You're about to fall in love with a new star -- Prince Michael! The newlyweds first adopted Prince Michael, a British short-hair, 5 years ago and knew from the start they were going to involve the furriest little member of the family in the celebration in a huge way -- as one of the groomsmen.
Prince Michael's adopted dad, Aaron Benitez, revealed on Good Morning America, "He's been a huge part of our lives ever since we started dating. Even as a kitten, Michael would ride the subway with me, go to Central Park, Joshua Tree, and the beach. Our first Valentine's Day, we brought him along for the day and have made it a tradition ever since to include him."
They dressed Prince Michael in a tuxedo for the occasion and the wedding photographers, Jonnie and Garrett Burks, were taken back, stating they've both never seen anything quite like a cat as a groomsman.
With wedding season running along the wedding dramas and bridezilla horror stories are really coming out of the woodwork. This particular wedding nightmare involving a saddened bride, pressured by her family to give up her wedding venue to her pregnant sister because she "needs it more" is all kinds of messed up. Many of the responses offer moral support to the distressed bride, and pretty much say that her family can go screw themselves.
Everyone agrees: The most important part of the wedding is the hashtag.
You could have the right dress, cake, and DJ, but if your hashtag fails to inspire and delight your guests, guess what, no one had a good time. The hashtag lives on long after the music ends and leaves an indelible print on your pictures. It’s the first thing that guests ask for and the last thing they forget.
So why would you leave the hashtag up to the amateurs?
Gunning for the title of most millennial job of 2016, Marielle Wakim, a Los Angeles-based magazine editor, is offering personalized wedding for a low, low price. “Happily Ever #Hashtagged,” Wakim’s business offers hashtags, charging $40 for one and $115 for three options. She’s also willing to tag bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Recently, Wakim’s wedding hashtags were featured on Good Morning America, where John Legend didn’t seem too impressed by them. Although, we’re in agreement, the one she wrote for George and Amal Clooney, “AmalYourGeorge,” was pretty solid.
For more on Wakim, check out her interview in Mashable or simply call her because you don’t want your special day to be ruined, do you?
Use the Word - HTML converter to avoid dirty code and messy markup!
In what can only be described as an attempt to make the rest of us feel terrible about ourselves, this Russian couple had an actual, real-life bear in their wedding photos. Before you ask: Yes, the bear is wearing a little bow-tie, and no, we're not happy about it.
The couple, who clearly thinks they're better than all of us, posed gazing into each other' eyes while holding a bear's paw, acting as if this is how normal humans get married. Message received: Our wedding's are boring.
Yalonda and Kayla Solseng are true princesses in love.
They captured their love, Disney-style, in a princess-themed engagement shoot in Glyndon, Minnesota, showing their love for the TV show "Once Upon A Time."
They started dating two-and-half years ago, and happily got hitched on September 3rd.They hope their story inspires other couples to create their own fairy tales, no matter the sexual preference.
"Gay marriage has been legalized in the U.S. for over a year and we hardly have gay or lesbian characters in children's movies ― let alone them being main characters," Yalonda said. "Kids want to be the characters they grow up with but when none of the characters represent you, then you feel alone. I want our photos to be shown to kids and families as a way of saying it's okay to be who you are. It's okay to be with the person you love."
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.
Wisdom teeth are a girl's best friend?
California couple Lucas Unger and Carlee Leifkes think so. Unger used his very own wisdom tooth set into a ring for the couple's Halloween proposal.
The two love birds met at a music festival in Canada earlier this year.
"So incredibly excited to marry my best friend, the man who knows that his wisdom tooth means more to me than a diamond," Leifkes wrote on Facebook.
"We have never been the "traditional couple," why the heck start now?"
Indeed. No need to start now.
Most single people hope to meet someone they'll marry at a wedding when they have to show up stag, but probably not when they're children.
Fate seems to have decided the course of this North Carolina couple for putting them together as a ring bearer and a flower girl, only to see them wind up married 17 years later in the exact same church.
Adrian Franklin can remember the exact moment when he was told he had to be in a wedding with Brooke. He was only five years old but to him it was like yesterday, "I was devastated. I was like 'tell me I don't have to walk down the aisle with her!"
Seventeen years ago, he was the ring bearer and she was the flower girl in the wedding of a family friend. Brooke, who was also five, said she had the biggest crush on Adrian. He knew it and he hated it.
"We went to school together and I would always try to play with him on the playground and he wouldn't have anything to do with it," Brooke said.
"I was always trying to get away from her and run from her and hide from her," Adrian said.
Boy how things change.
Sounds like a match made in triviality.
Jessica Baker was all set to attend a wedding with her husband when she received a call from her mom, KARE11 says.
"She called at the last minute and had something come up and said I can't make it," said Baker.
Her mom was supposed to watch their kids. And since the invitation said no children, that meant no wedding. But then this week, she received a bill for the dinner they were supposed to have enjoyed.
"You've got to be kidding me," she said with a smile. "It listed, we would have had two herb crusted walleye and there was also a service and tax charge."
The total came to $75.90.
"This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP'd for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated," the note read.
We're surprised they didn't also ask where their gift was. What kind of petty nonsense is this?
And $30 for a walleye! Those must be some pretty pricey herbs crusted onto it.
Who'd want to be friends with this couple anyway?
This gay couple really pulled one over on a pizzeria. Sort of.
Surely you remember Memories Pizza in Indiana. They were the company that said they would refuse service to any gay couple wanting the restaurant to cater their wedding.
It caused quite a stir. To the point where the pizzeria had to close under a wave of Yelp reviews and protests. Then, they received a healthy bout of funding from a supportive GoFundMe. It brought them almost $1 million, enough to open back up the restaurant and return to healthy, happy business.
The description of the video says it all:
On Friday, September 25, 2015, GayCo Ensemble Member Robin Trevino drove to Walkerton, IN. GayCo's current production of 50 States of Gay celebrates the Supreme Court decision which made same-sex marriage the law of the land in the US by choosing a different state out of a hat each week. When Indiana was chosen, Robin decided to have a vow renewal/first legal ceremony in the state where he resides - Illinois. He drove to Walkerton; to Memories Pizza, where he purchased a couple pizzas, froze them in a cooler and brought them home. On Saturday, September 26, 2015 we was married to his husband before a legal officiant. After the ceremony, the happy couple (and their one year old daughter) served Memories Pizza to all their guests. Congrats to Memories Pizza for (unknowingly) catering your FIRST GAY WEDDING!
You know, it's not exactly catering it. But they seemed pleased with the ruse, and their marriage, so good for them.
Dressed in her wedding gown, celebrating with family, a call of distress pulls a heroic bride into action.
A 25-year-old newly married woman was taking her wedding photos on a beach when a drowning man was pulled from the ocean.
About 100 feet away, Guo Yuanyuan, who was a cardiac nurse at a local hospital, happened to be shooting her wedding photographs on the same beach.
Without thinking, she jumped off a three foot ledge and rushed to the scene while still wearing her wedding gown.
She then proceeded to perform CPR on the man as well as giving him mouth to mouth resuscitation for over 20 minutes.
In the process of saving the man, Guo had ruined her wedding dress, spoilt her make-up and broke her nails.
Very sadly, she was not able to save the man's life.
When paramedics arrived on the scene, they declared the man dead and said the cause was a heart attack.
The Daily Mail quotes Guo about the event:
"At that time, I only remember that I was a nurse. My career's responsibilities are higher than that of a bride."
This might not be the best way to begin an engagement...
A dragon row boat capsized Sept. 20 after a man proposed to his girlfriend, tossing 19 people into New York City's East River. They all had to be rescued by emergency services. Thankfully, everyone's fine.
As The Gothamist writes:
Officials say the boat was capsized by a succession of wakes from larger vessels passing nearby, not from the emotional turbulence that inevitably batters every couple who commits to spending their entire lives together in this f*cked up world, so there's no need to see this as a metaphor for their impending nuptials or the institution of marriage in general. But even if it is A Sign, everybody on board survived, so the takeaway is obviously that when you prepare for life's vicissitudes and wear a life preserver everything will be just fine!
Even without the surprise swimming, that can't have been too romantic of a proposal. I mean, those boats are crammed full of people trying to row their little hearts out. So, it's not like you could find privacy or even a moment's peace to look each other in the eyes, contemplating your future.
Those people look pretty cold after their rescue.
But she said yes! So, the day wasn't ruined for at least two of those people.
When he found out a wedding shoot and the Philly Naked Bike Ride were happening on the same weekend, photographer Joe Gidjunis had a brilliant idea—why not combine them?
Couple Blair Delson and Ross Cohen agreed to the idea, and they got these amazing wedding photos.
"They were a little hesitant at first, but not opposed to the idea," Joe told the Huffington Post . "By the time the wedding day came, they became more open to it happening, but they also didn't want to go looking for the bikers. If it happened, it happened."
Oh, it happened all right.
In case some of the bikers didn't want their privates being shown to the entire world, the photographer decided to darken some of the more sensitive regions.
"All of this was hysterical," Joe said. "And it took place in less than three minutes."