Must-See Photos of Hilarious Wedding Fails Captured On Camera

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By: Mia Williams | Last updated: Nov 21, 2022

Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life—but that doesn’t mean that all weddings are without mishaps. Whether it’s a drunk relative putting their feet up on the table or a “trash the dress” photoshoot gone wrong, we’ve rounded up some of the funniest and most memorable wedding fails out there.

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These are some of the funniest, most cringe-worthy wedding photos you’ll ever see. It’s impossible not to laugh out loud at some, while others will have you cringing over and over again.

Make sure to share these hilarious wedding fails with your friends and family!

Wedding Games

In some cultures, games can be held as part of the proceedings of a wedding. They can be fun and can offer an interesting challenge for all who partake. It spices up the atmosphere, gets people competitive and in the mood for some laughter. In this game, everyone knows what is going on, except for the groom.

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We imagine the point of this game is guessing who has your wife’s legs. This guy looks pretty convinced he’s hit the jackpot, going off of his expression. We wonder if this elderly gentleman shaved his legs for this activity. Also, we believe the wife took the photo.

Catch Me, I’m Falling

Even on one of the most memorable days of your life, watch out—an accident is just waiting to happen. Take a look at this picture. It looks like they were shooting a nice picture of the husband carrying his wife (as is tradition), before something went wrong and the husband dropped his wife into the pool.

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We just hope the bride was okay and that her special day wasn’t ruined. We have a feeling that she’s laughing about it by now. After all, it was probably an accident. Let’s just hope that she wasn’t renting that dress for the day.

The Odd One Out

This type of shot is common at weddings: a group of guests with their spouses or partners… and the third wheel. In this case, he’s the seventh wheel. Perhaps his companion was busy in the bathroom or on their way to get drinks.

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It’s okay, buddy. We understand. But look, if you’re single and you’re happy, then who cares? It’s nice to find a partner, but if you haven’t met someone who really jives with you, then don’t worry about it. Be happy! Don’t let these awkward moments get to you.

The Hovering Bride

Who doesn’t love a good jump shot! It’s a staple in every professional photographer’s playbook. People love this shot because it showcases how much fun an event is, and weddings are no exception. But when you’re dealing with short legs and long dresses, you can get unexpected results.

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Take a look at this photo, and you’ll see the problem right away. Where are the bride’s feet? It looks as though she’s about to spin at an astounding speed and launch off into the stratosphere, carrying her new husband with her on a journey to the stars.

What’s In The Box?

Wedding days can be full of surprises. There’s plenty of room for something to go wrong. Even though you might be prepared for the “I do,” you might be surprised to feel warm tears of joy rolling down your cheeks.

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There’s one thing you can expect not to happen on your wedding day, though—and that’s another marriage proposal. For anyone not in the loop (pun not intended), the proposal is supposed to take place before the wedding. That might explain the look of shock and confusion on the bride’s face. But who knows.

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Moment Before Disaster

Yes, of course. Accidents happen. It can’t be planned for; it just appears—any place, any time. Here’s a great example of this. One moment, they were preparing for an elegant photo, slicing the cake. The next, they were staring at the cake on the floor.

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Imagine you’re the couple and having this experience during your wedding. What would your reaction be? Look at how distressed they are, seeing their lovely cake fall to the ground like that. We still hope they had a wonderful time on their wedding day regardless.

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That’s Quite a Shocker

If you’re curious about what they observed while shooting this photo, you’re not alone. We’re also curious about what’s going on behind the scenes. Maybe someone’s horse got loose, or maybe someone’s dancing got out of control. It can happen. We’ve all seen it.

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Perhaps it was the goal of this shot to give the impression that something was going on behind the scenes. Whatever happened that day, this photo will serve as a memento for all observers.

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You Had One Job

Who gave this guy the job of carrying the cake? And who told him to take it outside? In any case, this man had just one responsibility: don’t drop the cake. It would have been alright if they hadn’t allowed the clumsiest group member to hold it. That’s one ruined cake.

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From the way that he’s falling, it looks like the cake won’t be the only thing that gets ruined from this accident. He’s probably going to get a face full of it. Well, the cake may be ruined, but this one is picture-perfect in our book.

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Show Stealer

There’s always that one person who tries to steal the spotlight at a social event, no matter the occasion. In this case, it’s the bride’s uncle, or possibly just a stray musician. Her face says a lot about how she feels. On the other hand, the guy with the accordion doesn’t seem to care at all.

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Look at the vein popping in his neck. He’s serious about hitting the correct notes in the song, and no one, not the bride, not the photographer—no one—is going to stop him. We’re hoping they’ll be on good terms after this.

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Look Behind You

Picture this: You’re ready for the big event, and everything is going according to plan. However, someone in your family didn’t get the memo about the dress code. It’s a wedding, not an all-natural wilderness outing, uncle Barry. We wonder if the bride was just distracted here or whether she was glumly lowering her head in shame.

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It’s okay; everyone has an uncle like this in the family. Well, not exactly like this… everyone has an embarrassing uncle. And here’s just one form that can take. If you’re one of those uncles and you happen to be reading this—don’t get any ideas.

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Keeping It PG

New rule: Boys ages ten and below are not allowed on the dance floor. This kid was probably having the time of his life dancing when he got curious about the bride’s gown. Maybe he wondered how it was so bouncy. Honestly, when we were young, we also wondered how the dress kept so bouncy.

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Where were the kid’s parents when this happened? Perhaps he was overly energetic that night due to all the cake he had eaten earlier. Hopefully, this child’s parents will see this and teach him how to respect women. It’s easier for them to learn at a young age.

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The Nudely-Wed 

Now that’s what we call “a dressed-down occasion.” Could this be someone’s wedding “dress rehearsal?” In that case, it looks like the groom’s outfit forgot all its parts. At first we thought that maybe the groom had somehow either forgotten his clothes, got them irreparably ruined, or that he’d done a special strip-down dance for his new wife…

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…But then we saw the other guy in the background. Is this the silliest idea for a wedding theme ever? It could be, yes.  We bet there’s a cute story behind this photo, but whatever it is, it’s between the bride and her nearly-naked groom.

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Clean Up On Aisle Three

For some people, weddings can be an awkward affair. You might feel straight-jacketed by the proceedings or alienated by all the other guests, most of whom you have never met before. But some people fully embrace the party factor of a wedding event, as seen here.

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This dancer seems to have gotten so out of control on the dance floor that—well—she literally lost control. If there’s such a thing as partying too hard, this is it. While you should make sure to enjoy yourself at a wedding, don’t forget to pace yourself, drink plenty of water, and of course—watch your step.

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Cry For Help

My man, at this point, it’s probably too late to back out. Can you imagine seeing this from the front row? It would have us in tears. Can you imagine the look on the bride’s face when everyone starts sniggering under their breath?

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Obviously, it’s a prank on the groom’s part (or at least we hope so!) but this one took some clever forethought and planning and we commend such craftiness. It’s certainly a memorable image, but we can only hope that his new wife shares his sense of humor.

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Bad Doggie

We all want our fur babies to be there when we experience one of the most memorable days in our lives. We want them to be part of our memories, even if they don’t always understand what or why we do what we do. This means that our beloved pets can cause a scene at a time when clarity and focus are needed.

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Just like this dog here who’s trying to snatch the bride’s gown. Maybe the dog was displeased by the bride’s attire and decided to tell her in the least diplomatic way possible. Or maybe he thought it would be fun to tug on. Nonetheless, this photo with fur babies included looks very cute.

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Mr. Squirrel Drops In

We don’t know how much money this bride spent to get her hair done, but we’re sure that squirrel didn’t care. Maybe the squirrel thought that her neatly arranged coiffure was a large nut and jumped to claim it—perhaps in order to store it for the winter.

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We hope the squirrel and the bride reconciled after this picture was taken. After all, how much damage can one little squirrel dropping from a tree really do? We just hope the guy behind her jumped to her side before anything bad happened—to the cute little squirrel, we mean.

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Race Car Driver Groom

You might see this imagery at an award ceremony after a race: the winning contestant shakes the bottle so that, upon opening it, champagne goes all over the crowd, bringing delight to both the winner and their admiring fans. It’s a neat tradition, and it’s sure to be memorable if pulled off right.

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This, however, is not an award ceremony. It’s a wedding! It is not proper to shake the bottle and then ask the audience to clap like seals when the fizz goes everywhere. Your guests will probably be more irritated than amused by your display. Just look at the bride’s expression—she looks speechless.

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A Matter Of Perspective

Another centaur! This time, she’s the one getting married. Camera tricks can make or break your images. They can create a dramatic perspective, make your subject pop, or capture a beautiful moment with natural lighting. This photo shows how a stunning bride can be transformed into a half-woman, half-horse creature with a trick of the light.

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This shot would have been magnificent if they had simply chosen to fix the bride’s gown before taking this photo. We’re hoping they took another picture after fixing it since everything about this one otherwise is gorgeous. It’s like something out of a movie.

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The Hitchhiker Bride

What’s worse than not showing up to your own wedding? Yep, it’s having to hitchhike because your car broke down. Let’s not play the “what-if” game—it’s just too horrible to contemplate. But all hope is not lost: there are a few things you can do to avoid that scenario.

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Namely, keep your cell phone charged and save the number of your car rental company or at least a good mechanic. There are a lot of things that we want to remember at our wedding, such as walking down the aisle, exchanging rings, and dancing with friends. You deserve the best, right?

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Flash Photography

A picture to commemorate the moment is nice, but having too many cameras pointing at you on your wedding day is not okay, especially while you are walking down the aisle. We recommend that you hire a professional photographer to take care of it and forbid the guest from using phones, cameras, or indeed, tablets.

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This way, you can have a wedding day free from the stress of having too many cameras pointing at you. If you don’t take this precaution, then you’ll be bombarded by cameras left and right, just like in this photo. It would be like attending a red carpet event rather than being at your own wedding.

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Wazzap!

When the camera is pointed at you, you should generally look at it, straighten your back, and smile. Unfortunately, it’s not always an inborn behavior in humans, and some of us have our own little “reflex poses.” As a result, they end up looking a little “out of place,” shall we say.

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This couple was just trying to take a nice romantic photo with some of their guests in the background. However, one of their friends wasn’t exactly “with the program.” When they saw the camera, they posed as if they were in a rock festival and not a wedding.

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Bluer Than Blue

What on Earth did she eat before snapping this photo? Maybe she was drinking blue lemonade, or eating a blue ice-pop. It’s quite weird seeing her blue tongue with matching wide eyes. Does she realize that there’s blue on her tongue?

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What if the audience yells, “Kiss the Bride,” and her mouth is all stained blue? Hopefully, someone, perhaps her maid of honor, pointed it out to her. Hopefully, she managed to find a bathroom, or at least a wet towel, before going on stage to thank everyone for coming to the wedding.

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Hearts On Fire

Some couples plan their big day down to the very last second. This often includes making sure the “perfect” ride is secured for the big farewell moment. I bet this couple wished they went with a simple limo instead.

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The bride seems to be taking this one a lot easier than the groom. I’m guessing the white VW Beetle on fire behind him could have possibly been his first love. At least the new couple made it away safe and sound and with a fiery story to tell their future kids.

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The Wind is Not Helping

Outdoor weddings are one of those romantic, nostalgic occasions that everyone dreams about from time to time. Many couples go for this instead of having a church wedding. It is a beautiful idea, but it is also something that you should carefully plan—there are a few things to consider when planning an outdoor wedding, namely: the weather.

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Just like this bride. She didn’t anticipate that a strong wind would blow on her big day. As a result, she had to call for help once her veil got snatched up by the wind. It looks like they had to use a ladder to get it. It’s a good thing they had one on hand!

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Best Friends On Your Wedding

If you choose your best friends to be your bridesmaids, you should expect some fun on the day. But if you don’t pick wisely, all that fun can become nagging, bossing, complaining, distraction, or worst of all: pulling tricks on your fiance during his speech…heck on a stick.

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Take a look at this photo: This wedding looks extraordinary—you can tell that these bridesmaids are clearly the bride’s best friends. They had a lot of fun at the wedding, but it looks like they had a bit too much fun. As the bride, you must make sure that your bridesmaids don’t mess it up too much.

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The Struggle of a Maid of Honor

The maid of honor plays an essential role at a wedding. She has to make sure that everything runs smoothly on the big day. She also has to take care of all the little details that go overlooked by the bride, groom, and other wedding party members.

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It’s best to treat them nicely because she’s the one who makes sure that all the small things will be taken care of so that your wedding day can be remembered as a happy occasion. Without her help, your plans might run into a snag, or in this case, your veil might run into one.

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Be Careful

It’s like we always say: accidents can happen any time, any place. More often than not, an accident can happen when you least expect it. Check out this groom, who slipped on the stairs when he and his newly-wed wife were coming out to meet their guests. They were greeted by music and also by a slippery flight of stairs.

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There’s railing on the stairs, but either it was too high up or he chose not to use it. It happens to everyone, but it doesn’t usually happen on your wedding day. From the look on his face, we can tell that he’s okay; it didn’t seem to bother him much. Like the musicians in the picture, a smile was put on our faces.

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When the Groom Feed His Bride a Little Too Aggressively

It looks like these newlyweds had a good sense of humor about the cake-smashing fiasco. By the looks of it, someone was a little too zealous with the power that they packed into the traditional cake smash. The poor bride suffered a bloody nose, as well as a frosting-sticky face.

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Hopefully they were able to stop the bleeding, use a wash rag to clear the cake and blood from the bride’s face, and have a nice rest of the evening with one another!

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It Was Nice To Look At?

For many, the wedding cake is a central part of the celebration during weddings. The cake is treated like a coveted guest that went through a lengthy selection process. Should we go with red velvet cake? Vanilla with sprinkles? The options are endless.

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What you most likely do not want happening is for your coveted wedding guest to take an undo spill. And readers, spill is what this wedding cake did do. While the bride is finding the humor in real time, the groom seems to know that the jig is up, and this is decidedly NOT good.

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Don’t Tread On My Veil

Sometimes things are so beautifully timed they are almost a work of art. So it is the case of this beautiful show stopper. It looks like the bride’s father accidentally stepped on her veil as the separated, which makes for a funny photo on its own.

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What is even funnier is the face of the bride, the groom, and the horrified people in the audience. They are stunned. Here is to hoping that the veil did not rip and the show went on without much dramatic fanfare.

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I'm Just Going To Take a Nap Here

Sometimes, even when you are a grown man, you just need a nap! And sometimes, even still, you can be a grown man at your wedding and still need a nap! Even further you can be a grown man at your wedding who is at the table where everyone is eating and well…you know. You need a nap!

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Maybe he was exhausted from the big day. Maybe we drank too much. Either way his new wife seems to still be enjoying herself and as long as they are both comfortable than that is all that matter

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The Bridesmaid Dresses To End All Dress

Some like to dress in muted colors, others perhaps some pastel colors. Patterns are fun too! But holy mackerel have we never seen the likes of these bridesmaid dresses. Pop, color, and surface area is on the menu for this dress theme!

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They even have hats to finish the outfit and tie it all together. Do you think those bridesmaids were ever able to re-wear the outfit?

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The Trip Heard Around The Ceremony

With the fancy heels and fancy dress, you may look dazzling for photos, but walking may become a little less practical. The last thing any bride wants to do is trip… and yet, here we are.

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This should have been a beautiful moment, capturing the newlyweds leaving their ceremony. Instead, the bride took an unfortunate tumble and now that moment is captured on film forever. We just hope she had a good sense of humor about it after she recovered.

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Not Your Typical Wedding Dress

For many women, walking down the aisle can make you feel like you’re floating. In this bride’s case, her dress is doing the floating for her. We all aspire to be different, especially on our wedding day. There’s no reason to spend thousands of dollars on a wedding dress that just looks like everyone else’s—why not get creative?

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Just like this party-inspired gown. It’s not every day that you get to see a bride walking in the aisle wearing this type of dress. For now, it’s one-of-a-kind, and it makes quite an impression. We can imagine the flower girls getting balloons after the ceremony. How sweet!

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Why The Bread?

As we mentioned before, photo sessions are a huge part of wedding festivities. You want to showcase your style and outfits as much as possibly for this one-day event. Here we have a couple who really planned out their photoshoot.

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This is without a doubt a unique shot that we imagine most couples don’t ask their wedding photographers for. However, we have some questions. Why the crowns? Why the bread? Why does the bread go through his head? We may never know.

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Riding in Style

After a wedding reception is complete, many couples may choose to rent a wedding car to ride into the sunset with a “Just Married” sign on the back and tin cans dragging along the road. This couple took a different approach.

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They decided they deserved their own float and created an elaborate wedding table display that they could ride on with the help of this construction vehicle. That’s certainly one way to do it!

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Is This A Game?

We can only begin to guess what is happening here. Perhaps this is a fun wedding game that went wrong. Or maybe it’s a family tradition?

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Whatever the case may be, it seems as though this bride took to the pond to find the golden arrow. We just hope she gets a trophy for her troubles!

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Determined to Catch the Bouquet

At the wedding reception it is tradition for the bride to throw her bouquet behind her back for a single lady in attendance to catch. It is said that the one who catches the bouquet will be the next one to get married.

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Here we see that this silly tradition might be taken a bit too serious. The concentration and determination in all these women’s eyes show just how eager they are to win the bouquet.

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Recessional Fail

The wedding recessional follows the official ceremony in which the newlyweds walk out of the church, chapel, or other ceremony site as official spouses. In different cultures and traditions now is the time to clap for the new couple and sprinkle them with coins, rice, confetti, or other items as a symbol of good luck.

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While in theory this sounds really sweet with the potential of being incredibly picturesque, if it’s not done correctly, you could end up like the image above, swatting a bucketful of rice from your face.

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Weatherman Says “ Expect Gusts Of Wind”

Wearing a big wedding dress can be a lot of work. They’re heavy, full of fluff, and you have to make sure it doesn’t drag on the ground all day long. After all, do you really want to spend a fortune on your dream dress just to have it get ruined? We didn’t think so!



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This bride, on top of her already growing list of dress duties, had to throw the very unpredictable Mother Nature herself, into the mix as well. Here’s to our multi-tasking bride and the good laugh her new husband got at this unexpected gust of wind.

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High Tide

These two lovebirds should have taken a peak at the beach warning flags before venturing down closer to the water for an impromptu photo-op. If you listen hard enough we feel like we can hear a Lifeguard in the distance yelling “I told you not to go down there!”

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Really though, is water and formal wear ever a good idea? Luckily it looks like the bride’s dress was saved from becoming a complete bath luffa.

 

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When Brides Attack

Is shrinking down your spouse for your wedding photos a thing? You would honestly be surprised at the amount of wedding photos out there with tiny-tiny brides and grooms!

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This poor groom looks like he’s ready to be squashed by his new Mrs. wedding shoe. Here’s to hoping this lovely wedding photo isn’t a precursor of how married life is going to go for these two!



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Be Your Cake and Eat It

This bride wanted to make a statement by having a real-life wedding cake. It’s pretty cool until you realize the ramifications of doing such a thing. For one, you have to stick a knife into your cake-self.

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Then you need to eat a piece of yourself and watch all the guests slowly devour your confectionery-doppelganger. Perhaps they weren’t clear about the type of wedding cake they wanted. On the other hand, the baker did an excellent imitation of the bride.

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Got Champs?

Champagne is a must when getting ready for the big day. This bridesmaid must have thought the bottle was empty and that they’d just get a cute shot of the bride going to town on some bubbly before the walk down the aisle.

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Trouble is, it was most decidedly not empty. The moment ended in a priceless shot and thankfully it doesn’t look like it ruined the bride’s makeup.

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