I like this. In fact, after reading this, I may actually have to change those ages old dreams I've held onto of my "perfect" wedding (actually, I'm pretty simple, and my perfect wedding pretty much only involves beer, a good band, and a whole heap of people I probably will never want to see again, but for the sake of this post, let's just pretend for a moment that I'm a normal guy who has normal kinds of dreams and ambitions).
Forget the bouquet: Bride tosses groomMatrimony meets martial arts at aikido-inspired ceremonysun reporterOriginally published July 15, 2007
Some people throw rice at weddings. Barbara Stanton, 48, threw her groom over her shoulder and slammed him down.
Unfazed, Jonathan Klopp, 53, jumped up and flipped his black-belt bride onto her back.
That display of holy acrimony went over well with the wedding guests - so well that about 50 of them rushed the mats of a Federal Hill martial arts studio yesterday and had themselves a celebratory brawl (link to full story).
Now that sounds like fun, doesn't it? I mean, why shouldn't wedded-bliss begin with a good solid throat punch and a bone-rattling body slam?
I think this couple will actually last so long as their marriage has at least a little Pink Panther-esque element of Inspector Clouseau and his sidekick Kato who sneaks out and kicks his ass now and then. I like it, though. Seems like fun to me.