It’s been a wild and wooly weekend in the world of wedding news. I can’t pick just one story to cover, so lucky you, you get to see several things all in one article.
Over at the HuffPo wedding page, Ira Weissman has written an interesting article on why the diamond engagement ring is a worthless scam. Okay, he doesn’t use those precise words, but he makes it very clear that there are plenty of other options and it might behove more couples to explore them more fully before buying a diamond.
You know me. If you’ve got your heart set on a diamond, then I’m firmly of the opinion that you should have what you want, so long as you can afford it. If, on the other hand, you’re not sure what you want or you don’t want a diamond, this article could be helpful to you in explaining your decision to others… or in making the actual decision.
In news that makes you appreciate your own life and relationships, Na Cola Darcel Franklin, 31, spent the evening before her scheduled wedding to Billy Rafael Brewster, 36, arguing with the groom. Unfortunately she decided to end the argument with a knife. Franklin stabbed Brewster twice in the chest, one wound going through his heart. Brewster was pronounced dead just seven hours before the wedding was scheduled to begin. Franklin, as you can well imagine, is currently under arrest.
Best of all, several family members – including the children of the couple – were on hand to witness the horror.
And finally, on a much, much, much lighter note, the news from Fashionably Geek is that couples can now order the fabulous TARDIS ring they featured a few months ago. Yes, Pathetic Paripatetic, the original designer, is now taking special orders for couples who want to send a clear message that their love transcends time, space, and even Daleks.