Regardless of whether or not you throw the perfect beach wedding, some things are completely out of your control. Especially oil washing up on the shore or bad odors wafting through the air of your picture perfect day. Such is the case with people’s beach weddings that happen to take place in the Gulf. While most places are still relatively unscathed, oil is now showing up on the shores of Panama City Beach essentially ruining plans for a lot of brides while some are holding tight to their dreams and hoping for the best. MSN did an interesting piece today asking brides about how they feel about how the oil spill is affecting them personally.
Reports are showing that thousands of weddings have been canceled although local businesses in Louisiana, Alabama and now Florida are furious about those reports claiming that while the situation is serious, it’s way too soon to change plans and overreact. Most brides jumped ship on their plans primarily concerned about there being a problem with dead sea life washing up on shore or the potential for bad odors due to the oil. Nothing ruins a wedding faster than dead fish or bad odors. While there’s a second camp that say everyone should continue supporting the locals, those businesses also understand that the aforementioned problems would certainly take away from the ambiance of a wedding day, but stand by their claims that it’s not as bad as people think it is on the shore and there is a lot of truth to the fact that not all areas are affected by this. BP has already dished out over 2 billion dollars fighting the problem and supporting those local businesses affected by the catastrophe.
Are you a bride that has had their gulf beach wedding affected by the oil spill? Tell us you story in the comments or simply chime in on what you think about the whole fiasco.
As you’ve probably already read, Al Gore and Tipper Gore are calling it quits after 40 years of marriage. The kids are grown and out of the coop and I can’t stand the site of you anymore, so off we go. What goes through people’s minds when they grow apart after 40 years of marriage? What exactly is there left to run to? Are they planning on going clubbing to whoop it up now that they’re free of each other?Or are they simply buying some silence?
At some point in your life, you hit that wall in marriages like we all do. Just trying to attain some solace or silence from one another. Especially when you hit your 60′s. There’s nowhere to go, no one to run off with. In case they didn’t know, to deal with it, you take what’s commonly referred to as a solo vacation. Take a couple weeks off and hit the streets of Italy, Greece, France, etc. Relax, paint a picture, sit silently on a beach counting the crashing waves, and rejuvenate. You don’t throw away 40 years of your life.
The email sent out to friends and family by the Gore’s (and to some with apparent big mouths who then submitted it to the website POLITICO) went something like this;
“We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate. This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.”
It doesn’t take much to know that there’s something else brewing in the background. An admitted affair, total disdain, something abusive, etc. But because they’re refusing to comment is leaving them in an awkward position of allowing their pundits to make up their own stories. The Republicans simply want answers for some sort of party leverage (whatever that may be). Maybe to show that Democrats are human too. Gasp!
The truth will eventually come out, but for now, everyone will just have to sit and wonder what in the world could have happened so devastating to disrupt a 40 year marriage. What do you think?
Renee Zellweger, 40 and Bradley Cooper 34 have been spotted in several occasions (outside of the United States) spending quality time together in various locales including Barcelona, Spain recently. The couple who are appearing together in a horror movie called Case 39 have been doing everything to cover up their romance and keep it private, but reports from Glamorati indicate that Bradley took Renee up to his hometown in Pennsylvania to introduce her to his parents and that the engagement is very real.
Zellweger was also seen wearing an engagement ring, but managed to take it off when she appeared on Late Night with David Letterman on August 20th. As for picking out any wedding dresses, the couple still isn’t talking even though a source close to the couple indicates that it’s indeed true.
This will be Renee’s second marriage. She was married to country music star Kenny Chesney from May to December of 2005. He also had the “under one year” marriage to actress Jennifer Esposito from December of 2006 to April 2007 and was officially divorced as of November of 2007.
Update: May 2010
Ok, I’m a bit confused as to why this post is popping back up on the stats board after a full year. I thought that this was behind Governor Sanford and that he was trying to reconcile with his wife. Now Maria Chapur is back in the picture again? Apparently, his marriage didn’t amount to much as they are now separated. Meanwhile, below is what I posted last year along with more photos of Ms. Chapur. South Carolina should yank this guy out of office. This is who you allow to represent you, Carolinians? Congratulations on voting in a philanderer to represent your beautiful state. Just, wow.
Original Post: June 2009
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford created a melee of news nuttiness when he announced that he had an affair on his wife with a mistress from Argentina named Maria. Further digging uncovered her real name which is Maria Belen Chapur. Few details are known about the woman from Argentina, but somehow, News Bizarre got hold of some photos of her and I’m doing my duty to let you see what all the fuss is about! Apparently Governor Sanford’s wife has given him another chance according to CNN, but this may be one of the first times that she actually gets to lay eyes on the woman.
If you thought planning a wedding is tough, could you imagine 25,000 weddings happening in one city on the same day? Well according to Express India, that’s exactly what’s happening in the small city of Chhatarpur near Delhi on Thursday May 7th, 2009.
The largest amount of weddings held in a day was set by China on 08/08/08 where 314,224 couples got hitched on the opening day of the Olympics. Beijing reported 15,000 of those weddings which is 23 times the average which should help to put the 25,000 in perspective. But why May 7th?
According to the Hindu calender, May 7th (and also may 8th) are traditionally the best days to marry because they are believed to have a better chance of succeeding if they occur on these days. But boy do they pick their days! May 7th is also the big voting day in Delhi and it’s feared that people will be doing their wedding planning during the day instead of heading to the voting booths. Politicians fear that over 250,000 people will shirk their voting duties in order to attend weddings instead and that has caused quite a stir. To make matters worse, temperatures are expected to hit over 100 degrees making everyone hot and bothered. Sorry, had to say it.
Politicians are begging voters to go to the polls in the morning since most weddings will be in the evening hours. And while some wedding attendees may do just that, others won’t. “I know it is my responsibility to vote but my sister’s wedding is a bigger occasion,” a Gurgaon resident said. “It will come only once in my lifetime so I have to make a choice.”
As expected, the big wedding day has also caused venues and farmhouses to be packed to the rims with visitors, banquets, and receptions including 50 or so farmhouses in Gurgaon alone. Is it a silly superstition? Well, in a country like the U.S. where 50-60% of marriages end in divorce, we have no right to say. But it’s a good day to be an Indian DJ.