Friday, July 31, 2009

My bloody valentine

Halloween is on a Saturday this year. Even though superstitious folks say Saturday is the worst day to get married (apparently Monday is the luckiest day for nuptials). I know two couples of the spooky persuasion who should have weddings this year but won’t, so I will plan my own spooky wedding in my head.

I know I said this blog wouldn’t be about planning, but allow me this one thing, please.

An engagement photo session at Disneyland somewhere in New Orleans square. I was so happy to find this picture, because this is my favorite hidden spot in the park. New Orleans square isn’t overtly spooky, but it fits in so well with the spooky style.

Screencap taken from southern california wedding photographer (aka my wedding photographer!) Jessica Verma

Halloween save the date magnets Halloween is a fun holiday, so I’d definitely want to give guests advanced notice to make sure they didn't make plans for another party:

Halloween save the date magnets
I like the simple spider design. These say “get your costume ready” I would probably ask guests to wear costumes to my wedding. And I could use a photo from my engagement session. How fun!!!

Location – the Queen Mary.

From goodkol
The Queen Mary is historic and creepy and it has a beautiful view of Long Beach. It’s also a hotel so if any guests got a little too “spirited” they could stumble back to their hotel room instead of driving. I strongly considered getting married on the Queen Mary, but ultimately decided on a different location. What could have been!

The invitations

Halloween Invitations from Elegant Handmade Creations
The font isn’t appropriate for my fantasy spooky wedding, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bat-wing folder. I would probably use a cream paper inside instead of orange with a script black font.

The dress
I would wear a blood red dress at my spooky wedding. I know people have strong feelings against butt bows, but I like them. I found this red gown inspired by Moulin Rouge and I actually think I might need to get married again just so I can wear it.

I am so in love with this butt bow!!!

From Etsy user Deconstructress

The Groom
Of course, my groom can wear anything he wants, but he’d look great in a morningsuit – similar to the one worn by Vincent in Corpse Bride.

The centerpieces
I love Martha’s glittered pumpkins. I’d do them in black, orange and red

And combine them with these cute candlesticks. Except I think I’d do orange and red roses and have little bats flying around the arrangements instead of the berries.

The cake
I know that you’re assuming I’d have a Nightmare Before Christmas wedding cake, and you’d be right. (I’d actually really like a Chernabog cake, but he’s obscure and not very romantic. He was supposedly based on Bela Lugosi’s movements, so it makes sense that I’d like it) There are so many great cakes to choose from, but I would pick one like this:

Great job, Marcus_Gonzalez!

First song would obviously be Lovesong by the Cure. Especially given Robert Smith’s long-lasting marriage.
Not allowed to embed, but here’s the link

The guests
Well, okay, I probably wouldn’t really ask my guests to come in costume because honestly I’m a complete snob when it comes to Halloween costumes. I don’t like those cheap nylon and foam jobs from the costume store. In an ideal world, for my ideal wedding, my guests would come in full zombie makeup and be really excited about wearing it with their nicest dresses and suits. I would wear zombie make up, fake blood, and a dress to a wedding in a heartbeat!

From danhollisterduck

Thank you so much for indulging me in my spooky wedding fantasy. In real life I would be obsessing right now about pumpkins clashing with the nautical decor of the Queen Mary, so I’m really thankful to not have to plan a wedding again.

And that concludes the week of gothiness on Blogger of the Bride. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Today's the 31st - only three months until Halloween, and two months until I start preparing!

-Kay ^v^

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The virginal brides file past his tomb…

Bela Lugosi, the iconic actor best known as Dracula, was a serial monogamist. He was married 5 times in his life; the shortest marriage lasted four months, the longest spanned twenty years.

Please cut me some slack on this one because it is very difficult to find exact details and wedding pictures from 1922!

Bela’s first marriage was in 1917 to Ilona “Baby” Szmick. He was 34, she was 16 (ew), and part of a very wealthy family.

I don’t know if this is a wedding photo, but they are both dressed very nicely and I LOVE her dress. I love all the soft layers around the shoulders and the simple jewelry. It is thought that her family supported him as he struggled through his early years of acting. In 1920, after Bela moved to Germany to pursue better roles, Baby’s wealthy, upstanding father pushed the divorce through the courts. Bela did not protest.

In 1921, Bela married his second Ilona – Ilona von Montagh de Nagybanyhegyes. The two met shortly after he moved to New York.

This is the only picture I could find of her – none of the couple. They were married for only two and a half years before she filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery.

After a five-year marriage hiatus, Bela married Beatrice Weeks on July 27, 1929. She was a wealthy widow, and like his first marriage, rumors of his gold-digging emerged.

The two lived together for just a few days before Beatrice left him, and four months after they were wed, she filed for divorce. Rumor alert! He was supposedly cheating on her with the infamously wild Clara Bow.

On January 31, 1933 Bela and Lillian Arch entered into his longest marriage. Lillian was Bela’s 19-year-old secretary. They married a year after they met.

The two were married for twenty years and had one child – Bela George. She was a patient woman, but eventually his strict work ethic began to wear on his family. She became unhappy. He quit his vices – alcohol and drugs – in an attempt to re-kindle the relationship, but she eventually left him and asked for nothing.

After twenty years, he was alone, and broken-hearted. [sniff]

Bela's final marriage was to Hope Lininger in 1955.

An actual wedding picture! Sadly, he looks high and she looks a little...crazy.
They really didn’t know much about each other – she was an admirer that had supposedly sent him numerous fan letters. The description from The Immortal Count makes her seem a bit like a fanatical Lugosi stan that flattered Bela into marriage. It was a rocky relationship, but the two stayed married until his death in 1956.

I only skimmed this book, but I definitely plan to go back and thoroughly read The Immortal Count. It has a ton of information about Bela Lugosi and his many, many wives.

Thank you very much to this site for all the photographs.


Weddings and evil spirits

Every current wedding custom started in a simpler time, and it seems like a lot of them were created to avoid evil spirits. Here are a few…

credit Dan4th

The bridal bouquet
The bouquet held by a bride during the wedding ceremony was traditionally a bunch of herbs. The herbs had a strong aroma that would ward off evil spirits.

Bridesmaid dresses
Bridesmaids traditionally dressed alike and dressed like the bride because looking the same would confuse and deter any evil spirits looking to harm the bride on her big day.

Bells are a common wedding clich̩ РI hear bells, wedding bells are ringing, etc. In Ireland bells were traditionally given as wedding gifts because the loud sound would scare away the evil spirits.

Carrying the bride over the threshold
Brides are so prone to evil spirits and superstition that they aren't even allowed to walk. One superstition said if a bride tripped into her new home, her marriage would fall on bad luck. The tradition of carrying the bride over the threshold ensures that the evil spirits stay away.



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Spooky celebrity wedding – That guy and Dita Von Teese

Okay, cut me a break on this one. Marilyn Manson may not be the best or most authentic musician, but he married a beautiful girl in a beautiful place. I don’t like him, but I LOVE his wedding. It is gorgeous and everything about it screams extravagant spooky wedding.

First – the location

"Manson" and Dita Von Teese were married in a castle in Ireland that belongs to spooky/disturbing painter Gottfried Helnwein.

Second – The couple

This picture is so gorgeous – it looks like a demented painting. The dress is purple, but it really looks like a deep blue here. Her porcelain skin looks so striking against the dress.


In this picture you can see how iridescent the fabric is and the purple really comes alive. If Prince wore a wedding gown, this is the one he’d choose. I’ve seen her on some "worst celebrity wedding dress lists" and I don’t get it. Even if you don’t like the color, the style is amazing. But I really don’t like the hat - it seems silly and unnecessary with such voluminous dress. I’m confused by the red roses – I feel that they clash with the purple.

Overall, it looks like a beautiful day and I can’t imagine how much effort went in to the meticulous spooky theme. A commenter a few weeks ago said that she doesn’t like “stage production weddings…because it's a play you already know the ending to” In this case, a stage production wedding is a definite indicator – the two had an ugly divorce only one year after the wedding.

Visit this link to see the Vogue spotlight of their wedding. See pictures of their reception, at-home wedding, wedding invitations, and more of Dita’s gorgeous vintage style dresses.



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Creepy not spooky

I interrupt myself to bring you...myself. This isn't a spooky wedding, but it's definitely creepy.

Simply put, a meme is "An item of pop culture propagated via word of mouth. Usually used in reference to the latest cool website that is propagated by e-mail." (That's for my Dad. Hi Dad! Now you know what the kids are talking 'bout)

Remember old meme Peter Pan?

This guy got MARRIED. Yeah, married!

The invitation

They walk down the aisle

And cut the cake

As much as I want to say something snarky, I can't. He's a weird guy, but they look so happy together. Good luck you crazy kids! Tip: Don't name your house "Neverland"


I've got a spooky "celebrity" wedding for you tomorrow, but don't forget to come back Thursday for the marriage history of macabre screen legend...well, you'll just have to wait and see.

Macabre Wedding Ring

Contiuning the pursuit of spooky weddings, I submit this ring for your review:
(that’s my best Rod Serling’d I do?)

A wedding ring made from human bone

This unimpressive ring is a model for a ring made of an unusual material – human bone.

One happy British couple had one made from a culture of their bone cells grown on a scaffold to create a ring form. What can be a better way to show your inner beauty?

That is too creepy - even for me!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Spooky celebrity wedding – Robert Smith

Don’t tell Andrew Eldritch, but the Cure is one of my favorite bands. Yes, Robert Smith does look like a messy dad-type these days, but he used to be so cute in a cuddly sort of way.

Robert Smith and his future wife Mary Poole met in drama class when Robert was only 14 years old. They were married in 1988 and have been together ever since. According to this site Lovesong was written as a special wedding present to the bride. I can’t imagine anything more flattering – it’s such a beautiful song.

Look at this beautiful couple

The groom’s not dressed quite like I imagined, but his hair and dramatic make up are classic Bob. The bride looks happy and radiant.

Group shot

The first thing I notice – WHAT IS ROBERT SMITH WEARING ON HIS FEET! Yeesh. Is that a trademark that I’m unaware of? I love the bride’s dress though. It has a lot of layers and volume without being too poufy. They look so adorably perfect together.


Theme week – Spooky weddings!

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here yet, but I love all things spooky and Halloween. Summer is fine and I enjoy it but I really come alive when the weather cools down. There’s nothing that I love more than pumpkin treats, Halloween activities, and the crowd lull that Disneyland experiences when the weather turns cool and kids are back in class. If history is an indicator, it won’t cool down until late October, but I’m already wishing for Fall. Consider this a rain dance of sorts – an entire week of spooky weddings.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Drive-through weddings reach Florida

I enjoy that game Florida or Germany*? It's so true - if there's a really weird news story it almost certainly comes from one of the two.

This one comes from Florida:

A store north of Tampa is offering weddings from a drive-through window. Couples who pull up with a marriage license, a witness over the age of 18 and $20 can tie the knot without turning off their car engine.

The store's owner, Rev. Sharon Burnett, 58, says the behind-the-wheel weddings are "no different than standing at the courthouse." Burnett, a notary public and minister, opened her Mother Earth Goddess metaphysical store in a former dry-cleaning business in early July. At first she did not know what to do with the sliding glass doors where customers used to pick up their clothes; then she thought of the wedding drive-through.

She has yet to officiate any in-vehicle vows.

It's especially funny that she didn't set out to do weddings, she just decided that she might as well use her drive-up window. I hope nobody really wants to get married in their car! It seems kind of lonely to me.

Have a great weekend! Don't forget to come back on Monday for a week-long spooky wedding special!


*Apparently this is an Adam Carolla/Jimmy Kimmel thing? I had no idea.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wedding Photobomb

A Photobomb is when you think you're taking a normal picture, and someone in the background spoils it.

I came across this one the other day and couldn't resist posting it over here.

Yikes! Nobody wants a big, hairy, naked guy in their wedding pictures! Unless they do! Hopefully the photographer noticed - his camera is pointing in the bomber's direction.

Happy weekend!


In case you're wondering, this is still my favorite photobomb. Oh, Dave Grohl, you delightful scamp!

Reunited and it feels so goooooood...

Sorry if you've seen this twice - I'm still getting the hang of formatting...

A British man and his Spanish former sweetheart have finally married 16 years after they drifted apart, reunited by a love letter lost behind a fireplace for over a decade, reports said on Monday.

Steve Smith and Carmen Ruiz-Perez, both now 42, fell in love 17 years ago when she was a foreign exchange student in Brixham, southwest England, and got engaged after only a year together. But their relationship ended after she moved France to run a shop in Paris.

A few years later, in a bid to rekindle their love, Smith sent a letter to her mother's home in Spain. It was placed on the mantelpiece, but slipped down behind the fireplace and was lost for over a decade.

Illustration from mando2003us

The missing missive was only found when builders removed the fireplace during renovation work."When I got the letter I didn't phone Steve right away because I was so nervous," Ruiz-Perez told the Herald Express local newspaper. "I nearly didn't phone him at all. I kept picking up the phone then putting it down again. "But I knew I had to make the call."

When they were reunited, it was as if time had stood still, said Smith, a factory supervisor. "When we met again it was like a film. We ran across the airport into each other's arms. We met up and fell in love all over again. Within 30 seconds of setting eyes on each other we were kissing.

"I'm just glad the letter did eventually end up where it was supposed to be," he said, after the couple married last Friday.

How sweet! I'm not sure if a letter would find me after 10 years, but it's really nice that it worked out for these two. Happy one-week anniversary to them!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mr & Mrs Kelly and Kelly Hildebrandt-Hildebrandt

Kelly Hildebrandt wanted to see how many other people had the same name so she typed her own name into Facebook. She messaged a guy named Kelly Hildebrandt to basically say "Hey we have the same name!" The two started dating, and are now engaged. In the video at the link, they say that they go by Kelly-Girl and Kelly-Boy to differentiate between the two.

That makes my head hurt! I really hope they have different middle names. And let's hope that she's a good-natured bride, and not a Facebook bridezilla!


Vintage wedding - Ginger aka Tina Louise

I saw this the other day over at one of my new favorite blogs I'm Learning to Share!

It's Ginger's wedding! But don't call her Ginger. I LOVED Gilligan's Island so much as a kid that I think I have every episode memorized. The situation is similar to Lucy and Desi; I was sad to find out that Tina Louise and Bob Denver* didn't get along on set, and that Tina Louise was kind of a prima donna. Ginger was my least favorite character on Gilligan's Island, but there's no denying her striking beauty.

On April 3, 1966, Tina Louise (born Tatiana Blacker) and Les Crane were married.

Visit the link above for some giant scans of their spread in TV Radio Mirror.

It was her first and only marriage, and his third (or fourth) of five marriages. Les Crane was a longtime radio and TV host; we have him to thank for the concept of a top 40. He's an interesting guy, so I'm ashamed to say I don't know much about him. But back to the bride - she looks so beautiful and so very '60s in this gown and surrounded by daisies. It's nice to finally see a little skin on a vintage bride. She's wearing a floor length gown with short sleeves and a square neck dress. As always the groom has it easy - he looks really (really) handsome in a simple dark suit.

From left to right: Thurston Howell III, Willy Gilligan, Eunice 'Lovey' Howell, the Groom, Ginger Grant (or maybe Eva Grubb?), Mary Ann Summers, and the Skipper Jonas Grumby. Don't ask why I know so much about Gilligan's Island, I just do! Where is the Professor, Roy Hinkley (Russel Johnson)? I'm sad he's not there because I had a crush on him as a kid. The In Crowd has a theory: ...perhaps Russell Johnson was behind the camera, snapping the photograph with a camera he'd built out of a coconut shell and some beach glass. Haha!


*Side note: If you haven't seen the Many Loves of Dobie Gillis what are you waiting for? Bob Denver is hilarious as the beatnik Maynard G Krebs.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Man arrested at his own wedding

Wedding tip of the day: if you have an arrest warrant, don't get married at the courthouse. Better yet, don't have an arrest warrant.

A man described by Utah authorities as Salt Lake County's Public Enemy No. 1 was arrested when he came into a courthouse to get married. Uintah County Sheriff's Lt. John Laursen said someone recognized Frank Paul Reyos, 27, when he arrived Tuesday at Ute Tribal Court [there's never been a better time for me to ask: What's a Ute?] in Fort Duchesne with the intent to marry a young woman, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday.

Reyos, who is wanted on a no-bail fugitive warrant for aggravated robbery by the Salt Lake County Metro Gang Unit, was arrested without incident and taken to a jail in Vernal, Utah. The suspect, who police say is linked to violent street gangs in the Salt Lake City area, has previous arrests for aggravated assault, vehicle theft, robbery and multiple theft charges. Police said he was recognized due to his many facial tattoos, including a spiderweb on his forehead.

Nothing says class like a forehead tattoo. I'm so disappointed that I couldn't find his mugshot.

Photo credit

Unfortunate Monograms

A great blog with a great topic - Cake Wrecks had a series of unfortunate monograms the other day. Check them out:

Not sure if this is Son of a Bitch! or I always SOB at weddings!, but either way, it is not a good monogram.

Okay, this isn't a wedding cake, but it's still funny. I couldn't possibly top Jen's quote: Never in my life have I so fervently hoped that a cake was chocolate. HAHA! Me too, Jen!

This cake looks like a giant valentine with the big spray of red roses. The last thing you would want on Valentines Day is PMS, am I right?


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Couple marries at drive-in diner

A couple in Mississippi exchanged vows and held their reception at a '50s themed drive-in diner.

Barbara Murrium works at the Bumper’s on Terry Road and said she didn’t see any reason not to have the wedding and reception there. “South Jackson still has good in it,” she said. “We and Bumpers are here to stay.”

Barbara Murrium also said that she and her new husband, Leedel Murrium were able to save money by choosing the restaurant over a traditional church wedding.

“The way times are now, it's very important to save money,” Barbara Murrium said. “We've got to save money and this is the best way to save. We didn't have to rent a church -- we did it right here.”

The idea was helped along by Barbara Murrium’s Bumpers manger Josephine Mason. “I said, 'Let's have it here! Why not do it here?' It was something different and something unique. All of her coworkers and family could be here,” Mason said. “Instead of white rice, we threw wild rice because this is wild!”

Good for them! I'm always a fan of frugal spending, and I don't think a couple should go into debt just for a wedding. I don't buy things that I can't afford:

Bride wants clown at wedding

This has to be fake:

Dear Amy: My girlfriend and I met through a dating site and have been blissfully dating for six months. We are in our early 30s and very much in love. We respect each other and have a great deal of fun together.

We are in a committed relationship and have discussed marriage in its early stages. However, we are in complete opposition regarding a wedding celebration. I want an elaborate hall wedding, and she wants to save money and have a more intimate buffet wedding in her sister's backyard.

She wants a clown, magician and inflatable bouncing machine for children at the celebration, but I think it's more for her own enjoyment.

Can you suggest a compromise?

Signed, The "Odd" Couple

Dear "Odd": My solution to your wedding dilemma is to suggest that you both scale down your plans -- but have two celebrations instead of one.

Your girlfriend's idea sounds like a lot of fun for an engagement party or rehearsal dinner but not for a wedding. Bouncy castles, beer and bridesmaids do not mix.

Photo Credit to DJ_Bass
You could dial down your own concept and still have a lovely, elegant and memorable affair that also conveys your girlfriend's sense of fun -- but doesn't cost a year's wages or involve a clown.

When I married my own Mr. Fancy Pants last year, I wanted to serve barbecue chicken and corn on the cob at the reception dinner. He didn't.

We compromised by doing everything his way. (Not that I'm bitter.)

When it comes to marriage, sometimes the best compromise is to recognize that the other person might actually have the better idea.

I'm terrified of clowns, so I think this is a pretty far-out idea, but I would LOVE to see pictures of this wedding. I hope there's someone out there who will have a circus-themed engagement party.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Introducing Harriet...

Please welcome my friend Harriet - she will be contributing more stories about offbeat and vintage weddings.

She's taken her name from the maniacal bride in So I Married an Axe Murderer:

Harriet, pre-axe

Love the dress, Harriet! It looks like a wedding dress/shroud. Does that brooch have a poison tipped pin?


Ann & Abby

Ann Landers & Dear Abby were identical twins - and even had a double wedding ceremony in 1939!

Born Esther Pauline & Pauline Esther (I have to say that seems like their parents got a bit lazy with the naming) they were only 17 minutes apart. Until they were 21, they dressed alike, shared a purse, and slept in the same twin bed.

Unfortunately they feuded on and off for the rest of their lives - both writing competing advice columns it's not such a huge surprise (although a little ironic that they helped everyone else with their problems and couldn't solve their own.)

I like their wedding outfits - the hats are a little silly looking, but they are from Russian heritage so it works. And the 8-year-old girl who loved "Anne of Green Gables" in me loves the puffed sleeves and the peaked wrists, and since it was 1939 I think they can get away with it

Don't call your customers whores

Sorry about that last post - the formatting was all screwed up. I took it down and I'll try to fix it later...

Okay, brides can be a little testy when it comes to working with vendors. Each thing they order for their wedding has an immense sense of importance because - Don't Forget! - It's my wedding! HOWEVER it is never a good idea to call your customer a whore.

From The Consumerist
The only thing crazier than people involved with wedding planning are people in the scrapbooking supply industry, it seems. Weddingbee reports that an online craft supply store called Urban Expressions (not to be confused with the handbag company) completely lost it when an angry customer wrote in asking why they had neither shipped the item she'd bought nor specified otherwise as promised. Their response makes us understand why they chose the name "Urban Expressions" for their store.

Irritated that the craft punch she'd ordered hadn't arrived, the customer wrote the following email:

I ordered this over a week ago and it still has not been shipped!! Your shipping policy states that most items will be shipped within 48 hours unless otherwise specified - you guys did not specify otherwise! When will this item be shipped out?? I would like some kind of compensation for the delay. Sincerely, *****

In the "comments" on the cancellation notice—the customer didn't ask to cancel the order, by the way—the company writes,

"hows that for compensation. drop your fucking attitude bitch. now no product.. whore."

The customer email sounds a little frustrated, but not overtly rude. And that is why I never started scrapbooking. I went into a scrapbooking store once for some glue and it was frightening - worse than one of those trunk sales at the bridal gown shop, or any other negative stereotype that could be attributed to bargain-hunting females. Never again.


Friday, July 17, 2009

It’s long enough without Nahasapeemapeta-whatever...

What is a wedding? Webster's Dictionary defines a wedding as the process of removing weeds from one's lawn. I love the Simpsons. While Homer and Marge have been married a few times (to each other) it's Selma Bouvier who is the serial monogamist on the Simpsons.

Selma's full name is Selma Bouvier-Terwilliger-Hutz-McClure. Selma is unlucky in love and has dated many of the bachelors in Springfield.

In case you can't tell them apart Selma is the twin with M shaped hair, while Patty's hair is shaped like an O. Both love MacGyver

Here are some of the Springfield men that Selma has married:

Sideshow Bob - aka Robert Underdunk Terwilliger

Unfortunately I can't find a picture of Selma's wedding dress - I remember really loving it! This marriage ends in heartbreak when Bart discovers (in MacGyver fashion) that Sideshow Bob is trying to kill his aunt Selma.

Lionel Hutz

Their marriage was never specifically discussed in a Simpsons episode, but there aren't too many other men named Hutz in Springfield, so I assume this is one of Selma's many amours.

Troy McClure

You may remember him from such nature films as Earwigs: Ewww! and the automated kiosk Where's Nordstrom? Selma thought she was in love, but Troy was using her as a cover wife to hide his true nature - a sexual desire for fish. Selma's heart was broken again, but she soon turned her love to her pet iguana JubJub and finally her adopted daughter Ling.

Even with her daughter and hectic job at the DMV, Selma would marry MacGyver or Richard Dean Anderson in a heartbeat. Hopefully post-mullet.

And that's all the wedding "news" I have for you today. Have a great weekend!


Stephen Hawking - wedding photos

Stephen Hawking is a British theoretical physicist who has lived with ALS (also Lou Gehrig's Disease) for most of his life. You've probably heard some of the scandal about his personal life - marrying a nurse, living with an abusive wife, and being photographed with bikini girls. Ever wondered about his wedding day(s)? I hadn't until I saw this photo on Reddit.

Thanks, The Blog of Record

Does anyone else see what I see? Stephen Hawking, on top of being brilliant, is attractive. I love the shaggy haircut and the thick-framed nerd glasses! My geeky heart is swooning. He married Jane Wilde in July of 1965 and they had 3 children together. She looks really cute with her flip hair do and short, puffy veil. I love the trailing bouquet. I still can't get over how cute Stephen Hawking is.

He and Jane divorced in 1995, and later that year he married his nurse Elaine Mason. There were a lot of rumors about her mental and phyical abuse of Hawking throughout their marriage. In 2006 divorce papers were filed, but it hasn't been finalized yet.

No comment on her. Okay, maybe a three word comment - Camilla Parker Bowles.


Wikipedia, you disappoint me! Why does IMDB have more information about Stephen Hawking's marriages than you do!?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Imaginary husbands

I am married, and I love my husband, but if I weren't married to him and I could marry a fictional character from the last few years of movies and tv, these would be my choices:

#4 Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean

+ He's really, really hot
- He marauds and embezzles, he even hijacks, he drinks up (a LOT) me hearties, yo ho.
♥ Our wedding day would use lots of jewel tone colors and the decoration would be very bohemian.

#3 Chuck from Chuck

+ He's cute and awkward, really good sense of humor - mostly self-deprecating.
- He still lives with his sister, and he works a time-consuming job for the government
♥ We would definitely have a Mario Cake and all the attendants would wear Chuck Taylors.

#2 Ned the Piemaker from Pushing Daisies

+ He's loyal, he owns his own business making amazing pies, he can bring people back from the dead
- He can also kill people with his magic finger, he's not very assertive
♥ Our wedding would be whimsical and colorful; we'd have a multi-tiered pie instead of cake.

#1 Jim Halpert from the Office

+ He's adorable, he shows initiative (sometimes), and he's really funny
- He won't quit his dead-end job, he wastes a lot of time tormenting his co-workers
♥ Jim's personality seems best-suited for a laid-back reception in the park. I'd wear a JCrew dress.

So, who would you choose for your imaginary husband or wife?