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The One Fight To Have Before Your Wedding - The Washington Post

www.washingtonpost.com | Taryn Hillin | August 29, 2014 | Weddings
Betrothed women of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your husbands’ names. I’m getting married in a few days, and — as I’m told happens with most weddings — lots of exhausting fights over minuscule details have broken out along the long, treacherous road to the altar....

10 Things Groomsmen Would Never Say Aloud

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | August 29, 2014 | Weddings
When someone asks you to be a groomsmen in his wedding, the assumption is that the two of you are close -- best buds even. The kind of friends or family that could tell each other anything. But that's not always the case. Below, 10 groomsmen on

A Slice Of Princess Diana And Prince Charles’s Wedding Cake Sold For $1,375 | Vanity Fair

www.vanityfair.com | Taryn Hillin | August 29, 2014 | Weddings
There are all kinds of things you could buy for $1,375. A couple of laptops! A decade’s supply of Sour Patch Kids! Or, of course, a 33-year-old piece of wedding cake. Yes, last night at an auction, a piece of the wedding cake served at Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s...

Woman Is Reunited With Lost Wedding Rings Thanks To A Real Life Hero

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | August 29, 2014 | Weddings
When Erin Carrozzo lost her diamond wedding rings in the sands of Fire Island, New York, she assumed she would never see them again. The mother of three even wrote on Facebook, "RIP my friend I will miss you. You were a part of me every day...

Gay Marriage Movement Is Taking A 'Sledgehammer' To Society, Matt Barber Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | August 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
"Traditionalist" Matt Barber isn't back down when it comes to expressing his opposition to same-sex marriage and other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. Weeks after suggesting that the anti-LGBT crowd revisit "the civil disobedience" of the 1960s, Barber claimed that the marriage equality...

How The Virginia Tech Shooting Brought This Couple Together

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | August 29, 2014 | Weddings
Colin Goddard and Gabriella Hoehn-Saric have one tragic thing in common -- both of their families have been affected by gun violence. Goddard is a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech Shooting. Hoehn-Saric's aunt was shot to death at an ATM in Chicago in...

This Couple Left Everything Behind To Build A Treehouse in Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | August 29, 2014 | Healthy Living
Gail Armand and Robert van Sluis had a plan for their retirement. They'd each put in more than 20 years in meaningful careers (she as an insurance fraud investigator and he as a medical sales representative) and had invested in their beautiful home in Hercules, California and a separate beachfront...

How 'The Mindy Project' Almost Ruined This Man's Surprise Proposal

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | August 28, 2014 | Weddings
Proposing is sometimes a lot harder than it looks -- that's the lesson one man learned recently when his surprise proposal was almost derailed by something as simple as watching "The Mindy Project". Brandon Campbell had his proposal all planned out: he would pop the question to his girlfriend,...

10 'If We're Not Married By...' Pacts That Actually Panned Out

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | August 28, 2014 | Weddings
In sitcoms and rom-coms, there's no shortage of marriage pact plot lines in which on-screen friends promise that if neither one of them is married by a certain age, then the two of them will get together. (Ted and Robin from "How I Met Your Mother"...

These Classic Songs Are Awesome -- Unless You Hear Them At A Wedding

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | August 28, 2014 | Weddings
Walking down the aisle to John Legend's "All Of Me" can make for a magical moment. Strutting to U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"? Not such a great idea. As comedian Tim Hawkins reminded us, certain hits are completely wrong for the...

Top Italian Bishop Nunzio Galantino Says Church Must Welcome 'Unconventional Couples'

Religion News Service | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | August 29, 2014 | Religion
ROME (RNS) The Catholic Church should make “unconventional couples” feel at home instead of making them targets of “de facto discrimination,” the leader of the Italian Bishops Conference and an ally of Pope Francis said this week. “Couples in irregular matrimonial situations are also Christians, but they are sometimes looked...

After Broken Engagement, Man Gives Prepaid Wedding Funds To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | August 28, 2014 | Good News
Had everything gone to plan, Phil Laboon would be getting married this weekend. Instead, following a broken engagement, the Pittsburgh marketing exec is turning lemons into LemonAID, a charity event that's putting all his prepaid wedding expenses to good use. "I decided instead of just letting it...

This Couple Officially Killed The Romance In Their Wedding By Asking People To Sponsor It

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | August 28, 2014 | UK Lifestyle
As we find ourselves in the midst of wedding season, it can be hard to muster the same level of enthusiasm for the couple's happy day after the third or fourth occasion. Indeed, as you find yourself paying out for hens, stags and wedding presents, you may...

Jessa Duggar's Fiance Ben Seewald Moves Into The Family Home

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | August 28, 2014 | Entertainment
Jessa Duggar's fiance Ben Seewald has officially moved into the Duggar family home. The 19-year-old, who was living four hours away with his parents in Hot Springs, moved into the Tontitown, Arkansas residence to be able to spend more time with his new fiancee and help her...

Brad And Angelina Married: Why Did They Wait So Long?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | August 28, 2014 | Canada Living
When you're a couple famous enough to have a full word (and Wikipedia page) named after you, perhaps you don't need to make the union official at all. So when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married last weekend after being together for 10 years, they sealed the...

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Are Married

Lauren Zupkus | August 28, 2014 | Entertainment
The Associated Press reports that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married on Aug. 23 in Chateau Miraval, France, according to a spokesman for the couple. BREAKING: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in France, says a spokesman for the couple.— The Associated Press...

The Most Legit Eiffel Tower Replicas You Didn't Know Existed

Todd Van Luling | August 28, 2014 | Travel
You don't need to go all the way to Paris just to see the Eiffel Tower these days. With all of the replicas that have popped up around the world an Eiffel Tower might be practically in your backyard. The Eiffel Tower A Few Brief Facts About The Original: Was built as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair 1,063 ft tall (or 324 meters) The engineer's name was Gustave Eiffel Initially Mr. Eiffel had little enthusiasm for the project but obviously eventually changed his mind The Replicas: Paris, Texas / 1:16 scale (USA) Constructed in 1993, this replica has found itself in a constant height battle with a replica in Paris, Tennessee, which was also completed in 1993. At first, Texas' tower was designed to be five feet taller than Tennessee's, but then the Tennessee tower took the lead. But to finish the battle once and for all Paris, Texas added a cowboy hat to their tower, and won the height battle, clocking in at 65 feet. You DO NOT MESS with Texas. Parizh, Russia / 1:6 scale Constructed in 2005, this replica serves the area as a cellular tower. Slobozia, Romania / 1:6 scale The story behind this is especially amazing... So as the legend goes, through a series of bribes and other "indelicate means," someone was able to get enough money to build a theme park in this remote/small Romanian town that not only has a huge Eiffel Tower replica but also recreated many of the buildings from the 1970s American TV show, "Dallas." That man is now in jail. Hangzhou, China / 1:3 scale China built this huge city with replica landmarks such as Mt. Rushmore and The White House, but now it is mostly an abandoned ghost town. The Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou was only built in 2007, and at the moment farmland still exists around the tower. China is hoping people will move into the city someday as the population continues to grow. In brighter times... Las Vegas, Nevada / 1:2 scale This is the largest true replica of the Eiffel Tower (there are bigger towers that simply have a resemblance such as the Tokyo Tower). This replica is fairly popular and widely known in the United States as it is part of the Paris Las Vegas Casino on the Vegas Strip. This replica also has its own Twitter account. Filiatra, Greece / 1:18 scale This replica at the entrance to the village of Filiatra. The artist who built this also built a fairy tale castle right outside of the town around the same time. Durango, Mexico / 1:6 scale This replica was donated by the French community in Durango. Apparently vandalism of the tower is a big problem and the legs have received much damage, however they still light the tower up at night and there's a giant rope swing attached to the bottom. Shenzhen, China / 1:3 scale This replica is part of a theme park called "Window of the World." Around 130 reproductions are featured at the theme park with their Eiffel Tower being the tallest. Paris, Tennessee (USA) / 1:20 scale Tennessee lost the height fight with the Paris, Texas replica. Originally built at Christian Brothers University, the campus had to give the replica up because students kept climbing on it. The tower has had many AMAZING stories happen there... "Weddings have taken place there, a group of state park employees were led to the site during a tour of Henry County, and one time a visitor from out of town took several of her young grandchildren to get their picture made in front of it. This Kodak moment was arranged because the woman knew that some of her older grandchildren were having their picture made in front of France's Eiffel Tower that very day." The Chamber's Assistant Executive Director from 1990-98 for Paris, Tennessee was quoted as saying, "We liked to say that it was the second tallest Eiffel Tower in a Paris." That of course wasn't true due to the Eiffel Tower is Paris, Texas. She also said, "When I tell people I'm from Paris, I'm used to hearing, 'Oh the home of the world's Biggest Fish Fry. More and more, I'm hearing, 'Oh, ya'll have that Eiffel Tower." Poor Tennessee. Other, smaller replicas around the world can be found in... Mini-Europe, Belgium / 1:25 scale Atlanta, Georgia (USA) / 1:30 scale Montmatre, Canada / 1:40 scale Austin, Texas (USA) / 1:45 scale Paris, Michigan (USA) / 1:110...

Counting Crows Frontman Adam Duritz Explains Why No One Can Find Him On Tinder

Emily Tess Katz | August 28, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
Single ladies, take note: Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz is on the market, and he's on Tinder. You can follow in the footsteps of former Duritz love interests such as Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Emmy Rossum by simply downloading the dating app, which the musician recently joined. After tweeting...

Marriage Proposal Featuring 1001 Hot Dogs Is A Real Wiener

Taryn Hillin | August 27, 2014 | Weddings
Using hot dogs to propose to the love of your life might not seem romantic, but wait until you hear this story. Twenty-eight-year-old Wang, from Chengdu China, popped the question to his girlfriend Chen on August 16 with the help of exactly 1001 hot dogs, which he used to...

An Honest And Painfully Beautiful Love Story In The Midst Of Alzheimer's

Kelsey Borresen | August 28, 2014 | Weddings
Filmmaker Banker White moved back to the Boston area after his mother Pam was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 at the age of 61. For the next four years, White filmed his conversations with his parents and the changes in their everyday lives as his...
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