Happy New Year!

Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! I just watched the Rose Bowl Parade and saw the winners of the Farmers Insurance contest tie the knot on a float. Too funny!

In other news, I’m officially resigning as intern for EMG so Social Comedia will be quiet until a replacement is found. Thanks to everyone for reading and be sure to keep up with EMG on Facebook, Twitter and on our website!

Wishing you a happy new year!


Awesome Wedding Proposals

Something we haven’t looked at in awhile, the art of the proposal. Take notes gentlemen.

Best Wedding Moments of 2012

HuffPostWeddings just compiled their list for their top weddings moments of 2012. So I figured it’s about time we do that here at Social Comedia.  Here’s our year in review of the most absurd/awesome wedding moments of the year:

5. Contest to win a wedding at the Rose Parade opens. Can’t wait to see this one on New Years Day!

4. Couple gets married over 30 times on wedding tour around the world.

3. Obama crashing this couple’s wedding and leaving the coolest gift ever.

2.  Jeweler offers a free rifle with the purchase of engagement band.

1. Bride asks for minimum cash donation at her wedding, riots ensue.

Groom dies in freak champagne flute accident

Yeah, you read that right.  I’m all for stories about freak accidents but this one takes the (wedding) cake.

A groom in Rio de Janeiro died in a horrific accident just hours after tying the knot.  At their beach-side reception, the groom was dancing with a young bridesmaid when he tripped and fell forward.  For some reason he had an empty champagne flute in his pocket (uhhh…??) which shattered when he fell. A shard of glass cut his femoral vein and despite a swift call to an ambulance, the groom died of blood loss on the way to the hospital. 

Lesson learned – do not dance with glass in pocket.

Wedding headline roundup!

Miley Cyrus is planning three wedding parties with fiance Liam Helmsworth, according to Billy Ray Cyrus. One for every inch of Miley’s haircut!

In a historic milestone, Maine and Maryland passed laws allowing gay marriage this Election Day. Glad to here that our friends in Maryland are actually going to be able to go through with their wedding plans.

In case anyone cares, Kim and Kanye have no plans for marriage.

New research shows that couples who are getting married abroad are often diving into their second marriages.

People across the US are using gift registries to donate to Sandy victims. Rather than actually having a wedding, accounts are set up where you can buy victims of the superstorm household appliances and other gifts to help them rebuild their destroyed homes.

And here’s a cute parody of Gangnam Style done by own Bay Area couple for their wedding. Happy Friday!

Deja Mi & Wed Pics

A Raleigh, NC based company called Deja Mi has developed a new smartphone app that could bust into the wedding industry in a big way.

The app, also named Deja Mi, allows people, (usually strangers)  who are attending the same event to upload all the photos being taken to a central place. So far, the app has mostly been used by corporations and businesses that pay to enable attendees at their conferences to freely share content. Founder and CEO Justin Miller was inspired while watching millions of people recording a concert with their Iphones.

The idea translates easily into the wedding industry, which is why they’ve launced WedPics. It relies on the same technology, but without the GPS locator. The bride and groom pay a flat fee to obtain an access code which they can pass along to guests.  Guests must merely download the WedPics app and start shooting.  All the photos go to a cloud where the happy couple can access them at anytime. It’s like their own private Instagram.

WedPics markets itself as a convenient and cheap alternative to the disposable cameras that many couples leave out for their guests. While the company faces competition from other photo-sharing websites, they speculate that the instantaneous streaming will make it more appealing to consumers. The app has been used at over 500 weddings in 15 countries since launching in August 2011.

What do you think folks, is it a worthwhile app or should people just stick to Flickr and disposables?

Cardboard cutout replaces missing soldier

An American soldier who was bummed out about missing his sister’s wedding made his presence felt in another way. Lance Corporal Ben Smith, who is currently stationed in Afghanistan, sent a life-size cardboard cutout of himself to the wedding of his sister Michelle.
The cardboard Flat Stanley was set up in various places around the wedding, including on the dance floor and behind the bar. He also made it into several of the wedding party’s photos. He also created a video message for the bride sending his well wishes. Check out all the hilarious pics here. The real question is, why couldn’t they have put him in a tux?