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It’s Time To Cry: Bride’s Favorite Mascot Walks Her Down The Aisle After She Loses Her Father

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When Jennifer Sullivan unexpectedly lost her father to a heart attack six months before her wedding, she brought in her favorite mascot to walk her down the aisle. “I knew that I would be thinking about him the entire time,” Sullivan told WSVN News. “I knew I needed to do something really special to take my mind off of it and make the moment as lighthearted as possible.” Sullivan is a hardcore University of Miami fan, and a former employee of the school’s athletics department. Sebastian, the Miami Hurricanes mascot, was all too happy to step in on her special day, wearing a jersey with her late father’s nickname, Big Walt, on the back. It couldn’t have been a more fitting tribute. [CosmopolitanWSVN News]

Study: Wedding Traditions Are Changing Sloooowly

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Weddings may be full of age-old “rules,” but according to a new poll, views on strong-held nuptial traditions are slowly changing. A new Harris Poll surveyed 2,300 Americans this April to find out where they stand on old-school ideas about how heterosexual weddings are supposed to go down. Marriages might be changing, but weddings? Not so fast. Keep reading »

Saudi Woman Convinces Fiancé To Marry Her Two Best Friends As Well

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Here’s a twist on polygamy for you. A Saudi woman told her fiancé that she would marry him on the condition that he would also marry her two best friends, who happened to be her coworkers at the school she taught at. At first the man thought it was a joke, but the woman was dead serious and she refused to get hitched unless he agreed to the offer.

“He realized that she was not joking when she insisted on her demand … after mediation efforts by relatives, he agreed to marry the three school teachers,” reported the Saudi Arabic language daily Alyoum in a report from the western town of Taif. After the man wed the three friends, he rented them all their own apartments and the husband takes turns rotating between their places. According to the report, the arrangement has not spoiled their friendship and they still spend a lot of time at each other’s places hanging out and doing housework. No word on when their reality show, “My Three Brides,” is set to air. Keep reading »

Hitched: I Didn’t Try To Lose Weight For My Wedding

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Andrea on the expectation that all brides-to-be want to lose weight. Read More »

People on the internet have been telling me I’m fat for at least a decade — since whenever the first full-body photograph of me appeared on a blog author page. I still remember one of the first times it happened. I was probably 22 years old, wearing a pink pencil skirt and cute black top, retro-style, in the photo.

“Just like I thought, she’s pear-shaped,” snarked one commenter, who apparently previously inferred from the quality of my writing that my body was not up to his high expectations, only to have it all confirmed by a photo.

I stood in front of the mirror in that same outfit, staring at my body from every angle, trying to figure out just how pear-shaped I was. Was it my thighs causing the problem? Had to be, right? I measured them. I calculated my BMI. I took more digital photos and compared them to the existing photo. I went through the size tags on all my clothes, trying to find the biggest one so I could prove to myself that I either was or wasn’t fat. Definitively.
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Congratulations, Jennifer And Ryan, You’re Terrible, Mazel Tov!

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"You two truly epitomize the word 'meant for each other.'

Jessica sent me this wedding video with the caveat that it would probably make me very angry. If I wasn’t on a shit ton of migraine meds at the moment, she’d probably be right. But instead, I just laughed at the bride’s dad invoking Martin Luther King Jr.; the fact that this groom is gonna have to listen to this woman’s unconscionable vocal fry for the rest of his life (or until divorce!); the groom awkwardly spinning the bride around like a swollen driedl; the “bride” director’s chair; the “West Side Story” passel of bridesmaids and groomsmen each of these a-holes included (she has, like, 25 bridesmaids); that the bride’s mom is basically trying to upstage her daughter in a mother-of-the-bride wedding dress; the histrionic soundtrack; and the fact that I had to have a snack in the middle of the video because it was so fricking long.

So yes, I’m so glad you two shitbirds found each other! There really is someone for everyone. [Blackbook] Keep reading »

Today In Crazy: Brides Are Now Going On Feeding Tubes To Lose Weight

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Meet Jessica Schnaider, a woman profiled in The New York Times’ Style section this weekend. Jessica, 41, wanted to lose weight for her wedding, but instead of doing the typical thing that most brides-to-be do — hire a trainer, go on a diet — to make their perfect wedding dress a reality, she went for a more, oh, extreme solution.

Jessica decided to put herself on a feeding tube.

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10 Brides Arrested On Their Wedding Day

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Everyone wants to look gorgeous on their wedding day, since you know that all eyes will be on you and that many albums’ worth of photos will be snapped. But very few brides probably anticipate taking a mug shot in their wedding dress and veil. This is exactly what happened to 53-year-old Tammy Lee Hinton of Michigan. She had a warrant out for her arrest for felony theft three years earlier, and so police officers used her wedding as the perfect opportunity to finally take her into custody. They did this moments after she walked down the aisle. And while the officers offered that she could change ensembles for her mug shot, she chose to stay in her wedding dress. After posting bail 30 minutes later, she headed to her reception. [Tabloid Prodigy] Now, sure, felony theft charges are a huge deal. But really, did the officers have to arrest Tammy at her wedding? I mean, there was no other opportunity? Hopefully, they at least brought a gift. In Tammy’s honor, we’re paying homage to other brides who ended up in the big house on their big day.

Introducing The David Yurman Bridal Collection

Evan Yurman, the jewelry designer behind the much-anticipated David Yurman Bridal Collection, says wedding jewelry should speak to the wearer. And most of the pieces in the bridal collection spoke to me when I stopped by the DY townhouse in Manhattan for a preview. The only problem was that I’m nowhere near accepting a proposal or offering one. But a girl can enjoy diamonds nonetheless… Keep reading »

Bride Arrested For Brawling With Wedding Guests

It’s a nice day for a fight wedding. Over the weekend, 28-year-old bride Angela Davito was arrested at her own wedding. Apparently, some uninvited guests showed up at the reception and started dirty dancing with the bride. This pissed off the groom, and a full-out brawl broke out. The police were called and tried to stop the fighting. When they were unsuccessful, they doused the reception in pepper spray. Firefighters came in to treat guests for pepper spray exposure.

Oh, but it got worse. Keep reading »

Bride Paralyzed At Bachelorette Party

It should have been just like any other fun bachelorette party. Bride-to-be Rachelle Friedman was enjoying a poolside party with friends just days before her wedding when a harmless prank turned tragic. A friend jokingly pushed Rachelle into shallow end of the pool, and Rachelle’s neck snapped. Now she’s paralyzed from the chest down and facing a mountain of medical bills. Keep reading »

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