Jeff and Peter up a hill to a view of the vineyards and town of Beaune below. While Laura snapped a selfie with Jeff, Peter pretended to take a phone call and scurried away. Only seconds after this picture was taken, Jeff pulled a ring from his pocket and dropped to his knee.

Laura said yes! After peeking out from a bush a short distance away, Peter came running out with sparkling wine. They drank, laughed, snapped some pictures, and then headed out for their fancy dinner as a newly engaged couple (and Peter too).

Wedding Party

Maids of Honor

Lisa and Sarah Manson

Lisa is Laura’s older sister and Sarah is her younger sister. With less than 2 years between each age, they spent a lot of time together growing up. One year, all 3 of them were in high school at the same time! Somehow their dad survived 🙂

There can be no mistake that Lisa, Laura, and Sarah are sisters. If you can’t tell from their similar looks and mannerisms, you can certainly match their deep Manson voices. Lisa and Sarah both live in Los Angeles, and a friend of theirs once said upon meeting Laura for the first time that she was the link that connects them.

Bridesmaids

Ali Wismer

Ali and Laura met in high school and first got to know each other playing on the freshman softball team. Through their years in high school, Laura spent countless nights hanging out in Ali’s basement, and now always looks forward to seeing her when she returns to Cleveland for Christmas.

Katia Dubas

Katia was Laura’s first Seattle friend when she moved to the city in 2011. Katia worked with Laura at Boeing, and was so welcoming and friendly, they immediately started hanging out – holding girls’ nights and going on hikes in Cascades. Katia now lives in Carmel, IN with her husband and adorable baby boy, Teddy, but they still find plenty of opportunities to hang out. No distance can separate these two!

Anika Tuba

Anika joined Laura’s team at Boeing in 2012, and they quickly hit it off. Anika is always down for a happy hour or a weekend brunch, and has been a constant source of friendship in Seattle. She may be small, but Anika has a huge personality and is always so much fun to be around.

Best Man

Peter Burrows

Peter and Jeff met at Whitman College and became fast friends. They played on the Ultimate team, the Whitman Sweets, together before continuing on with various teams after college. Though Peter currently resides in France, that has only given Jeff an excuse to visit Europe. Peter was intimately involved in helping plan the proposal, even running up with a bottle of sparkling wine when it was complete.

Groomsmen

Raphael Miller

Jeff and Raphael met while working together at Getty Images. Raphael won’t back down from any competition, continuing to challenge Jeff in ping pong despite a winless record (though he’s getting better). Raphael ran the Tough Mudder with Jeff and Laura on a whim, even carrying Jeff on his back to help the team power through.

Ernesto Hernandez

Jeff and Ernesto also met while working at Getty Images. Ernesto helped mentor Jeff, becoming his “code whisperer”, and they became fast friends. They bonded over many Taco Tuesday happy hours while at Getty Images. They enjoy playing board games, though Ernesto still won’t let Jeff play dungeons and dragons with him.

Aaron Dubas

Jeff and Aaron met through his wife Katia. Aaron has been a constant source of intriguing conversation and friendship since they met. Though he and Katia moved to Carmel, IN, Jeff and Aaron stills find ample time to hang out when Aaron is back in Seattle for work.

Brian Percival

Brian was one of Jeff’s first friends at Whitman College. They met trying out for soccer freshman year, and continued to bond over their love of sports. Go Sounders, Seahawks, and Mariners! Though Brian no longer lives in Washington, they continue to keep in touch with a yearly fantasy baseball league.

Flower Girl

Kiwi

Little Alaskan Klee Kai, Kiwi, entered Laura and Jeff’s lives in September 2018. She is full of energy and loves to snuggle and play. She will be almost exactly 1 year old on the day of the wedding and can’t wait to meet everyone!

Ring Bearer

Kessa

We had planned for our adorable 10-year old dog, Kessa, to be our ring bearer, but after a short and unexpected battle with adenocarcinoma, Kessa passed away on September 7, 2018. Although she will no longer be a part of our wedding, she will forever live on in our hearts.

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by Scott Johnson

Welcome everyone to another page turning installment of Bizarre Wedding New. The summer sun is burning hot, and that means wedding season is booming. Don’t worry, in between those lovely videos of people getting married we want to make sure you are up to date with all of the weird wedding news going on around the world. This week, we have got some violence, sadness, and a few happy announcements to share, so buckle up because it’s time to get educated!

https://topyaps.com/bhuvan-bams-funny-videos-akash-shloka-wedding/

In case you missed the Jonas/Chopra wedding, which saw several days of intense celebration over in India, there’s even more Mumbai weddings that have sent shockwaves through the wedding vine. Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta had a massive wedding, reportedly “one of the most expensive weddings in the country’s history,” and we have already mentioned this before. They even had a pre-wedding celebration in which Coldplay, Maroon 5 and Chainsmokers performed.

YouTube star Bhuvan Bam decided to have some fun with the ritzy wedding videos, dubbing over them and throwing in some of his own creations. The result is some hilarious fun that hopefully Ambani and Mehta don’t take too much offense to!

https://www.azfamily.com/news/investigations/3_on_your_side/after-years-bride-says-she-still-doesn-t-have-wedding/article_0c740e08-407a-11e9-9010-8fe2181a4486.html

Your wedding photos and videos are your primary time machine in bringing you back to the big day. It was one of the highlights of your life and being able to relive every memory, song, dance and bite of cake that made your wedding oh-so special is so crucial to the whole experience. But as the world is round, there are some people who create unnecessary suffering.

Jessica Craney had hired Gary Helland to shoot her wedding, for the “promotional price” of about $2,000. This package entailed a large canvas photo and twin photo books. Craney only received the canvas photo, but not after significant pestering. She has been married for over three years. She hired an outside company to help get the books, but he never answered the door. He later told Craney “some things slipped between the sofa cushion.” For a week, sure. But not for three years. We have yet to hear if she has finally received them.

https://www.bet.com/style/living/2019/03/06/rachel-lindsay-exclusive.html

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are a pretty big deal to us. The scintillating gossip and drama eventually (or should I say hopefully?) lead to a big proposal at the end of the season. Former Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, has finally got a date in mind for her wedding, and a location. She is planning on “somewhere in the Caribbean in August.” To us, that sounds pretty grand!

She also had some interesting opinions on the rumors suggesting Khloe Kardashian joining The Bachelorette. She goes on to say, “I mean, I feel like she’s tried everything else, so why not try the show?” She finishes it off by suggesting, “It’s worked for me. I think I was a little shocked with how aggressively she said she wasn’t going to do it.” What do you think? Should she?

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/groom-arrested-florida-punching-photobombing-beach-goer-wedding

This last story is possibly one of our most thrilling (it involves the police and jail). Imagine having a wonderful beachfront wedding, a bright sunny sky in Florida, and you are snapping some photos…when all of a sudden some stranger starts photobombing your shots. How many times would you ask them to stop before finally doing something more drastic?

Jeffery E. Alvord had to come to that conclusion the hard way. After supposedly asking photobomber Trevor Mooney to move several times, even offering him cash, there was a moment where everything boiled over and Alvord struck Mooney in “supposed self-defense,” promptly breaking his nose and glasses. The police arrived and everyone had their own version of the story, though many claimed that Mooney’s version was full of crap. Alvord then spent what should’ve been his wedding night in jail, but he got hitched shortly after getting out of jail.

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There you have it for this week, folks! Check back soon for more wedding videos and even more wild, weird wedding news!

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by Scott Johnson

Photo Credit – Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Welcome back everyone to another fun week of Bizarre Wedding News! These articles key you in on some of the weirdness going on in the world of weddings. Depending on the week, we bring you monsters, tragedy, humor, tips, and most importantly–cake. Alas we do not have any of that goodness this week, but we do have plenty of celebrity news to get excited about, so let’s dig into it!

https://tasteofcountry.com/miranda-lambert-wants-privacy-after-wedding/

Celebrity weddings gather astronomical coverage when it comes to paparazzi, fashion sites and, well, sites like our own. Miranda Lambert, who has certainly had her fair share of time in the spotlight, just wants to enjoy some privacy with her new hubbie, Brendan McLoughlin.

Married for about four months now, the newlyweds have tried their hardest to slip by photographers and the like, culminating in a little incident where Lambert asked a reporter, “If I say something, will you leave please?” Taste of Country does, however, bring up why their marriage would garner a touch more inquisition, “it’s hardly surprising that interest is high regarding Lambert’s new union. The quickie wedding has many scratching their heads in regards to its speed and remarkably hidden status.” What are your thoughts? Should celebs have a little more right to privacy?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/03/01/jonas-brothers-sucker-video-stars-priyanka-chopra-sophie-turner/3025872002/

Were you starting to wonder about the Jonas Brothers and how we haven’t talked about them for a while? Well don’t you worry: they have been up to plenty this year and will get to them in due time. On top of what feels like every brother getting married this year, they have officially reunited and released some new music. Most notably, their song ‘Sucker,’ which just so happens to feature the brothers’ wives.

That’s right: their catchy new song stars Kevin, Nick and Joe, along with Danielle Jonas, Sophie Turner and Pryianka Chopra. Of course the bigger news is that Sophie got hitched to Joe, but that’s a story for later.

https://www.bustle.com/p/bachelor-ben-higgins-is-hosting-the-wedding-party-event-where-12-couples-get-married-for-15k-less-16441716

Whenever we hear word of The Bachelor, we wonder what sort of gossip and scandal is going on. Luckily, this time there is something actually pretty cool. Bachelor Ben Higgins (who went after Lauren Bushnell), is now hosting a wedding event called “The Wedding Party.”

Essentially, he is taking a group of 12 couples to the Denver Polo Club in Colorado for a big, joint wedding. Explaining that he loves marriage and wants others to get married too, he said that this will allow some to do it for a “fraction of the cost.” Check out the article for more details on how to sign up. Perks are included, but the price tag is a little hefty (but certainly nowhere near planning you own).

https://www.brides.com/story/katy-perry-wants-lionel-richie-to-sing-at-her-upcoming-wedding-to-orlando-bloom

I don’t know about you, but I always seem to forget that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged. Make whatever joke you want about seeing fireworks, “roaring” with excitement or what have you, but apparently the singer wants the legendary Lionel Richie to perform at their wedding, who is also a coworker of Perry on American Idol..

During an interview on Live With Kelly and Ryan, this prospect was brought up, with Richie saying, “I am so into our little marriage here, that I’ve gotta tell you I just feel like we’re part of the family.” While that seems vague, we’re holding onto hope that he will in fact perform. Fireworks not necessary.

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There you have it for this week! We will be firing up some wedding videos soon, so stay tuned! If you have any questions, comments or stories of your own, send them our way!

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by Scott Johnson

Cleary – Gawlak Wedding on 5/26/19 at The Georgetown Ballroom in Seattle, Wa

Music licensed from –
Song Freedom – songfreedom.com

Seattle has so many distinct and wonderful neighborhoods, each with their own charming characteristics. But while places like Ballard and Fremont are often talked about, sometimes the neighborhoods a little to the south are left by the wayside. Take Georgetown for instance. Lying on the southern border of SODO and the Industrial District, there are tons of great restaurants, shops and even an outdoor market that make it grand. The Cleary – Gawlak wedding certainly helped remind us how great the neighborhood is, especially the Georgetown Ballroom.

A Memorial Day Weekend wedding, though without the blazing hot sun, meant Katerina and Jimmy could get ready without worry about sweating through their clothes. Some tie-tying tutorials kept us the guys busy while the ladies flew through their hair and makeup. After a few glasses of celebratory champagne, we headed off to the Ballroom (which, in reality is an awesome brick-and-mortar building) where even more drinks were to be had as the final touches came together.

Planning your big day at the Georgetown Ballroom is easy and painless. Offering up tables, chairs, a variety of rooms, private courtyard and more, they will also help you find catering to bring food to your reception. The industrial feel gives it a unique feel all on its own.

Before we could even fathom it, it was time for Katerina and Jimmy to get hitched. The wide open area for the reception was slowly filled with loved ones, while dazzling lanterns hung from the ceiling. Katerina descended a staircase with twinkling lights before making her way down the aisle to her future husband. Vows brought on the waterworks, while a humorous officiant kept sobs at bay with laughs. With the magic words, the two were able to kiss and become husband and wife!

The utterly romantic spaces inside, which were low-lit and just the right amount of “cramped” made our newlyweds look like the lovebirds that they are. We got outside for some shots with the bridal party while there was still light in the sky, but soon enough it was time for them to make their grand entrance through a big garage door, “unveiling” the new husband and wife.

Delicious food followed (did you see that cake?) while everyone was itching to get on the dance floor. Once all the chairs were cleared away, it was the perfect space for a dance floor. The lights slowly dimmed down as time went on, and as more and more booze flowed, the bigger number of dancers that joined. Once the strobe lights and disco ball came out, there was no stopping this crowd from busting a move!

Eventually, and not without some reluctance, it was time to call it a night, though the memories will surely last a lifetime. Congratulations to Katerina and Jimmy on your big day! We hope your first month of marriage has gone magically. Thank you again for choosing Best Made Videos® to film your big day!

Have any questions or comments? Feel free to leave them below!

Venue – Georgtown Ballroom

Photography – Danielle Barnum

Videography – Best Made Videos®

Florals – A Wilder Flower

DJ – Patrick Clark

How did you guys meet?

At a friend’s Halloween party, nearly 7 years ago.

Tell us about the proposal!

At Lands End, SF, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Why did you choose your venue?

Liked the decor and location.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

Everyone having fun.

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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

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

Photo Credit – NBC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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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