Bride spends wedding night in jail

I’ve posted a lot about wedding brawls but this one is a first for Social Comedia.  This time, the bride herself was the assailant.

An angry British bride was arrested after glassing a male guest in the face at her wedding.  Instead of a romantic wedding night with her new hubby, she instead hung out in the county jail. The groom tried to intervene and sustained injuries to the elbow after a 12 person brawl was broken up by police. The brilliant police force identified the bride “because she was still wearing her wedding dress.” Sherlock Holmes, ladies and gents.

The best of the comments section:

Do you take this chav to be your awful wedded wife? – Richo

She sounds very ladylike. – tuguybear

Tattoo Fest no doubt. – Alfie


How to Gain Protesters and Infuriate People

One Hong Kong  bride’s getting a lesson in humility for her wedding gift. After posting a bold status about her upcoming nuptials, a crowd has risen up angry and ready to protest her wedding. So what did she say? “I’m not opening a charity….If you really only want to give me a HK$500 [US$65] cash gift, then don’t bother coming to my wedding.”

After many a-shared pictures, Facebook users figured out just who she was, who she’d be marrying and when and where. Nearly 1,000 people have said they’re planning on protesting her wedding.

Apparently a request like this isn’t THAT selfish. In mainland China, it’s the custom for wedding guests to give the couple packets of money, rather than household gifts, like in the U.S. Most are expected to give at least 500 Hong Kong dollars, or as much as HK$1,000 if the venue is a hotel rather than a restaurant. The gifts are typically collected at the door.

Still, requesting a minimum amount from your guests? Almost as rude as asking your guests to pay for the wedding itself. I can’t wait to see who shows up to the party.

Bears fans marry at tailgate

Just another sports-crazed couple getting married in unconventional ways.  One super classy couple of Chicago Bears fans decided to get hitched at a tailgate prior to the game against the Houston Texans Sunday.  They took their vows in the bed of a pickup truck, beneath an orange and blue arch wearing their team jerseys. About 100 drunken football fans played guest to the nuptials.

The couple’s first date was at a Bears game, so naturally they wanted to celebrate their marriage in the parking lot of Soldier Field. No place more romantic right? The only damper on the whole occasion was the Bears 13-6 loss that day.

Teachers play hooky for wedding

British schoolteachers were caught at a colleague’s wedding just hours after sending students home for a “teacher development session.”

The teachers were supposedly undergoing vital training, so they sent the children home  an hour and a half early. Parents were informed of the meeting via letter, in which it states that the training was to allow teachers to research future lessons. One angry dad however tracked down many of the teachers, to find them at a wedding.  He posits that they released the kids early so they could travel to the ceremony. The headmaster of the school says that teachers were allowed to use the time as they saw fit, either training immediately after school or later in the day.  The school board was supposedly informed and in accordance with the action. The angry parents are now calling for an investigation.

Honestly, who cares? Those kids are probably loving that teacher that invited the whole faculty to her wedding.  What kid doesn’t love na early release? The parents are just angry they had to come pick up their little brats an hour earlier and had to entertain them rather than working.


How the Grinch Stole Amy Winehouse’s Wedding Dress

If you know, call the police.

The late singer’s wedding dress has reportedly been stolen from her London home. It was worn in 2007 when Winehouse married ex-hubby Blake Fielder-Civil. One of her designer dresses is missing as well.  Both dresses were to be auctioned off in New York next month for charity. All proceeds would go to rehab the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Oddly enough, the thief must have stolen for sentimental value, as they left behind dozens of designer dresses worth much more.

Beware the single bridezilla

Anita Chakraburtty: no ring, no husband, but big plans

Single bridezilla (n) –  a women who has her entire wedding planned out, without a fiance with whom to complete it.

A Sydney woman has made Australian headlines as she searches for the perfect man, before April 7, 2013.  She’s picked the date, the location, the dress and even invited her friends and family but she isn’t even dating anymore.  An astrologer, she’s convinced that the stars will align for her within the next few months and she’ll have a ring on her finger by April.

“Astrologically I’ve got quite a lot of activity happening in October and November in my charts,” she says. She picked the date of the “because it has once-in-a-lifetime planetary alignments favoring relationships,” and its her birthday. Wisely, her friends have refused to book their flights until she at least starts dating.

Trends like this worry me.  What kind of society do we live in where women plan major life milestones without any semblance of them actually happening? I mean, I fantasize what it would be like to win the lottery, but I’ve never picked a day to do it.  I know it’s common for women to dream about their wedding but to actually put plans in motion is insane.  If anything, it probably would scare potential dates off, knowing she has an expiration date in mind.  See ya later commitment-phobes! I’ll be watching the stars to see if this chick can get hitched in time.


Brawl at Society Hill Wedding

If you haven’t noticed, I love a good wedding brawl. This Society Hill battle takes the wedding cake in terms of size and coverage.

The Pennsylvania Sheraton became the site of a massive fight early Sunday morning that ended with one man having a fatal heart attack and three people arrested. People began shoving in a nearby bar, and police were called in as the fight flooded over into the lobby. Two wedding parties collided and a massive brawl broke out.

Police didn’t know if the 57-year-old wedding guest who suffered the heart attack had been in any of the altercations. Police did not identify members of either wedding party, but the deceased reportedly was one bride’s uncle.

There were an estimated 50 -100 partygoers and as many police officers storming the lobby and hotel hallways. As the cops tried to hold people back, the party turned on them. In the video you can see a guy get hit with a baton, and another was reportedly Tased. No word on if the bride actually got hit, or she was just pushed to the ground.

Check out the video from a young kid, who was at the hotel celebrating his 15th birthday. “Did they just deck the bride?”