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This marriage started off with a rattle and their photographer was there to capture it all.

On the way to their reception, Jonny and Laura Loretz made a quick pit stop at their favorite hiking trail to sneak in a photo shoot with their photographer Maddie Mae Wilbur. The couple was only 50 feet from the parking lot when a rattlesnake came OUT OF NOWHERE and bit Johnny in the leg.

A park ranger just so happened to be driving by, so the trio desperately waved to get his attention.

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Wang (95) and his wife Huang have become the face of everlasting love in the city of Hebei, China. Billboards have been scattered in shopping malls and random locations throughout the city after a photo shoot for their 64th anniversary went viral.

The Chinese couple first met in 1954 when Huang was asked to make a suit for Wang.

Wang (all dressed in suits made by his wife) and Huang were pictured in each shot doing things they love together.

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pasta religion marriage New Zealanders Can Now Get Married Under the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Via: Metro News
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New Zealanders can now be married by a 'ministeroni' of the Pastafarian religion. Karen Martyn is the country's first, and so far only, legally recognized marriage celebrant for The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  


via Stuff

This means that a wedding performed by Martyn with all the trappings of Pastafarianism (which includes pirate costumes and, obviously, spaghetti) will be legally binding. 

If you're wondering what a Pastafarian wedding would be like, this is a great example:

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This Broncos superfan didn't think to mention dropping about $30,000 total for a weekend trip with his buddies to his wife. On the other hand, he seems really comfortable opening up to people with cameras on national television. His wife must be a Panthers fan. Either way, he's about to go back home to a "house divided". 

love murder This Woman Came Back From The Dead To Spite the Husband Who Paid to Have Her Murdered
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Noela Rukundo lived happily in Australia with her husband Balenga Kalala until she left to visit the country of Burundi where she grew up for her stepmother's funeral. 

In Burundi, she stepped out for some air after finishing a phone call with her loving husband to meet a man with a gun pointed at her.  Under the threat of death, she did what he told her to do and was taken to a secluded place where her kidnappers met with other gang members. Fortunately for her, the hitmen her husband sent to kill her were principled. 

They told her they don't kill women and children so after some theatrics over the phone, during which she heard her own husband command them to "Kill her" and the hitmen demanded more money and told him that she was dead. 

With evidence from her would-be killers she headed home to crash her own funeral. She showed up right as mourning friends and family were leaving her husband's home.


via ABC

What kind of thing would you say to the person you love who tried to have you murdered?  Rukundo told the BBC she just said, "Surprise! I'm still alive!"

A man had to marry his 19-year-old girlfriend or go to jail.
Via: KLTV
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"I do, so I don't go to jail."

After Josten Bundy threw a few punches at his 19-year-old girlfriends ex-boyfriend, the cops were called and Bundy was brought into a criminal court. There, Judge Randall Rogers sentenced him to some counseling and writing bible verses, which is probably outside the realm of the law anyway.

Then Judge Rogers said he required the couple to get married in 30 days or Bundy would spent 15 days in jail.

KLTV described the events that led to the bizarre court order:

"[The ex-boyfriend] had been saying disrespectful things about Elizabeth, so I challenged him to a fight," said Bundy. "He stepped in and I felt like it was on and I hit him in the jaw twice."

Bundy said the ex-boyfriend did not require medical attention, but pressed assault charges.

"I took matters into my own hands and I know that's wrong," Bundy said. "I know I was raised better, but it happened."

At his sentencing hearing, Judge Randall Rogers asked Bundy about the fight.

"Is she worth it?" Judge Rogers asked Bundy, according to court transcripts.



The girlfriend, Elizabeth Jaynes, was rightfully embarrassed by the display the judge put on in the court.

"My face was so red, people behind me were laughing," said Jaynes. "[The judge] made me stand up in court."

Afraid of Bundy losing his job if he spent two weeks behind bars, the couple applied for their marriage license and scheduled a date with the justice of the peace to get married.



The couple said they were fine with getting married, but the quick deadline on the event meant that they couldn't plan the wedding they wanted. For instance, Jaynes' dad couldn't come and Bundy's sisters couldn't attend either.

Of course, this isn't legal. KLTV asked constitutional lawyer Attorney Blake Bailey, who blasted the probation requirements.

"To say you're not going to be criminally punished if you get married is way out of left field," said Bailey. "It sounds like the old days of shotgun weddings, but not even the judge is capable of enforcing, what he thinks is best for some people in his court."

All you can do is hope everything works out for this match made in a courthouse. And hope someone gets rid of that judge quick.

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