...as reported here, with photos, a "flushing bride" will be getting married in New York City today while wearing a gown made of toilet paper.
When Jennifer Cannon dreamt of her fairytale wedding, she probably imagined she would be wearing a gorgeous white dress. What she didn't expect was that it would be made from toilet roll.
The bride and her fiancee Doy Nichols from Lexington, Kentucky, plan to get hitched today at the temporary Charmin public restroom in Times Square, New York.
Her gown is fashioned from glue, tape and Charmin Ultra Soft and Ultra Strong toilet tissue. However, with a sculpted bodice, frilly cap-sleeves and bow, it is surprisingly elegant.
The ceremony has been sponsored by toilet paper company Charmin, while the intricately detailed dress was designed by Hanah Kim, winner of the 2007 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, sponsored by Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com.
The Reverend Debra, 50, from New York, will be officiating. She describes herself on her website as "NOT what your Grandparents ordered!" and is pictured in a plunging pink top.
But the bride hasn't completely lost her marbles. Charmin have paid for the couple's wedding ceremony, all expense paid airline flights, hotel, and a honeymoon package at Destination Kohler in Kohler, Wisconsin.
I can think of one or two people for whom this idea is perfect: low-cost and, thanks to the ready availability of colored toilet paper, as good for a second, third or fourth marriage as for the first.
What the story fails to mention -- perhaps out of delicacy -- is that Kohler, WI is best known for the Kohler Co., a giant producer of plumbing fixtures and bathtubs. And, of course, toilets.
In fact, had their honeymoon been set for the sumptuous American Club in Kohler, which just happens to be owned by the Kohler Co., they would be right across the street from the bathtub/toilet plant, and right next door to the Kohler museum, home to a giant collection of old and new bathroom fixtures.
I know. I've stayed there.
But never with a bride, garbed in toilet paper or otherwise.
My hat's off to the (presumably) happy couple. I don't think I'd have the nerve to do this.
They probably feel as if they're really on a roll right about now....
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