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Marriage Bureau



Wait a minute--I don't see how the instant Tinder hookup booty-call sex happens!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 26, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Weddings and Marriage, 1940s

Redneck Wedding, 1936

Jacob Zimmer, when asked why he and his son Donald were having a joint wedding to a pair of sisters (Grace and Dorothy Tripp), offered this explanation:

Donald's always liked farmin' like me and he likes music, too— plays the cornet and the tuba both. On top of that he likes to fish as well as I do, so it's just natural we'd like sisters—particularly sisters who like to go fishin'."

Doesn't get much more redneck than that.

Estherville Enterprise - Dec 17, 1936



The Zanesville Signal - Nov 22, 1936

Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 10, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Weddings and Marriage, 1930s

Coffin Bride

This news story caught my eye since I posted recently about a cemetery that's also in the wedding business. When Jenny Buckleff and Christopher Lockett recently wed in Wales, Jenny showed up for the wedding lying in a black coffin painted with a grim reaper. She said she "wanted to do something a little bit different." And Chris, for his part, was willing to "go with the flow."

When not using the coffin as a wedding prop, the couple hitch it to their car and use it as a trailer to pull camping gear. [Irish Mirror]

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 02, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Death, Weddings and Marriage

A wedding and a funeral

The Washington Park East Cemetery provides a full range of services for the burial of your loved one. They cater to all faiths and income levels, and can host an after-service meal with many food and beverage choices.

Added bonus: while you're there, you can stay and get married, because this cemetery also boasts that it's "one of the hottest places in Indianapolis for weddings." And I'm not sure if that's meant to be some kind of pun, because they also offer cremation services.

Posted By: Alex - Fri May 22, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Death, Weddings and Marriage

Competitive Bridal Bouquet Catching

Apparently there's a Guinness World Record for catching bridal bouquets, and Jamie Jackson of Utah has submitted documentation to back up her claim that she's the new world record holder. She's caught 46 bouquets since 1996. The previous record was 11. She says that this is "her sport," and that to catch a bouquet requires strategy and planning. [6abc.com]

Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 17, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Weddings and Marriage, World Records

Two Dogs Get Married



This is exactly what conservatives warned us would happen in a godless nation.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 03, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Weddings and Marriage, Dogs

Get married at a sewage plant

Brightwater sewage plant in King County, WA is advertising its availability for weddings. Which sounds a bit weird until you see that it's actually a nice location (well, nice enough; I suppose it depends on how picky one is), and comes at less than half the cost of comparable facilities. So I'd definitely consider it if I were planning a wedding. Why not? However, some people, such as the wedding planner in the video, seem outraged at the mere thought of it.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Apr 12, 2014 - Comments (10)
Category: Weddings and Marriage, Excrement, Weddings




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