Wednesday, April 25, 2012

IKEA wedding

For some reason, I love stories about couples who get married in stores. It strikes me as really funny to get all fancied up in wedding finery, and then head out to Waffle House [link: Waffle House Wedding], or, in this case, IKEA.

Julie Rodgers and Willie Pittman got married at the College Park, Maryland IKEA. They decided it was the ideal spot, since their first date took place at IKEA in 2010.

The two went to school together over 30 years ago, and reconnected via the magic of the Internet.

They really do look happy and adorable

When Rodgers initially planned out her wedding, she just planned on sharing a few meatballs and taking pictures. However, when she contacted IKEA and told them her love story, they offered her space at the store for no charge. Additionally, the store decided to throw in linens, chairs, and food.

IKEA helped the couple put their special day together in the store’s restaurant.

About 25 guests filled the restaurant area of the store.

The ceremony

The wedding was held April 17, 2012

The happy bride

The groom has such a great smile

Aw, I love these stories! They make my grinch heart grow three sizes too large.


Photos: WTOP, ABC

Monday, April 23, 2012

RuPaul’s advice for brides

Several years ago, I mentioned my intense love for RuPaul’s Drag Race. Obviously, you guys like it too because the Drag Queen wedding shoot is one of my most-visited posts.

Link: RuPaul’s Drag Wedding

Nothing has changed. It’s still one of my  favorite shows, and I cannot wait to see who wins. Sharon Needles all the way, amirite?

Naturally, I’m looking for any way to tie a show I love into a blog I love, so here it is:


RuPaul tweets: If a bride doesn’t wear false eyelashes at her wedding, the marriage will most definitely be a complete & utter failure

Haha, oh Ru.

I hope that the All-Star season includes another wedding challenge because I will love it.

Happy Monday!

p.s. I am entertaining all hot tips to learn what Willam did to get kicked off. I can’t wait until next week, I wanna know now.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bride does disgusting thing for weight loss

Anyone  who has spent any time in a hospital – visiting or as a patient – will agree that the NG tube is one of the most horrible experiences. NG means nasogastric intubation – a tube is shoved up the nose, down the throat, and into the stomach. Mostly, the NG tube is used to feed patients a nutritional goo during hospital stays.  Ask someone who’s had an NG tube what it was like and they’ll probably agree that it was one of the worst experiences of their life.

Knowing how horrible an NG tube can be, I’m horrified that anyone would do this:


This woman spent $1500 to lose 10 pounds – the method was a feeding tube. The same method used in hospitals to feed patients who can’t eat, or who are in a coma is being used to lose 10 vanity pounds. Sick sick sick.

I question the mental health of anyone who is so desperate to lose 10 pounds, and the ethics of a doctor who would do this to someone.

Full story, plus video here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Woman fakes cancer to get lavish wedding

25-year-old Jessica Vega faked terminal leukemia so that she could have a luxurious wedding ceremony, reception, and Aruba honeymoon. She has just been indicted by a New York Grand Jury.

In 2010, Vega claimed that she was dying of cancer and that her dying wish was to marry the father of her child. The story caught on with her community, and there was an outpouring of donations to make this cancer-stricken woman’s dream come true.


FOR FREE the couple received wedding rings, flowers, a $1,200 gown, and the aforementioned Aruba vacation.

The husband, Michael O’Connell, filed for divorce four months after the wedding, when he found out about the scam. He is now accepting her back because she’s the mother of his two children.

The maximum prison sentence is 4 years. Her husband says his ex-wife should have to repay donors and apologize, not face jail time. (Wonder where that money will come from? Maybe she’ll steal it from a children’s charity?)

This story makes my blood boil. Every smug look I see of this horrible woman makes me want to do terrible things to her

If you don’t believe me, just look at her:

“Promise you’ll help again I really do get cancer!”

Sucks for her because she’s ugly on the inside.


p.s. heyyyy, I’m back!