Sunday, July 15, 2007

My Kind of Wedding.

    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 groom
Matrimony meets martial arts at aikido-inspired ceremony
sun reporter
Originally 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.



  1. I could think of nicer ways and reasons to land on your back, but I'm going to hold that thought.  LOL.  I think the oddest wedding I ever heard of, was underwater.  I will never forget this man.  He showed me pictures.  His wife-to-be wore a white diving outfit with a veil that floated behind her.  Their rings were made of a rare tortoise shell combo, and was quite beautiful.  Problem was they were so delicate they could only wear them very seldom, so they opted for a traditional gold band on the other days.  I guess if its your thing and your share it with the significant other, then why not.

  2. Yeah.  Sometimes I think non-traditional is the way to go with a wedding.  However, if I see one more video of two people getting married jumping out of a plane, I am going to call the cliche police.  


  3. Start as you mean to go on, that's what I say. B.

  4. I think I would prefer to shower with a friend(s) like I told in my blog last night! I am sure it could be arranged to have 100 plus in the alltogether!
    Gaz ;-)

  5. LOL... that is a great story!  That will be my daughter... her favorite assault on her brothers is the throat punch.  LOL  She learned young that placement wins over size and brawn.  

    be well,

  6. HAHAHA!  I"m sending this one on to my aunt, whose son is holding his official, legal, marriage ceremony tonight.  

  7. another link
    here I go!
    I'm glad I found you

  8. I'm just trying to get over that you have dreams of a perfect wedding. You are freaking me out, man! --Cin