Bizarre Wedding News - September 23, 2018

By Scott Johnson

You might be thinking: wow, there sure is a lot of weird wedding news recently. And you’re right, there has been. Like we said last week: the season is almost over (at least here in the PNW), which means that everyone’s trying to get their weddings done before the rain and dreary fall weather comes back. After that, it’s all chilly days and indoor weddings, which still occur almost every weekend.

Before you get sad that this is the last Bizarre Wedding News— you need not worry because we’ve still got plenty of awesome articles coming your way. You really think we’d ever run out of wedding stories? Of course not! But that doesn’t mean we still don’t ask for them! Let’s get to it:

The first story is a bit of a downer, so we’ll just get it out of the way—and it’s one that definitely feel relatable to us!

A few weeks ago, the camera bags of a videographer were stolen out of his car. Now, we typically have multiple backups of the footage we shoot (you can check out all of the information about our data preservation here, but alas he had not quite gotten to that yet. The bag contained not one, but two sets of memory cards for two separate weddings. So, aside from whatever was taken by guests and family, and also the hired photographers, the two sets of newlyweds really don’t have much videos or photos to look back on. It’s everybody’s worse nightmare in potentially losing their wedding day footage and photos, whether it be to a fire or accident. But to have someone steal it makes it feel even worse.

Upset, but feeling determined, the two brides in question are now working together to get back their footage. They’ve put out a call for the thief to simply send back their footage, “no questions asked.” And they’re offering up to $2,000 for their precious memories, which really doesn’t seem like too steep of a price. Hopefully that thief hears their pleas (or reads this article) and decides to make at least one good decision. We wish them the best of luck!

With so many Hollywood marriages never lasting quite as long as they should, it always makes us happy to see celebrity couples celebrating anniversaries. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. celebrated their sixteenth anniversary just a few weeks ago, and to commemorate such a wonderful occasion she posted a couple adorable photos and captions to Instagram.

One photo and caption in particular got a lot of attention in which Gellar compares marriage to a deck of cards, saying that at first all that’s needed is “two hearts and a diamond,” but then later on you wish for a “club and a spade.” It was super cheeky and completely hilarious, especially if you’re lucky to have been married for that long. Here’s to the both of them!

While we’re at it, one of the funniest (and charming) couples in Hollywood also just celebrated their anniversary (sixth, to be exact) and it’s none other than Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds!

No stranger to laying out utterly relentless pokes and jabs on the internet (just recently, Reynolds called out dear-old Paddington bear!), he posted a photo of a truck with Aviation Gin advertisements on it. As he is the owner of the company, his face was plastered along the side. He also included a joking caption about how misleading the tagline is. Alas, Blake Lively was quick to make a quip, suggesting that she should be driving the big truck and that this was just all so “subtle, gorgeous, and OHMYGAWDYOUREHUGE.”

Needless to say, they’re pretty freaking rad together and we cannot wait to see what they do next year.

Imagine you’ve been married for thirty six years, only to find out you were never “officially” married at all?

This just happened to one Hawaiian couple, Randy and Leigh Mitchell, who had originally held their wedding back in February of ’82. Two years ago they came to learn that their documents had never actually been filed. The unfortunate discovery came when Leigh tried to renew her license, and the document was rejected. Upon contacting the courthouse, they found there was no such record.

Their daughter, a lawyer, suggested they get to fixing the mistake, even though they were perfectly content living as if they still were married, even if a piece of paper that said they did wasn’t actually real. Living the Island life, they weren’t in a rush, but ended up retying the knot just a few weeks ago. How upset would you be if this happened to you?

Reality Dating show fans rejoice! Former Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham have just revealed their wedding invitations, and boy are they something! With the official ceremony happening on January 12, there’s still a few months to go. It’s been a few months since they announced the date and venue (it’s going to be held at Haiku Mill on the island of Maui), but it appears they are moving closer and closer to those two magical words that fans have been clamoring for ever since their season together!

For those of you who don’t remember, Arie had initially given the final rose to Becca Kufrin, only to break up with her on live-TV, and then immediately after proposed to Lauren on “After the Final Rose.” Controversial and salacious? Sure, but that’s reality television for you!


And there you have it for another riveting and informative issue of Bizarre Wedding News! Check back next week for even more wild and crazy news from around the wonderful world of weddings. If you’ve ever read this far before, then you know this is where we ask for your own suggestions! So send them our way and we’ll never run out of stories! See you all next week!