At Koby and Brittany Frysinger's wedding in Findlay, Ohio, earlier this month, Mitch Jolliff posed for not only the usual wedding party pics, but less traditional ones as well. Photographer Lindsey Berger of Country Roads Photography came up with the idea for the "I Won / Shut Up" photo after seeing how well the "I Do / Don't" photo turned out from the couple's engagement shoot.
Love was in the air for nine senior citizen couples who renewed their wedding vows on June 22. The special event was organized by Carolina SeniorCare in Lexington, North Carolina. “It was wonderful seeing my wife walk down the aisle.
Weddings usually include something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue -- but for one bride, there was something funny, too. Bride Andria Farthing asked her cousin, Patrick Casey, to take on a unique role in her wedding to earlier this month. "They've been together a while and I started lobbying to be the flower man before they were even engaged," Patrick Casey told ABC News.
Kierstynn Foster Rozema chose to celebrate her wedding day with her family, friends and the doctors who saved her life when she was diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager. Rozema and her groom, Daniel Rozema, and their entire wedding party arrived in a white limousine and posed for wedding photos at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital last Saturday.
One married couple has lit up the internet after recreating a photo they took at a gay pride march in 1993. Nicholas Cardello and Kurt English met in 1992 at a Dignity Mass, a church service led by Dignity, the largest LGBT Catholic organization in the U.S. "We met on Easter," Cardello, 54, recalled to ABC News.
One man knew that if he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, he also had to propose fatherhood to her daughter from a previous relationship. After finding the perfect spot to propose -- on a bridge inside Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve in Fishers, Indiana -- he called his friend, photographer Mandi Gilliland, "and came up with a plan for her to hide out in the woods right by the bridge about 30 minutes before we would arrive the next day," Tribbett told ABC News. On May 27, Tribbett along with his now-fiancée Cassandra Reschar and her 5-year-old daughter, Adrianna, first had breakfast at their local Cracker Barrel.
This diehard Packers-loving groom said “I do” to the love of his life, Marie Packer, in a Green Bay-themed wedding on June 17. The couple tied the knot at Willis Tower in Chicago with elaborate Packers decorations, mostly arranged by the groom.
When Tennessee Titans' cornerback Logan Ryan wed his college sweetheart Ashley Bragg Ryan, he had already received the best gift for a football player. "When we got to St. Lucia we noticed on our drive all the stray dogs and cats on the street. It was very strange to us," Bragg Ryan told ABC News, who is a certified professional dog trainer.
One Oregon man decided to take a less conventional approach to his wedding RSVPs. Grant Boro, 34, created this hilarious RSVP card featuring actor Nicolas Cage and a whole barrage of ridiculous responses for his guests to choose from. “I Googled funny wedding invites and I saw that picture and it just looked like someone who was happy,” Boro, of Salem, Oregon, told ABC News of choosing that particular image of Cage.
An annual kite flying tradition at a Washington middle school to mark the end of the school year turned into a marriage proposal for one of the school’s teachers. Keegan Shorey, a math teacher at Shaw Middle School in Spokane, Washington, proposed to his girlfriend, Alexandra Maroney, on Tuesday after his students spelled out “Alex will you marry Mr. Shorey?” on kites. Shorey, who already had an engagement ring picked out for Maroney, planned to simply decorate his kite with a ring and write about his future with Maroney, but his students told him to do more.
A New York City couple that wed Saturday in Connecticut put "for better or for worse" to the test almost immediately after tying the knot. After Maria Leonardi and Justin Stone exchanged vows inside the West Avon Congregational Church in Avon, Conn., they headed off to their reception. It was knocked down by a fire extinguisher the bus driver had," a statement from the fire department read.
“He kept telling me how much he loved her and how God blessed them with 68 years,” photographer Paige Franklin told ABC News. The couple’s granddaughter, Ashley Owen, arranged for the lovebirds to have a photo shoot on their farm in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, as a keepsake to always remember how much they cherish each other.
Millennials are more interested in the components of dating and relationships than casual sex, according to a new Harvard University report that looks into the "hook-up culture" of young adults. In the report, entitled "The Talk," researchers from Harvard's Graduate School of Education spoke to over 2,000 18-to-25-year-old's from across the U.S. about their romantic and sexual experiences.
What began as a picturesque proposal during a hot air balloon ride in Canada ended with a crash landing caught on video. “It happened so quick that I don’t think anyone was really terrified or scared,” Jeffrey Scott, an industrial programmer from Edmonton, told ABC News. Stephen Martin said he had just proposed to his girlfriend, Christine Peters, when the balloon crashed.
Alison Ferrell’s “something blue” at her May 13 wedding in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was certainly something special. “From the moment I got engaged I knew I wanted to include my uncle Bill in a special way,” Ferrell, 30, told ABC News.
Ryan Johnstone is making sure his groomsmen are prepared to venture to his wedding’s remote location -- in the Sierra Nevadas in the Lake Tahoe region of California -- in style. “All of my groomsmen are scattered around the country,” Johnstone, 33, of Los Gatos, California, told ABC News. The gifts inside included an engraved hatchet, bottle of whiskey, bullet beer opener and a flask, which he thought would fit his mountain wedding theme perfectly.
Matt Craven, an eighth-grade science teacher, met Kendall Stiefel, a sixth-grade social studies teacher, at a teacher training nearly two years ago. When Craven, 26, decided to propose to Stiefel, 24, he knew immediately that the proposal would involve Beck Junior High School, the Katy, Texas, middle school where Craven and Stiefel have taught together for the past two years. “For this community of Beck administrators, teachers and students, to have them involved was the best thing I could do,” Craven told ABC News.
A Florida bride and groom were posing for photographs after their beach wedding Sunday when they heard screams of surprise from their wedding guests. Flying high in the sky above the newlyweds, Rachel and Chandler Mills, were the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron. “People started pointing to the sky and screaming when they saw them,” said the couple’s wedding photographer, Jordan Burch.
A dynamic duo has decided to make their fourth Brooklyn half marathon one to remember by starting the race single and crossing the finish line as husband and wife. Running partners Krissa Cetner and Alexander Salazar, an athletic couple of five years, will wed mid-race about six miles into the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon at Prospect Park this Saturday. Salazar told ABC News today that after meeting through a volleyball league he invited her to his running group in Brooklyn and the pair hit their stride as a couple after that.
Millennials are more interested in dating or hanging out with friends than having casual sex, according to a new Harvard University report that looks into the "hook-up culture" of young adults. In the report, entitled "The Talk," researchers from Harvard's Graduate School of Education spoke to over 2,000 18-to-25-year-old's from across the U.S. about their romantic and sexual experiences. Why Are Millennials Having Less Sex?
An Australian woman was surprised to learn that her boyfriend had tricked her into carrying around her engagement ring in her necklace for more than a year. Anna and Terry, a couple in Tasmania, Australia, had been dating for one year when she received the necklace as a gift. "I had always loved the idea of giving someone a gift where they didn't know its true value until years later," Terry told ABC News.
KC Schafer always knew he wanted his 90-year-old grandpa to be his best man. “He’s been my role model and idol since I was a little kid,” KC Schafer, 27, of Clarksville, Indiana, told ABC News. Ever since KC Schafer was a little kid, he always told his grandpa he was going to be his best man at his wedding, but Charles Schafer never really took him seriously.
Janith Goedde celebrated her 60th anniversary in style -- by wearing her vintage 1957 wedding gown. The glowing great-grandmother tried it on again after a long day of anniversary celebrations with her husband, Joe Goedde, and 62 members of their family. My grandma is 80, she just celebrated 60 years with her man, AND she fits in her wedding dress.
When Valeria Johnson landed at San Jose International Airport on April 24, she certainly didn’t expect this surprise. Du Bois concocted the elaborate plan to ask Johnson to prom, and although his original plans got derailed, it seems the serenade was worth the wait. “We were supposed to actually do the promposal two weeks earlier when she arrived from a flight from New Orleans but her flight ended up being severely delayed so we performed it at a later time,” Du Bois, 18, recalled.
An English couple with a particular affinity for the world's most famous canned meat traveled all the way to small town Minnesota to tie the knot in truly "Spam-tastic" fashion. On Tuesday, the Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota, held its first ever Spam-themed wedding for Anne Mousley and Mark "I LOVE SPAM" Benson, who legally changed his name last year out of his enduring love for the legendary meat product. The 80-year-old Spam brand announced the impending wedding via Twitter on Valentine's Day and promoted it vigorously on its social media platforms, including its Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.