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A Wedding To Die For

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most special in your life, one you’ll hopefully never forget. Well, sweethearts Valentina Anitra, 22, and Ignazio Licodia, 25, definitely won’t ever forget theirs, considering their photographer was accidentally killed by a gunshot. Their wedding took place at the groom’s parents’ home in Sicily; the wedding photographer, taking some, er, shots of the wedding party, asked the bride and groom to pose with a hunting rifle. Apparently, in southern Italy, especially in Sicily, firing guns at festivals and special family occasions is tradition. Somehow the gun went off and the photographer was shot in the head and died. Police are trying to establish if the gun went off while it was being handled by the photographer or by the couple. If a death on the day of your wedding isn’t bad enough, police said that the groom’s parents could be prosecuted because the photographer died on their property. The couple-to-be called off the wedding ceremony after the shooting. Their special day will definitely not be forgotten, unfortunately for not so happy reasons. Let this be a lesson to engaged couples everywhere — if you’re going to pose with a gun in your wedding garb, make sure the film is the only thing that’s loaded. [News.com.au]
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A Porta-Potty Fit For A Clinton

So, when Bill Clinton wants to take a nervous crap on daughter Chelsea‘s wedding day, this is where he’ll do it. You’re looking at the porta-potties the Clintons have rented for the occasion at a grand total of $15,000. It goes without saying that these bathrooms are nicer than mine, not to mention The Frisky’s ladies room, where we recently found a cockroach! However, we do have a stack of gossip mags in ours, so there. [via Gawker] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I’m Commitment-Phobic

Most of the time, when you hear “commitment-phobic,” you think of a man. But that’s not always the case. I’m commitment-phobic, and I’m a woman. The thought of being in a relationship terrifies me. The thought of committing to someone forever scares the pants off me. Oh, and getting to the altar? Watch me quake. Keep reading »

Woman Vomits During On-Camera Wedding Toast


Yeah, this is how I feel about over-the-top, sentimental, cliche-filled wedding toasts too. I feel ya, sister. Keep reading »

What’s The Hardest Year Of Marriage?

As I mentioned yesterday, my husband, Drew, and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary this weekend. I’ve heard people say that the first year of marriage is often the hardest, but I find that really hard to believe. For us, it’s been the best year we’ve had together so far! We were smart about having a wedding well within our budget, so we didn’t find ourselves with a mountain of debt right off the bat. Plus, we don’t have kids yet and aren’t actively trying, so we have plenty of time to invest in each other without any pressure to conceive right away. Fortunately, we’re both in good health, as are our families. And recently, we fulfilled a goal to move to Brooklyn and we couldn’t be happier. So, where’s the part that’s supposed to be so hard? I don’t think we’re an anomaly here. I’d bet most married couples would say their first year is pretty good. But maybe I’m wrong? Or, maybe for couples who didn’t live together before getting hitched, the transition is particularly rocky? If you’re married — or have been married before — I’d love to hear your thoughts. What’s been your hardest year of marriage so far, and why? Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Being A Bridesmaid Drained My Bank Account

Megin and I first met as mid-level slaves to the fashion industry eight years ago. I recognized a kindred spirit the minute I caught her screaming harsh obscenities at her computer. We’ve been through boyfriend breakups, apartment break-ins, and career changes. So when she asked me to be a bridesmaid, I jumped at the chance to stand by her side and watch her start a new life with the man she loved. Of course I wanted to support her in any way possible on her big day; I just didn’t realize how much it would cost me! Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I Want To Skip My BFF’s Wedding”

My best friend in the whole wide world has been away for about two years, and now she’s back and in love with a guy from her childhood and getting hitched. I barely know the guy, but I don’t have a good feeling about him, and worse, she “changes” for him. Meaning her values may have changed as a result of his influence. I’m uncomfortable with the whole thing because I feel like she’s rushing into it. She’s never lived with the guy, and they’ve only been dating long-distance for six months or so. I’m finding it difficult to be genuinely happy for her, and what’s worse, I feel super guilty about it. Correct that: I AM happy for her, but I still need some time to get used to the idea. But I don’t have time: the wedding is set for October, and she’s assuming I’ll be in it. Already, I feel overwhelmed. I thought the wedding would be at least a year away; in fact, she assured me it would. The fact that I just found out that the wedding going to be alcohol free is making things worse. Yikes. How am I going to get through it? Is there any way I can get out of it without destroying our friendship? Moreover, am I a bad friend for not acting thrilled about the whole thing and jumping in head first to support her? We’re like sisters, and now I just feel terrible. — Losing Sleep in LIC

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Dear Wendy: “He Wants To Wait Until Marriage, But I Don’t!”

I’m almost 20, and I have been dating my current boyfriend, who’s 21, for almost a year now, and even though it hasn’t been that long, I feel like he is “the one.” Before him, I was never able to stick around in a relationship for more than a month, and any talk of anything even remotely related to the future would send me running off. But imagining a life with him is one of the easiest things, and he’s told me he can see himself marrying me, having kids, and retiring and spending the rest of our lives together. Everything’s perfect except he’s a faithful Christian and wants to wait until marriage for actual penetration, although he’s fine with everything else, including oral sex. And the problem is, I’ve always told myself that I would not wait until then. This isn’t a matter of whether or not I love him enough to stay with him, to wait for him — I simply cannot imagine entering a marriage without knowing if I am compatible in that sense, because I know that I don’t want to get a divorce. I probably would not be able to live with myself if I managed to persuade him, especially if he regretted it afterward, but I also cannot imagine us having a life together if I don’t know that we’re sexually compatible. What should I do? — Lose-Lose Situation

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Confessions Of A Happy Housewife

Despite my best intentions, my marriage isn’t new or hip or trendy. I cook and clean. He does the lawn and the taxes. I sew curtains and decorate. He watches the budget and fixes the garbage disposal. It’s not that way because I am trying to reverse the women’s movement; it’s just that our marriage works better that way. I am a better cook. He’s a whiz at taxes. I really enjoy a nicely Swiffered floor. He loves multiple trips to Home Depot. Call it genetics. Call it culture. It’s who we are. Keep reading »

DeAnna Pappas And Other Broken-Hearted “Bachelor” Contestants Who Found Love

Back in 2007, “Bachelor” viewers were shocked when lame-oid Brad Womack decided not to choose either Jenni Croft or DeAnna Pappas in the final episode. Uh, didn’t he get that memo about the point of the show? DeAnna was totally heartbroken, but picked herself up and became “The Bachelorette.” Only she and her final choice—Jesse Csincsak—didn’t work out, either.

Now, DeAnna has found love for realz. And oddly enough, it happened because of “The Bachelor.” One of DeAnna’s good friends is Holly Durst, a contestant on “The Bachelor” who was let go by Matt Grant. (Bizarre side note: she also dated Jesse.) Holly later got together with Michael Stagliano, who tried to win over Jillian Harris on “The Bachelorette.” Holly and Michael decide to set up DeAnna with Michael’s twin, Stephen, and—shocker—it worked. DeAnna is currently home in Georgia, planning her wedding to Stephen, which will apparently be going down very soon. Before she left for the trip, Stephen tweeted, “The love of my life leaves me today to go home to Georgia : ( .” [Radar]

There’s something oddly inspiring about seeing someone who was crushed on “The Bachelor” find love in real life. After the jump, other folks who went from heartbroken to giddily happy in a very short time. Keep reading »

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