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  • Why This Proposal Video Inspired a High School Bully to Apologize

    When Lucas Bane's proposal video to his partner of four years, David Devora, went viral, he got one response he certainly wasn't expecting - an apology from someone who tormented him as a teenager for being gay.

    After viewing the video above, where Bane shut down a street in West Hollywood to surprise Devora with a flash mob proposal, the bully - identified as "B" - sent Bane a Facebook message that read:

    "I'm sure you have no idea who I am. I went to high school with you. If you do remember me it's probably not positive as I was a bit of an a**hole back then. I saw your video today on Facebook and wanted to say Congratulations! No need to respond I just wanted you to know that I think what you have is awesome and wish you the best."

    Bane was shocked when he saw who the message was from. "I gasped when I saw the name," he told The Gaily Grind. "When I read the words and his follow-up response, I sobbed. That sounds dramatic, but it's true."

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  • Second Chance: Bride Gets a Wedding Re-Do After Suffering Devastating Memory Loss

    Amanda and Cody Karth

    Childhood friends Amanda and Cody Karth, who fell in love years later, spent months planning their dream wedding. But just hours after the celebration, Amanda suffered a devastating medical emergency that completely erased all memories of her wedding day.

    "The one day that every girl dreams of, I don't remember," Amanda revealed to "Inside Edition."

    Related: The Most Heartwarming Wedding Stories

    Just before sunrise the next day, Cody woke up to the sound of his new wife gasping for air. He desperately performed CPR while calling 911. Amanda went into cardiac arrest and had no pulse when the paramedics arrived; the life-saving team shocked back to life and rushed her to the emergency room.

    "Amanda was about as close to death as you're going to get," said Dr. Adam Frank of the NCH Heart Institute in Naples, FL.

    As she lay unconscious for four days, her doctor worried about brain damage. She'd sustained an unusual medical phenomena called Broken Heart Syndrome,

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  • Amazing Lego-Themed Wedding Ideas

    With The Lego Movie hitting theaters today (and a sequel already in the works), our favorite childhood toy is enjoying its moment in the spotlight. And, naturally, that makes us think about how to incorporate it in a wedding. These couples came through with plenty of fun and quirky ways to include the interlocking bricks and minifigures in their big-day celebrations.

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    By Kristen Klein

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  • After Marine Dies, Facebook Keeps Their Love Alive

    Kimmy Kirkwood lost the love of her life on January 31, 2012 and although nothing will ever be able to bring him back, she finds solace in reconnecting with him through Facebook posts and photos they had shared. Her boyfriend, Marine Sgt. William Stacey, was killed by an improvised explosive device during a tour in Afghanistan, shortly before he was planning to propose to her.

    Kimmy and Will's love story was posted on a special website that Facebook created to commemorate its 10th anniversary earlier this week. Since then, it's gone viral and struck a chord with millions of readers, serving as a testament to the power of eternal love, which can endure even after someone has passed.

    Related:Couple Plans Wedding in 24 Hours So That Terminally Ill Mom Can Attend

    To understand why what Will and Kimmy had was so special, you need to take a look back at their Facebook timeline:

    2007: They met in high school but their opposites-attract romance - she's a self-described goody two-shoes and

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  • Sofia Vergara Gets a Surprise Bachelorette Party on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

    Sofia Vergara

    During Modern Family star Sofia Vergara's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, the talk show host continued her tradition of wedding-related pranks - and this one got a bit more racy than Kaley Cuoco's surprise wedding!

    But first, Vergara addressed the rumors that she's planning not just one but three wedding celebrations.

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    "No, but it's been awful because since that news came out, all my family is so excited, and they're already planning outfits! They're like, 'What are we going to do?' 'How are you going to get us there?' And I'm like, it's horrible. I'm disappointed to have to tell them that that is not true. I haven't even planned anything."

    She's facing a dilemma that many brides-to-be can related to - "It's either I do something really big, or I do something really small with Nick and I and my son. And then my mom, and then my cousins, and then it's impossible to do anything," she explained.


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  • 7 Steps for Setting a Wedding Date

    Choosing a wedding date is one of the most important planning decisions that you'll have to make as a couple - it will impact every other aspect of your big day. You may have an idea of where you envision yourself walking down the aisle or what you want your cake to look like, but until you decide when you'd like to get married, you can't commit to anything. You might be asking yourself, "How do I pick a date that works for everyone and is still special to me?" or "Where do I even start?"

    For every couple, the process is completely unique and that's part of what makes your wedding date so special to you. I hope that by sharing some planner insight - as well as my experience as a real bride - I can help you find the perfect time to say "I do."

    Step #1: Take the weather into account.
    The basics: The most popular months to get married are June, September, and October and it's no surprise why - the weather is absolutely beautiful in early summer and fall. In general, you can

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  • The Hottest Travel Trends for Couples

    In the days of yore the traditional American honeymoon meant about a week spent on a mountain or a beach vacation secreted away in the boom boom room. More globally, it was a time for the couple to set up their home and to get to know each other. In Jane Austen's era, well-to-do newlyweds used that time to travel to see relatives who were unable to attend the ceremony.

    These days, the honeymoon is still a time to connect with each other - but in a variety of ways - and it (as with all wedding-related travel) has morphed to reflect a language all its own. Here we dissect the latest terms in the nuptial travel realm.

    1. Mini-Moon
    This is a great solution for those who don't have enough vacation days, are hosting a destination wedding or are choosing to wed somewhere that isn't home and still want a romantic getaway after the nuptial celebration. This quickie vacation is two to three nights and doesn't preclude you from taking a longer, more formal honeymoon later.


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  • Zac Posen's Wedding Gown Collection for David's Bridal Hits Stores This Week

    If you're starting to shop for your wedding dress, make sure you add a trip to David's Bridal to your list - Zac Posen's highly-anticipated line for David's Bridal, called Truly Zac Posen, hits stores on Thursday! Featuring seven gowns ranging from $850 to $1,350, the dresses will be available in sizes 0 to 26.

    Truly Zac Posen

    The designer calls the collection his "love note to brides everywhere. Each design in this collection depicts a romantic femininity with silhouettes that embrace and enhance every woman's body while celebrating life's exceptional moments."

    Zac Posen has been a red carpet staple since his debut collection back in 2002 - his figure-flattering gowns have been seen on Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Seyfried, Lena Dunham, Natalie Portman, Rihanna, Cameron Diaz, Christina Hendricks, and many more. But this isn't the high-end designer's first venture into the mass market - he also created a capsule collection for Target in 2008 and a lower-priced line called Z Spoke

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  • First Look: Lauren Conrad's Engagement Photos!

    The former Hills star is reportedly planning a fall wedding with fiancé William Tell, a law student (and former Something Corporate guitarist). She just shared a peek at her romantic engagement photos, shot by the incredibly talented Elizabeth Messina:

    Lauren Conrad and William Tell

    On her blog, Conrad shared that the engagement shoot took place in the couple's home. We're loving this idea; often, engagement photos can feel so staged, but taking the pictures in your natural habitat instantly makes them feel more relaxed. "I love how the photos turned out!" she wrote.

    And in case you're wondering what Conrad is like in real life, Messina posted a black & white version of this photo on Instagram with a hashtag reading, "She is as beautiful on the inside as on the out. Truth."

    Lauren Conrad

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  • 5 Wedding-Worthy Songs by Bruno Mars

    Bruno MarsHot off his recent Grammy win for best pop vocal album, Bruno Mars will take the field in New Jersey on Sunday to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. Though he's still a relatively new artist - his debut album came out in 2010 - he's topped the charts with five number-one singles in that time, including some tunes that have become wedding must-haves. In honor of his upcoming Super Bowl show, Star Talent put together a list of the best Bruno Mars songs to play at your wedding. Enjoy!

    Related: Song Ideas for Every Part of Your Wedding Day

    For Your Processional: "Marry You" (Instrumental)
    This softer version of the popular tune is perfect for your walk down the aisle. Or, play the original version for a fun bridal party entrance.

    For Your Reception Entrance: "Treasure"
    With lyrics like "I know you can make my wish come true if you let me treasure you," this song is ideal for your first post-ceremony appearance together. It sets the tone for a fun-filled reception

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