The beginning of a couple’s life together as husband and wife marks an important turning point in each of their lives, but the event is also seen as having a happy impact on the rest of society. A new family is created out of what moments earlier were two independent entities, and that’s magic. The happy couple’s passage through the portal to married life somehow reaffirms all that’s right and good in the world, even to the non-participants. Both weddings and the subsequent carryings-on of newlyweds fascinate us. Considering the importance of the ceremony itself and our paternal interest in the newly married, it’s no wonder so many nuptial and newlywed stories have worked their way into lore.

Engagement Chicken Rumor: Preparing 'Engagement Chicken' (a lemon and herb flavored roast chicken dish) will inspire your...
Engagement Chicken
Groom Test 'Dear Abby' letter details an unusual posed to a young man by his fiancée's parents.
Groom Test
Toothbrush Bandits A burgled honeymoon couple gets a shock after developing the film left in their camera.
Toothbrush Bandits
Beckham Wedding Plans Did David and Victoria Beckham pay off another couple's mortgage to get the hotel room...
Beckham Wedding Plans
The Bad Bachelorette White newlywed gives birth to black child nine months after her wild bachelorette party.
The Bad Bachelorette
The Outlaw Inlaw Videotape of wedding reveals that the groom's father stole the bride's father's wallet.
The Outlaw Inlaw