The Samantha Who? star revealed to the magazine that she's hoping her relationship with Dutch bass player Martyn Lenoble will "last forever." "I'm very grateful to Martyn for coming along at a time that he did because he's been my rock through all of this," Applegate said referring to her recent battle with breast cancer.
Does your groom have delusions of grandeur when he talks about the size of his... reception hall? Then he might be a Groomzilla!Newly engaged or weeks away from your wedding, the symptoms of a Groomzilla can strike your fiancé at any time. Craig Bridger, author of Surviving Groomzilla: A Bride's Guide offers warning signs and tips on how to tame the beast that has taken over the wedding planning.
It's that time of year again. Every year, Filene's Basement in New York City holds its 'Running of the Brides' sale. Hundreds of eager women line up with friends and family for a chance to storm the bargain department store for their dream dress. With sizes ranging from 2 to 26, there's a good chance a bride-to-be can walk away with a $10,000 Vera Wang for the bargain price of $300. Sounds like a dream opportunity, right? Wrong.
A bride and groom decide they "like big butts" and they "cannot lie" when their first dance song morphs from The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" into Sir Mixalot's "Baby Got Back." More newlywed couples are ditching the slow ballads in favor of upbeat dance songs that let them "get jiggy with it."
It all began right after our tour of Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands: gray skies, drizzle, word of a "tropical storm warning," and then the news that we'd be in the path of a possible category three hurricane. That meant the various activities included in our honeymoon package—the drive to the top of the island to watch the sunset, the excursion to the Virgin Gorda to go snorkeling, the trip to the private beach—were promptly nixed. "It's fine," said Steve, as I started to whine. "I'd rather be here in the middle of a hurricane than anywhere else. At least we're together." Whatever. Nice words, but they weren't clearing the skies—or getting us a refund. I'm usually a real Girl Scout about stuff like this, able to buck up in the direst of circumstances, but my honeymoon was my turf, and it was being peed on by God.
Being a runaway bride has nothing on a Japanese groom's tactic for avoiding his nuptials: setting fire to the hotel where he was meant to marry later in the day. Reuters reports that the 39-year-old groom, Tatsuhiko Kawata, told police he set fire to the hotel so he "wouldn't have to go through with the wedding." In an even juicier turn of events, Kawata is already married!
Need help with the wedding planning? Why not put him to work? Watch Love U's comedic look at how to include him the wedding planning.
First prostitution, and now services that match men with young brides are taking a hit due to the ebbing economy. In Singapore, shaky markets and diminished bank accounts have single men looking to save their cash rather than dole out for a bride. Matchmaking services, like these two featured in a Reuters article, can cost thousands of dollars, not including the wedding itself.
Hilarious outtakes and improvisation from Love U's How To Include Him In The Wedding Planning episode.
But we're talking truly non-traditional (not, I think I'm going to wear ivory instead of white *gasp* non-traditional). A new magazine, With This Ring, is gearing up to address brides and weddings of the gay, interracial, interfaith, and with-child types. And anyone else who feels a little out of the box when it comes to saying I do.
We're not sure if Virginia Beach resident and bride-to-be Kelly Gray could find a final gal pal to complete the bridal party or she was just looking to make some extra cash, but she put a bridesmaid spot in her upcoming wedding on eBay, according to The New York Times. Usually, people inwardly grumble when asked to be part of the wedding, if you've been in enough, you know the all-too-familiar grumble. The money you'll be spending, the mandatory bachelorette-party attendance. Who would pay to partake? (Sorry, brides.) Weird, right?
Two men in Virginia got married basically due to a clerical error. The Commonwealth does not allow gay marriage but a shapely guy used a vaguely feminine name and a flaw on his driver's license to marry another man. Then he screwed up the whole deal by requesting a wacky name change. Let it be said that you have to get up pretty early in the morning to put 2 over on Virginia.