A groom-to-be in UK strapped on his sneakers and ran for 15 miles in order to propose to his girlfriend, mapping out 5.71 miles of it on his Nike+ running app so that it spelled out the question for him. Behold:
In case this latest bit of viral wedding randomness hasn’t yet made its way to you, please let us be the ones to share, that you might not carry on your day without seeing a man wearing Superman undies atop a pair of roller skates bearing the rings down the aisle at his friend’s wedding, saving the day after the best man claimed to have “forgotten” them:
Let’s watch first:
A Dutch dude is perhaps rethinking his grand proposal still today after his plan, which involved a giant crane as a proposal prop, went just a little awry.
The crane he hired to lower him into his girlfriend’s garden outside her bedroom window, that when she woke up he might appear there as if by magic and ask her to be his wife, crashed into the roof of the apartment building she lives in.
He jumped out unharmed—but then a crane brought in to right the fallen crane also fell on the already damaged rooftop. Behold:
As more and more states are moving to legalize same-sex marriage (35!), it’s only fitting that we’d start to see some number-crunching when it comes to stats and figures about these newly sanctioned unions. And today, we’ve got some rather complimentary math from The Williams Institute.
Researchers discovered two main findings when pouring over data from legalized states:
You might remember about three years ago when Lauren Scruggs, a popular model and fashion blogger, was involved in a rather freak and terrible accident with a spinning airplane propeller that resulted in the loss of her left eye and arm. Well, this past weekend, she married E! news correspondent Jason Kennedy—and on December 22nd, the network will air a special to tell the story of how these two came together.
Question: My friend, a graphic designer, offered her services for our wedding invitations as her gift. I’m concerned, though, about getting into an awkward situation where I’m not happy with the results. Is it rude to tell her no thank you?
The couple: MaryKate Mela and Ryan Purdy, Philadelphia.
The ring: My ring is deco-style, with a European-cut round diamond surrounded by 18 smaller diamonds and set in platinum. It was purchased at an estate sale and then resold Fishtown Jewelers, which is right down the street from my house. I went in one day to get a watch battery, and just saw it there—I wasn’t even looking—and fell in love with it.
Ryan was still stationed in Hawaii for the Navy at the time, after having been deployed several times. At the end of his active duty when he moved to Philadelphia, he remembered that I had liked it, went in and made a deposit, and proposed one month later.
You guys, Saturday’s date has been circled on the calendar for so long now, and it’s nearly upon us: The Last Consecutive Date This Century, otherwise known as The Coolest Anniversary Ever, otherwise known as 12/13/14.
Hey all you would-be question-poppers out there: Uber Philly has put together quite a nice little proposal package, and will be giving it away to a local winner in just over a week!
They’ve rounded up some local wedding vendors to get in on this, too. Here’s how it works: