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Woman Dies of Cancer Day Before Her Wedding

Anna Swabey was given three years to live, then she met the one

(Newser) - A 25-year-old woman diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor in January 2015 died Friday, one day before her wedding, People reports. A month after being given three years to live, Swabey joined Tinder, where she met Andy Bell. She told Marie Claire she disclosed she was going to die to... More »

Have Thumb, Will Marry, Says Hitchhiking Bride

Angelique Arsenault didn't let her limo's flat tire ruin her big day

(Newser) - "For richer and for poorer, through broken-down cars and in health" is how Angelique Arsenault could have rewritten her vows after a pre-wedding roadblock in New Hampshire. The AP reports Arsenault was in her limo with her bridal party on Saturday, on her way to say "I do"... More »

Couple Waits 9 Years to Open Wedding Gift

'Do Not Open Until Your 1st Disagreement,' a note instructed

(Newser) - The best wedding present Kathy and Brandon Gunn received at their Michigan wedding was one they never opened—at least not for nine years. That was because the gift from great-aunt Alison came with a special instruction: "On the plain white box was a card that read, 'Do... More »

Photographer Finds Mystery Newlyweds in Epic Yosemite Photo

'That 'Eureka!' moment just unfolded,' and then they were gone

(Newser) - A newlywed couple now has a breathtaking image to add to their wedding album, thanks to a kind and persistent stranger. Amateur photographer Mike Karas says he was snapping photos of the sunset in Yosemite last Thursday when he noticed "a couple in a tuxedo and wedding dress" standing... More »

Woman Sells Wedding Dress Marked With 'Stench of Betrayal'

Her eBay post has gone viral with bids reaching nearly $90K

(Newser) - Samantha Wragg hadn't had time to dust off her wedding dress and take it to the cleaners before she found out her new husband was cheating on her. So what did the British woman who works in social media do? List her dress on eBay to help foot the... More »

Wedding Ends With Caterer's Murder

Tyonne Johns stabbed to death in Virginia; teenage park worker is charged

(Newser) - The wedding meal in a Virginia park Saturday went off without a hitch, but afterward it turned deadly: Police say 35-year-old caterer Tyonne Johns was loading folding chairs into a company vehicle when 19-year-old park employee Kempton Bonds began arguing that the chairs were the property of the Fairfax County... More »

Bride Walked Down Aisle by Man With Her Dad's Heart

'Best day of my life,' says Jeni Stepien

(Newser) - Jeni Stepien's father was murdered a decade ago in a mugging, but she still found a way for him to play a role in her wedding over the weekend. Before the big day, she wrote a letter to Arthur Thomas, the New Jersey man who had received her father'... More »

Biden Officiates His First Wedding—for Gay Couple

'Couldn't be happier,' he tweeted

(Newser) - The wedding of two White House staffers was extra special Monday, and not just because the vice president was in attendance. Joe Biden was actually the one to pronounce the couple husband and husband as he officiated his first ever wedding, reports ABC News . The couple—Brian Mosteller, the director... More »

On Rare Weekend Alone, Bride-to-Be Is Murdered

Police have arrested a man who lived in Amanda Strous' building

(Newser) - Early Saturday evening, just weeks before her July 30 wedding, college counselor Amanda Strous was pulled from her fiery apartment in Charlotte, NC. The fire, says Strous' dad, was a cover-up to hide her murder. Police say that a man who lives in the same complex confessed to the killing... More »

Where People Get Married Real Fast

Swedish church offers drop-in weddings

(Newser) - Need a sacrament in a hurry? Consider the Church of Sweden. According to the Christian Science Monitor , churches in every major Swedish city, along with many smaller towns, offer drop-in weddings and baptisms. The idea was the brainchild of Jerker Alsterlund, a pastor in the city of Vasteras. He performed... More »

Priest Punches Best Man for Following Old Tradition

Irate priest in Cyprus lands more than one punch

(Newser) - The best man slapped the groom on the back, which is an old Cypriot wedding custom. The priest punching the best man would be an innovation. But Cyprus police said Monday they are investigating an allegation that this happened at a wedding over the weekend, the AP reports. Police say... More »

Couple's Wedding Guest List: 1,100 Cats

It was the first wedding to be held at California's Cat House on the Kings

(Newser) - At most weddings, it would probably be considered impolite, or at the very least unusual, if the majority of guests began to lick themselves. But it was neither impolite nor unusual in the case of the 1,100 guests at a Canadian couple's destination wedding in California. Dominic Husson... More »

Couple Married in World's First Pastafarian Wedding

May the Flying Spaghetti Monster bless the happy couple

(Newser) - The wedding rings were made of pasta, the ceremony was held on a pirate boat, and when it came time for the kiss, the bride and groom slurped up either end of a noodle until their lips met. The AP reports the world's first Pastafarian wedding, conducted by the... More »

Pricey Nuptials Give Rise to Weekday Weddings

Costs can be a third cheaper when held on Thursdays instead of Saturdays

(Newser) - Ah, weddings: The chance to celebrate love, commitment ... and the increasingly staggering amount of cash couples are forking over to tie the knot. One trending nod to frugality, however, is the rise of the less costly Thursday wedding. In fact, the Times reports that in the United Kingdom, nearly 22,... More »

Daughter Marries, Then Dad Vanishes From Wedding

Search for 55-year-old Prasad Moparti called off in California

(Newser) - The night before her wedding ceremony in Walnut Grove, Calif., Durga Moparti's father danced. What followed the next day "seems like a total mystery," the 29-year-old tells Fox40 . Prasad Moparti apparently told a relative he was going for a brief walk. The 55-year-old wandered off around 4pm... More »

Startup Bets Up to $10K Your Marriage Will Tank

SwanLuv will pay for wedding—but you pay it back, with interest, if marriage fails

(Newser) - Looking for someone to pay for your nuptials? If you're certain your marriage will last for eternity (or at least until that death clause kicks in), a Seattle startup has some cash for you. SwanLuv will be open for business by February, and it will give eligible couples up... More »

Daughter Weds in Hospital So Dad Can Give Her Away

It was the family's 2nd hospital wedding in a week

(Newser) - Jubal Early Kirby, 49, is terminally ill with a lung disease called pulmonary fibrosis and has spent three weeks in a hospital in Charlotte, NC. So Kaila Kirby, the younger of his two daughters, decided to move her July 2016 wedding up a bit—to Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving,... More »

Couple Downsizes Big Wedding to Sponsor Syrian Refugees

They're raising $27,000 to sponsor a family of 4 instead

(Newser) - The idea came to them in September, when Samantha Jackson and Farzin Yousefian saw the tragic photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi's lifeless body washed ashore after he and his family fled their home in Syria. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on a big, catered wedding in... More »

Bride Killed in Crash Minutes After Wedding

Newlyweds decided to drive motorcycle to reception

(Newser) - What should have been the happiest day of Jana Miles-Burnett's life turned out to be the last one. The 40-year-old emergency dispatcher married William Burnett in a park in Buckner, Ill., on Saturday evening and was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened within minutes of their nuptials, the... More »

Groom Gets Cold Feet, Homeless Get to Eat

Jilted family opens hotel doors to the unfortunate

(Newser) - What do you do when the groom gets cold feet and bails on a $35,000 wedding? If you're the Duanes—whose daughter nearly became the bride—you open the doors of a fancy hotel and invite the homeless to eat all of your wedding food, 14 News reports.... More »

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