Monday, January 12, 2009


I've blogged here previously about my penchant for reading weird, offbeat news stories in my downtime. Sometimes, though, I think those stories are a great source of inspiration.

For instance, have you seen this week's news story about the couple who got married at Taco Bell? There's not much detail in the piece. We know they met online, but not how their first in-person meeting went. We don't know why they chose Taco Bell, why their friend was the one who married them, or why they picked that particular Taco Bell (though I found it hysterical that it's in Normal, Illinois!) But without all those details in place, I'm intrigued by the what-ifs of their tale, because it's the what-ifs of life that provide the seeds of a great story. (Yes, I'm working on it!!)

In the meantime, what are your thoughts? Would you consider getting married in a Taco Bell? What about another unusual locale? Or do you fall hard for the idea of a traditional wedding? (Or does it depend on the person you're marrying?)

I'd love to know!


Wendy Toliver said...

I wrote a book "The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Wedding Etiquette" a few years ago, and while doing research, I discovered some truly awe-inspiring wedding themes and locations. I had a very traditional church, backyard reception wedding and it wasn't anything crazy, but it was lovely to be there with all my friends and family. So I don't think I'd get married in a Taco Bell unless it had a VERY significant meaning, and I don't think I'd ever elope.

Micol Ostow said...

I loved reading about the Taco Bell couple. The man and I are currently planning our wedding and we were impressed by those people's ability to do something low-key and offbeat that still represented them as a couple.

Wendy--I'm going to need a copy of your book!