Monday, February 28, 2011

Slow how you wanted it to be

Do you have a big, gigantic crush on Dave Grohl like I do?

He was really adorable in his Nirvana days, and has only gotten more attractive with each passing day. He's aging really, really well. But enough of my gushing, check out his beautiful performance of Everlong from the Foo Fighters wedding.

There's a bit at the end where they show off the 3-tiered wedding cake. It's studded with the FF logo, and it has two couples on top since the Foo Fighters' wedding couple had to share honors.

The wedding was part of an Mtv stunt in 2005 called "24 Hours of Foo".

If Dave Grohl was at my wedding, there's no way I'd be focused on my family, friends, or husband. Because marriage is forever, but Dave Grohl only sticks around for a while (despite a song to the contrary).

Also, bonus link! On of my favorite Nirvana songs - Marigold. The only Nirvana song written and sung by DG.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Robot wedding cake toppers

Did you enjoy Watson vs Brainy Humans on Jeopardy as much as I did? Since his big TV debut, Watson has undoubtedly received a lot of attention from amorous ladies. He's a good-looking (g)eye! When he plans his wedding, I hope he'll consider some of these adorable cake toppers.

These two are so cute they make me want to talk in a squealy voice and wave my hands around! I love that their joined hands form a ring.

Maybe Watson is more offbeat than he seems - he did get quite a laugh when he bid the oddball amount of $6435. If so, he and his bride will appreciate quirkiness of this robot bride holding a taco.

This charming and polite robot couple brought their dog to the altar.

Or, if Watson marries a human, he could use this retro cake topper.

Whatever he chooses, I hope we haven't seen the last of Watson and his big, brainy brain.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Light-up wedding gowns

I thought the "electric" wedding dress from the Gypsy post was pretty crazy, and I want to see more light-up gowns.

Here's one from TLC Incredible Weddings. The bride lights up her gown a key moment in the first dance.

This gown isn't strictly for a wedding, but has far more interesting lights.

I wonder if it can spell out words? Like I DO in giant letters - similar to a Jumbotron thing at a sports game. That would be funny. In addition to LED lights, this dress is also coated in Swarovski crystals.

If you want to incorporate a more tasteful amount of blinking, flashing lights into your wedding, you could just order a light-up garter.

I even have the perfect first dance song to go with these gowns. Hardehar.


Monday, February 21, 2011

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

My UK friends are really excited about the Channel 4 train wreck known as My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Basically, it is Jersey Shore for English people. Gypsies (not Romani people, but Irish Travellers) are not well-liked. They are known as thieves, and are considered trashy and obnoxious*. They make money by doing labor jobs and other odds and ends, and apparently from swindling people (hence the bad reputation). Weddings and other celebrations are a big deal, so the Travellers save for ages to put on the biggest, showiest, Traveller-iest weddings possible.

To get a taste of what the Brits are watching, here are a few YouTube clips (sadly, full episode viewing is blocked in the US) that I am not allowed to embed, because Channel 4 hates us.

Hen Party - also known as a bachelorette party.

Electric Wedding Dress - also known as a fascinating eyesore. It lights up and has moving butterflies!

I really do think that this can best be equated to the Jersey Shore, only they don't drink because they are from a sub-culture that lacks inhibitions. Having never watched the Jersey Shore, you'll have to tell me if I'm wrong.

Hopefully the Big Fat Gypsy Wedding series will be shown on BBC America or Netflix because I can't wait to watch the rest of the episodes.
*This is my understanding, not my opinion. I have never met a Gypsy - Romani or Irish - so I have no personal opinion.

Friday, February 18, 2011

blasé = today

Hooray, it's Friday!

This is how I feel about weddings today. Dunno the source, please link me up.

I've been trying to think of a way to turn this into a post, but I have the dumb.

REQUEST: Someone who made a pact to marry a friend if they weren't both married by x year, and followed through with it

The comment that made me LOL:
My female best friend and I have a similar pact. We both made a pact that if we're both not married by the time I'm thirty, we will get married to each other.

However, I also have another pact with myself that if I'm not married by the time I'm twenty nine I will shoot myself in the face.

She didn't think it was very funny.

Haha, whatever. It's Friday and I have fun things to do so bye!

Kay Banks

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A little something for newly-engaged couples

Were you part of the Valentine's Day Engagement Hysteria?

If so, this billboard is for you:

I wish failblog wouldn't stamp FAIL on everything, because I think this is funnier, and much less annoying than the Robbins Brothers commercials that were playing constantly. There's SO MUCH SHRIEKING!

Though I get why an engagement ring store wouldn't advertise with sarcasm.

When it is time to make good on your engagement, make sure this doesn't happen to your photographer.

This poor guy. He was attacked by the drunken bridesmaid freak train.

Kay Banks

Monday, February 14, 2011

Least desirable celebrity spouse

It's Valentines Day. There, I said it. If forced Holiday Happiness makes you irritable, you'll enjoy this bitchy My OK! survey about least desirable celebrity spouses. The list is from them, the italics are from me (and wikipedia).

Charlie, you've hard a hard year, so I'm going to post a hot picture of you.

Least Desirable Celebrity Husband:
Charlie Sheen 3 failed marriages. Accurate list is accurate
Mel Gibson left his wife of 30 years, bigot
Tom Cruise 2 failed marriages and 1 that seems creepy
Mickey Rourke 2 failed marriages and a plastic surgery problem
Pete Doherty drug problem, annoying twitter account
Marilyn Manson 1 failed marriage, likes to turn his girlfriends into Dita Von Teese
David Hasselhoff 2 failed marriages, alcohol problems, etc
Ricky Gervais I don't get the hate - I love him. He has a long-time partner, but no marriages
Chris Moyles He's popular in England? Never heard of him
Wayne Rooney He plays for Manchester United. Never heard of him

Amy, you've had a hard life, so I'm going to post a pretty picture of you.

Least Desirable Celebrity Wife:
Amy Winehouse 1 failed marriage, drugs, questionable personal grooming
Lindsay Lohan no marriages, drugs, questionable personal grooming
Britney Spears 2 failed marriages
Heather Mills 2 failed marriages, one successful bank run on Paul McCartney.
Gwyneth Paltrow 1 ongoing marriage, not counting her love affair with her own reflection
Katie Holmes Married to Tom Cruise
Lady Gaga Never married.
Madonna 2 failed marriages
Nicole Kidman 1 failed marriage, 1 current marriage
Sarah Jessica Parker 1 current marriage

Most Desirable Celebrity Wife:
Natalie Portman engaged, please click the link
Megan Fox 1 current marriage
Katy Perry 1 current marriage
Kate Moss engaged several times
Gisele Bundchen 1 current marriage
Cheryl Cole 1 failed marriage
Christina Hendricks 1 current marriage
Rihanna never married, bad taste in boyfriends
Kim Kardashian 1 failed marriage
Kate Middleton engaged

Most Desirable Celebrity Husband:
Prince Harry he's really surpassing his brother in terms of attractiveness
Justin Bieber lolforever, he's a kid
Robert Pattinson tabloid superstar
David Beckham very married with a ton of kids
Russell Brand 1 current marriage
Colin Firth YES, PLEASE. 1 current marriage
Prince William engaged
George Clooney never married
Piers Morgan 1 failed marriage, 1 current marriage
Brad Pitt 1 failed marriage, 1 current partner

It's funny, but not terribly surprising, that all the least desirable people have very public bad habits, but all the most desirable people are mostly just attractive. I had the great misfortune of reading Russell Brand's My Booky Wook (don't ask) and I can tell you that you shouldn't marry him. Kate Moss seems like one of the most unbalanced people in the public eye, so why is she on the list? Why is Justin Bieber on the list, creepsters at OK!'s website?

Have a Day,

Kay Banks

Friday, February 11, 2011

Awesome Bioshock wedding

Bioshock was an absolutely beautiful video game, so it's no surprise that a creative couple themed parts of their wedding on the art deco-style visuals.

Actual Bioshock

The invitation

The cute couple - Anna and Jon (and their Flickr account)

Their gorgeous cakes - checkerboard cupcakes topped with butterflies

The cake topper - Big Daddy and Little Sister
Gorgeous! If you go through the rest of the photos on Flickr, this was a really beautiful wedding.
Kay Banks

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Interactive cake patent from Disney

Did you see my new tattoo over at the Knuckle Tattoo blog?

In case you are dense: this is not really a picture of me.

In the latest (old) news, Disney filed a patent for 'interactive cakes' along with a drawing of their idea.

...[Disney Imagineers have cooked up] a US patent
application lovingly titled "Projector systems and methods for producing
digitally augmented interactive cakes and other food products." The application
includes a set of hilarious illustrations depicting over-sized cameras
projecting images and video onto the surface of baked goods in order to promote
storytelling and / or interactivity that is unique and individualized.

Disney envisions images mapped to the 3D topography of
the cake allowing it to sense, for example, when a slice is in the process of
being cut (initiating a sword fight with Captain Hook) or removed (water rushes
in to fill the void). While we doubt that you'll find these in the aisles of
your local Best Buy grocer anytime soon, you might want to check for
availability the next time that you book a birthday party at a Disneyland
resort. Something tells us that these could be a hit with the

Forget the youngins, [in my best Huell Howser impression] I think this sounds simply amazing! These cakes would probably be crazy expensive at first, but those first few people will be pioneers in the cake world.

A commenter at Stitch Kingdom linked to this YouTube video of a wedding cake with abstract imagery projected onto it.

This is a very cool first step, and a high-tech way to spruce up an otherwise plain (though delicious) white cake. I personally cannot wait to see a Haunted Mansion wedding cake where crypt doors creak and tombstones actually quake.

Are you as excited about cake technology as I am?!


Monday, February 7, 2011

When Photoshop ruins wedding pictures

A long time ago, Adobe set forth a series of guidelines for the proper use of the word Photoshop. I read it way back when Fark was the Reddit of the Internet. The guidelines were laughable - "Instead of writing 'I Photoshoped this picture', write 'I used Adobe Photoshop to edit this image'". Obviously, those standards are long-gone, as are the professional standards of editing images.

At first glance this ad for gowns looks fairly normal, but look closely at her legs.

This looks painful - it seems like her hips and legs are about a foot to the right of her torso. Ouch.

I don't read romance novels, but even I've heard of Nora Roberts. Again, the cover for Happily Ever After seems normal at first glance, but...

look closely at the bride's hand. See her fingers delicately wrapped around the stem of the bouquet, and you'll notice that her pinky finger has been broken and the mangled bones jammed back into her hand. Nice work, team of graphic designers.

This picture is from wedding mega-site The Knot, and it needs no explanation.

I don't have to point out the Photoshop Disaster on this one, do I? That looks uncomfortable.

Kay Banks

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day groundhog wedding

Today is Groundhog Day - a day when an animal is pulled out of his home, and he tells the humans about the weather forecast. I don't understand it, but I do like the movie despite the fact that it is terribly depressing.

Here's a picture from the 1952 wedding of Sir No-Talk-In-Sleep and Miss Sleep-All-Winter.

That's right, a groundhog wedding, not a groundhog day wedding. The groundhog wedding was held on January 31, 1952 in response to a feud between Punxsutawney Phil in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and Jimmie the Groundhog in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. A Punxsutawney newspaper declared Sun Prairie to be a "remote two-cow village buried somewhere in the wilderness" and in response Sun Prairie declared itself the Groundhog Capital of the World. Did you know there was a groundhog feud? Now you can fill in those awkward silences at parties where you're forced to interact with friends-of-friends, and cement your reputation as so-and-so's weird friend.

No wedding would be complete without dessert, so here's something sweet to finish with - adorable Groundhog wedding cookies! Who can resist small animals in formalwear?

I can't find too much information about them, but they are cookies from Desert 1st's Photobucket account. I'd love to add the proper source, so if you know, please forward me the information.

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day again!

Kay Banks