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Married Twice In One Day

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in News Strange on August 15, 2012

A young couple had to get married twice in one day after a bungling registrar forgot to ask the bride to say ‘I do’ the first time around. 

Kelly Sweetman and Nathan Rees from Cardiff were overjoyed when they tied the knot, but their wedding planner swiftly broke the news that Kelly hadn't said any of her marital vows during the service, and therefore it would not have been legally binding.

Although confused, the couple didn't realise the mistake and carried on. They signed the register and were about to have their pictures taken, when the wedding planner overheard the couple's guests saying the bride hadn't said her vows. After the service ended, the hotel was forced to call the County Hall and get the registrar to return while the alter was re-decorated and guests reseated.

The service was carried out a second time and the pair were officially declared man and wife.

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Woman Seeks Groom for Fully Paid Wedding

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in News Strange on August 08, 2012

Meet Anita Chakra Burtty, a 42-year-old astrologist from Sydney, Australia. She is a single woman that has planned and paid in full for her wedding in April - despite having no potential groom. However, she believes that she will find her perfect match in October or November of this year.

She added that she is '100 percent' convinced that she will meet her ideal man and has even purchased her wedding dress, booked the florist, and booked a barbeque reception in the beach suburb of Coogee. 

She is so convinced that she will find a groom this year she even asked her best friend Jeremy to change his own wedding date (with an actual bride) in order to avoid a clash with hers.

Any takers?!

Call me, maybe?

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Weddings - Wedding Superstitions

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Facts Funny Strange on July 20, 2012

Many of the wedding traditions we know today developed from ancient superstitions about the joining of husband and wife. The following are some of those superstitions that remind us that getting married is, and never was, something to be taken lightly!

  1. A marriage is said to be doomed if a bride wears her complete wedding outfit before the big day.
     
  2. It is also unlucky for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress until she arrives at the ceremony.
     
  3. If you can persuade a cat to eat out of your left shoe one week before the wedding good luck will bless your married life. (Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it!)
     
  4. It is unlucky for the bride or groom to wear their rings before the wedding ceremony.
     
  5. Once the wedding ring has been placed on the finger, it is considered bad luck to remove it. If the ring accidentally comes off, your spouse must replace it on your finger.
     
  6. Dropping the ring during the ceremony is allegedly a bad omen.
     
  7. It is said that evil spirits cannot harm someone inside a circle, and so this may be why brides wear veils and wreaths on their heads.
     
  8. A bride will tempt fate by signing her married name before she is actually married.
     
  9. All the guests should eat some wedding cake to ensure good luck for the couple.
     
  10. A couple is said to be doomed to a life of poverty if they come across a nun or a monk on their way to the church.

 

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$158,000 Dog Wedding

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in News Strange on July 18, 2012

A new world record was set last week when two dogs tied the knot to benefit the Humane Society of New York at a high-society canine wedding. Approximately 250 people and 50 dogs attended the nuptials of a Coton de Tuléar named Baby Hope Diamond and her groom, a formerly stray poodle called Chilly Pasternak. A Guinness Book of World Records adjudicator was on hand to certify that the event, which used around $158,000 in donated luxury goods and services, including $30,000 worth of fuschia orchids and $5,000 worth of sushi, was the most expensive pet wedding ever.

-photo via bornrich

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"Gunman" Demands Paris Hilton's Hand in Marriage!

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Celebrity News News Strange on July 11, 2012

When people find themselves in a police stand-off, they usually demand a large pile of cash, a getaway car or a plane ticket, but a North Carolina man clearly had other things on his mind.

61 year-old Fredrick Denney caused an unspecified disturbance at a Hampton Inn hotel in Belmont, NC over the weekend before barricading himself into a hotel room and refusing to cooperate with police.

He then lied to the police about possessing a gun and refused to leave the room until certain demands were met.

His list?

A stuffed crust pizza.

And Paris Hilton as his bride.

A tense stand-off then ensued, and dragged on for several hours before Denny was finally pepper-sprayed and taken into custody. He was later taken to hospital for a mental evaluation, and his bond was set at $90,000. He now faces charges for public intoxication and disorderly behaviour.

What a strange world we live in!

It is unclear as to whether Denny's demands were met...

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