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  • Civil Defence Moves in to Save Wedding

    04/14/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    Used generators to restore power after sandstormA Saudi bridegroom had to call the civil defence to save his wedding after a sandstorm disrupted power and threatened the concert. Civil defence units rushed to the wedding in Darma town, 60 km south of the capital Riyadh, and used their generators to supply power to the place for three hours. “Our men used generators to restore power for three hours to the couple will go ahead with their wedding,” civil defence spokesman Major Mohammed Al Hammadi said, quoted by the Saudi news network Al Arabiya.
  • Hallelujah! Irish priest’s incredible surprise during couple’s wedding leaves bride in tears

    04/12/2014 5:04:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09 April 2014
    A priest stunned an Irish couple by breaking out into song with a surprise rendition of Hallelujah at their wedding, leaving the bride crying with joy. Father Ray Kelly surprised Chris and Leah O'Kane with the note-perfect performance during their marriage ceremony at Oldcastle, Meath in Ireland. The video of Father Kelly's heartwarming performance was then uploaded to Youtube on Monday making the priest an internet hit after having 240,000 viewings in just two days.
  • Watch a priest leave this bride and groom speechless—and in tears

    04/09/2014 4:45:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 9, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    I’ve never seen anything quite like this. And I’ll wager you haven’t either.From the Christian Post: SonLight Music Ministry had just finished what sounded like a beautiful rendition of “Be Thou My Vision” when Father Ray Kelly again took the mic at the wedding of Chris and Leah O’Kane. But instead of closing the ceremony as planned, the priest unleashed a big surprise for the couple that’s destined for the pantheon of wedding viral videos.It’s not a joke or a slip-up, but a performance of epic proportions. A backing track mysteriously begins and Father Kelly launches into a rewritten version...
  • Cigarette a culprit in 3-alarm wedding venue fire

    04/07/2014 6:18:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | April 6, 2014
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A firefighter says a cigarette tossed onto mulch may have caused a destructive fire at a popular wedding venue in Foxborough. Deputy Fire Chief Steven Bagley tells The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/1q9bTxR ) that the fire at the Lakeview Pavilion on Saturday night then spread to the building.
  • UNBELIEVABLE: Watch a Marriage Collapse in 30 Seconds

    04/06/2014 12:46:01 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 48 replies
    The Clash Daily ^ | 04/06/2014 | Clash Daily
    Women Texting During Her WeddingThis is typically not what you would expect to see at a wedding. Do you think this could b a warning sign of the things to come?
  • Couple who were seriously injured in Boston Marathon bombing get married in a fairytale wedding...

    04/05/2014 3:00:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 09:01 EST, 5 April 2014 | Joel Christie
    Nearly one year after they were both seriously injured in the Boston Marathon attack, Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino were married on Friday, following many tough months of recovery. The couple said 'I do' on a 19th-century estate in North Carolina, with the bride slowly walking down the aisle using a special crutch for her left leg, which may soon be amputated due to the severity of her wounds. She was guided by her father, Tim, and son Noah, six, down a bed of pink-and yellow-hued rose petals to her awaiting groom, NBC News reported. Sniffles were heard throughout the...
  • Dubai-Based Indian Groom's Wedding Called Off Over 'Wrong' Biryani

    03/14/2014 2:24:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, March 14, 2014
    =A wedding was called off in the Indian city of Bangalore over serving the wrong biryani (a meat and rice dish). The groom of the wedding that did not happen, works in Dubai. The groom's family wanted to be served mutton/lamb biryani during the wedding. However, they were served chicken biryani and the switch infuriated them, which led to a massive falling out between the two groups and finally the wedding was called off by the fiesty bride, according to a report in The Times of India. The marriage could not take place in the mosque in Bangalore even though...
  • Can We Have a Priest and a Non-Catholic Minister at Our Wedding?

    03/07/2014 2:59:34 AM PST · by Weiss White · 20 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | March 6, 2014 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q1: I’m Catholic and my fiancé is from a devout Lutheran family. They weren’t too pleased when I told them our wedding has to take place in a Catholic church…. Is it permissible for us under canon law to have a wedding ceremony in my parish church, and have his Lutheran minister “co-marry” us there, alongside the Catholic priest? I asked my pastor and he said no, but I couldn’t tell if he refused because that’s actually the law, or if he just didn’t like the idea. –Christina Q2: My Jewish girlfriend and I want to get married, and both...
  • Gay Wedding Cakes, Religious Freedom and the Return of Slavery in America

    03/04/2014 11:53:36 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-04-14 | Vince
    The most common definition of a slave is: A person who is the property of and wholly subject to another. There is another definition however: A person entirely under the domination of some influence or person. Slavery has been outlawed in the US for 150 years, but some people want to bring it back… but not necessarily in the form you might think. Uncle Sam of course is not a master and citizens are not his slaves. The government – at least not the government defined in the Constitution – doesn’t have the right to tell Americans who they have...
  • Police report: Fight didn’t ruin Las Vegas wedding reception; gunshots did

    02/18/2014 7:22:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | February 18, 2014 | Brian Nordli
    It was, Peter Andrade told his girlfriend, “somebody’s special day, and I don’t want to ruin it by fighting here.” A Metro Police arrest report released today indicates Andrade made good on the promise not to fight at the wedding reception Saturday night in Las Vegas. Instead, however, police say Andrade shot five people during postnuptial celebration before he was arrested. Police arrested Andrade, 24, on four counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon. He also faces one count each of battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, discharging a firearm within an occupied structure, carrying...
  • Planned Parenthood Tweets Valentine Day Message With Condom Replacing Wedding Ring

    02/14/2014 9:17:21 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | February 14, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood’s president has already told the women of America that they need abortions on Valentine’s Day rather than flowers or a fancy dinner.Now, the Maryland affiliate of the nation’s biggest abortion company is telling women they need condoms instead of a wedding ring. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day today, Planned Parenthood Maryland tweeted out a picture of a box that would normally contain a wedding ring, replaced with a condom.The picture contains the message, “Will you be my birth control?”That’s typical for Planned Parenthood: all sex, no relationship. Two more days until Valentine’s Day! #ValentinesDay #BirthControl...
  • Most Poorly Planned Wedding Ever (LOL Video)

    01/29/2014 6:23:47 AM PST · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    digg video ^ | orig 2011
    THIS VIDEO WAS A GOOD MORNING LAUGH
  • Video: 'Penguin Dance' Snowballs Into Family Fight at Wedding

    01/26/2014 10:39:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014
    Bride’s family protests dance by groom’s relatives during weddingA wedding in Saudi Arabia quickly snowballed into a scuffle between the families of the groom and his bride after relatives and friends of the groom infuriated their opponents by performing the famous ‘penguin dance’, a newspaper said on Sunday. Relatives and guests began to pour into the massive wedding hall in the eastern Saudi town of Dammam when a heated argument erupted before it led to a scuffle between the relatives of the groom and his bride. Friends and other guests intervened and managed to end the fight that threatened to...
  • Pressure to have fantasy wedding threatening marriage, warns Rowan Williams

    01/13/2014 5:42:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 11, 2014 | John Bingham
    The growing pressure on couples to have a “perfect” wedding has become one of the biggest threats to marriage itself, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Williams, has warned. He told an audience which included a clutch of divorce lawyers that young people are now faced with an “immense” offensive by advertisers and others driven by profit to have a showy and expensive day - often to the detriment of their relationship itself. Getting married, he said, had become an “experience” to be marketed, rather than simply a public declaration of commitment. It has, he added, turned weddings into “massively...
  • Wedding music and other difficulties….

    08/11/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 10, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Most priests, if they are lucky and smart, have a trained music director or organist to whom they can refer the Bride (sometimes with the groom) to finalize music for weddings. Then he can refer them and avoid a ton of trouble. Yet, occasionally he has to duck for cover when the flak from the battle between bride and organist gets thick.Don’t get me wrong, everything generally goes fine and most brides and grooms are just fine. But every now and then, there’s a bride (and sometimes a groom) who are the irresistible force that meet the immoveable object (i.e....
  • A Beautiful Tradition that Ought to Spread? (repurposing the wedding gown)

    07/02/2012 3:06:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 1, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I’m about to venture into dangerous territory. It is territory that is doubly dangerous because it has to do with women’s fashions, AND weddings, two areas where men should never seek to render any opinion whatsoever. I don’t know if it helps to point out that the idea I am about to brook came from a woman, but in case it helps, I offer this character witness on my behalf.Even more dangerously I am going to suggest something about THE most critical aspect of wedding fashions: “The Dress,” as in, “The WEDDING DRESS.” Yes, I must go delicately into that...
  • The Bridegroom Comes! A reflection on the Great Wedding Feast That Christmas Brings

    12/20/2013 2:23:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/19/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The coming of Christ at Christmas was as an infant. And thus we don’t usually think of wedding imagery related to the First coming of Jesus.  Yet, since the first coming of Christ is certainly fulfilled, we now focus more on his Second coming, of which the first coming is a sacramental reminder.Thus, in Advent our longing and thrill are also and essentially  directed to his glorious second coming. And now Mother Church, the New Jerusalem, our Mother looks for her groom Jesus to come again all his glory:I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of...
  • Baker says he’d rather go to jail after judge orders him to bake cakes for gay ‘weddings’

    12/11/2013 3:10:11 PM PST · by NYer · 149 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 11, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    DENVER, December 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Denver cake baker who was ordered by a judge last week to service same-sex “weddings” or face punishing fines has told Fox News that he would rather shut down his business and serve jail time than violate his beliefs and play a role in facilitating gay nuptials. In an interview with Fox’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck, cake maker Jack Phillips said, “You know, [I’ll serve jail time if] that’s what it takes.  It’s not like I have chosen this team or that team. This is who I am, it’s what I believe.” “Does becoming a...
  • Bride charged wedding to employer's credit cards, police say

    11/28/2013 3:16:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    WPEC-Ch. 12 ^ | November 27, 2013 | Scott Smith
    PORT ST. LUCIE — Something old, something new, something borrowed — credit cards used to charge a $50,000 wedding, police say — left a bride facing fraud and grand theft charges. La'Reese Michelle Darville, 31, was jailed Monday after she told detectives she charged bills for her June wedding at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to credit cards belonging to her employers, who include her father. Darville told detectives she intended to repay the full amount. Police were tipped to the case by one of the owners of Partners III Pawn Shop in Port St. Lucie, who got...
  • 'Longest married couple' to mark 81st anniversary

    11/20/2013 9:30:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 20, 2013
    John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older. Now, as their 81st wedding anniversary approaches on Monday, the couple, named on Valentine's Day by Worldwide Marriage Encounter as 2013's "longest married couple" in America, can only laugh as they look back on the commotion they caused. "Everyone was hopping mad, and my wife's aunt consoled my father-in-law by telling him not to worry, the marriage...
  • Stipends and Sacraments

    11/07/2013 2:31:36 PM PST · by Weiss White · 10 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | November 7, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q1: I’m going to be a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding… she and her fiancé met with the pastor to discuss the wedding preparations, and he insisted they have to pay the parish a hefty sum in order to get married there. They were horrified, because it feels like the priest is blackmailing them, if they don’t pay it, they can’t get married! Can a priest actually charge fees for marrying people? –Caitlin Q2: My elderly mother mailed a check to [some missionary priests] and asked them to celebrate a Mass for my late father. They returned the check and...
  • Pelosi, World Leaders in Attendance at Soros’ Nuptials

    09/22/2013 6:31:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 08:48 AM | Audrey Hudson
    Billionaire and Democratic Party financier George Soros got married Saturday and celebrated the nuptials with hundreds of his closest friends, including corporate executives, world leaders, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. …Soros, 83, married Tamiko Bolton, a healthcare consultant who is nearly half his age. She is his third wife. …
  • Photographer Flies His Drone Camera Into the Groom’s Head During a Bridal Shoot

    08/16/2013 8:46:21 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | August 16, 2013 | Michael Zhang
    Looking to incorporate drone photography and videography into your wedding photo packages? Make sure you’re a pro at flying the drone before getting it anywhere near your clients.
  • Business owners threatened, face legal action for refusing to rent facility for gay ‘wedding

    08/12/2013 7:03:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    GRIMES, IA, August 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian couple is facing a state complaint, business cancellations, and vulgar, harassing, and threatening e-mail messages after refusing to rent out a business facility for a gay “wedding.” Dick and Betty Odgaard said they could not in good conscience allow a homosexual couple to use their business, the Görtz Haus Gallery, to conduct the ceremony itself. Betty Odgaard Betty Odgaard “To us, [marriage] is a sacrament,” Betty Odgaard said, that exists only “between a man and woman.” She told Billy Hallowell of The Blaze their rejection was “totally a faith-based issue,” adding...
  • Hint: It rhymes with bash - Please come to our wedding: RSVP with cash

    08/11/2013 6:04:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Maclean's ^ | August 9, 2013 | Kate Lunau
    Kristen De Filippis recently had an argument with her aunt and mom about what makes an appropriate wedding gift. “They said, ‘You have to give at least $100 [cash] or more,’ ” says De Filippis, 38, who lives in Toronto. “I was like, the whole thing is insane. It should come down to what you can afford.” De Filippis loves her big Italian family, but wedding season isn’t cheap. It’s standard to give gifts at the engagement party and the shower, and an envelope on the big day. “With the older generation, if you don’t give a certain amount, you’re...
  • ‘[Redacted] Racist Sons of B*****s From Hell’: Wedding Venue Gets Threats, Fears Shut Down After

    08/09/2013 1:55:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/9/13 | Billy Hallowell
    Another business is facing retribution for declining service to a same-sex couple. Betty and Dick Odgaard, owners of Görtz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, are catching the ire of gay rights advocates after they declined offering their venue to Lee Stafford and his fiance Jared. Now the owners, who are Christians, are receiving vicious and threatening emails and phone calls — and they fear that their business could shut down because of the fierce reaction. It was less than one week ago that the Lee and Jared entered Görtz Haus looking for additional information about holding their wedding there. After...
  • Dying Jeannette boy serves as parents’ best man (must be excerpted)

    08/04/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 3 | Renatta Signorini
    Christine Swidorsky walked slowly toward her bridegroom, carrying the couple's precious best man. She struggled to hold back tears as she held 2-year-old Logan, his medical equipment and a bouquet of orange and yellow flowers... On July 26, doctors told his parents that Logan has a few weeks to live.
  • Who paid for Anthony Weiner's wedding?

    07/30/2013 7:43:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    You've got to hand it to Anthony Weiner and Human Abedin; they seem to have a real knack for getting other people to pay for their lavish lifestyle. Not only do they live in a $3.3 million Manhattan apartment owned by a Hillary supporter, they appear to have had their lavish wedding (estimated cost: a quarter million bucks!) paid for somebody else. And because Weiner failed to disclose this gift, he may face criminal sanctions. Charles C. Johnson of the Daily Caller reports: Anthony Weiner may have violated federal law when he failed to disclose his lavish six-figure wedding...
  • When Life Hits You Like a Roundhouse Kick

    07/30/2013 1:58:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Sometimes life hits you like a roundhouse kick, reminding you about what really matters. That happened to me this past week with the life, bravery and fighting spirit of 35-year-old Jen Bulik. I was just about to continue my series on Thomas Jefferson and public education, when I read Jen's story. (I'll pick up that series again in two weeks, after I highlight another amazing story of sacrifice and leadership.) Last December, Jen went to her doctor with a cough, and the young hairdresser was diagnosed with pneumonia. When the cough persisted, doctors ran more tests and discovered that Jen...
  • The Dance of The Groom and The Bride

    07/22/2013 9:54:59 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-22-13 | Jedediah
    You are always on my mind , As you inhibit mankind, For there can be no hint of you , Just Me through and through ~ ~ ~ A justice of true love, An eternal bond Hand ~ Ring and Dove , My Spirit and you "AS ONE", My Signet seal pressed into The Father's Will "DONE" , So ALL of us are woven together into Heaven's Tapestry "8" , The dance of The Groom and Bride is heavenly, The Father's GRACE you in Me , Together "AS ONE" with ALL 3 , Song of Songs 6:1-9 Friends 6 Where...
  • Photo of Marine and his bride praying before wedding goes viral [PHOTO]

    06/14/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-14-2013 | Taylor Bigler
    A simple image of a Lynchburg, Va., Marine and his bride praying before their wedding has gone viral. In the photo, Bre and Josh Curtas are seen holding hands from around a corner so that the groom cannot see the bride. According to Bre, who started a Tumblr account after the photo went viral, the future husband and wife were were praying for their marriage. “My husband prayed that God would bless our marriage, that through thick or thin together we would never lose hope in one another,” she wrote. “That instead of focusing on each others imperfections we would...
  • The tender moment a groom reassures his nervous wife-to-be in prayer

    06/13/2013 10:54:27 PM PDT · by rawhide · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-13-13 | Sadie Whitelocks
    The tender moment a groom reassures his nervous wife-to-be in prayer - without catching a glimpse of her wedding dress. Weddings prove stressful for many couples, with the honeymoon offering a much welcome escape. But one candid shot of a bride and groom shows how they successfully managed to steal a moment of peace amidst the fray of their big day. The groom is seen sitting around the corner to uphold the tradition of not seeing the bride in her bridal gown. Mrs Curtas, 23, told the Daily News that she was frantically fussing over her hair and make-up in...
  • Beautiful Picture: Prayer Before a Wedding

    06/08/2013 2:43:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | June 8, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Since we’re in the middle of wedding season, now seems a good time to post this picture, which apparently caused a sensation when it first appeared online a few months ago. This blog post, by the bride, explains the story behind it: she and her groom holding hands in prayer moments before their wedding, trying not to catch a glimpse of each other before the ceremony: Right around the corner sat my soon to be husband, I so was nervous he might see me yet secretly hoping to catch a glimpse of him. In my excited state I was the...
  • Colo. gay discrimination alleged over wedding cake

    06/06/2013 2:33:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 6/6/2013 | IVAN MORENO
    A gay couple is pursuing a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery, saying the business refused them a wedding cake to honor their Massachusetts ceremony, and alleging that the owners have a history of turning away same-sex couples. As more states move to legalize same-sex marriage and civil unions, the case highlights a growing tension between gay rights advocates and supporters of religious freedom. "Religious freedom is a fundamental right in America and it's something that we champion at the ACLU," said Mark Silverstein, the legal director of the group in Colorado, which filed the complaint on behalf of the...
  • The Next Wedding I Perform

    04/01/2013 6:57:48 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    steadfastlutherans.org ^ | April 1, 2013 | Charles Henrickson
    The Next Wedding I PerformOne of the neat things that we pastors get to do is to perform weddings. What a thrill it is to see a young couple declare their love before the world and to be part of their special day! And so it’s with great excitement and emotion that I will be performing a wedding this weekend. I have been asked to do the honors for a young couple I know up in Iowa, friends of the family. Steven and his partner Adam have been in a loving, committed relationship for over three months now, and since...
  • Salafi-Jihadis in Jordan Stage 'Martyrs' Weddings' to Attract Youth to Jihad

    02/09/2013 3:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "The forces fighting against Assad's regime in Syria include foreigners who have come to take part in the uprising alongside the Syrian rebels. Among them are members of Jordan's Salafi-jihadi movement, which, according to its senior leaders, has so far dispatched some 250 fighters to Syria.[1] As one means of encouraging Jordanian youths to join its ranks and adopt the ideology of jihad and martyrdom, the Salafi-jihadi movement stages "martyrs' weddings" for fighters killed in Syria, based on the Islamic belief that every martyr is rewarded with 72 black-eyed virgin brides in Paradise. These "weddings" are not a new...
  • Inland: 4 Accused of Plotting Attacks on U.S. Bases

    11/20/2012 1:05:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies
    PE.com - THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE ^ | November 19, 2012, 10:16 pm | by John Asbury
    SNIPPET: "They are: Soheil Omar Kabir, 34, a Pomona man who is an American citizen from Afghanistan; Ralph Deleon, 23, an Ontario man who was born in the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, an Upland man who was born in Mexico and whose was U.S. citizenship was pending; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside." SNIPPET: "The three men followed the essays of the now-deceased al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, who led terrorist operations in the Arabian Peninsula." SNIPPET: "Santana and Deleon told the plot to a confidential informant working for the FBI, according to the complaint." SNIPPET: "In order...
  • Dave Says That's a lot for a Wedding

    11/06/2012 6:23:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | Dave Ramsay
    Dear Dave, I recently got engaged. Is it okay for us to go ahead and combine finances and start working on a budget before we get married?AdamDear Adam,No, it is not okay to combine finances with anyone to whom you’re not married. And by “okay,” I mean wise. I’m happy that you’ve found love, but all kinds of things can happen before the rings are slipped onto your fingers.I’m not wishing bad things on you, but what if you spend time paying off her debt, or vice versa, and then the relationship doesn’t work out? Bringing finances into that kind...
  • Petraeus Socialite Jill Kelley Banned From Military Base

    11/14/2012 12:07:52 PM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    radar online ^ | 11/14 | radar online
    Jill Kelley is no longer welcome at MacDill AFB. The socialite who launched the David Petraeus sex scandal that's now also enveloped General John Allen, has been banned from the Tampa military base where she met both the four star military men, the Tampa Tribune is reporting. "She did have base access but does not currently because of her involvement in an ongoing investigation," a military official told the Tribune. PHOTOS: Jill Kelley Arrives At Her Tampa Bay Home The slam from her former best buddies in uniform comes on top of revelations of the Kelley family's dismal financial picture....
  • Dave Says That's a lot for a Wedding

    11/05/2012 10:22:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave,I recently got engaged. Is it okay for us to go ahead and combine finances and start working on a budget before we get married?AdamDear Adam,No, it is not okay to combine finances with anyone to whom you’re not married. And by “okay,” I mean wise. I’m happy that you’ve found love, but all kinds of things can happen before the rings are slipped onto your fingers. I’m not wishing bad things on you, but what if you spend time paying off her debt, or vice versa, and then the relationship doesn’t work out? Bringing finances into that kind...
  • Electrical fire at Saudi wedding kills 25

    10/31/2012 6:35:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | October 31, 2012
    At least 25 people have died and 30 others were hurt in a fire at a wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia, officials say. Hundreds were inside the courtyard of a home in the village of Ain Badr, in the Abqaiq region, when the blaze began. A high-voltage power line reportedly fell down and sent sparks flying after it was hit by celebratory gunfire.
  • 1 Dead, 3 Arrested After Fight Between Wedding Parties In Society Hill (Phila.)

    10/08/2012 6:09:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | October 7, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One man suffered a heart attack and later died and three people were arrested for their alleged involvement in a wedding reception brawl at the Sheraton in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia early Sunday morning. Police said at least two separate wedding parties got into a fight that began inside the hotel located at 1 Dock Street. One group of guests fought with another group, who had just returned to the hotel after an off-site reception. It spilled out into the street and police were called in around 1:30 a.m. Eyewitnesses say the fight began in...
  • Janet Jackson plans $20m wedding with Qatari billionaire; converts to Islam

    10/05/2012 11:08:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    .emirates247.com ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Bang
    Janet Jackson and her fiancé Wissam Al Mana are reportedly planning to get married in Doha, Qatar in 2013. The couple hope to tie the knot in Doha where the billionaire was born and are making arrangements for the ceremony to take place in 2013. Janet and Wissam will be wedded in a Muslim ceremony. A renown Turkish author, Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya), is also making the claim that the 46-year-old Janet Jackson has converted to Islam — as did her brother, Michael Jackson — and is choosing to keep her new religion a secret from her fans. According...
  • Bride's 'Cold Feet' at Wedding May Predict Divorce

    09/15/2012 5:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Live Science ^ | 09/15/2012
    Ladies: If you're having doubts about marrying your beau, you might want to take a step back. New research shows that a woman's hesitation before her wedding might predict a bumpy road ahead. "People think everybody has premarital doubts and you don't have to worry about them," Justin Lavner, a UCLA doctoral student in psychology who led the study, said in a statement. "We found they are common but not benign. Newlywed wives who had doubts about getting married before their wedding were two-and-a-half times more likely to divorce four years later than wives without these doubts. Among couples still...
  • Stunning Edwardian wedding dress for sale again - 104 years after its last wearer..

    09/03/2012 5:55:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 2, 2012 | Staff
    A stunning Edwardian wedding dress is about to be auctioned after being kept in pristine condition by the bride's family for more than a century. But while it may have survived being bombed twice by the Luftwaffe and 104 years in storage unscathed, it appears the changing shape of modern women could mean the magnificent wedding dress is never again worn down the aisle. The delicate Brussels lace was worn by petite Ethel Dalziel when she married Ronald Cooper in Glasgow, and is smaller than today's UK size 4.
  • Cops: Wedding guest tried to steal gifts

    09/02/2012 10:38:56 AM PDT · by rawhide · 10 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 9-2-12
    It's a story of "I do"s and don't's: Police say a guest at a Long Island wedding tried to make off with the couple's gifts. The 18-year-old was awaiting arraignment Sunday after being arrested on a grand larceny charge. He was at Larry and Joanna Williamson's wedding Saturday at West Sayville Country Club in Sayville. Suffolk County police say the maître d' got suspicious when he spotted the teen in the coat room, carrying a box full of envelopes that had been given to the couple. The maître d' alerted the bride. Police say the teen then ran to the...
  • Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil

    08/28/2012 3:32:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/28/2012
    A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights. She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement. But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as "absurd and totally illegal". The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses. Ms Domingues says they...
  • Newlywed Drowns In Wedding Dress During Photo Shoot

    08/27/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | August 27, 2012 9:56 AM | Benjamin Fearnow
    RAWDON, Que. – A newlywed was getting one final photo shoot in her wedding dress. It would be her last. Rescue teams recovered the body of newlywed realtor Maria Pantazopoulos, 30, Friday after the bride was swept away and drowned in the current near Dorwin Falls in Rawdon, according to CTV News. Pantazopoulos was dipping her toes into the water to pose but the dress became heavy when wet and the current pulled her to the bottom of the deep, eight-meter section of the lake. “The photographer put down his equipment and tried to save her. He grabbed her with...
  • Marriage Mania: Average Couple spends more than $26,000 on Weddings

    08/13/2012 1:44:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 12, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Back in the 1980s when I was ordained, there was a priest in the area who was famous (infamous) for the fact that he requested couples who were going to spend more than $5,000 on a wedding (more in those days than now) to pay a tithe, (one tenth) of what they spent on the wedding, to the poor. While he could not require this of couples, he made of it more than a casual suggestion, reminding them that, as they spent thousands on flowers that wilt and dresses worn only once, there were some in this world who had...
  • Wedding Guests Chase Mitt Romney's Motorcade

    08/09/2012 6:11:46 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 8, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    LAKEWOOD, N.J. - A funny thing happened on the way to a Mitt Romney fundraiser. Romney, who will spend the evening fundraising in the Garden State, was greeted at the first finance reception by members of a Jewish wedding party who were so excited to see him, some attempted to scale a fence to catch a glimpse of the presumptive GOP candidate. Several guests of the wedding, dressed for the occasion, darted across the parking lot at the first sight of Romney's motorcade.