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Canadian officials are allowing some residents back to the scorched remains of Fort McMurray in Alberta. The colossal fire that began there in early May is still burning, and destroyed more than 2000 homes. Today, predictions that the next major fire disaster could be much closer to home.

Plus, canceling a wedding isn’t just emotionally traumatic - it can be a financial disaster. Now, websites are popping up to help unhappy couples sell their canceled weddings to thrifty couples looking to get hitched on the cheap.

Weddings trends come and go with the times, and today, vintage themes & items are all the rage, as young couples eschew the extravagant trappings of old for simpler ceremonies (if you don't believe us, head on over to Pinterest).

A vintage cake topper, however, is maybe not the way to go. Proceed with caution.

The Bride Wore Black

May 22, 2014

All Dressed in White - it's the title of author Carol Wallace's look into the history of the American wedding, but it hasn't always held true for brides. On the frontier - a culture centered around migrant work & making do - a woman may only have a single good dress, designed for a decidedly different purpose.

Behind The Scenes Of A Viral Video

Jan 22, 2014
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If you search for marriage proposal on YouTube, you’ll get hundreds of over-the-top versions of popping the question, complete with song, dance, choreography, and lots of tears. Among the most popular is “Isaac’s Live Lip-Sync Proposal”—which has nearly 25-million views. What goes into making a viral proposal video? Turns out, a lot. Alexander Ward brings us this story.

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Part 1: Guerilla Weddings and Why Dogs "Like" Facebook