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Personal Trainer Tries to Body-Shame Bride-to-Be

He said her wedding pics will be around for centuries

(Newser) - Cassie Young is used to strangers reaching out to her on social media. The 31-year-old is a digital director at the nationally syndicated radio program The Bert Show in Chicago, and she's got more than 14,000 followers on Twitter alone. But when a personal trainer offered to whip... 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 »

The New Bride Ordered Fish. It Was a 'Death Sentence'

Christine Fensome died of ciguatera poisoning, says her family

(Newser) - After her husband was killed in a hit-and-run in 2004, Christine Fensome essentially hid in her house for five years, her family says. Then she met a man with whom she found happiness again. That happiness, however, was cut short. Just 10 days after their Sept. 17 wedding, the British... More »

Bride's Missing Dad Is Found Dead

He walked away amid celebration in California

(Newser) - A sad ending to the story about a father who went missing on his daughter's wedding day: The body of 55-year-old Prasad Moparti has been found in a river a few miles from the wedding site in Walnut Grove, Calif., reports the Los Angeles Times . Foul play isn't... More »

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 »

After 10 Brides, 11th to Wear 120-Year-Old Dress

A bridal designer spent 200 hours restoring the brown, tattered dress

(Newser) - When Abigail Kingston became engaged to Jason Curtis, she did not have to wonder about what she'd wear on her wedding day. The dress she had in mind has been passed down through five generations in her family, starting with her great-great grandmother Mary Lowry Warren, who wore it... More »

Bride Nearly Run Over by Drunk Wedding Guest

Man had been arguing with other guests before jumping into his car

(Newser) - Tenille Bradley has just survived her wedding day. Literally. The Australian bride, who married Saturday at a country club in southwest Sydney, was nearly hit by an unruly and allegedly quite drunk wedding guest after he got in an argument with other guests, reports the Sydney Morning Herald . The 55-year-old... 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 »

Bride Walks Out After Groom Gets Math Question Wrong

The question he blew: What's 15 plus 6?

(Newser) - Add this to the list of things to have pre-wedding jitters about: the possibility of an impromptu math quiz. The Times of India has the unusual story of a woman from India's Uttar Pradesh state who was supposed to marry on Wednesday. But Mohar Singh's daughter, Lovely, had... 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 »

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 »

Father of Bride-to-Be Goes Missing After Tux Fitting

Raymond Locascio hasn't been seen since July 8

(Newser) - Just hours after being fitted for a tux for his daughter's October wedding, 62-year-old Raymond Locascio of Woodbury, NY, disappeared. Though his locked vehicle was found two days later, on July 10, parked near a hiking trail in Bear Mountain State Park, there has been no trace of the... More »

Bride, Maid of Honor Jump From Burning Building

Days before the wedding, they jumped 3 stories to survive an apartment fire

(Newser) - Just five days before her wedding, a Colorado bride managed to avoid a potential tragedy: She and her maid of honor jumped from a third-story window "into rocks" to escape an apartment fire, WPTV reports. Still, Lenise Ruff decided to go on with her wedding last Saturday in spite... More »

Bride Ties Baby to Dress's Train, Walks Down Aisle

Online commenters predictably not amused

(Newser) - When Shona Carter-Brooks and Johnathan Brooks wed last month, the Tennessee couple wanted to include their 1-month-old daughter, Aubrey, in the ceremony. Sweet, right? Well, maybe not: Carter-Brooks somehow attached the newborn to the train of her wedding gown and then dragged her down the aisle, the Daily Mail reports.... 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 »

Mom Slapped Daughter ... at Her Wedding: Cops

Leslie Duane says event 'was beautiful' though it landed her in jail

(Newser) - A Marlborough, Mass., wedding came to a crashing end Sunday when rather than see the newlyweds off in style, guests saw the bride's mom off to jail. Leslie Duane, 55, was reportedly drunk and causing a scene before she was led outside to leave, MetroWest Daily News reports. That'... More »

Bride-to-Be Killed in Boat Crash

Body believed to be Lindsey Stewart; best man still missing

(Newser) - A body pulled from the Hudson River today is believed to be that of 30-year-old Lindsey Stewart, a bride-to-be who went missing yesterday when a boat she and other wedding party members were on crashed last night, CNN reports. The best man, Mark Lennon, is still missing. Four others were... More »

To Hunt Awlaki, CIA Found Him a Bride

Terrorist's aides foiled plot: report

(Newser) - Before killing Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone strike , the CIA tried an unusual tactic to hunt him down: It tried to get him hitched, according to a Danish newspaper's report. The agency reportedly hired an al-Qaeda double agent for $250,000 to set up the couple. The spy, a... More »

Chicago Cops Seek Groom in Bride's Slaying

He allegedly told his sister about 'bad fight' on wedding night

(Newser) - Police near Chicago have issued an arrest warrant for a bridegroom whose new wife was found stabbed to death in a bathtub shortly after their Friday wedding, reports the Chicago Tribune . Arnoldo Jimenez, 30, hasn't been seen since the family of Estrella Carrera found her body in the tub... More »

Photos Capture Dramatic Rescue of Jilted Bride

She tried to jump off ledge after fiance married someone else

(Newser) - Dramatic photos tell the tale: A young woman in China dressed in a wedding gown tried to jump to her death from a high-rise but was saved by people inside the building. The 22-year-old had been recently jilted by her fiance, according to local media. She reportedly pushed herself off... More »

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