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Wedding Ring Found After Being Lost At Sea

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Strange on August 22, 2013

When Casey Brooks went swimming at high tide and lost his wedding ring in the water, he didn't think there was any way he'd ever see it again. Fortunately, an anonymous hero with a metal detector saved the day and tracked it down only hours after it was lost.

Casey and his wife Lindsey spent the day at a beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey and while swimming at high tide he felt the ring slide off his finger. Straight away he started feeling around the ocean floor but to no avail. His wife joined him with a pair of goggles, but the waves and current made it impossible to see. With heavy hearts the couple left the beach and returned later in the hope of finding it at low tide.

When the couple came across a woman with a metal detector, they asked if she'd found a wedding band but unfortunately she hadn't. The woman wanted to help and waded knee-deep into the water. In less than 10 minutes she claimed she heard a sound on her headphones. Casey sifted through the sand and to his amazement found his wedding ring buried more than a foot deep.

Casey pulled out his wallet and gave the mystery woman a $100 reward. She also posed with for a picture his wife took to remember the moment. He said, "I didn't even get her name but she got big hugs from my wife and me."


 - Image via Huffington Post


McDonald's Wedding Reception

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in News Strange on July 31, 2013

A fast food-loving couple celebrated their love of junk grub by holding their wedding reception at McDonald’s.

Steven Asher, 28, and his new wife Emily Marshall, 21, tied the knot on Saturday, and then headed to their local McDonald’s for a £150 fast-food feast in a bid to make their day “as memorable as possible”. 

The couple arrived in a stretch limo and dined with 33 guests in a roped-off area at their local branch in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. Emily tucked into a chicken nugget meal with coke for her wedding breakfast, while Steven had the Chicken Legend meal with a strawberry milkshake. 

Warehouse worker Steven said: “It was a great day and everyone enjoyed themselves – everyone loves McDonald’s, don’t they?”

Emily said: “I got quite a few people staring at me but I didn’t care. It was my big day and I was there to enjoy myself.” 

The couple were treated to a bottle of champagne by McDonald’s bosses but had to save it for later as the diner is not licensed.

Steven and Emily at the McDonald's wedding reception

 - Image via Daily Star


Lost and Found: Wedding jewellery found on beach after two days

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in News Strange on July 30, 2013

A mother-of-two has amazingly found both her wedding and engagement rings two days after losing them on a crowded beach.   

Laura Curry thought she had seen the last of her rings after she left them on busy Poldhu Cove; one of the largest beaches on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall. However, after making a desperate plea for a metal detector on Facebook, she was able to return to the beach and search for them. 

Laura, from Millbrook in Cornwall, took the rings off (worth £3000) and put them into an inside pocket of a beach tent before putting sun cream on her children. She believes the rings were lost when she shook sand out of the tent before leaving to go home. It wasn’t until four hours later at a party with friends when she realised the rings were missing. She rummaged through the car and the beach tent, but there was no sign of the rings. Later she drove back to the beach and spent 40 minutes searching in vain. 

'I had to tearfully return home to Millbrook and explain to my husband that I'd lost them. 'He was understandably irritated with me,' she said. Adding to her anguish was the fact the rings were particularly meaningful; Laura helped to design her engagement ring, and a friend made the wedding band. 

In a last-ditch effort, and without much hope, Laura and her husband Paul put a post on Facebook asking for the loan or hire of a metal detector. The couple were given two metal detectors, but were not able to return to the beach until two days later and Laura was sure all hope of finding the rings was gone. After several hours of searching, Laura was stunned to see her wedding ring sticking out of the sand. After another hour of looking, and with help from other families on the beach, Paul found Laura’s engagement ring. 

Laura was shocked at how lucky she was to find not one but both of her rings, and said: 'It's incredible really that they were there two days later. Anybody could have picked them up from the sand or the tide and waves could have swept them away or even totally buried them. 'It's a fantastic result.'

Laura with her wedding and engagement rings

 - Image via Daily Mail


Man Proposes With Ring In Chicken Burger!

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Funny Strange on July 05, 2013

Not every proposal can be the stuff of Hollywood movies. Often the most simple guesture can be the most romantic; a proposal while watching a movie on the couch, a picnic at the place you first met, a homecooked meal or romantic beach walk. 

The photo below is from a lady called Ann, who shared her proposal with the world through Facebook. Her now-finacé, Dennis, proposed to her with quite a special chicken burger indeed - one that happened to include an extra side order of engagement ring!

By the looks of things Ann was both delighted with her chicken burger and her engagement ring, and is now planning to dance the Funky Chicken at her wedding reception!

- Image via Metro



The Weird and Wonderful World of Weddings - Alternative Weddings

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Facts Funny Strange on January 25, 2013

Your wedding is meant to be your day, and one of the most important in your life. A big white wedding certainly isn’t for everyone, and today many couples are choosing a wedding far more in tune with their own personalities and interests. Pirates, superheroes, bungee jumping, underwater weddings, you name it, it’s been done! Why not join the couples who have been brave enough to shun the formal wedding and marry in the most memorable way possible?! Here are some examples to get you inspired: 

  1. Last July, Sharon Wetherell and Neil Vaughan of Devon, England, tied the knot while dressed as their favourite superheroes. As the Wonder Woman theme music played, Wetherell, 40, made her entrance at the ceremony wearing blue hot pants, a red corset, boots, tiara and a veil, while the groom dressed as Batman. The couple’s friends and family also dressed as superheroes, including Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Robin, Poison Ivy, Lara Croft, and the Joker. Holy matrimony Batman!

  2. Tracey and Vivian Williams, from Wales, tied the knot in last May by dressing up as two of their favourite movie characters: the green ogres Shrek and Princess Fiona. Tracey, 33, said the themed wedding idea suited her and her new husband perfectly. The couple saw “Shrek” on their first date and have been huge fans ever since. To prepare for their wedding ceremony the couple covered themselves in green body paint and fixed fake green ears to the tops of their heads. Tracey also wore a bright red wig to complete the Princess Fiona look.

  3. An Iowa couple who love bowhunting wore camouflage to blend in with the wooded backdrop at their treetop wedding. Kim Silver, 42, dressed in a custom designed silk gown made by camouflage specialists Mossy Oak, while her 61-year-old groom, Marvin Hunter, dressed in camouflage shirt and pants. Silver said the pair hunt together so much that their treetop hunting platform wedding "just seemed like the right thing to do."

  4. A Southern California couple wed in front of more than 100 guests at a Home Depot store where they work. The wedding party for Carolyn Weatherly, 56, and Audwin Mosby, 55, marched down an aisle of light bulbs and paint to the outdoor garden section. A wedding stage had been built for the couple from the store’s lumber and supplies. The bride said the store is like a second home and her colleagues are like family.

  5. Voodoo Doughnut, in Portland, Oregon, has an entire menu dedicated to wedding services. It includes a variety of matrimonial options to suit different budgets, such as the “Legal Voodoo Wedding” package for $200, which includes a wedding ceremony, coffee and doughnuts for 24 people, a 700-square-foot chapel, free parking, and a doughnut centerpiece. So far the two Voodoo Doughnut locations have married off more than 300 couples!

  6. Jack Frankel, 75, and Fina Nikolos, 67, met in May 2009 at a supermarket in Coral Springs, Florida. It had been raining heavily and Fina offered to walk Jack to his car with an umbrella. He later thanked her by taking her out to lunch. In January 2010, the two returned to the same place where their love began for a small wedding ceremony in the store's cafe. About 40 guests attended the ceremony, and store employees and customers looked on and applauded. 


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