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(Foobies)   Some people are so selfish - this pastor dropped dead before finishing a couple's wedding - so they had to go and do the whole thing again   (thelocal.de) divider line 25
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2012-09-25 12:13:42 PM  
Gee, that's a story for the 50th anniversary.
 
2012-09-25 12:15:10 PM  
Maybe God is trying to tell these two not to get married.
 
2012-09-25 12:16:14 PM  
Don't couples usually wait a few years before they renew their vows?
 
2012-09-25 12:16:37 PM  
Guess he decided to "Speak Now..."
 
2012-09-25 12:16:55 PM  
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2012-09-25 12:28:32 PM  
I just got married this weekend and it went fairly well aside from a few minor hitches (some excessive intoxication and my first dance song was the techno remix of the romantic song we requested, which was...interesting). I guess it could have been a lot worse!
 
2012-09-25 12:29:30 PM  
Sorry Honey. Death has done parted us. He didn't say whose death. I didn't write the vows, dear. If you want me, I'll be at the strip bar. Gotta see if Ariel was serious about saying "If I wasn't getting married tomorrow, she'd be all over me in a minute."

Have some cake. You'll feel better.
 
2012-09-25 12:32:32 PM  
Wasn't that part of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

I don't remember too much of that chick flick because I was distracted.
 
2012-09-25 12:37:31 PM  
Well, that's less than auspicious.
 
2012-09-25 12:38:24 PM  
Sounds like something from How I Met Your Mother

Kids, when your mom and I were getting married, the pastor dropped dead...
 
2012-09-25 12:38:42 PM  
i46.tinypic.com

He missed the first time. That won't happen again.
 
2012-09-25 12:40:07 PM  

lamric: Maybe God is trying to tell these two not to get married.


My fist thought too.
 
2012-09-25 12:43:13 PM  

stuffy:

My fist thought too.


Freudian slip?
 
2012-09-25 12:47:25 PM  
I remember during the rehearsal our priest telling us that if that happened to him, we'd be considered married from the point of us showing up at the altar. So, I wonder why they had to redo it.
 
2012-09-25 12:49:03 PM  

wildcardjack: Wasn't that part of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

I don't remember too much of that chick flick because I was distracted.


Someone had a heart attack and died at one of the four weddings, but it wasn't the officiant. This leads to one of my favorite scenes in the movie - John Hannah reciting Auden's "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone" poem.

/sniff
 
2012-09-25 12:51:26 PM  
"Man and wife, say 'man and wife'!"

/Mawwage...
 
2012-09-25 12:54:12 PM  
I saw someone drop dead in San Francisco once, it was the most surreal thing ever. Standing outside a restaurant waiting for the valet to bring my car around, an elderly couple ahead of me. The gent literally crumpled and hit the deck - two hundred pounds of Brooks Brothers-wrapped porterhouse. The worst was the rictus -- one eye wide open in a glassy stare and the other half-shut. The wife? Well I don't have words to adequately describe her reaction... I guess the valet called 911 as when the ambulance pulled up a moment later, I didn't hear it, as it was drowned out by the peals of injured animal torment emanating from the deceased's wife. A think like that, it sticks with you...
 
2012-09-25 01:24:19 PM  
Some people, huh?
 
2012-09-25 01:35:59 PM  
And now, if there are any here who have reason to object ahhhhhh.....
 
2012-09-25 01:45:36 PM  

kimwim: I remember during the rehearsal our priest telling us that if that happened to him, we'd be considered married from the point of us showing up at the altar. So, I wonder why they had to redo it.



No idea how it works, but the only thing that matters is that the marriage license is signed by an registered officiant and two witnesses.  Does this generally occur after the ceremony?  I didn't have a ceremony, we got married by a friend (non-religious officiant) on our lunch breaks.
 
Anyway, if *that* priest dropped dead and the papers weren't signed... I'm sure they'd have another priest do the paperwork.  It takes all of 60 seconds to do.
 
2012-09-25 03:26:38 PM  
downstairs
kimwim:
I remember during the rehearsal our priest telling us that if that happened to him, we'd be considered married from the point of us showing up at the altar. So, I wonder why they had to redo it.


No idea how it works, but the only thing that matters is that the marriage license is signed by an registered officiant and two witnesses. Does this generally occur after the ceremony?


In Germany that ceremony in church is more or less a meaningless costume thing from the legal point of view.
To be legally married you have to have signed the necessary documents at the local "Standesamt" in a civil ceremony; then, if it's important to them, some couples have a religious wedding ceremony at a church, usually on a date shortly after the civil one..
So in this case, as far as the law is concerned, the couple probably had been married for a couple of days already when the priest dropped dead.

Now whether showing up at the altar is enough to be married in the eyes of the church depends entirely on the church.
But whatever the priest did or didn't do would have had no effect on their legal status.
 
2012-09-25 04:24:09 PM  
I was a wedding once where the mom of one of the bridesmaids dropped dead at the reception. Needless to say, it was a bit of a buzz kill.
 
2012-09-25 04:48:07 PM  
I was in a community theater show once, my mom passed away ( I didn't find out until the next morning). three months later I was in the next production. My sister passed away. (I didn't find out until 2 days later)
I don't go on stage anymore.
 
2012-09-25 07:55:35 PM  

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Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-09-25 10:18:32 PM  
To Hell with him!
 
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