Georgia woman's wedding photo pays tribute to 'angel' son

Published: Monday, November 02, 2015 @ 10:01 AM
Updated: Monday, November 02, 2015 @ 11:43 AM


            
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An 8-year-old boy from Kennesaw, Georgia who lost his battle with leukemia is being remembered in one family's wedding photos.

Lake Bozman, who signed a one-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks, passed away in May.

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The boy's mother, Anna Bozman, married her boyfriend Travis Thompson last month, according to the Prayers for Lake Bozman Facebook page.

Feeling like her wedding wouldn't be complete without her entire family by her side, Bozman knew she needed to make something happen.

"Although I felt his presence that day and I was actually happy, it was almost unbearable to take family pictures without him," Bozman told WSBTV

Bozman said she could feel her emotions taking over after the ceremony when it was time to take picutres. She became anxious and almost irritated but she knew that the pictures had to be taken.

But thanks to photography done by Brandy Angel, she was able to have a picture made with her entire family.

"They turned out (beautifully), and thanks to my amazing photographer, she was able to get some special edits done," Bozman said. "I needed this picture more than she or anyone could ever know."

Thank you so much Paul Woodward for helping me make this picture perfect for Anna. No parent should have to lose a child...

Posted by Brandy Angel Photography on Sunday, November 1, 2015

Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closes all stores

Published: Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

Bridal Retailer Alfred Angelo's Corporate Office Empties Amid Closure Talk

Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores on Thursday night without notice, leaving many brides and bridesmaids without answers and dresses.

The company has more than 60 stores across the country. After news of the closings broke, brides scrambled to pick up dresses before the stores shut their doors for good at 8 p.m.

As of Friday morning, the company still had not released a statement about the closings.

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Competitor David’s Bridal said it would offer 30 percent discounts to brides and 20 percent discounts to bridesmaids left without dresses.

Employees at Alfred Angelo’s corporate office in Delray Beach left the building en masse on Thursday, carrying boxes, plants and other personal belongings, as social media talk swirled that the bridal retailer was closing its doors.  

The scene followed buzz on social media saying that the company, which was founded in 1933, is going out of business. On Twitter and online message boards, anxious brides posted queries and alerts, but few found answers.  

By Thursday afternoon, there were no employees in the company’s Delray corporate office on the fourth floor of a building on Congress Avenue at Linton Boulevard. Some offices still had desks and supplies and framed posters of wedding dresses hung on the walls.  

An employee of another business on the first floor, which faces the main entrance to the building, described seeing a “mass exodus before lunchtime.”  

“Everyone left one by one with cardboard boxes, plants,” said the employee, who asked not to be named. “One of them said it. They were all fired today … It was so bizarre.”  

A company representative could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. Employees did not answer the phone at the chain’s store in Broward County. The company’s website said there are more than 800 stores offering Alfred Angelo merchandise.

Anxious brides took to Twitter on Thursday to sound off on the status of their orders and the lack of information coming from the company. Some brides said they had already ordered and paid for dresses, but had yet to receive them.  

“Any other #brides stressed about the #alfredangelo bankruptcy?? @theknot @WeddingWire @brides THIS IS SO MESSED UP,” one woman wrote.


”@AlfredAngelo Will you still be fulfilling orders that were placed months ago?” another person asked.  


“One store location did answer the phone. Sales rep said "we're all basically screwed" & gave me Attorney's office to contact. #alfredangelo,” a third person said.


In a March press release, the company billed itself as “the world’s leading manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of beautifully designed wedding gowns, bridesmaids and social occasion dresses.” The company was founded in 1933, according to its website.

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Father, daughter perform epic surprise wedding dance

Published: Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 12:22 PM
Updated: Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 1:25 PM

What wedding guests thought was going to be a traditional father-daughter dance turned out to be an epic mashup of popular songs and entertaining dance moves. 

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For nearly four minutes, Mikayla Ellison Phillips and her father, Nathan Ellison, danced in front of 400 wedding guests to songs including LMFAO's "Party Rock," Sugar Hill Gang's "Apache," M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" and NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye."

A video of the dance, recorded by wedding videographer Bethany Petersen, has garnered more than 4 million views on YouTube.

"I'm the oldest and the only girl, so that was my dad's only chance to do something like this," Phillips, 25, told ABC News. "He, for years, has talked about doing that, and he finally convinced me."

Phillips, a trained dancer who lives in Utah, and Ellison spent only a week choreographing the dance and practicing its execution.

"Every night (in the week) prior to the wedding, we'd run through it a few times," Phillips told ABC. "I think since we'd talked about it for years that it was pretty easy for it to come together."

Phillips said seeing how happy her father was during and after the dance "was a dream fulfilled."

Kids who served as flower girl, ring bearer get married 20 years later

Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 11:09 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

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A couple from Minnesota must have felt a little déjà vu when they walked down the aisle.

That’s because they had walked together down the aisle of a wedding in 1995, where they served as flower girl and ring bearer.

KMSP reports that Brittney and Briggs Fussy were just small children when they participated in the wedding. As they grew up, they ended up attending the same school and had a class together. Brittney turned to Briggs during class one day and told him that she had a picture of him from the wedding.

Briggs had not realized the girl in his class was the flower girl from the wedding. The reunion proved to be a life-changing event. After five years of dating, the couple recently got married.

The newlyweds were clear that a repeat of their story will not occur from their own wedding, as cousins served as the ring bearer and flower girl this time around.

Terminally ill couple marries in hospice

Published: Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 12:41 PM
Updated: Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 5:46 PM


            Debbie Rivera, 54, and John Whaley, 58, cut their cake surrounded by friends and family after their wedding ceremony in Green Cove Springs, Fla. on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Rivera and Whaley met while patients receiving hospice care and decided they wanted to be together for the rest of whatever time they have. The bride and groom are both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, and the groom is a triple amputee, missing both legs and a hand due to his illness. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
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Debbie Rivera, 54, and John Whaley, 58, cut their cake surrounded by friends and family after their wedding ceremony in Green Cove Springs, Fla. on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Rivera and Whaley met while patients receiving hospice care and decided they wanted to be together for the rest of whatever time they have. The bride and groom are both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, and the groom is a triple amputee, missing both legs and a hand due to his illness. (Bob Mack/The Florida Times-Union via AP)(Bob Mack)

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Two terminally ill hospice care residents in Florida found true love and were able to celebrate it with a marriage ceremony.

Debbie Rivera, 54, and John Whaley, 58, are both suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Whaley, a triple-amputee, also has lung cancer. They met at hospice and fell in love.

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"We were both so tired of being alone and not having nobody except for family," Whaley said to ABCNews.com. "It makes me feel I got somebody here I can talk to and relate to."

Rivera was given away by her son, Scott, at the May 23 ceremony and Vitas Healthcare general manager Philip Slotin chipped in on decorations. The couple left hospice to spend their wedding night in Jacksonville.

"She looked beautiful," Whaley said to ABCNews. "My face was never so tired from smiling."

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