Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits after five years of marriage. Some sources are claiming it was Tom's beloved Scientology that drove her away, while others blame... aw, who am I kidding? It was Scientology, folks. That s* is batty.
36-year-old Nadine Schweigert from Fargo, North Dakota, got married last month. She was dressed in a peacock blue satin dress and carried a bouquet of white roses. There was also a lovely white wedding cake covered in peacock blue fondant. But if you paid attention, you probably noticed there was no mention of a groom. It's not that he didn't show up, it's just that there wasn't a groom to begin with. Nadine just happened to marry herself. So when Nadine stood up in front of the 45 guests at her wedding, she took the following vow: "I, Nadine promise to enjoy inhabiting my own life and to relish a lifelong love affair with my beautiful self." Later in the ceremony, she presented herself with a ring. When it was time for the traditional first kiss, she asked guests to blow kisses to the whole world. Soon after the ceremony, Nadine even took off on a honeymoon at New Orleans, all by herself, of course. Nadine says that after three children and a divorce, she spent several years just waiting for someone to come along and make her happy. She has struggled for years with self-acceptance, attending group therapy in an attempt to feel better. One day, when a friend said to her, "Why do you need someone to marry you to be happy? Marry yourself," the idea took root in Nadine's mind.
Since Björn and I got married last month here in NW Washington, the yellow rain boots were less of a funky fashion statement, as they were a necessity... Also, between us crafty girls, I made my wedding dress and three of the bridesmaid dresses, one gal made her own, and one made beautiful necklaces and earrings for all five of us.