You've been planning the Big Day for longer than you care to admit. You've got the flowers, the dress, the cake, booked the venue. Now, all you have to do is walk down the aisle and live the fairy tale. Then, finally, the Big Day arrives. But despite your best laid plans—as this story attests—anything can happen.
Personally, I'm kind of surprised this sort of thing doesn't happen more often.
Fortunately for both the bride, and the groom who threw up at the altar, their identities aren't known.
Like many grooms, this one looked uncomfortable and clammy. Wedding jitters? Too much to drink at the bachelor party? Or sheer committment panic?
Whatever the reason, you can only feel for his poor bride who's unwittingly living out a scene from a comedy like Bridesmaids or the Hangover.
One thing's for sure, you can bet he's never going to live this down for the rest of his days (which will be spent at her mercy).
The night before my nuptials I had a migraine and threw up seven times. No amount of makeup could conceal the dark circles under my eyes. And my husband's hand was sweating so profusely during the ceremony, I let go of his hand at one point and wiped it on my dress. That was 12 years ago, so it must be a good omen!
Any wedding horror stories? Spill it.
The urge to play Mama Bear to your offspring is a natural law, possibly even more so for babies born prematurely, who often come with a host of medical complications. But is it possible to take that protective instinct too far?
For Kansas-city parents, Kyle and Laura Vangoethem, the decision to keep their fraternal twins under wraps was a no-brainer.
When the twins were delivered at just 26 weeks, they were given an 85 per cent chance of survival. Though they were later discharged from the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, and given the all-clear, the Vangoethems remained fearful.
“They’re hooked up to monitors for months in the NICU and all of a sudden they hand you your baby [and say] ‘Go home. Good luck,’” Mr. Vangoethem told news station KMBC.
Even though the babies look far from the two-pound preemies they once were, their immune systems are still fragile. The only people the couple allows to visit with Reed and Anna are immediate family, and of course the KMBC camera crew, which shot this footage of them. There's even a sign on the family's front door asking visitors to "remove their shoes and use hand sanitizer."
“We didn’t see Santa. We have not been to restaurants or the mall,” admitted Ms. Vangoethem, who has taken the babies on short walks.
All being well, the Vangoethems plan to introduce the twins to friends and extended family this summer.
Can you blame these parents? Is the self-imposed quarantine understandable or excessive? Will it help or hinder the babies?
She may have cleaned up at this year’s Grammys and graced the cover of Vogue. The music world may be the young, golden-voiced singer's oyster, but there are some wounds that even megastardom can't heal.
“He will never hear from me again," the singer recently told Vogue. "Because there is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press. It’s like, Just let [the Sun] run it, then. Don’t you give them ammunition... It blows my mind. ‘I love her so much’? Really? Why are you telling me that through a newspaper? If I ever see him, I will spit in his face."
The 23-year-old, who was raised by single mom Penny, is now the biggest-selling UK artist worldwide, and is set to match the late Whitney Houston's record for sales of the Bodyguard soundtrack.
Being sold out by so-called family and friends poses a very real threat to celebrities. Adele, I know your plate is pretty full, but you may want to consider covering this song: If you don't know me by now, you will never, ever know me...