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May 23, 2012

Juxtaposition of the Day: The Modern Wedding



Two weddings, two wedding pictures taken at inopportune moments. Given how far in advance the NATO Summit was scheduled, I have greater hopes for the tornado couple.

– Karen Hull

(Top photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images via Time Newsfeedcaption: Newly married couple Tim and Beth Alberts get caught-up in a protest in downtown Chicago on the eve of the NATO summit on May 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Bottom photo: Cate Eighmey Photography via NBC Today Showcaption: Kansas couple catches tornado in wedding photo. When Candra and Caleb walked down the aisle for the first time together as husband and wife, the bride, a Nebraska native, also saw her very first tornado, and the photographer snapped her first wedding twister.)

  • cf2k

    Apropos the first photo, “the honeymoon’s over.” Brings to mind Slavoj Žižek’s address at Zuccotti Park:

    “There is a danger. Don’t fall in love with yourselves. We have a nice time here. But remember, carnivals come cheap. What matters is the day after, when we will have to return to normal lives. Will there be any changes then? I don’t want you to remember these days, you know, like “Oh. we were young and it was beautiful.” Remember that our basic message is “We are allowed to think about alternatives.””

  • BooksAlive

    The photographers for the Chicago couple planned to take photos in the street, but the couple, and the videographers, recoiled when things spiraled out of control. 

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