The Most Bizarre Wedding News This Week

Man fakes his own death in sick marriage proposal.
Man fakes his own death in sick marriage proposal.

1. Man Fakes His Own Death, Then Proposes

Alexey Bykov wanted to give his girlfriend, Irena Kolokov, a taste of what life without him would be like. So, he did what any rational person would do and hired a screenwriter, director, movie stuntsman and makeup artist to help him staged his own death.

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"We'd arranged to meet at a certain place, but when I arrived, there were mangled cars everywhere, ambulences, smoke and carnage," Kolokov said. "Then I saw Alexy covered in blood, lying in the road. A paramedic told me he was dead, and I just broke down in tears."

But then Bykov jumped to his feet and proposed - while still covered in fake blood. "I was so cross I almst killed him again, but for real this time," said Kolokov. But she said yes - and the couple tied the knot last week.

In Romania, bride-napping all the rage.
In Romania, bride-napping all the rage.

2. The Latest Wedding Craze in Romania - Bride-Napping

Think bachelorette parties in the US are wild? We've got nothing on Romanian brides. During the wedding reception, the bride is (willingly) "kidnapped" and held hostage by her friends. The bride plays along, posing for photos while pouting or dancing to send to the groom. The kidnappers don costumes and guard the bride with toy guns, then negotiate a ransom price with the groom to return his bride.

The price? A few bottles of whiskey, or maybe a public declaration of love from the groom.

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One bride explains her experience: "Everything was staged and ready in my case. The limousine was waiting for me in front of the restaurant, I was given the 'leave' signal by my friends and together we came here to have some fun... Now everyone's thinking what ransom to ask the groom."

Turkish bride and groom exchange wedding vows via Twitter and iPad.
Turkish bride and groom exchange wedding vows via Twitter and iPad.

3. Couple Gets Married via Twitter

We've seen couples live-tweet their proposals and weddings. And I'm sure we can all think of a couple who updated their Facebook relationship statuses the second after saying "I do." But this is the first we've heard of a couple actually exchanging their vows through Twitter.

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Turkish groom Cengizhan Çelik, a social media editor, and his bride, Candan Canik, gathered in a room with their officiant and witnesses as the officiant carried out the ceremony on Twitter.

As the officiant tweeted out the prompts, the bride and groom responded on an iPad with "Evet," which is Turkish for "Yes." After being pronounced husband and wife, they signed a good ol' fashioned marriage certificate.

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-Kristen O'Gorman Klein