Weddings

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.

Silhouette of a man kneeling to propose to a woman.
Is ‘I Took an Arrow in the Knee’ Slang for Getting Married? The origins of many marriage-related rituals are arcane, but we can safely rule out this...
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Engagement Chicken Rumor: Preparing 'Engagement Chicken' (a lemon and herb flavored roast chicken dish) will inspire your...
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'The Heel in the Grate' Wedding Legend Legend: A bridesmaid walking down the aisle at a wedding caught her spike heel in...
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Did Jim Nabors and Rock Hudson Get Married? A 1970s celebrity rumor played on the not widely known personal lives of its two...
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Groom Test 'Dear Abby' letter details an unusual posed to a young man by his fiancée's parents.
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Toothbrush Bandits A burgled honeymoon couple gets a shock after developing the film left in their camera.
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Secretly Videotaped Honeymooners Honeymooning couple's sexual activities are secretly videotaped by their hotel.
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Embarrassing Wrong Bible Verse on Wedding Cake Bride's mix-up results in an inappropriate Bible verse on her wedding cake.
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Beckham Wedding Plans Did David and Victoria Beckham pay off another couple's mortgage to get the hotel room...
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The Bad Bachelorette White newlywed gives birth to black child nine months after her wild bachelorette party.
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The Outlaw Inlaw Videotape of wedding reveals that the groom's father stole the bride's father's wallet.
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Wedding Dress Hung from Hotel Sprinkler Drunken bride's attempt to hang up her wedding dress results in hotel evacuation.
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