Groom Tube

August 26th, 2011

Groom Tube - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

She wanted the option to change the channel.

(submitted by Matt)

46 Responses to “Groom Tube”

  1. Nostrdamus says:

    He was NEVER one to think OUTSIDE the box.

  2. LadyB says:

    OMG, I have the same shot from my wedding in 1988. At that point, I was aggravated with posing for pictures and I said, “Why do I have to do this?” The photographer’s wife told me he was going to put my husband’s photo on the TV. I thought it was the stupidest thing I’d ever heard.

    He also took photos of my husband fake-wiping his face with a hanky, as if sweating. Too bad he didn’t get any closeups during the ceremony, when my husband was dripping sweat and almost fainted from nervousness.

  3. Sherlock says:

    That dress is quite pretty despite the year. The 80’s and 90’s were a HORRIBLE time for wedding dresses.

  4. lisa says:

    my parents have this same shot – in 1960

  5. MC says:

    If this was 1985 then that pre-dates the creation of photoshop (I believe it was about 1990 when photoshop was created). So the photographer had to cut the negatives to create and print this baby. Kind of impressive when you think about it 😉

  6. Rotten Bottoms says:

    What year were you married? My mom was married in 1976, and her photographer also did a high-tech shot of her turning on the TV to see my dad and his brother checking their watches. I grew up absolutely convinced that there was a TV station somewhere, broadcasting my dad getting ready for his wedding. It made such an impression that I had our wedding photographer recreate my parents’ photo for us in 2008. Nobody gets it–until now.

  7. Nancy says:

    Holy cow! I remember those cable boxes! We had one just like it! Love zipping it back and forth!

  8. Tb says:

    I think he must be a TV announcer for the news

  9. Bear says:

    He wanted a Max Headroom themed wedding. That was the best she was going to give him.

  10. D says:

    Until I saw the comment, I assumed the groom was in the military, and had to hurry to deployment shortly after the wedding – and all the bride would see of him in the months to come was a tape of their reception. It would have made much more sense than “theme album”.

    • Renee says:

      That’s the best comment! It was the photographer’s idea. I think I said it before he didn’t tell me why I was posing like that. (and I didn’t ask) I guess he thought he was being innovative.

  11. juju says:

    Hahahahahaha what a strange idea 😀

  12. E Pinkerton says:

    Candidates for test tube babies

  13. riversong says:

    I’d like to see them cut the cake!

  14. Erina says:


  15. Bobbie says:

    Look… at that carpet. Yikes.

  16. jersygrl says:

    OMG I remember those tan boxes where you moved the button back and forth to change the channel. I was a kid and would zzzzzzziiiipppppp it from one end to the other, just to annoy my mom. lol

  17. m says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present… Mr. and Mrs. Mike TV.

  18. Wanda says:

    This week on “I want to marry someone on TV”…….. Stay tuned to see who is our next weeks couple.

  19. Renee Lemakos says:

    This is my wedding picture from 1985. The photographer told me to stand like that but didn’t say why. I felt like Vanna White showing the TV. Imagine our surprise when we saw the pictures for the wedding album and he was put into the TV.

  20. Anthony O'Neill says:

    When she’s tired of him, she can turn him off. Wish I had that option with my ex-wfe

  21. Stephanie says:

    I was gonna say something dumb like, “smart lady!”, but then I saw Rick’s comment. Perfection.

  22. Alan says:

    You may now kiss the screen.

  23. jenniep says:

    well carol ann is all grown up……….and needs a shave!!

  24. Midtown Girl says:

    Tele-tube marriage, perhaps? Lol!

  25. binkymae says:

    Her Dad kept telling her, “Honey, you need to think outside the box!”

  26. kadams says:

    Before we had dating over the Internet we had weddings via satellite.

  27. Carol says:

    The caption provided by AFP takes the cake and wins hands down! 😀

  28. Anna says:

    I would love to hear the story behind this one.

  29. MikeHunt says:

    before the internet, Closed circuit TV was all the rage……

  30. rick says:

    The wedding may have been a bust, but the reception looks great!

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