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  • Ultimate bridezilla? Woman makes her friends BID in an auction for a place in her bridal party [TR}

    07/30/2017 2:17:23 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2017 | Bianca London
    It's natural for any bride to feel stressed in the run up to their big day but walking down the aisle can often turn women into demanding bridezillas. And one lady, thought to be from the US, believes her sister is the biggest bridezilla of them all - after revealing she made her friends bid in an auction to secure a spot in her bridal party. Writing on Reddit, the 33-year-old dubbed her sister 'self-absorbed' as she revealed the bride-to-be was holding an auction for her potential bridesmaids to compete in for a place in her wedding. The sister explained...
  • Is this the greediest bride EVER? Guest is invited to fork out £5,500 to attend a wedding [tr]

    06/13/2017 4:17:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2017 | Siofra Brennan
    Weddings can be an expensive business, especially if the couple are tying the knot in an exotic location abroad.  But one woman was left in a state of shock after being invited to a wedding 'week' in the US, costing £5,500 to attend - including five separate events with different guest codes and chipping in for the bride's accommodation the night before the big day.  On top of all that, guests have been invited to pick out a gift from an Amazon wishlist where the cheapest item is a snip at £300.
  • Illinois Marine veteran, 92, is 'something blue' at Missouri wedding

    05/26/2017 1:20:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 26, 2017
    A U.S. Marine Corps veteran recovered from an illness to fulfill his goal of being the "something blue" at his niece's wedding in Missouri. Bill Lee Eblen, 92, was a sergeant in the Marine Corps during WWII and a sergeant in the Air Force Korean War, according to Alison Ferrell, Eblen's niece. "When I first I got engaged I knew I wanted to include Uncle Bill in a special way," Ferrell told Fox News. "My family always taught us to have a lot of respect for people in the armed forces. It just seemed like the perfect fit. Eblen was...
  • Meghan Markle accompanies Prince Harry to Pippa Middleton's wedding reception

    05/21/2017 5:52:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/21/2017 | By CAROLYN DURAND KATIE KINDELAN
    Meghan Markle has arrived with Prince Harry as his date to this evening's reception celebrating the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. Earlier Pippa was beaming in a custom-made Giles Deacon wedding gown as she wed her new husband financier James Matthews. Markle 35, joined Harry, 32, at the private reception at the Bucklebury home of Middleton's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. The couple, who began dating last summer, joined nearly 300 other guests at the evening reception, including Middleton's sister Princess Kate and Prince William. The actress joining Prince Harry at such a high profile event has left...
  • Police: Man ‘Freaked Out’ Seeing Confederate Flag Displayed In Hotel Window [trunc]

    05/02/2017 4:09:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | May 1, 2017
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A man has been cited for disorderly conduct after police say he “freaked out” when he saw a Confederate flag displayed in a Pennsylvania hotel window as part of a Civil War-themed wedding. The (Easton) Express-Times says police charged the man with making the disturbance at the Hotel Bethlehem on Saturday. His name wasn’t immediately released. Police Chief Mark DiLuzio says the man was cited for “freaking out, screaming and yelling” and creating a “very aggressive and disorderly scene.” The flag was flown next to an American flag. The couple met during a Civil War re-enactment...
  • Christian Baker Refuses to Back Down After Gov’t Punishes Him for Refusing to Make Gay Wedding Cake

    04/25/2017 10:38:29 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 04/24/2017 | Billy Hallowell
    Amid the religious liberty cases increasingly heading to the courts, there’s one prominent legal battle that could potentially have some sweeping ramifications: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. It’s a case that surrounds baker Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado. Phillips, much like Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein and numerous other wedding venders across the U.S., has found himself in the crosshairs of the government as well as LGBTQ activists after declining in 2012 to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The baker is waiting for the Supreme Court to decide whether to...
  • Why do modern brides insist on weddings so lavish they leave guests BROKE? [tr]

    03/29/2017 6:38:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 113 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2017 | Lauren Libbert
    As chief bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding, Claire Duke knew a certain amount of responsibility and planning would fall to her. What she didn’t imagine was that it would cost her so much money to attend the lavish ceremony that her debt would last longer than her friend’s marriage. Claire’s friend, Siobhan, chose a Caribbean beach setting for her big day four years ago. Claire, 33, a chef from the Isle of Man, says: ‘They wanted us to be there no matter what.’
  • Woman attacked by ex-boyfriend marries EMT who responded to 911 call

    03/16/2017 4:18:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    HotTopics.tv via WPXI ^ | March 15, 2017
    A woman who survived a vicious attack by an ex-boyfriend has officially tied the knot with a first responder who helped save her life. In January 2012, Melissa Dohme was rushed to a hospital after her ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times in the neck, arms, face and hands. According to her Facebook page, she flat-lined four times at the hospital after the attack. Cameron Hill was one of the EMTs who saved her after the attack. The two met again later that year, in October and went on their first date in December. Hill proposed to Dohme at a Tampa...
  • Strangers Help Two Oroville Dam evacuees Keep Their Valentine’s Day Wedding Plans

    02/15/2017 9:47:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2017 | KATRINA BUTCHER
    A couple displaced by the Oroville Dam evacuations almost had their Valentine’s Day wedding plans canceled -- were it not for a number of fellow evacuees and Placer County workers who helped put on an impromptu wedding at the evacuation center. Henry Rueda and now-wife Leotta's marriage was 10 years in the making, but Sunday they were forced to evacuate their Olivehurst, California, home for the Placer County Fairgrounds, with about 300 other displaced residents. Authorities ordered people to leave the area when a hole developed in an eroded area of the spillway, raising concerns that the spillway could fail...
  • Wedding bells ringing at Taco Bell offering cheap nuptial option

    02/15/2017 7:24:23 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Claire Ricke
    A cheaper option to tie the knot, the Taco Bell wedding costs $600. Alongside the Crunchwrap Supremes and burritos, couples can order a wedding off of the menu. The money includes: •Taco Bell garter •Bow tie •Wedding bouquet made of sauce packets •Just Married T-Shirts •Taco Bell brand champagne flutes The newlywed’s first meal will be a twelve-pack of tacos and a Cinnabon delights cake. It starts this summer.
  • The Newlyweds In The Middle Of A US-Japan Summit (Trump, Abe Crash Wedding in Palm Beach)

    02/13/2017 5:03:17 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2017
    President Donald Trump dropped in on a nearby wedding reception at his Mar-a-Lago club Saturday, underway in its Grand Ballroom. For years, this might have been a normal occurrence. But now? The now-President had just worked closely with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to evaluate news that North Korea had launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile. Entering the ornate room, Trump took a photo with the bride and her bridesmaids, who posed in red gowns next to the commander in chief, mimicking his signature thumbs-up. Then he grabbed a microphone. "I saw them out on the lawn today," Trump said of...
  • Weddings, Like Everything Else, Aren’t What They Used To Be

    02/03/2017 7:29:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 37 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-3-2017 | MOTUS
    I currently have 4 nieces/nephews engaged, with weddings planned over the next 2 years, so this news caught my eye:  the average cost of a wedding peaked at $35,000 last year. Wow, that’s a pretty big investment. Especially when there seems to be an inverse relationship between the cost of a wedding and their longevity.Or as Willie Nelson put it: “it would be cheaper if I just found a woman I don’t like very much and buy her a house.” In fact, a tiny house is one of the items the WaPo notes could be bought for the cost of...
  • Conservative group ousts rabbi for performing intermarriages

    12/20/2016 12:33:28 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 5 replies
    JTA ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Sales
    EW YORK (JTA) – Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly, the movement’s rabbis’ association, for performing interfaith weddings. An ordained Conservative rabbi for 44 years, Rosenbloom was expelled by unanimous vote last month after a hearing of the R.A.’s Executive Council. Since 1972, the Conservative movement has prohibited its rabbis from officiating at or even attending intermarriages. Rosenbloom told JTA the council offered to retain his membership in exchange for a promise not to perform any more intermarriages. Rosenbloom declined the offer.
  • Mail service stops some deliveries to 'risky' Berlin area

    11/24/2016 9:50:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Nov 2016 13:55 GMT+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    German mail service DHL said that it had not made certain personal deliveries through its express service to the Berlin district of Wedding due to fraud and attacks on their carriers, but tamped down reports of “no-go” areas. A DHL spokesman told news agency DPA on Wednesday that the company has asked certain people who live in the Wedding neighborhood to pick up their packages at a DHL Express station in Wilmersdorf instead, noting that this policy has only been applied in a few isolated cases. The spokesman further explained that DHL will ask recipients in the future to also...
  • No, Your Kids Can <i>Not</i> Come to My Wedding

    10/17/2016 4:04:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 151 replies
    wlky.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | wlky
    When I imagined my wedding, I pictured a destination wedding that everyone and their plus-ones couldn't wait to get to — something European and chic, in a gothic church with al fresco photos on cobblestone streets. I also wanted a couple hundred guests. In Paris. Or Ireland. A place from where my fiancé and I could just jet off into the sunset afterwards and disappear on the continent for a few weeks. For multiple reasons (like, reality), my fiancé and I ended up planning a state-side affair, but the sophistication remained. We're getting married on a Saturday in New York...
  • WATCH: Boy Suicide Bomber Stripped of Explosive Belt in Iraq

    08/22/2016 9:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | August 22, 2016 | Alexander Jones
    Frightening footage has emerged purporting to show Kurdish security forces removing an explosive belt from an alleged Islamic State teenage suicide bomber moments before it was about to be detonated in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday. The chilling scene, caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube by Kurdish channel Kurdistan24, shows the boy’s hands being held by two law enforcement officers as another member of the security establishment attempts to disarm the device. Wearing a Barcelona football shirt before it was cut off, the boy, believed to be 12 or 13 years old, according to Kurdish media...
  • Officials: 30 Killed, 94 Hurt in Wedding Attack in Turkey

    08/20/2016 6:28:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | August 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    ANKARA, Turkey — A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others, authorities said Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the "barbaric" attack in the city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, on Saturday appeared to be a suicide bombing. Other officials said it could have been the carried out by either Kurdish militants or Islamic State group extremists. Photos taken after the explosion showed several bodies covered with white sheets as a crowd gathered nearby. The Gaziantep governor's office early Sunday raised the death toll from...
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • Resurrecting the Incredible Flower Crowns of Old Ukrainian Wedding Photos

    08/03/2016 10:58:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 2, 2016 | Sarah Laskow
    Crowns made for the electro-jazz band Dagadana. (Photo: Third Roosters/Треті Півні)Back before the traditions of Eastern Europe were changed by war and Communism, as a young girl grew up in Ukraine, she would be allowed to decorate her hair, simply at first, with flowers, ribbons, and tendrils of green. In the summer, the flowers would be fresh; in the winter, they might be made of paper or cloth. Once the girl wanted to announce that she was ready for courtship, she would put on a much more elaborate headdress of flowers. When she found a man to marry, her friends...
  • Todd and Sarah Palin statement regarding marriage of daughter

    06/10/2016 7:42:43 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 56 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 9, 2016 | Sarah and Todd Palin
    All our families' hearts are filled with love for Dakota, Bristol, Tripp, and Sailor Grace. It's been a rewarding and interesting ride this past year - but these two sure do love an adventure! As their biggest supporters, we're stratospherically happy it's happened, amidst running a little late! Like they said, the foundation of their new life together is built with hard work and God's grace, so they can't go wrong - their future is as bright as Alaska's midnight sun. - Todd and Sarah Palin Pictures and more