Category Archives: Weddings

My dream wedding

Because Quinn Miller is a genius and deserves to go viral…
 
dream wedding

 

 

With this ring

My nephew is getting married next week, which may explain why this item caught my eye.

Wedding rings that really leave a mark.

Colin Hart and his comedian wife Anna Ryan came up with the idea for the “I’m Married” rings last year for their own engagement.  Now they’re selling on Cheeky.com — and they’re starting to get a lot of orders.

To get the best mark, you have to order the ring a size too small.  The indentation only lasts about 15 minutes after you take the ring off, but Hart figures that’s long enough to dissuade that budding bar conversation.

Evil genius, that one.

And what an evil gift this would make for the nephew — nah, the dirty looks from my family would last way longer.

Flashback

If you read The Egg with any regularity, you know I was in Vegas last weekend.  I worked.  I gambled.  I came home.

Or so I thought.

Recent photos on Facebook have revealed that I not only stayed in the same hotel as a good friend and former boss –we worked together almost 20 years ago — but I unknowingly met and spoke to his then future daughter-in-law in the elevator.

What the wha??

We were all staying at the Aria Las Vegas.  I was leading a workshop at a conference.  When I spoke to Britt — I didn’t know her name at the time — she told me that she was getting married on 9/10/11.

She was all smiles, of course.  I complimented her blonde updo and wished her all the best.

It was nice to think of weddings as I went off to work.

Little did I know — until I spied the photos today on Facebook — that I knew Britt’s future husband and in-laws.  Had worked with her future father-in-law for three years.  Could have scored an invite to the reception, at the very least.

It’s a small world, after all.

Proof’s in the pork

Uh oh.  Those ‘newly married’ friends of yours have already lasted an entire year!  It’s time to buy an anniversary present — what to do?

No worries — it’s Flitch Day!

According to customs that have been in place since the 15th century, any couple who can prove to a jury of bachelors and maidens that they have lived together in ‘harmony and fidelity’ during the past year gets a flitch of bacon.

(That’s a side of bacon in modern speak.)

No more checking their registry at Target.  No more worrying about colors or style of decor.  Agonizing about sizes is a thing of the past.

Just pass that platter of bacon to the lucky bride and groom!

(William and Kate are going to be so excited…)

Hat trick

I’ve said it before — people just love to judge.

At the recent royal wedding, Princess Beatrice became the focus of a virtual festival of judging.  Did you per chance to see?

Her hat, an original creation by famed London milliner Phillip Treacy — who designed many toppers for the big day — was the object of scorn pretty much from the moment Beatrice stepped out of her car at Westminster Abbey.

A Facebook page even popped up called “Princess Beatrice’s ridiculous Royal hat,” which has netted over 144,000 fans — er, judgers — to date.

Well, Beatrice has taken all that bad press and turned it into a big payday for charity.  She placed the much maligned headpiece up for auction on eBay, with the proceeds from the sale going to UNICEF and Children in Crisis.

The recent winning bid?  $130,000.

Talk about turning a negative into a positive!  Seems that elaborate hat was just pointing out Beatrice’s smarts.

Judge that.

Slow and sure

Did ya hear the news?

Singer Jason Mraz got engaged.  But no sooner did he slip the ring on fellow singer Tristan Prettyman’s finger than he announced:

“We’re not getting married.”

What a kill joy.

Actually, it was a joint decision.  The couple isn’t going to tie the knot until marriage is legal for everyone, namely gay couples.

The two join a growing list of celebrity couples who have made similar ‘we’re waiting until gay couples can marry’ decrees.  I believe the first was Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend.  But they broke up in 2010 after nine years of dating…so it kinda became a moot point.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have also declared that they will not get hitched until gay marriage is legal.  It is a strong public show of support for the gay community from two very public personalities, so kudos to them.

But this tiny little cynical voice deep down inside of me wonders — is that the real story?  Is gay marriage the only reason that these couples are choosing to stay single?  Or is it just a very good excuse to have a longer engagement…and keep their options open a bit longer?

They know as well as we how long — or should I say short — marriages are amid the stifling scrutiny of  the paparazzi.  If adopting a popular cause that they truly believe in gives them a bit more breathing room before they take the leap…

Who can blame them?

It’s a date

Attention bailiffs!

If you’re tired of playing that dated and — let’s be honest — rather trite ‘Aren’t you proud to be here today doing your civic duty?’ video to newbies in the jury pool each day, help is on the way!

Wouldn’t a sweeping tale of love and romance — ripped from the headlines “Law and Order” style — be way more inspiring to the usual herd of unwilling victims…and easier for you to stomach watching over and over and over again?

Well, I’d say it’s only a matter of time before a dramatization of the real life courtroom love story between a certain famous former plaintiff and a member of his jury will be coming to a holding room near you.

The couple?  None other than Rodney King, the Los Angeles man who was notoriously beaten by members of the LAPD, and Cynthia Kelley, a member of the jury that awarded him a $3.8 million settlement in the civil suit against that very police department.

(The two met the day after the trial at a pizza shop, so it’s all above board.)

Think of the singles who normally crowd into bars, or suffer through blind dates or church mixers, desperately looking for Mr. and Ms. Right.  Now, those same singles will be clamoring to meet their special someone and send people they don’t know to prison.

There’s a fun two-fer…and the meal’s included.

Now, there’s no guarantee that everyone will find happiness in the courtroom and walk down the aisle like Rodney and Cynthia.  But if you wanna take a chance on love…

You’re just gonna have to face the judge.

Real vows

Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam on “The Office,” recently got married (as did John Krasinski, who plays her TV hubby, Jim).

Congrats to them both.

What makes Jenna’s wedding stand out a bit is her choice of wedding officiant — Jeff Probst, host of the ABC reality show “Survivor.”

Okay.

If Jeff and Jenna are friends, that’s cool.  I know lots of people who have had friends officiate at their weddings.  It adds that extra something to their special day.  Especially if the couple isn’t particularly religious, why not have a good friend speak the vows?

But if you’re simply looking for a celebrity host…why Jeff Probst?

Doesn’t his association with the whole “Survivor” program bring a lot of baggage to a wedding ceremony?  I know if I had been a guest at Jenna’s wedding, I would have had visions of “tribal council” and “immunity challenge” and “getting voted off the island” the entire ceremony.

God forbid the couple incorporate any tropical colors or music!

Personally, I think there are a lot better choices if you want a celebrity wedding officiant.  Tom Bergeron would be mine — funny, witty, quick on his feet in any situation.

Heck, Tom could officiate the wedding…and then MC the dancing at the reception…

LIVE!