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Even Epic Charleston Flood Can't Call Off This Wedding

The stranded couple went on the news to find an officiant, photographer

(Newser) - After months of planning their destination wedding in Charleston, SC, Britney Mysinger and Jason Houdek of Kansas City ran straight into this weekend's 1,000-year-flood standing between them and exchanging their vows. The photographers, make-up artists, groomsmen, marriage license, and officiant were all outside the peninsula when police shut... More »

On Wedding Day, Bride and Groom Lose Everything

They hope they can find their wedding rings in the ashes

(Newser) - It almost went according to plan. Andrew Taylor and Dayleen Marrero had their dream wedding on Friday, a black-and-gold retro Hollywood theme with 100 guests in a loft space near their apartment, and friends even broke out into a flash mob dance. But just hours earlier, their apartment building caught... More »

After Walking Down Aisle at 3, Couple Makes Return Trip

Minnesota pair were flower girl, ring bearer at 1995 wedding

(Newser) - "I don't really remember the wedding part at all," says Briggs Fussy of his first trip down the aisle with Brittney Husbyn some 20 years ago. "I didn't even talk to her." Sound like your average Vegas wedding? It wasn't: They were just... More »

Wife: Groom Died on Way to Get Bottle of Moonshine

Driver of pickup faces prison time over wedding day accident

(Newser) - A newlywed whose husband was killed in a car crash just hours after their wedding tells WBNS that it happened because of a bottle moonshine. Ruth Bloomberg says that friend Tim Tebbe was driving the couple to get his wedding present for them, the aforementioned moonshine. At some point, Tebbe... More »

Ohio Groom Killed in Crash Just Hours After Wedding

New wife Ruth Driskill in critical condition

(Newser) - On Sunday, Andrew Bloomfield married his bride. "Three hours later or so," the Ohio 27-year-old was dead and his new wife hospitalized. Bloomfield, wife Ruth Driskill, and friends Elizabeth Shelton and Timothy Tebbe had driven to Tebbe's house and, per the AP , were en route back to... More »

Bridesmaids Brave Mud for Bride Killed in Crash

Friends and family wear dresses in Wisconsin 'Udder Mudder'

(Newser) - A group of would-be bridesmaids took part in a mud run on Saturday and wore their bridesmaid dresses through every inch of muck. It was all to honor the bride-to-be, Shannon Hall, who died in a car accident earlier this month. "We thought it would be a good '... More »

Wedding Must Go On —Even If It's in the ER

Pennsylvania couple gets hitched in hospital after groom's health scare

(Newser) - What kind of a wedding has specimen cups hanging for decoration? The kind in which the groom ends up in the hospital minutes before the ceremony but insists on going through with his vows. Robert Adams, 68, suffered an attack— TribLive calls it an anxiety attack, while CBS Pittsburgh describes... More »

Groom Charged in Bride's Wedding-Day Death

Ryan Quinton charged in Dec. 29 car crash

(Newser) - What should have been the happiest day of his life now has a Georgia man facing prison. Hours after her Dec. 29 wedding near Atlanta, Kali Dobson was killed in a car crash ; new husband Ryan Quinton was behind the wheel, and told police he swerved to avoid a dog.... More »

Firefighter Killed During His Wedding Party—by Cop

Fight erupted with cab driver over price of fare

(Newser) - An especially tragic story out of Kansas City, Mo., where a firefighter celebrating his own wedding was shot and killed—by a police officer. KCTV reports that the uniformed police officer wasn't on duty but was "providing security" near where a disturbance was called in early yesterday. The... More »

Groom Forgets to Book Venue, Freaks, Calls in Bomb Threat

He phoned in threat after forgetting to book venue

(Newser) - The BBC and AP provide the details on a tale of wedding-day craziness in Britain:
  • Problem: The day before he was supposed to get married in Liverpool's St. George's Hall, Neil McCardle realized he had forgotten to actually book the place.
  • Solution: He sat on this nugget of
... More »

'Bride-Napping': A Wedding Craze With an Edge

Romanians love new custom of stealing her from the groom

(Newser) - Bride-napping sounds like a serious crime—except that Romanians like doing it every week as a means of spicing up ordinary weddings, the AP reports. Typically the wedding party will be in full swing when friends of the bride abduct her, take her to a popular tourist spot, and demand... More »

Kentucky Derby Body Was a Groom

Adan Fabian Perez was believed murdered

(Newser) - Police have identified the body found yesterday at a Churchill Downs barn , whom they believe was murdered. Adan Fabian Perez, 48, was reportedly a groom for trainer Cecil Borel and had been licensed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission since 2008. The Guatemala native lived on Churchill Down's backside,... More »

Groom Gets 6 Years for Starting Fire at Own Wedding

Max Kay lit curtains on fire after being refused more booze

(Newser) - A British groom will be enjoying a six-year honeymoon by himself, in prison. Real estate developer Max Kay, 37, started a fire at his own wedding party after hotel staff refused to let him extend a bar tab, reports SkyNews . Kay waited until the early morning hours after the squabble... More »

Bus Crash Kills Groom, 27 Others

India accident kills members of wedding party

(Newser) - A would-be groom and several relatives going to a wedding were among the 28 people killed when a wooden bridge collapsed yesterday and sent a bus crashing into a lake in India's remote northeast, officials said today. The bus fell 15 feet into the water and sank with the... More »

Bridegroom Firing AK-47 Kills Own Father

Turkish man arrested after losing control of weapon

(Newser) - A Turkish man has been arrested after firing an AK-47 to celebrate his wedding and accidentally killing his father and two aunts. Celebratory gunshots are a tradition the Turkish government has tried and failed to stamp out, notes the BBC . The bridegroom lost control of the automatic assault rifle and... More »

Prettiest Celebrity Brides Ever

From Elizabeth Taylor to Ivanka Trump, the finest wedding finery

(Newser) - June is the traditional month for weddings, but a gorgeous bridal ensemble is timeless. From Elizabeth Taylor (in 1950 ... and 1964, and 1975) to Ivanka Trump (in 2009), InStyle picks the best-dressed celebrity brides. To see more selections, including Marilyn Monroe in a brown suit, click here . More »

20 Obsolete Wedding Customs

It's your day, so do your own thing

(Newser) - Get engaged, and within days the world is your wedding planner. Ignore the world, ignore your mom, even ignore the actual wedding planner, Wendy Atterbury writes for The Frisky . Some "rules" that don't have to apply—unless you really want to apply them:
  • Invite distant relatives: Whether the distance
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Wedding Guest Wounded in Russian Roulette

Stunt goes horribly wrong at party

(Newser) - A light-hearted game of Russian roulette at a wedding party landed a pal of the groom in the hospital when he shot himself in the head with a gun believed to be unloaded. A home video of the Russian party shows a guest pulling a gun from his waistband, holding... More »

Web Goes Wild for Risqué Bride

Anonymous newlyweds look ... wait, there's a groom in that photo?

(Newser) - The hottest photo on the Web is a shot of a bride whose outfit, frankly, looks a little drafty. The dazed-looking newlywed is so popular that the photo blog that brought her fame, Wedinator, is crawling. The bride—she's "believed to be Russian," according to the Telegraph —... More »

Jiggy Wedding Video Goes Viral

(Newser) - A Minnesota couple's all-dancing wedding march has become a massive hit on YouTube, the Washington Post reports. Seven bridesmaids, five groomsmen, and four ushers strut their stuff down the aisle to the sounds of Chris Brown's "Forever" in front of delighted guests, followed by somersaulting groom Kevin... More »

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