Bride orders jail-shaped cake and more strange weddings social media users have attended

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  • For many, weddings are some of the most formal and ‘fancy’ events to attend. 
  • However, it seems these brides were not concerned about all the usual eccentricities associated with formal weddings.
  • Here, three Quora uses reveal the strangest weddings they have ever experienced.

A prison-bound fiancé and a jail-shaped wedding cake 

Quora user, Ann McConnell, took to the platform to share what she believes to be one of the weirdest weddings in history. 

According to Ann, the bride was over the moon about her wedding and could not have been more excited to marry her husband-to-be.

The only problem was that the groom happened to be a convicted felon, still busy serving time in jail.  

“The groom wasn’t going to be at the reception as he wouldn’t be out of prison for a few more years, [so] they planned to have the reception without him,” she says. 

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According to Ann, the fact that the groom would not be attending the reception did not stop the bride from going ahead with the usual newlywed traditions. 

“Her new brother-in-law would 'play' the part of the groom for the first dance, cake cutting, etc," she says. 

Moreover, according to Ann, along with serving what some would call a non-conventional meal, the bride also decided to have a non-traditional wedding cake.  

“They were serving KFC Chicken and her cousin was making the cake, shaped like a prison, complete with black buttercream roses,” says Ann. 

“I was speechless. I think I still am,” she says.  

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Music played from a cell-phone and a rented-out conference room 

According to user Britt Miley, her step-brother's wedding was too unconventional for her liking. 

It all started with a venue that was not fit for a wedding, says Britt. 

“It [was] an office building that they rented out the conference room of. Apparently it was what could be found cheap in two months-notice,” she says. 

To make matters worse, during the ceremony, neither the bride nor the groom had organised professional sound equipment for when the bride walked down the aisle. 

“The music was played from a cell phone,” says Britt. 

Moreover, the food that was served was far below what one would expect at a wedding, she says. 

“It was 2 loaves of store-bought bread, deli meat in the plastic containers, and a cheese plate along with potato salad,” says Britt. 

“I love my step-brother, but I have to say it was the most tasteless because it was rushed,” she says. 

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A tattoo-revealing wedding dress

For user Melinda McHenry, it was the bride’s choice of wedding dress that contributed to the overall ‘sub-par standard’ of the wedding. 

According to Melinda, the bride was about seven-months pregnant, but had still chosen to wear a strapless dress that was too tight at the top due to her “blossoming bustline.”

“This resulted in a very eye-popping experience for all in attendance, each of whom can probably recall at least one incident throughout the evening in which they came face-to-face with her nipples,” she says. 

However, the worst part of the dress was the random 15-centimetre hole in the middle, exposing the bride’s swollen belly. 

“The purpose? To expose her tattoo of a dolphin (above the belly button) diving out of the water (below her belly button),” says Melinda.

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