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QUIRKY NEWS & CORNY CRIMINALS

Facebook Fury

Man interrupts wedding for unusual reason.

It was the perfect wedding and everything seemed to be going smoothly. “You may now kiss the bride,” said the priest just after marrying Stephen Barking and Tracy Marston. But at that point, the groom interrupted the proceedings. “Wait!” he exclaimed as he pulled out his iPhone and started updating his Facebook account. Seconds later, he sent the following message via his Twitter account, “Standing at the altar with Tracy where just a second ago she became my wife! Gotta go. Time to kiss my bride.” Then, he handed his phone to his new wife so she could update her Facebook status from “in a relationship” to “married”. Now, a clip of the stunt has been posted on YouTube, where it has become an internet hit. “I have a lot of family scattered around the country,” Stephen explained, “and we all use Facebook a lot to keep in touch. So, when Tracy and I were engaged, most of my family found out via Facebook.” Whatever next?

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