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Budget day saw odd couple enjoying a marriage of convenience

More than 12,000 weddings have been cancelled this year, but the Opposition would have us believe that we’d finally seen the marriage we’d all been waiting for on budget day.

After months of discussions, Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath appeared yesterday morning, Dáil Éireann’s own Woody and Buzz Lightyear, with the freshly-bound book that had more leaks than Irish Water.

Even the Ceann Comhairle couldn’t resist as he noted that “anything that hadn’t been mentioned in the media” was confidential until they finished telling us what we already knew.

The buzz of a normal budget day was lacking, and if you weren’t certain, one senior minister who didn’t notice journalists in earshot loudly announced it “was absolute crap”, lamenting “you can’t even get a pint”. Tell us about it, Minister.

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Couple gets asked to postpone their wedding because sister wants a year of exclusivity

Weddings can be competitive.

And that’s certainly the case for an anonymous Reddit user’s sister who has demanded that her sibling put off her wedding for a year since hers has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reddit user SouthApprehensive686 sought guidance on whether they were being harsh for not wanting to fulfill their sister’s request.

BRIDE GETS BACKLASH AFTER SHARING HER GRANDPA’S $4G WEDDING DRESS BUDGET ISN’T ENOUGH, WANTS TO ASK FOR MORE

“She got engaged last year and her wedding was supposed to be in August, now rescheduled for August next year,” the user began in their post. “However, two weeks ago my boyfriend proposed and were now engaged. We want to have our wedding next winter, around November/December-ish. It’ll probably be something very small.”

An anonymous Reddit user's sister has suggested that their sibling get married in 2022, so she has a moment to shine. (iStock)

An anonymous Reddit user’s sister has suggested that their sibling get married in 2022, so she has a moment to shine. (iStock)

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Couple has socially distanced wedding at nursing home so bride’s 89-year-old grandmother can attend

Steven Shoemaker and Kirsten Haigh tied the knot in the courtyard of a Los Angeles-area nursing home to ensure that Haigh’s 89-year-old grandmother wouldn’t miss it.”I joke, she’s such a fantastic host that it would be just like her to find a way to host our wedding,” Haigh told KABC.The newlyweds live in San Francisco but had always planned to get married in Orange County.”We were planning on having a big wedding in Costa Mesa on Sept. 6. Everybody was invited. Probably at least 100, 150 people,” Shoemaker said.But that all changed with the coronavirus pandemic, and it was back to the drawing board.”We had the epiphany of what really matters here, so we asked the facility if we could get married in the parking lot because her window faces the parking lot and of course, we got so much more,” Haigh said.Park Vista Health Center worked with the family … Read More

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This newlywed couple delivered flower arrangements from their wedding to those in need of a smile

This newlywed couple delivered flower arrangements from their wedding to those in need of a smile
Courtesy Hannah Buckner

After tying the knot on September 19, Hannah and Chance Buckner found their hearts full of love — and their garage full of flower arrangements.

Instead of giving the flowers to their guests, which is common — and perfectly fine — the newlyweds decided to spread some much-needed love and positivity in their community of San Angelo, Texas, by hand delivering the bouquets to those who could use a reason to smile.

Buckner took to social media for help with distribution.

“We just got married and would like to give away our wedding flowers,” she posted in her community page. “If you know anyone who is lonely or needing a lift in their spirits, even if it’s an elderly person on your street you’ve seen but never talked to please message me their address and

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This newlywed couple delivered flower arrangements from their wedding to those in need of a reason to smile

After tying the knot on September 19, Hannah and Chance Buckner found their hearts full of love — and their garage full of flower arrangements.



Owen Thomas standing in front of a window posing for the camera


© Courtesy Hannah Buckner


Instead of giving the flowers to their guests, which is common — and perfectly fine — the newlyweds decided to spread some much-needed love and positivity in their community of San Angelo, Texas, by hand delivering the bouquets to those who could use a reason to smile.

Buckner took to social media for help with distribution.

“We just got married and would like to give away our wedding flowers,” she posted in her community page. “If you know anyone who is lonely or needing a lift in their spirits, even if it’s an elderly person on your street you’ve seen but never talked to please message me their address and we will deliver an arrangement to them with an encouraging

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Carlton Park closure forces couple to call off wedding for second time

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A DEVASTATED couple’s fully-planned wedding had to be scrapped for a second time after Carlton Park closed — leaving them almost £3,000 out of pocket.

Gary Griffin and Laura Hamlet were forced to switch from August 28 this year to the same date in 2021 because of the pandemic.

And the couple thought it was a hoax when a hurried note was emailed from one of the affected staff at Carlton Park last week.

“It was either rushed or just really bad English,” said Gary (45), who grew up in Kiveton Park. “We thought: ‘Is this some kind of joke’ and rang the Advertiser, who confirmed that it had been closed.

“We’ve tried all sorts of email addresses but had no answers. So I’ve been in touch with the credit card and bank to fund the transactions, because we paid bit by bit.

“It’s caused arguments between us because it’s

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Couple get married in front of 200 guests by having a drive-in wedding

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Roma Popat and Vinal Patel got around current coronavirus restrictions when their guests watched the four-hour ceremony on a big screen outside while sitting inside their own cars.

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Only 15 guests are allowed to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions at COVID-secure locations in England – but the occasion was organised in just three weeks to create the special drive-in experience and allow more people to enjoy the couple’s big day.

The ceremony was held directly in front of a small number of immediate family – and shown on a screen outside where guests were watching from more than 100 parked cars.

Family from around the world were also able to see the wedding at Braxted Park in Chelmsford via video link.

The newlyweds, both 30 and from London, were able to wave to their guests parked outside when they

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St. Louis couple says the city gave them unfair wedding restrictions

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ST. LOUIS – Just days before a couple’s dream wedding, the event has become a bit of a nightmare.

The bride-to-be says the City of St. Louis is selectively enforcing COVID-19 restrictions, ruining her plans and costing a lot of money. City officials deny doing so.

It’s three days before Ryan Cauley’s and Jessica Ly’s big day. Though the bride is in good health, she is sickened by what’s just come her way.

“I never expected to not be excited for this day,” Ly said.

The wedding and reception are scheduled for Saturday night at the Fox Theater.

Ly and her wedding planner say they were blindsided one week ago by news of restrictions that were not in place for other weddings in the City of St. Louis.

They say the champagne diva and rolling table are already paid for and coming from Tennessee won’t be allowed.

They also learned

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Couple marries at drive-in wedding to avoid 15-person coronavirus limit

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Despite coronavirus regulations in the U.K., this couple was able to have 250 guests at their wedding — but they were all in cars.

Roma Popat, 30, and her now-husband Vinal Patel, 30, were married last Friday in a drive-in wedding ceremony on a 500-acre estate in Essex, England.

The couple had initially planned to get married in April, but when the pandemic hit, they decided to postpone to October, DailyMail.com reported.

“At the time, we did not understand the severity of the situation and were still holding out hope that we could have a re-arranged wedding for 700 guests, as originally planned,” Popat said, according to the British website.

BRIDE-TO-BE CLAIMS FUTURE MOTHER-IN-LAW, SISTER-IN-LAW RUINED WEDDING DRESS AFTER TAKING TURNS TRYING IT ON

However, when they got closer to the new date and U.K. coronavirus regulations continued to ban large gatherings, the couple decided to go in a different

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Upper Arlington couple holds wedding outside nursing home for bride’s grandmother

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They were separated by glass, but it was a special moment she said she’ll never forget.

On September 25, Emily Befner and her now husband, Seth, got married right in front of a very special person’s nursing home window: her grandmother, Joanne’s.

“When I was walking up to the window, I was trying not to cry cause I could see my grandma and she had the biggest smile on her face, and I waved at her and was like I’m going to cry,” Befner said.

They were separated by glass, but it was a special moment she said she’ll never forget.

“She just started crying and said, ‘I made it Emmy, I made it,’” Befner said.

Befner said her grandma had a stroke in October of last year. The next few days were really hard for the family, they had to process what was happening.

“My mom and my uncle

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