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by Scott Johnson

Welcome everyone! I hope the New Year is treating you all splendidly. If you were worried we would not have many stories to share with you, boy are you wrong! We will always fun new stories coming your way, even if we typically ask for more. So let us get down to another installment of Bizarre Wedding News. This week will make your blood boil a little, but also take you to a secret wedding and one of the most awesome bouquet tosses in the history of weddings. Are you ready?

https://www.thecut.com/2018/11/mika-brzezinski-and-joe-scarborough-secretly-got-married.html

You may have heard of Joe Scarborough (singer-songwriter) and Mika Brzezinski from their talk show, Morning Joe, on MSNBC, or you at least heard about Trump ragging on Mika’s plastic surgery. Nevertheless, the two secretly got married back in November, after having been engaged since May of 2017. Their romantic engagement in France prompted them to plan for a Nantucket wedding this past spring, though their plans appear to have been altered as they celebrated a secret wedding right before the holiday season.

While probably not our go-to for romantic destination, they held their small ceremony at the National Archives in DC right in front of the Bill of Rights and Constitution. If this was all a big ploy for an actual National Treasure heist, I would be pleasantly delighted, however it seems as though it was pretty quick before they headed off to Chez Billy Sud for the reception.

https://nypost.com/2018/11/06/woman-finds-her-diamond-before-proposal-and-ring-shames-herself/

Ready to get a little annoyed? Apologies in advance.

At the beginning of November, a soon-to-be engaged woman, who remains nameless, discovered that her boyfriend was getting ready to propose to her after discovering an engagement ring. As most people would silently celebrate with baited breath while their significant other carefully planned to pop the question, this girl instead went to a Facebook group where others post about silly engagement stuff.

Making fun of the ring herself, she also called on others to supply their own roasts, as well as advice on how to perhaps get her boyfriend to get her a better ring. By this point you’re probably thinking, “what a loser, he should dump her.”

Alas, as she has remained nameless there has been no follow up to her jerkery, though this is one engagement we really can’t get 100% behind! Who knows, maybe she was really just messing around?

https://www.insideedition.com/media/videos/man-proposes-bridesmaid-immediately-after-bouquet-toss-48783

In order to make up for that last downer, we are closing this week of with an awesome story about one of the funniest and adorable proposals ever. During a wedding, newlywed Natalie opted out of tossing her bouquet, and instead walked up to her friend Kirsty and simply handed it to her.

Why, you ask?

Because her boyfriend Joe was ready and waiting on one knee to pop the big question!

Unbelievable, right? Typically, the bouquet toss is a cute little ritual that many don’t put much faith into actually playing out its superstitions, but this time it did! And she said yes! Check out the video for yourself!

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There you have it for this week, folks! I hope you enjoyed these stories. Like I said earlier, if you have any you want to send our way, we’d love to have them! See you all next time.

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by Scott Johnson

Sheridan Wedding on 12/21/18 at Mountain Springs Lodge in Leavenworth, Wa

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“We love it!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!”

Located near the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, and nestled right in the Cascade Mountains, Mountain Springs Lodge is a stunningly gorgeous venue that takes quite a bit of time to get to–but it undoubtedly proves worth the wait! With dozens of local suggestions for cakes, florists, photographers and more, the Lodge also aims to source all of the food locally too. Worried about booze? They have got you covered on that too! No minimum order required!

Just four days before Christmas, the Sheridans wed up in the frigid cold mountains. Blanketed in snow and decked out for the holidays, the lodge looked so warm and inviting after a the long drive up into the white-capped mountains. A morning of keeping warm by sipping champagne and staying away from the snow allowed for a rather chilly first look outside.

We’re not quite sure where Allysa got the fortitude to stand outside in the wintery weather for their epic, snowy first look, but sure enough she trekked her way through the snow, sleeveless and all, to meet her groom. It was cold even for us, and we had jackets and boots!

I hate to say it, but this really was a white wedding with the stark white dress out amongst the soft, delicate snow. If that wasn’t cold enough for you, we were right on the shores of a lake with the wind whipping through the area. I’m getting shivers just watching the footage! But boy, what a beautiful location for a first look, accentuated perfectly by our soaring drone footage.

Soon the rest of the party headed outside. The boys looked warm but the snow proved a little tough to maintain a footing in. Even with fiery red dresses the ladies looked a little chilly, and there’s really no blaming them! Luckily, it was time to get married!

Inside in a vastly warmer ceremony space, the bride and groom met to be married with a nice big hearth staring at them from the other end of the aisle. The intimate space had Christmas trees, draped lights and more for a wholly magical ceremony.

The magic didn’t stop there, as the officiant finally declared the spell so to speak, and allowed the bride and groom to kiss, officially becoming husband and wife. But wait, there’s more! Following their ceremony, the newlyweds and pals headed outside for a sleigh ride through the winter wonderland!

Everyone else retired for some liquid warmth, patiently waiting in the cozy lodge for the return of the newlyweds for the reception. Once they arrived, the ceremony space was splendidly transformed into the reception area and soon the partying began. Cake and dancing prompted everyone to join in on the fun and keeping up the heat.

Thank you again to Allysa and Jake for picking Best Made Videos® to film their wedding! We hope your first month of marriage has been full of love and warmth! Have any questions or comments? Did you traipse through the snow on your wedding day? Let us know below!

Venue – Mountain Springs Lodge and Conference Center

Photographer – Rachel Howerton Photography

Videographer – Best Made Videos®

DJ – NW Audio

Hair – Lucy Rosario

Florist – Au Naturel, Patti Bosket

Catering – Mountain Springs Lodge and Conference Center

Drone – Aaron Castillo

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By Scott Johnson

Each year, a clandestine meeting is held between members of the Pantone Color Institute and representatives from other country’s color standard groups. They debate for two days and ultimately come to a decision on what is going to be the next “Color of the Year.” This has been going on for the past twenty years.

I promise you I am not making this up. There really are groups of people who decide on which color is going to be everywhere for the next year. 2018’s color happened to be Ultra Violet.

As bizarre and overly-secretive as it seems, the amount of influence Pantone’s Color of the Year has is outrageous. Not even out for a month, their color for 2019, officially known as “PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral” has already made waves across multiple industries–including weddings.

Described by Pantone as “vibrant, yet mellow” Living Coral “embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.” And by all means, the color does look quite lovely and inviting. Their reasoning behind choosing the color ties into the overabundance of social media and digital technology in our lives, and Living Coral “welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.”

Pantone Color Institute’s vice president, Laurie Pressman, goes further into detail about the importance of Living Coral, “It is a color we see in nature. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, it is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of nature’s color and serves as a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life.”

We can’t help but agree, it really does bring a great sense of spirit and vivaciousness. Their unveiling also came along with an installation at the conference that showed how a normal living room can feature some shades of the color. Take a look at the photos yourself to get a real sense of the color!

And wouldn’t you know it, there’s already been articles published on how to incorporate this lovely color into your weddings. Coming from Glamour, the article digs into little ways to mix Living Coral into almost every aspect of your big day.

The easiest way is for your bridesmaids to rock the color in their dresses. Warm up a winter wedding or go along with the season for a Spring or Summer ceremony. Even better, have the gents sport some coral ties to really liven up the classic formal look.

They also think that tossing just a few coral flowers into your bouquet will do wonders for the color pallet. Along with other greens, reds and whites, it is a feast for your eyes!

As we officially enter 2019, we are really excited to see just how often Living Coral appears in the weddings we visit–or just in general. Do you like the color? Think you’re going to incorporate it into your big day? Let us know in the comments below!

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by Scott Johnson

Photo Credit – Jaycee Brammer

Welcome everyone to another installment of your weird wedding news! We hope everyone is having a fantastic Holiday season and gearing up for a New Year–because we certainly are! To cap off 2018, we are bringing you just a few more stories! Let us go out with a bang!

https://fstoppers.com/bts/dave-chappelle-photobombs-engagement-shoot-307854?utm_medium=40digest.ad25.20181117.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

A quickie to get us started: comedian Dave Chappelle, who is often noted to hate taking fan photos, happened upon an Ohio Brewery during the engagement shoot for Thomas Saunders and Emily Eldridge.

Surprised the comedian showed up, but certainly not willing to interrupt the celebrity, the couple and photographer made their way outside for a few more photos. When Chappelle showed up outside, the couple went up to ask for a photo, only for him to politely decline. Shortly after (and after learning about Saunders’ military service) Chappelle made his way over to photobomb their shot!

https://www.boston25news.com/news/trending-now/family-dog-swallows-michigan-womans-wedding-ring/874426918

You might have used the excuse of “my dog ate my homework,” once or twice, but what about when your dog actually eats your wedding ring? An adorable little labradoodle by the name of Bella wound up with owner Cindy McCombs’ ring in her stomach, but was only discovered after being inadvertently waved down by a metal detector.

To avoid actually cutting Bella open (the dog had failed to produce the ring through induced vomiting) they were able to use a special forcep tool to retrieve the ring. Yes, the dog is ok so you do not need to worry!

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/stolen-wedding-dress-returned-to-newlyweds-after-anonymous-man-hears-their-pleas

Remember a few weeks ago about the story of the stolen wedding dress (yes, I know there are a lot of them) from the back seat of a car after it had been left there overnight to be taken to the cleaners? Well, good news has come out of the story as an anonymous man has returned the stolen dress!

The nameless man contacted Jessica Blackwell, who had gone viral in her attempts to get her dress back, and agreed to meet her to return the dress. It has not been announced whether the man in question is the actual thief, or if he had just come by the dress accidentally. Either way, a happy ending!

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a25228282/mandy-moore-wedding-dress/

Mandy Moore is everywhere again and it’s pretty fantastic! Starring on the heartbreaking and emotionally sadistic This Is Us, she makes us cry pretty much every week, but this time we can celebrate her wedding!

Marrying musician Taylor Goldsmith in a private ceremony in LA, the previously-married actress/musician wore a magical pink dress. Designed by Rodarte, the gown was created exclusively for her wedding day. Inspiring a “welcome, fashion-forward change to the super-traditional mix of this year’s celebrity wedding gowns,” she really made a statement and looked splendid as well! The small, 50-person wedding featured many of her costars and friends. Congrats!

https://jingdaily.com/celebrity-wedding/

Back in November, a wedding in Vienna really stirred things up on the internet–at least for China. That’s probably a weird sentence to read, and that’s because this is an interesting story. Tiffany Tang Yan (a Chinese Actress) wed Luo Jin (another famous actor in China) in a luxurious and highly-anticipated wedding.

Igniting social media in a firestorm, the wedding was sponsored by a number of high-class brands. Along with it came the controversy that the wedding was more of a tourist attraction that highlighted expensive brands rather celebrating just the love of these two. The Vienna Tourism Board even posted on the internet that they had hoped the wedding would bring tourists to the city, which is absolutely absurd for a wedding!

What do you think? Is this too much?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-andrew-fergies-wedding-cake-13612699?utm_medium=40digest.ad25.20181120.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

The final story this week might make you a little queasy. In the wonderful world of eBay purchases, you can find some pretty wild things. This week brings us the amazing prospect of owning 32-year-old cake!

That’s right! Fans of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson can literally buy some of their wedding cake. Described on eBay as “vintage condition,” it should certainly be noted that one should not eat it. The pictures hardly make it look edible as it is, almost like a bad coffee cake, but it does come in the original box. It sold for around $40.

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And there you have it! Check back in next time for some even stranger stories! Have a Happy New Year and stay safe!

As always, let us know if you come across and stories and we will be sure to feature them!

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by Scott Johnson

Photo Credit – Tomas Ramos

We interrupt our Favorites of 2018 Countdown to bring you some more wacky, wild and weird news from the wide world of weddings! That’s a lot of Ws! Here’s another; winter is finally here and it’s time to dive back into some crazy stories that have happened in the past few weeks. This time around we have cakes, clowns, clunking cars and a blast from the past with a little Jersey Shore reunion! Let’s get down to business:

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/newlyweds-photographed-on-highway-after-car-breaks-down-heading-to-reception

Talk about making the best of a not-so-great situation! A newlywed couple were heading to their reception in Houston in absolute style: by riding in a 1966 Princess car, something you’d likely see the high rollers driving by in. As they were on the highway into Houston, their vintage car finally decided to show its age and crapped out on them!

But for all that could have been a horrible situation, the couple had their wedding photographer with them to do a little impromptu photoshoot! Along with a few members of the bridal party, the photographer took some shots of them while they waited for the mechanic to arrive. According to the bride, everything had been going perfectly up until that point. But, in a way, wasn’t this just perfect, too?

https://whdh.com/news/drunken-clown-a-hit-at-couples-wedding/

Here’s a couple of words we never thought would go together: drunken clown at a wedding. This isn’t some IT shenanigans gone bizarro, but rather a perfectly executed excuse to get a friend into his wedding after some “painful cuts” had to be made. Apparently, a friend of the groom had to be uninvited due to rising costs for the big day, so the groom asked him if he would “crash” the wedding as a drunken clown.

Getting into costume before the reception, the new Pennywise slugged down a couple drinks before making his way into the party. Almost thrown out by security, his identity was finally revealed and he soon joined in on the party!

https://www.eonline.com/news/983155/all-the-details-on-mike-the-situation-sorrentino-s-wedding

I will be the first to admit that I have never actually seen any of the Jersey Shore, so forgive me if I am not an expert on all the members, though I do know Snooki showed up on WWE at some point or another.

Back in November, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino got married to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Pesce. Held at The Legacy Castle, Lauren wore a lace gown while The Situation wore a typical black tux.

Also in attendance were some of their old pals from the show, including Snooki herself, JWoww, DJ Pauly D and more. Those who attended claim it was highly emotional and the reception featured tons of food. Congrats to the newlyweds!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/benhenry/celebrity-wedding-cakes

Let’s cap this week off with some cake: and by cake, we mean some of the most amazing cakes you have ever seen. Buzzfeed recently published an article with fun facts about celebrity wedding cakes. Many of which are just so completely outrageous that you have to wonder if they’re fake: like Kaley Cuoco’s chandelier cake.

Another fun fact is David and Victoria Beckham cut their cake with a sword, which is pretty rad, and you can still buy part of Princess Diana’s cake for upwards of 700 euros. If you want to start feeling hungry, click on the link above to learn more about all of these crazy cakes!

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And that about does it for this week folks! Check back in soon for the next installment of our Best of 2018 Wedding countdown!!!

If you ever find any weird wedding articles floating around, send them our way! We will gladly feature them!

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By Scott Johnson

Welcome back everyone! We apologize for interrupting the Favorites of 2018 countdown, but we just had to share some more weird stories from the world of weddings! Never fear, the countdown will be continuing shortly, but in the meantime we have some tragic, happy, bizarre and sad stories coming your way. Get cozy, ‘cause here we go!

https://vixolt.com/10-women-reveal-the-weirdest-things-they-were-asked-to-do-as-bridesmaids/?utm_medium=40digest.ad25.20181109.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

In recent weeks, you’ve seen the immense pressure that bridesmaids have to face (heck, some even have to compete for the coveted role). Well, a new article has compiled some truly strange requests bridesmaids have had to fulfill for their bride(zillas).

From the minor (like having to act and dance like a robot in a themed-wedding) to the more extreme of dishing out upwards of $4,000, these stories will really make your blood boil and rethink how you treat your own bridal party members. One story even has a groomzilla, which you don’t always get to hear about! My personal favorite is the one where the bridesmaid had to plan the bachelorette party and had to buy a ton of penis-themed items, even cookie cutters. See goes on to say “I’m just glad I wasn’t living with my parents at the time!”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-game-warden-finds-wifes-wedding-ring-in-ashes-at-home-destroyed-by-camp-fire

The recent Camp Fire in California wreaked havoc on much of the state and has since claimed the lives of at least 29 people. One family, however, has found a little shred of hope in the rubble. Jake Olsen, who had to flee with his family and leave everything behind, returned to check out the damage.

His wife had left her wedding ring on the counter in the rush of things, so he promised her he would try and find it. Upon arrival, the entire house was gone. Nevertheless, he started digging. Sure, enough, buried right around where the kitchen counter was, he found the ring.

So while he and his family might not have a home any longer, they still have each other and their love. Sometimes things really turn out with a silver-lining…or in this case gold.

https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/southwest-side/wedding-dress-stolen-from-car-at-apartment-complex

We keep running into stories like this and it’s starting to become a bit of a downer. Back in November, yet another wedding dress was stolen out of a car. Jessica Blackwell, who was already married at this time, was hoping to pass the dress down to her daughters. She had left the dress in the car overnight, with the idea that her husband would take it to the cleaner, only to find that it was missing in the morning. Married for just a few months, this is surely devastating, but we’re glad that she was able to have it for her own wedding! She is now asking everyone to watch out for it, and has learned her mistake to never leave anything valuable in her car.

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/11/american-weddings-bridesmaids/575404/?utm_medium=40digest.ad25.20181110.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

The topic of bridesmaids is an ever-evolving myriad of dresses, responsibilities and bouquets. An article in The Atlantic digs deep into the wedding staple, exploring just how out of control it has become. They say that there is now an average of five bridesmaids per wedding, which was up from four just a decade ago. It goes on to note that other countries seldom have more than three, and some don’t even have one.

The author of the article goes on to explain that things have gotten way out of hand just in regards to “aesthetically pleasing photos and a tidy, recessional, couples typically choose the same number of bridesmaids and groomsmen.” The issue then, is that the brides often invite exorbitant amounts of people, meaning they far outnumber groomsmen. It then mentions same-sex weddings and after that everything becomes co-ed on both sides of the aisle.

If that isn’t enough to make your head spin on the subject, just remember that you don’t actually need anyone other than a maid of honor and best man, so don’t stress yourself out too much!

https://www.popsugar.com/love/Wedding-Bridesmaids-Rainbow-Dresses-45470458?utm_medium=40digest.ad25.20181113.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Ben and Michael’s perfectly colorful wedding has caught the attention of the internet. An article from Pop Sugar details their adorable wedding, which featured their very own “love-story playlist” that features a couple songs from Lady Gaga like “LoveGame” and “You and I,” along with the Glee cover of “Don’t Stop Believing,” and most importantly, “Rainbow” by Kesha. It’s this last song that has the biggest impact, because their bridesmaids’ dresses were dyed to look each like a color of the rainbow, resulting in a dazzling display of beauty and love.

The article features more photos from their wedding, but just from the cover photo it looks truly spectacular.

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/texas-womans-divorce-ends-in-explosion-felt-15-miles-away

This last story is not about the beginning of a marriage–it’s about the end. And boy does it end in a bang…literally. A 43-year-old divorcee by the name of Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler decided to celebrate the end of her marriage by literally blowing up her wedding dress.

As opposed to just tossing it in the trash or lighting it on fire, it was rigged with 20 pounds of Tannerite, which is used as an exploding target. So, her dad and brother-in-law thought this would be a pretty grand idea. Luckily they happened to have a friend who is a bomb tech so this whole thing could come together, and sure enough Kimberly hit her mark on the first shot, obliterating her marriage. That being said, there were reports that the explosion could be felt for fifteen miles! That’s a big one.

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And there you have it for another week of Bizarre Wedding News! As you all well know by now, we are always looking for stories to share with you so please leave them below if you come across any! See you all next time.

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by Scott Johnson

Welcome back one and all for another wonderful edition of Bizarre Wedding News. If you’re unfamiliar with the routine, every so often we deliver to you a variety of stories from the wacky world of weddings. Sometimes funny, other times sad, and certainly always informative, these stories are meant to entertain and educate. This week we’ve got four great stories coming your way. There are twists, turns…and tattoos? Yes, you read that right, so let’s get down to it!

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/a24222676/celebrity-wedding-tattoos/

Let’s start with the weird stuff first: generally speaking, the only names or dates you want permanently emblazoned on your body should be either your parents or kids. Unless, if you’re lucky to meet your absolute soulmate. Nobody wants to have to wear the name of an ex around on them forever, but if that’s your thing, then hey good for you.

Just like us regular people, celebrities do this too. Take the Beckhams’ tattoos (yes, they have multiple). David has Victoria and “99” on his hand, as it was the year they were married. He also has a bouquet of roses on his arm for their anniversary. To take it one step further, they both got matching tattoos for their sixth anniversary that read “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Now that’s pretty sweet.

A few others like Beyonce and Jay-Z are shared, theirs being “IV” for their shared birthday numbers. They did this in lieu of getting rings, which is super cool, though we hope their marriage is going a little better now…

Though they aren’t quite married yet, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth got perhaps the most odd tattoos of the bunch: matching Vegemite Jars. Hers is on her arm, while his got put on his ankle. Whatever makes you happy, I guess!

https://people.com/human-interest/photographer-matthew-dippel-finds-couple-viral-engagement-photo-yosemite/?utm_medium=40digest.ad25.20181030.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

This next story is quite the tale. A Michigan-based photographer by the name of Matthew Dippel was taking photos in Yosemite National Park in early October when he snapped an absolutely breathtaking shot of one of the most iconic overlooks. In terms of basic photo appreciation alone it’s borderline a masterpiece, but when you look closer…you see someone popping the question to their significant other. You can make out a little silhouette of a man on a knee with his girl looking like she’s just saying yes.

Well, Matthew came home and posted the photo to social media, and the hunt for these two lovebirds began. After thousands of shares, and dozens of fakers claiming they were the couple, about three weeks later he was put in touch with Charlie Bear and his fiance Melissa. After providing him with cold, hard proof, Dippel exploded with excitement at the luck of finding them. Apparently it was also the “second proposal” but we have a feeling they’ll say it was the only one!

https://1013.iheart.com/featured/marcus-and-sandy/content/2018-10-31-bride-makes-friends-compete-to-be-her-bridesmaids/?utm_medium=40digest.ad25.20181101.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Remember a few weeks ago about the bridezilla who had the ridiculous list of demands that included an expensive gift, dress codes, and the silly notion that nobody was allowed to talk to the bride?

Well we have another one of those stories and it’s just as bad. Someone posted to reddit about how their sister was getting engaged and the bride was going to have a “Battle Royale” for her bridal party to see who would become the four bridesmaids, so as to not have to make another decision. Along with this demand came requirements “to secure your spot in our wedding party, the following things will be required: a promise to host a party (must be coupled) at a venue other than someone’s house. Your wedding gift must be cash/check of at least $500. You must buy me or [her partner] a “day of gift” of at least $100”

As you can tell, you probably don’t want to be at the wedding. Because on top of those gifts, she is also demanding that there be shower/party gifts as well. Oh, and don’t forget about the contract you have to sign that will hold you legally and fiscally responsible if you drop the ball. Basically, if you sign that thing, expect to lose about $600 or more. Sounds like a blast, right?

https://au.news.yahoo.com/heartbreaking-twist-wedding-ring-lost-20-years-ago-finds-way-home-074558465.html?utm_medium=40digest.ad25.20181031.carousel&utm_source=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=campaign

Sometimes you just need to end on a sad note for the best impact, and this one is pretty heartbreaking. Some Canadian treasure hunters (yup, you heard that right) from the Calgary Metal Detecting Club were searching around a lake when something made Paul go right to the bottom. He came up with a wedding ring, engraved with names and a date. So, like any good Samaritan, he set off to find the owners.

A few stops and a post on social media later, and it only took an hour for them to find the family of the ring. But, with great sadness, both husband and wife, Palma and Karl, had died just a few years ago. Luckily, Paul was able to make contact with the son’s and grandkids of Karl and Palma so he could return the ring.

It turns out that Karl had lost the ring twenty years prior after a day at the lake, and it supposedly had left him haunted for years until his eventual death. Alas, Paul and the family were able to meet and lay the ring on the gravestone, finally getting some sense of closure.

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And there you have it for another week of fun, sad, and informative wedding news! We hope you have enjoyed your time as much as we did! Please let us know if you have any stories that you would like to share and we will gladly feature them! Just leave them below and we will get to them. See you next time!

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by Scott Johnson

Just when you think you are never going to hear from us again, we are here to pull you back in! That’s right! It’s time for another installment of our continuing series of weird, informative, bizarre and lovable wedding stories from around the world. The Wedding industry never ceases to amaze us (this week there is a story about new bar that opened up that is entirely wedding themed), so we love to keep sharing these stories with all of you. Buckle in folks, we’ve got 5 stories coming your way!

https://www.today.com/popculture/george-w-bush-photobombs-sweet-photo-barbara-bush-s-wedding-t139747

We’ll start off this week with something light and from a familiar face who somehow keeps popping up and making us laugh (quite literally, actually). I am talking about none other than Former President George W. Bush. Say what you will about his time in office, but post-presidency life for the big W. has proven to be pretty hilarious, particularly his public appearances. Remember him struggling with his poncho?

Well, on the day of his daughter, Barbara Bush’s, wedding, he just so happened to be in the exactly right place at the right time. As Jenna Bush Hager was trying to get a lovely shot with her twin, the former president sensed his particular set of skills would be useful in this moment, so he, well, jumped for it. And the results are rather magical: a photobomb with the former president looking his usual goofy self, celebrating the wedding of his daughter. Hey, he is a happy guy, you cannot deny him that!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/going-out-guide/wp/2018/10/12/this-new-14th-street-bar-is-like-a-wedding-pinterest-board-come-to-life/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a3a57fb2931c

On top of the countless books, movies, television shows and magazines dedicated to weddings and all the elements that go into one, we now have a bar that caters to those who love weddings and want to get drunk at a place that looks an awful lot like Paris or Vegas all rolled into one.

If this sounds crazy, it’s because it kind of is. But it also sounds pretty awesome at the same time. Called “Destination Wedding” this new bar in D.C. features a variety of alcoves and nooks, each with a particular famous wedding destination. Two writers went in as a “his-and-hers” combo to cover the place and came out describing it like a “real-life wedding board on Pinterest.” Now, I have never been on Pinterest, nor do I ever plan on it either, but I do know that their wedding boards can be quite…excessive…so this place must be really catered to the wedding-lovers.

Ultimately, the writers feel like it’s a little too much of a gimmick as there really is only a niche audience who would want to go there. Alas, that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a cool place to stop for a drink or two—and it’s weddings, so we will gladly stop by if we’re ever in the area.

https://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/10/watch_a_disney_star_give_new_meaning_to_fairytale.html

This story here goes out to all the Disney lovers. Imagine you’re at your wedding reception. You just got married to the love of your life and then…all of a sudden…Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel from The Little Mermaid) comes out and sings “Part of your World.” You’d probably go pretty ballistic, as does Disney super-fan Kyrsten Green in the video following her marriage to Chris Rowe back in September.

A rarity for Benson, she claims to have only ever sung at her own family’s weddings, probably because now everyone wants her to come. Just for one song. Please? Anyway, the video of the big surprise has already racked up around 7 million views.

https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/10/bride.html

We need to transition over to some more serious stuff now—but I promise we have something great for the final article. About a month ago, an article came out of Oregon that highlighted over 300 angry brides who have been trying to locate a man who has failed to give them their wedding videos. Like a ghost, Tregg Istre disappeared after running a rather successful company that received rather great reviews. Known as 63 Films & Photography, the business now boasts an F rating on the Better Business Bureau page for very good reason.

A few months after he filmed their wedding, Emily Youngblutt called Istre up to see where the video was—and he assured her she would get it. But she didn’t. The company has completely dodged all inquiries, and has left over 300 women without their wedding tapes. Nevertheless, many of the brides still remain happy that they are married—they just would like the product they coughed up so much money for.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/this-gritty-wedding-cake-is-the-most-philadelphia-thing-since-rocky-and-cheez-whiz

The Philadelphia Flyers recently unveiled quite the mascot: Gritty. An orange, Muppet looking thing that looks like it got lost somewhere between Sesame Street and the barber shop. Since then, he has, for obvious reasons, taken the internet by storm.

His arrival has been so impactful, that even weddings are starting to feature him—right…on…their…cakes. That’s right, an article came out last month that featured a Gritty cake, crafted by Kia’s Cakes & Cafe, that was eaten at a wedding. Sure, orange wedding cakes might not be the most…normal. But you can’t deny the love for the Flyers (or just Gritty in general).

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And there you have it folks, another week of fun wedding news As always, we are happy to take any articles and suggestions you find in your internet browsing. Heck, we might even give you a shoutout! Leave questions or comments below!

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by Scott Johnson

I know, I know, you’ve really been missing us haven’t you? It’s ok, we’ve missed you too. So, never fear! We are back with plenty more stories from the big wide world of weird weddings! This week we have quite the selection of articles coming your way: some informative, some funny, and others that will make you wonder just how bad being a Bridezilla can get! Let’s get down to it!

https://socialnewsdaily.com/76673/most-expensive-celebrity-weddings/

We’ll start with some big numbers and even bigger personalities. Yes, you guessed it: we’re talking about celebrity weddings.

Remember when all that Royal Wedding hullabaloo was going on? Yeah, I’m sure you’re as done with it as most of the country was after about two weeks, but alas, Harry and Meghan’s wedding cost quite the pretty penny. This means they are now making their way onto the already established “Most Expensive Wedding” lists.

Beaten out only by Harry’s mother, Princess Diana herself, Harry and Meghan’s wedding debuts on the list at #2. Costing an estimated $46 million, one can probably make an excuse that, well, they are royal, aren’t they? So their weddings have to be huge, right? Some may disagree, but they join the company of family (Prince William is just behind Harry at the #3 spot), and other royalty if you so count Justin Timberlake and Michael Jordan. The thing is, all these royal weddings cost at least 3 times more than non-royal affairs, considering the #4 spot cost $10 million, while #3 cost $34 million.

Maybe if we’re in the business long enough we’ll get to go to one. Here’s to hoping.

https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/southwest-virginia/dispute-sparks-noisy-controversy-at-catawba-wedding-venue

Let’s start out with the obvious on this one: to ruin somebody’s wedding day on purpose is one of the gravest sins one could ever commit. Ruining a day of love for whatever reason is just silly and immature. Whether you are a love stricken guest still in love with the bride or groom, or a neighboring farm who wants to kill your business, there is no empathy or respect given in the slightest for interrupting or otherwise.

Which is exactly what is going on over in Virginia, in a little town called Catawba. Much like many of the weddings we shoot, they have tons of farms over there with picturesque landscapes and rolling hills. The Triple J Farm is just one of many, but definitely the only one with such a problem.

While the owners of the offending farm obviously dispute this, many videos and comments from newlyweds go to confirm that it appears that every time a wedding is about to take place, the Catawba Equestrian Center does whatever they can do to make some noise, whether it’s weed-whacking or lawn-mowing.

The owners claim they are willing to work towards a solution, but they counter by saying that it’s unfair for Triple J to “impose their invents on everyone else.” Based on the quotes in the article, I would say that the owner of the Equestrian Center is a little full of it. But that’s just me. Go ahead and decide for yourself!

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/bridezilla-mocked-after-strict-wedding-rules-go-viral

If that last article didn’t make your blood boil, this one surely will. We’ve all heard the term “Bridezilla,” which refers to, well, a bride who has lost all sense of reason and has gone on a tangent to ensure that everything goes just the way they want it. Now, not saying that Bridezillas are all bad, but there comes a point where one should wonder if they might need to lighten up just a little—though you certainly do not want to be the one to tell them.

About a month ago, an email from a wedding coordinator ended up on Reddit after receiving said email for a wedding she was about to attend. In it, the wedding coordinator, at the wishes of the bride, detailed every little rule that needed to be followed that day. And boy, are some of them a doozy.

First off, the coordinator dictates that everyone need to arrive about “15-30 minutes early.” Easy enough, not too demanding. She then demands “Please DO NOT wear white, cream or ivory.” Again, not really that big of a demand, considering it’s an age-old rule to not upstage the bride in white.

But then she gets more specific. “Please do not wear anything other than a basic bob or ponytail. Please do not have a full face of makeup.” Oh boy, this bride really wants to be the best looking one in the room, bar-none.

Other demands include not recording at all during the ceremony, no checking in on Facebook, and using a mandatory hashtag on all photos.

But wait, there’s more! She also states “DO NOT TALK TO THE BRIDE AT ALL,” and lastly, “come with gift $75 or more or you won’t be admitted.”

Redditors did not hold back in their comments. Sure, there’s a place for demands, but some of these are just ludicrous. Do you agree with the Bride? Or think that she is way over controlling?

https://nypost.com/2018/09/24/why-more-couples-are-choosing-fall-weddings/?utm_campaign=partnerfeed&utm_medium=syndicated&utm_source=flipboard

This one hits a little close to home for us, mostly because in the PNW, Fall really hasn’t been the most popular of wedding seasons since you’re almost guaranteed to get rained out during an outdoor ceremony. The article explains that the advantages of booking a fall wedding includes different color schemes and fall-decor. For instance, Carly Gierczak was interviewed and said her wedding will contain “deep reds, bridesmaids dresses gray and tablescapes and groomsmen’s suits a deep green.” Her dress, too won’t be the standard white, but will have “fall elements.”

The article also explains that in more toasty climates, the fear of sweating through your suit or makeup makes for more than enough of a deal-sealer. In general, getting married in the fall is just cheaper. You can also find great deals and more unique venues. Check out some of our fall videos to get an idea of how great a fall wedding could be!

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by Scott Johnson

Do you hear that? That rumbling of exciting, weird and wonderful stories roaring towards you? You must know what that means! It’s time for another installment of Bizarre Wedding News. Sure, Fall has officially arrived, the gray clouds and drizzling rains are here, and that means we are in the dreary times. But never fear! This doesn’t mean there aren’t any wild wedding stories going on around the world! Because we’ve still got plenty for you: this week we’ve got some scams, some celebrity sightings and a trip to the hospital coming your way, so let’s get down to it!

http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/09/11/california-wedding-planner-accused-faking-firefighter-husband-to-scam-people-out-11g.html

Typically, we’re always down for donations and charity of any variety. Especially for those who have a spouse in a dangerous line of work, whether it be the armed forces, police, or a firefighter like in our first story. But what we’re not down for is lying jerks who try to scam others out of money, like one Ashley Bemis who has been accused of lying about having a husband who was supposedly working the fire while she was out collecting donations for him and other members of his crew.

Totaling an estimated $11,000 worth of money, on top of other toiletries, Bemis scammed a fair amount of people before one firefighter decided to look up her husband in the database—only to discover he didn’t exist at all. An investigation is currently underway, though the scariest part is there’s evidence that Bemis has done this sort of thing before; she even is claimed to have faked an entire pregnancy.

https://www.wsbradio.com/entertainment/california-couple-get-wedding-day-photo-with-keanu-reeves/MD4gZK8oBu5TXDatAlFBvO/

Here’s a little known fact that many people surely don’t want to believe: Keanu Reeves is at the top of his acting game thanks to the John Wick movies. But while he isn’t shooting people up with dozens of weapons and performing “gun-fu,” he’s still that charming fella (who definitely isn’t a vampire) who will gladly take pictures if you ask him nicely.

Which is what happened to Leslie Walker and Jarrod Camara, who were celebrating their wedding at the Dream Inn in California. The brother of Jarrod approached him asking if he could take a picture, and like the gentleman that he is, he happily agreed. Though he didn’t stay long, he certainly left a lasting impression and memories for the bride and groom. For even more of his antics, there’s a subReddit called r/KeanuBeingAwesome, where you can find Camara’s original account of the story.

https://mashable.com/article/zoo-wedding-photos-bear/#ViH0EhPIHPqr

Another photobomb story? Coming right up! This one was entirely unintentional in the funniest way possible. Typically, our animal photobombs have happened out in nature and came as quite a surprise. This one was absolutely safe but equally as funny.

A couple was getting ready to celebrate their wedding at the Minnesota Zoo. During their first look, they decided to pose in front of the bear enclosure. What they didn’t quite realize is that this bear had the most utterly expressive faces that anyone could imagine.

Ranging from bummed out to sad, to just entirely confused, these photos probably look staged but they aren’t in the slightest! Be sure to flip through the instagram post to see all of the lovable bear’s funny faces. It seems like he had a “beary” good time.

http://vt.co/news/uk/hilarious-selfie-shows-bride-spending-her-wedding-night-in-hospital/

There’s so much that can go wrong in a wedding. On top of all the planning already required to get it going, the big day sees the arrival of friends and family from out of town and everything else coming to fruition. That means the stress is high—that is until the reception. When the rings have been exchanged, a few kisses shared, and a big round of applause, it’s time to let loose.

But whether through libations or just simple carelessness, things can still go wrong. For one recently married couple, a few drinks and some lack of coordination while dancing landed the groom awkwardly on his leg as well as in the hospital. As bride Nicola would explain, James had been quite “merry to be up and dancing,” until he tripped and fell. Rushing to the hospital to ensure nothing had been broken (it hadn’t) the newlyweds missed out on part of their reception but fortunately James made a quick recovery in time for their honeymoon!

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There you have it, folks! Check back soon for more Bizarre Wedding News. If you find any stories floating around on the web, send them out way and we’ll be sure to feature them!

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