Ryan Johnstone is making sure his groomsmen are prepared to venture to his wedding’s remote location -- in the Sierra Nevada mountains 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 mountainous 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.
“It was super sentimental,” Andrew Leonard of Vancouver told ABC News. “It felt like a really sacred ritual to do that run together on our wedding day,” bride Chela Davison explained. The newlyweds, both on the leadership team with Integral Coaching Canada, had a ski-themed wedding at Whistler Blackcomb Resort in Whistler, a location that holds special meaning for them.
Police are looking for a potential runaway bride in Billerica, Massachusetts. A resident found a mysterious wedding gown on the side of a busy road around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. There was no hanger or garment bag with the dress.
An Atlanta couple who met on Twitter decided to have a Twitter-themed ceremony during three days of wedding festivities. Sumita Dalmia met her future groom back in 2013 after she reached out to Anuj Patel on Twitter. "I wanted to attend a local event at the zoo, but tickets were sold out so I decided to search Twitter," she told ABC News of their first encounter.
It doesn’t get more Texas than this couple’s epic, rootin’ tootin’ state fair-themed wedding reception.
Michele and Nicholas Anderson met when the two were at veterinary school at St. Matthew's University in the Grand Cayman Islands. After dating for four years, the couple wed in front of approximately 140 family and friends on March 25 at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado. Included in their wedding photos are two rescue kittens named Jeeves and Houdini from Divine Feline, a cat welfare clinic where the Colorado residents volunteer.
A Salt Lake City, Utah, woman is "amazed" after plumbers found her long-lost wedding ring 10 years later. Nicole Wade lost her wedding ring in 2007 while living in her childhood home in Hilliard, Ohio. Still, the family spent hours "frantically searching" for the ring to no avail.
Move over marriage proposals — it’s springtime, which means "promposals" are taking over the spotlight. Jasmine Centeno, 18, of Palmdale, California, will be the “Belle” of the ball after her date’s creative “Beauty and the Beast” promposal.
When the grandmother of a Florida bride suffered a heart attack and had to miss her granddaughter’s wedding, the bride and groom continued their wedding party at the hospital. The newlyweds, Jessica and Tyler Brown, surprised Jessica Brown’s grandmother, Margaret Harris, at a Jacksonville-area hospital around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. Harris, 70, suffered a heart attack on Friday night.
Natalie Gelbert was devastated to learn that her husband, Chad Gelbert, mistakenly donated her wedding dress when he dropped off his daughter’s old baby clothes. “I have a 7-year-old stepdaughter, and we were packing up all her baby stuff,” Natalie, 25, of Bahama, North Carolina, told ABC News.
Emily Hardman and her husband Rob Reading, from California's Bay Area, got married on Jan. 5, 2016, less than a week after becoming engaged. "We got engaged on New Year's Eve and got married five days later," Hardman told ABC News. "I had become convinced that modern weddings had become way to burdensome," Hardman said.
I had even played a game -- "The Engagement Game" -- to secure his proposal. "The Engagement Game," she told me, is a five-step process to make me more appealing as a future wife. That's what Chelsea Hilliard decided to do while she was dating her now-husband Montez Hilliard.
This "Beauty and the Beast"-themed wedding shoot will have fans falling in love with the classic tale all over again. No enchanting detail was left out of this magical faux ceremony, from Belle’s famous yellow dress to teacups and books. "I was inspired to do a 'Beauty and the Beast' wedding shoot when I got married years ago," photographer Raelyn Elizabeth told ABC News.
One married couple had a tearful reunion after both being diagnosed with stage IV cancer within a week of each other. After Susan Stros, 70, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in late February, her husband Jerry Stros was by her side day and night, their son Jason Stros told ABC News. "He was at her bedside every day," Jason Stros, of Mcallen, Texas, added.
Not even their wedding party bus catching fire was going to keep this bride and groom from celebrating their big day. In fact, soon-to-be newlyweds Krissi and Shane McCollow of Cedar Falls, Iowa, smiled for the camera in front of the flames. "There wasn’t a whole lot that the bride could do," Krissi, 26, told ABC News of the unusual wedding day experience.