Posts tagged "weddings"

Couple Marries On New York City Subway

When 26-year-old Hector Irakliotis boarded the New York City subway’s N train Friday afternoon, passengers had no idea they were about to witness in one of the biggest days of his life. He announced to the train full of strangers that in a few minutes, he’d be getting married — right there in front of…

By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

Hitched 2.0: The Pros & Cons Of A Long Engagement

Hitched, our weekly column about getting married, is back! This time around, we’ll be walking down the aisle (well, in spirit) with writer Emma Sarran, who will be sharing her thoughts on long engagements, the institution of matrimony and that godforsaken wedding industrial complex every Thursday.

I remember my engagement as if it…

By: Emma Sarran / November 20, 2014

Study: The Cost Of Your Wedding & Engagement Ring Can Predict Divorce

A study conducted by economists at Emory University found that the amount of money spent on a couple’s wedding and engagement can pretty accurately predict whether divorce is on the horizon. The study, smugly titled “‘A Diamond Is Forever’ And Other Fairy Tales” (love it), surveyed over 3,000 people about their nuptial spending, controlling for…

By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2014

Dolphins Perfectly Photobomb Couple’s Wedding Pictures

In September 2012, Alexis and Steve Epsey celebrated their wedding at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine, Florida (my former home!), and when their photos were taken, a few surprise guests popped into the shots. The dolphins at the park leapt out of the water as the couple had their first kiss and kept on gracing the…

By: Claire Hannum / November 6, 2014

Couple Gets Married On An Airplane, Cuteness Ensues

Here’s a life dream status situation or a wedding disaster depending on your travel preferences – couple Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart married in the middle of a Southwest Airlines flight. Coven and Stewart travel regularly for work, so they pooled their many frequent flier miles to get themselves and 30 wedding guests onto a flight from Nashville…

By: Claire Hannum / November 6, 2014

Congrats To The Soon-To-Be Mrs. Cumberbatch, But I’m Not Apologizing For My Impure Thoughts About Her Future Husband

Benedict Cumberbatch is getting married to an apparently incredibly talented, Samuel Beckett Award-winning theatre writer and director named Sophie Hunter. Well SHOOT. Since when was he even involved with anyone? He disappeared his love life like Sherlock disappeared himself at the end of season two (come on, you know that’s not a spoiler).
Instead…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 5, 2014

I’m Seriously Obsessed With This Anne Of Green Gables-Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot

Anne of Green Gables remains one of my favorite books of all time (I love the entire L.M. Montgomery series, though I wish Anne-with-an-E didn’t end up being saddled with quite so many children, but I digress) and growing up, I watched the PBS movie adaptation more times than I could possibly count. My best…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 1, 2014

This “Little Mermaid” Wedding Is Your Fairy Tale

If you dreamed of having a Disney princess wedding when you were little, this Little Mermaid fairy tale come true is for you. Traci Hines, who has a YouTube series where she plays a hipster Ariel, made her mermaid transformation official when she (pretend) tied the knot on the beach. Unfortunately, this wedding was just…

By: College Candy / October 28, 2014

Dater X: An Ex Returns To Stir The Pot

Update: Baby Face and I are moving full steam ahead, getting together as often as possible and still having amazing sex (with only a brief hiatus during Aunt Flo’s visit), which is why it’s so typical that one of my exes resurfaced— looking all handsome like he popped right out of a J.Crew catalogue— and…

By: Dater X / October 22, 2014

We Live In A World That Includes Twee Dog Weddings, Because Why Not

When Danni Rivera and her husband Wil got a second dachshund, she suggested over a glass of wine that the two pups get married. Luckily for her, she’s a wedding photographer and videographer, so she just made a few calls to her fellow creative friends and whipped up a canine Pinterest wedding. Hudson and Chelsea tied the knot…

By: Claire Hannum / September 24, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: After Bride’s Death, Bridesmaids Wear Their Gowns To A Mud Race In Her Honor

Shannon Hall, a 24-year-old from central Wisconsin, was set to marry on October 4 when she tragically lost her life two weeks ago in a car accident. She’s survived by five brothers and four sisters, and all of her sisters were to be bridesmaids in her wedding. Before her passing, they’d signed up for the…

By: Claire Hannum / September 22, 2014

Coming To A Wedding Near You: 2,400 Krispy Kreme Donuts

Krispy Kreme UK has just unveiled its Double Hundred Dozen, an 11.5 ft long box packed to the brim with 2,400 donuts. The box is so gigantic that it took 8 people to lift it into a delivery truck. The double dozen was shared to celebrate the company’s neq Occasions program, which caters to weddings and…

By: Claire Hannum / September 21, 2014

Guy Stages An Entire Faux Wedding To Propose To His Girlfriend

I still feel like 99 percent of public proposals are awkward and self-centered, but this one gets a pass for all the effort that went into it. Wedding planner Jack has seen thousands of nuptials play out over the years, making him pretty much on expert on all things romance. When it came time to…

By: Claire Hannum / September 15, 2014

Pinterest Accidentally Congratulates Single Women On Getting Engaged

Among the many, many ladies who make wedding boards on Pinterest, a pretty epic percentage of them don’t have a fiance (or even a significant other). That seems to be common knowledge for Pinterest users — some single pinners could care less about what people think of the cutesy board of place settings they put…

By: Claire Hannum / September 5, 2014

10 Things That Would Have Made Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Wedding Way More Interesting

This past weekend, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tied the knot in France after nine years and six kids together, and the details of their big day are just being released. As you can imagine, everything about the nuptials sounded magical from the scent of rosemary and jasmine wafting into the chapel, to the magnificent…

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 30, 2014

Somebody Take Me To A Kitten-Themed Wedding

Happily Wedding, a wedding planning company in California, has opened up a whole new market — cat weddings. In case kitten-themed seating arrangements, feline cake toppers, the “glitter box,” and stationery marked “Furrever” wasn’t enough to make the perfect wedding day for cat-loving couple Kiera and Zach, they were then treated to the surprise arrival of…

By: Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

Study Claims A Big Wedding Leads To A Happier Marriage

According to a new report by the University of Virginia, couples who have larger, more formal weddings are more likely to have quality marriages. This is pretty hard to believe because in my mind, there are few things more stressful or challenging to a relationship than planning a big wedding. The study, which is part…

By: Claire Hannum / August 21, 2014

Woman Who Lost Her Wedding Dress In Hurricane Sandy Has It Returned Almost Two Years Later

When Hurricane Sandy hit, Nicole Pagliaro’s wedding dress was at a dry cleaners in the South Beach area of Staten Island. She was married in the summer of 2012, and just before the storm, she’d dropped the dress off to be cleaned and boxed. The neighborhood was ravaged by Sandy, and when Nicole’s husband Michael…

By: Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014

Weed Weddings Are All The Rage In Colorado

Forget an open bar, the coolest way to impress your wedding guests is to pass them a blunt and offer up a plate of THC-laced brownies. That’s right, man, weed weddings — “weedings,” obvs — are the hot new nuptial trend in, where else, Colorado. According to an article in The New York Times –

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2014

This Ring Box Camera Records The Reaction To Your Proposal

For a senior engineering project, a team of students at Hope College in Michigan created an engagement ring box with a tiny camera in it for filming proposals. Now their Ring Cam is taking off as an actual business. When their prototype was still in development, the students asked some of their friends who were…

By: Claire Hannum / July 26, 2014
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