It’s not an omen, really

A couple in Oregon were getting married, when a nearby fire went out of control and required that most of the wedding party be evacuated. But it did provide a great opportunity for amazing wedding pictures.


I think it was a sign from God that he was furious that this was not a same-sex marriage.


  1. Akira MacKenzie says

    (Gravely-voiced announcer)

    This summer…

    (Heavy metal guitar chord plays.)

    Action has only one thing to say:

    (Music stops.)

    “I do.”

    (Heavy metal guitar version of Wagner’s “Wedding March” starts to play.)

    This film is not yet rated.

  2. Robbie Taylor says

    They are incredible pictures. And NObody else could top that. “Oh, you took some pictures on a beach in Hawaii? That’s nice. We only took ours in front of the Apocalypse…”

  3. Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human. says

    And people wonder why I like going to forest fires.

  4. David Wilford says

    Love is a burning thing
    And it makes a fiery ring
    Bound by wild desire
    I fell into a ring of fire

    I fell into a burning ring of fire
    I went down, down, down and the flames went higher
    And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire
    The ring of fire

  5. Sunday Afternoon says

    @1: Wagner’s wedding march was done by Queen in the soundtrack to Flash Gordon. Except Dale Arden of course says, “I do NOT!”

    This film was rated Over The Top for Camp, but it is fabulous! Who can resist Brian Blessed as Vultan shouting “DIVE!”?

  6. marcus says

    “Since the invention of the kiss, there have only been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.”

  7. yazikus says

    I lived in Bend once, and those fires are stunning, and terrifying. I remember having to dig ditches at my grandparents ranch as a kid because a fire was coming and hadn’t been contained.

  8. magistramarla says

    David Wilford @6
    I simply can’t think of that song without thinking about what my daughter told me once when she was bar tending.
    A regular at the bar drank too much while he was undergoing treatment for hemorrhoids.
    The staff there all joked that the guy came out of the men’s room singing that song.

  9. says

    (now entering snark mode)

    Why are you all treating this image as if its genuine? Remember how PZ faked that letter from the girl who read his book? He photshopped this image. He’s doing it for the blog hits I tell ya!

    (now exiting snark mode)

  10. Ian Borowitz says

    Those fundies are a testy lot. You never know when one is going to walk into your office and start shooting, like that guy did in 1994.

  11. ironchew says

    Looks like the inevitable result of Harry Dresden’s wedding, were Jim Butcher ever to write a book about it.

    (And it wasn’t Harry’s fault. Mostly.)

  12. Alex says

    Meh, this orange and teal aesthetic is completely overused – now even by reality!

  13. HolyPinkUnicorn says

    @Robbie #2:

    They are incredible pictures. And NObody else could top that. “Oh, you took some pictures on a beach in Hawaii? That’s nice. We only took ours in front of the Apocalypse…”

    What about a wedding near an active Hawaiian volcano? I’m thinking that could possibly top this–assuming there are wedding dresses made out of Nomex, of course.

  14. knowknot says

    Whoa. Any number of ways that image will live into the future.
    And my first thought was: “If those two manage to avoid the general story arc of ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ they’ll be doing good.”

  15. says


    That wedding dress will smell like a camp fire until the end of times.

    Yeah, but if various apocalyptic preachers are correct, the end times are coming soon, so the wedding dress won’t last long at all :)