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Young Boy Lets It All Out During New Stepmom's Vows

The 4-year-old just 'lost it'

(Newser) - He made quite the bridal party entrance in a Darth Vader mask as the Star Wars theme song rang out, but 4-year-old Gage Newville is getting national attention for what happened before his dad's wedding reception. As new stepmom Emily Leehan, a senior airman, read special vows to her... More »

Bride-to-Be Invites Homeless to Her Canceled Wedding

She turned a $30K disappointment into an act of charity

(Newser) - A young bride-to-be in Indiana turned what was supposed to be her fantasy wedding over the weekend into an act of charity. Sarah Cummins, a 25-year-old pharmacy student at Purdue University, was set to marry Logan Araujo at the Ritz Charles event venue in Carmel on Saturday, but after the... More »

Wedding Dress Chain’s Closing Panics Thousands of Brides

Alfred Angelo is seeking bankruptcy protection

(Newser) - Wedding dress retailer Alfred Angelo shuttered stores nationwide on Friday, sending brides-to-be into a panic. The Sun Sentinel reports the Florida-based company filed for bankruptcy protection after failing to find a buyer. The chain has at least 60 shops in the US, and its dresses are sold in more than... More »

Couple Shows Why Not to Try Dirty Dancing Lift at Home

UK couple didn't have the time of their life during practice run for their wedding

(Newser) - A word of warning if you're planning an elaborate wedding dance in the hope that it'll make a splash online. As an engaged couple in the UK recently learned, it might go viral for reasons other than the ones you anticipated—and even result in a trip to... More »

Lightning Hits Bride's Father During Wedding Speech

He'd just told the groom he was a lucky guy

(Newser) - JP Nadeau might not be the luckiest man alive, but he can certainly give an electrifying speech. The Canadian was speaking at his daughter's wedding in an apple orchard in Woodstock, New Brunswick, on Saturday when he was struck by lightning, the Guardian reports. "The father of the... More »

Groom's Explosive Wedding Celebration Gets Him Arrested

Long Island's Thomas Giglio is accused of setting off illegal fireworks in his backyard

(Newser) - Guests watching a fireworks display after a New York wedding were cheering the bride, groom, and booms when police arrived—and the groom ended up under arrest, the AP reports. Nassau County cops say they were called to a Massapequa home early Saturday—the New York Post pegs the time... More »

Detroit Just Saw 3 Brides Unlike Any It Has Ever Seen

They married Jesus as consecrated virgins

(Newser) - All that debate about Jesus having a wife can now be squashed: He has not one, but three new brides, all from the Detroit area. In a first for the Archdiocese of Detroit, Theresa Jordan, Karen Ervin, and Laurie Malashanko became what the Catholic Herald terms "brides of Christ"... More »

Trump A-Listers Flock to Mnuchin Wedding

President attended, Mike Pence officiated at the Treasury secretary's big day

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tied the knot for the third time on Saturday, and he did so with scads of heavy-hitters from the Trump administration in the crowd—including the president himself, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, who officiated. The 54-year-old Mnuchin married 36-year-old Scottish-born actress Louise Linton,... More »

These Newlyweds Got a Big Surprise

President crashes wedding at his NJ club, to the delight of guests

(Newser) - He didn't get an invitation, but that didn't stop President Trump from dropping in on a wedding at his New Jersey club, to the delight of the guests. Video obtained by CNN shows the president walking into the reception Saturday at 10:30pm, at the Trump National Golf... More »

Happy Ending for Couple Who Lost Nearly 600 Pounds Total

Their meet-cute was at the gym

(Newser) - Frustrated with his ever-growing weight that peaked at 675 pounds, Ronnie Brower began dieting and working out on his way to losing an astounding 458 pounds. His four-year fitness journey earned him the admiration of a woman at his gym who similarly was trying to lose a lot of weight.... More »

Wall Collapse Kills Dozens of Wedding Guests

Police in India arrest building owner

(Newser) - India Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is "pained beyond words" by a disaster that killed dozens of people at a wedding in Rajasthan state Wednesday. Authorities say at least 25 people were killed and nearly 30 others injured after a dust storm hit as hundreds of people were... More »

Couple on Way to Own Wedding Kicked Off United Flight

They say all they did was change seats

(Newser) - A bride and groom from Utah say they barely made it to their own wedding on time after getting kicked off a United Airlines flight. Michael Hohl and Amber Maxwell say they were on their way from Salt Lake City to Costa Rica with friends on Saturday when they boarded... More »

Stabbed 32 Times, Left to Die ... Saved by Prince Charming

Happy ending for domestic abuse survivor and the EMT who saved her life

(Newser) - The first time Cameron Hill met Melissa Dohme, it was on the worst day of her life, she tells People —and earlier this month, they celebrated her (and their) best day. In what the 25-year-old describes as "a dream come true" on Facebook , the couple became husband and... More »

6 Days After Release, Killer Killed at Own Wedding

But his victim's father isn't celebrating

(Newser) - Six days after he was released from prison for the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy, a Turkish man was himself shot dead—at his own wedding on Saturday. Daimi Akyuz, 46, had been sentenced to a maximum of 36 years in prison after he opened fire at a cafe... More »

2nd Lawsuit Filed Over $325K Wedding That Never Happened

Yikes

(Newser) - The full, crazy story, or at least one side of it, behind a $125,000 engagement ring lawsuit has been revealed. In November, Bradley Moss sued his former fiancee, Amy Bzura, for the return of said engagement ring after their planned October nuptials did not come to pass, though no... More »

Falling Tree Killed Mother of the Bride

Injured 4-year-old is improving, say relatives

(Newser) - The woman who died when a tree uprooted and fell on a wedding party in a California park on Saturday has been identified as the mother of the bride. Authorities say 61-year-old Margarita Mojarro of San Pedro was pronounced dead at the scene in Whittier's Penn Park. Up to... More »

As They Took Wedding Photos, a Tree Fell, Killed 1

Tragedy in Whittier, California

(Newser) - "It’s just again showing that the vegetation in southern California is still very stressed from the drought we’ve had for five years." So said LA County Fire Department Deputy Chief John Tripp in the wake of a Saturday tragedy in Whittier, reports USA Today : A family... More »

At Bachelor Party, Groom Is Paralyzed in Front of Bride

Brett Greenhill dove into the Gulf of Mexico

(Newser) - They met while swimming: Meg Alexander recalls paddling over to Brett Greenhill at her new apartment complex's pool in May 2014 and, in what she describes as "the worst line ever," complimenting his eyes. He then complimented hers. Less than two years later, the Atlanta couple were... More »

Newlyweds Have First Dance on Ohio Highway

Jeff and Rebecca Payne weren't about to let a little traffic jam put a damper on wedding

(Newser) - A slow jam in a traffic jam is how a newlywed couple in Ohio dealt with a wedding day setback on Saturday, WLWT reports. Jeff and Rebecca Payne were headed from their ceremony to their reception in Dayton when they got stuck in traffic on US Route 35 after a... More »

First the Bride Lost Her Ring. Then Came the Salmonella

More than half of their 150 guests fell ill, and 22 were hospitalized

(Newser) - Things weren't looking good on the eve of their wedding. Alabama couple Desiree and Martez Cole had to have a heart-to-heart conversation about how material things aren't what really matter after Desiree's wedding ring slipped off during a walk along the harbor and fell into the Tennessee... More »

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