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Love, Simpsons style

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 10th 2009 9:25AM
I've often heard from married guys that the best way to test your loved one's love is to change the wedding plans at the last minute to something completely outrageous. I'm assuming they mean an idea more outrageous than marriage.

If you're a football fan, tell them you want a cake in the shape of Dick Butkus' head -- or John Madden, if you've got more than 100 people. If you're a Star Trek fan, tell your bride you want a Mr. Spock impersonator as your best man who will say in his toast, "After today, I now understand this human emotion called love."

The whole thing sounds like a foolproof escape plan, which would explain why married guys are the ones who keep thinking of it. But for one groom who is organizing a Simpsons themed wedding, it seems to have either backfired or fulfilled his deepest dream.

Gary Paul of Dublin, Ireland and his bride-to-be Paula plan to get married with Homer and Marge staring them down the aisle. It seems only the reception will take on a yellow hue, which is disappointing. I would have loved to sit through a two hour service featuring a Rev. Lovejoy impersonator and an old man who plays the entire "Ina Gadda Da Vida" on a church organ, complete with solo. But oh how yellow it will be.

Wedding invitations complete with pictures of Marge and Homer will direct loved ones to the Springfield Hotel. The cake will also be Simpsons themed, topped with a Homer and Marge figurine in their wedding garb. The only way that could be sweeter is if it was located next to a nuclear power plant.

If they have gone to all this trouble just for the ceremony, I don't want to even think about what they have planned for the wedding night. If this were anyone else's girlfriend, the bride's hair wouldn't be the only thing that's blue.

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So, I guess none of the married guys who keep coming up with this as a "test" have partners who're equally devoted fans. Sucks to be them.

I've gotta say, as far as fan-based weddings go, this one's pretty low-key.

March 10 2009 at 10:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike K

So his wife's name after they get married is going to be Paula Paul... LOL. Maybe she's hyphenating or keeping her last name.

March 10 2009 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Didn't theme my wedding with the Simpsons, but I did quote Homer's wedding vows from their second wedding in my vows. The "blasting along the alkali flats" quote. Yeah, I'm a nerd.


March 10 2009 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

All I did was have a live band at my wedding, playing original music. How lame of me!

March 10 2009 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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