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A Bride’s Cancelled Wedding Leads To Special Feast For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | October 19, 2015 | Good News
A California woman and her family turned a moment of personal heartbreak into an opportunity to give back to their community. Earlier this week, just days before her wedding, 27-year-old Quinn Duane called her mom to deliver distressing news: The groom was having second thoughts about the nuptials, and the couple had broken up. Amid the shock and sadness, Quinn’s mom, Kari Duane, immediately “went into action mode,” wanting to help her daughter with the logistics of the sudden cancellation. Deposits for the $35,000 wedding reception had already been put down, Kari told BuzzFeed, and more bills would soon be arriving. She knew right away what had to be done. “When I found out … that the wedding would not be taking place, it just seemed like, of course, this would be something that we would do to give back,” Kari told KCRA-TV. The family promptly leapt into action. They sent the non-refundable wedding flowers to a local nursing home, and reached out to homeless shelters in the Sacramento area to invite people to a lavish dinner. On Saturday, about 90 homeless men, women and children arrived at Sacramento’s Citizen Hotel to enjoy a feast, hosted by the Duane family. Would-be groom calls-off wedding. Bride's family invites homeless to the $35,000 wedding reception. #7News— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) October 19, 2015 Though Quinn was too grieved to attend the dinner, her mom was there to greet the guests. The first person to arrive was a woman from a local shelter. “I was thinking at that moment, if she’s the only person that comes tonight, this was worth it,” Kari said. Kari told Buzzfeed she was “grateful” to be able to contribute to her community in this way. But she wasn’t the only person who was filled with gratitude on that special evening. “To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind,” Erika Craycraft, who attended the dinner with her husband and five children, told KCRA-TV. The dinner, Craycraft's husband added, was “really a blessing.”   Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script,...

These 5 Sisters Thanked Their Parents In The Loveliest Way

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | October 16, 2015 | Weddings
Sisters Lindsay, Becky, Kelly, Cassie and Jamie came up with an adorable way to thank their parents for all of their love and support over the years. Last summer, all five daughters convened in San Jose, California for a photo shoot with photographer Rachel Blackwell, who also shot...

Why This Man Respectfully Rejected His Wife’s Retouched Boudoir Photos

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | October 16, 2015 | Women
One guy was not happy with his wife's boudoir photos that she gave him for Christmas. And his reason is awesome.  On Oct. 12, boudoir photographer Victoria Haltom wrote a Facebook post that included a powerful letter from a past client's husband. In the post, Haltom describes...

Instead Of Throwing A Big Wedding, This Couple Eloped In Iceland

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | October 16, 2015 | Weddings
When Jeremy and Rachelle Garrett sat down to plan their wedding, they got overwhelmed thinking about how much time, effort and money goes into it all.  So the pair, who lives in Ontario, Canada, decided to go in another direction and use the money they would have spent...

The 15 Most NSFW Wedding Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | October 19, 2015 | Weddings
Amid the sea of tulle and chiffon, some wedding gowns hit this season's bridal runways with a little less fabric than usual.  Some of these gowns were shown unlined for dramatic effect; if you ordered them in a store, they'd likely come with a slip of sorts. But that didn't...

The Romantic Truth Behind This 'Lava Kiss'

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | October 19, 2015 | Arts
In 2012, Ed and Dallas Nagata White shared a fiery, passionate kiss under the night rain, surrounded by fields of burning lava. The couple -- a married duo of professional photographers based in Hawaii -- took the photo themselves, uploaded it to the Internet, and set the viral world ablaze, even

Amy Brenneman Says Justin Theroux Is 'Super Happy And Super Relieved' After Marrying Jennifer Aniston

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | October 15, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Amy Brenneman and Justin Theroux are reunited in the second season of "The Leftovers," which airs Sundays on HBO, and the actress told HuffPost Live she noticed a spring in her co-star's step after his secretive marriage to Jennifer Aniston in August. "I worked with him I think the week after his wedding, and he was really happy," Brenneman said. "Super happy. And super relieved, which is a word I think he used as well. I think these poor people are hounded, so he said, 'It was exactly what we wanted. It went off without a hitch. It was fun.'" The couple managed to keep their ceremony private despite immense tabloid interest and a star-studded guest list that included Ellen DeGeneres, Howard Stern and Chelsea Handler. Brenneman said she was impressed at how they pulled it off. "You know what I think the secret is? Do it on a Wednesday," she said. "I was like, 'A Wednesday? That is really cool! Don't do that weekend stuff.'" Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Amy Brenneman here. Want more HuffPost Live? Stream us anytime on Go90, Verizon's mobile social entertainment network, and listen to our best interviews on iTunes. Also on...

The 18 Most-Searched Couples Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | October 16, 2015 | Weddings
If Google searches are any indication, you will be seeing a whole lot of couples in these two-person costumes this Halloween.  Between September 8 and October 8, the folks over at Google kept tabs on searches for Halloween couples costumes and discovered which ones were being searched again and again and again. Below...

3-Year-Old Willow Takes Halloween To The Next Level With Her Amazing Costumes

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | October 17, 2015 | Parents
For 3-year-old Willow, Halloween costumes aren't just for October 31. In fact, the California toddler likes to dress up every single day of the month. It's a tradition her mom Gina Lee calls "Dress Up Willow Month." A professional photographer, Lee helps Willow put together new costumes and...

Watch 100 Years Of Halloween Costumes In 3 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | October 15, 2015 | Good News
This video is scary fun. Mode recently released a video showing different styles of Halloween costumes throughout the course of a century. From simply scary getups to downright adorable outfits, costumes have gone through quite the evolution throughout the years.   Watch as the video begins with a spooktacularly creepy costume from 1915 and ends with a silly play on an iconic ensemble from 2015 that, according to the video's description, is "guaranteed to break the Internet."  We can only imagine what the next 100 years will bring.    Also on...

17 Positively Magical Ideas For Disney-Inspired Engagement Photos

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | October 15, 2015 | Weddings
When two Disney diehards find each other and fall in love, the connection is electric. And if both parties are really, truly Disney lovers to the core, then weaving some of that signature magic into their engagement photos is an absolute must. Below are some fun and creative photo ideas for the young at...

Boycott The Weddings Of Your Gay Friends And Family, Southern Baptist Leader Says

Religion News Service / USA TODAY Network | Carol Kuruvilla | October 15, 2015 | Religion
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Christians should not attend a same-sex wedding — even of their own child — because it signals “moral approval” of the union, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said in a new book. Boycotting weddings of gay friends and loved ones will be excruciatingly difficult, The Rev. Albert...

'My Best Friend's Wedding' Remake Series In The Works For ABC

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | October 15, 2015 | Entertainment
Julia Roberts' 1997 romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Wedding" had it all: unrequited love, Rupert Everett as Roberts' GBF, a musical number, and an ending that rejects Hollywood convention. Someone over at ABC must be feeling nostalgic because The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the network has ordered a script from the...

Against All Odds, This Paralyzed Dad Walked His Daughter Down The Aisle

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | October 15, 2015 | Weddings
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18 Times Wedding Photographers Were Really, Really Proud Of A Picture

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | October 14, 2015 | Weddings
Asking a wedding photographer to pinpoint the best photo they've ever taken is a tall order -- but that didn't stop us from asking anyway! Below, see the photos photographers say they are most proud of and find out what made these shots in particular so special.  Also on HuffPost: 

14 Ways No Human Being Should Ever Propose

Kelsey Borresen | October 15, 2015 | Weddings
The Internet is full of thoughtful, emotional and downright beautiful marriage proposals. So for a change of pace, we decided to reflect on the most god-awful ways a person could propose, courtesy of the #WorstWaysToPopTheQuestion hashtag that had Twitter abuzz on Tuesday. Below we present 14 of the best (worst?) responses...

Watch Madonna Help A Gay Couple Get Engaged At Her Rebel Heart Concert

Curtis M. Wong | October 14, 2015 | Gay Voices
A Canadian man got a little help from none other than Madonna when he proposed to his boyfriend over the weekend.  A YouTube video of Madonna's Oct. 11 concert in Edmonton, Alberta captured the Madge-ical moment for posterity. After performing "Material Girl," the Queen of Pop paused her Rebel Heart show to instruct a fan named Jan, who was seated in the front row, to pop the question to his boyfriend, Chad, before a sold out crowd of nearly 17,000 spectators.    "I love you with all my heart, Chad," Jan proclaimed into Madonna's microphone. "Will you marry me, please?” True to form, Madonna still had one trick left up her sleeve.  “You forgot the most important part,” she said, tossing a small bundle of roses at the pair. “You need to catch the bouquet.” Talk about getting into the groove... and proving your love!  H/T The Advocate and Pink News Also on HuffPost:  (function(){var src_url="";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script,...

Justin Theroux Shares Details About Secret Wedding To Jennifer Aniston On 'Ellen'

Cole Delbyck | October 14, 2015 | Entertainment
Justin Theroux visited "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to discuss the second season of his HBO drama "The Leftovers," but the conversation quickly shifted to wedding talk. Theroux and his longtime partner Jennifer Aniston tied the knot this past August, and details on the secret ceremony have been kept mostly under wraps until now.  According to Theroux, most guests were under the impression that the get together was a birthday celebration and didn't even know they were attending a wedding until the ceremony began.  "I was shooting. She was shooting. And then we were trying to figure out when the best time was," said Theroux. "We were trying to do it under the radar and then we finally found the window." "It was actually a massive miscalculation," he continued. "Because we thought, 'We're gonna tell some people this and some people that, and then people that really have busy schedules and whatever.' So then afterwards we kind of realized that was a terrible plan ..." Theroux's visit ended on a strange note when Ellen brought out a life-size mannequin of Aniston (outfitted with the famous Rachel hairstyle), which Theroux began to play with and puppet. It might be time for Ellen to start reconsidering some of the show's celebrity material, especially in light of Monday's problematic Nicki Minaj sketch. Theroux, however, was all laughs and called the resemblance "unbelievable."   Also on HuffPost: ">   " target="_hplink">Like |    " target="_hplink">Follow |   Contact For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on

8 Hot-Off-The-Runway Bridal Trends You'll Be Seeing Everywhere

Ashley Reich | October 14, 2015 | Weddings
Last week, top bridal designers converged in New York City to debut their Fall/Winter 2016 wedding dress collections. We ooh-ed and ahh-ed from the front row with editors from around the globe, taking notes on the latest in bridal fashion.  Some trends we saw in recent seasons are here to stay. Plunging necklines...

Bank Teller Receives Adorable Proposal Via Cheque

Emma Prestwich | October 13, 2015 | Canada Living
She couldn't believe who it was made out to.
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