This Week in Wedding News

This Week in Wedding News

by Niamh Bartley

A moment of misery turned to delight for newlyweds Joanne Nesbitt & Stephen Whelehan after their wedding rings and Joanne s engagement ring had been left in a taxi on the day of their wedding ceremony. It seemed as though they were gone forever, fortunately for them a very truthful taxi driver returned the rings to the couple as soon as he found out who the rightful owners were. He found the rings four hours after we got out of the taxi on Friday and he had been asking around. But he was on Facebook and searched online and found posts about the rings and got in touch. The bride s mother gave her daughter her own wedding ring for use during the ceremony in lieu of the intended rings, this made the ceremony even more meaningful. The happy couple were planning a second, more extravagant wedding day in Portugal so the original rings were put to use after all.

In other news, this Wednesday September 21st married women of Ireland donned their wedding dresses to raise money for bowel cancer research. In an initiative launched by Today FM called Dare to Care, women all over Ireland wore their wedding dresses while going about their regular Wednesday routine. Some unmarried women even got involved, borrowing dresses from bridal shops for the day to show their support for the cause. The brains behind the initiative, Shauna O Reilly from the Ian Dempsey breakfast show, is blown away by the support I thought it would be brilliant to get one or two women to do it but the reaction was just massive, it has completely blown me away. Shauna s father suffers from the disease so it is extremely close to her heart and it is a cause that is definitely worth a few odd looks in the office.

We all love a romantic gesture, but unsuspecting Orla Gallagher from Waterford was in for the surprise of her life when her boyfriend, James Barry, decided to propose. Planning for four weeks prior, James enlisted sand artist Sean Corcoran to write Orla, will you marry me? In an enormous heart on stradbally cove, co. Waterford. He also managed to get the city of Waterford Brass Band to march around the heart playing Matrimony by Gilbert O Sullivan as the question was revealed. I am still in shock, my hands are shaking, Orla told The Irish Independent. She couldn't believe what was happening, but delightedly said yes to the love of her life.

Everybody has their own opinion when it comes to the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split, but most of us are still in shock that the pair have even separated. The couple, who met on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith, were together for 12 years and have 6 children. While there are many rumours going around about what irreconcilable differences entails in this case, the most prominent theory is that Brad is suffering from substance abuse issues and that Angelina wants to protect their kids. Many Celebrities have voiced their opinions, Chrissy Teigen tweeted Brad and Angelina...how am I supposed to go to work today?, while Adele dedicated her NYC concert to the pair, stating to the audience I have to address the elephant in the room...but it is the end of an era. The most upsetting celebrity reaction had to be that of the couple s close friend, George Clooney. Clooney found out the news while attending the Leaders Summit For Refugees at the United Nations. During a CNN interview, a reporter asked him his thoughts on the split, What happened? I didn't know that. I feel very sorry then. That is a sad story and unfortunate for a family. It is an unfortunate story about a family. I feel very sorry to hear that. We agree with George, shocking news.

In other, less devastating, wedding news, TIME magazine have created a compatibility chart to figure out if your college course choice decides the type of person you will end up marrying. I for one cannot imagine myself married to a poetry student, but who knows? Try it for yourself here   

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