Monday, April 27, 2009

16 Year Old $200,000 White Wedding

When I was growing up, I did not have my first official date until prom. I was 17 years old then. Now there are children having babies at 7, getting piercings at 10, and now getting married at 16! Before I give you my personal opinion, here is the story:

The $200,000 white wedding for the 16-year-old girl who lives in a trailer.
What Daddy's little girl wants, Daddy's little girl gets.
So when Missy Quinn insisted on a big white wedding with her boyfriend, her father said YES. It didn't matter that she was only 16 and the groom 17.
Daddy also said yes to a $32,000 wedding dress (which looked suspiciously like a crop top and skirt) and yes to 150 guests at the reception. Then there were the cars, the hotels, the tiara and the $10000 bouquet!

Check out the belly-ring ... it matches her earrings! So sophisticated.
In the end, making Missy's wedding dreams come true cost her father - who lives in a trailer and surfaces driveways for a living - a whopping $200,000! But as his princess, who hasn't been in a classroom since she was nine and wants to be a glamour model (good luck), posed for photographs, her father Simon, 35, declared it was worth every penny. 'I'm very proud of her today,' he said.

Missy was just happy to be the undisputed center of attention.
Her dress, studded with Swarovski crystals, and with a 10 ft. wide train, was so heavy that it took ten guests to help her struggle out of the Rolls-Royce Phantom that brought her to the church.

Missy with groom Thomas Moghon, 17, her mother Theresa (who, it seems, forgot to wear a top ...) and father Simon. 'It was huge. I wanted to outdo everyone else's wedding dress,' she said. 'It was extremely heavy and just standing in the church was really difficult. But despite all that, I felt just like Cinderella.' The bill was around five times the cost of the average wedding. Missy said: 'It cost a fortune, but I've always wanted a big wedding and my dad has been saving for ages to pay for it.' Missy met Thomas at Alton Towers Theme park when she was 13. They continued to date despite her traveler family leaving their trailer park in Stoke-on-Trent every summer to tour the UK while Thomas lived with his parents in Wolverhampton. Missy said: 'I just knew he was The One from the beginning. He's perfect.' Her mother Theresa, 33, who married Missy's father at 16, said: 'I was surprised they wanted to get married so young in this day and age. But we could see they were madly in love.' The couple married six days after Missy turned 16 at St Mary's Catholic Church in Congleton-Cheshire. The bride carried a crystal bouquet that cost $100000! No fresh flowers for her. After the ceremony, guests in feathers and crystals enjoyed champagne and an all-day buffet at the reception. Girls as young as nine showed off bikini tops, high heels and make-up. It was a classy affair.
Guest Victoria Docherty, 23, who wore a £700 hot pants and bra outfit, said: 'This isn't unusual - it's just what we do at weddings. It's all very extravagant. Everything is paid for by the bride's daddy.' Missy and Thomas honeymooned in Turkey before moving into their own $36,000 trailer - a wedding gift from her parents.

Please tell me what is wrong with this scenario. Parents and now daughter are living in a trailer and just went into deeper debt by paying for a wedding that should not even happen yet. Who is responsible? Is it the parents or the children?

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