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Beer-Swilling Bride: Gross or Great?

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There's nothing wrong with a woman drinking a beer. In fact, we've always thought that ladies who enjoy a good brew are arguably more fun than those who turn up their noses at the thought. But a front-page photo of a bride swilling a cold one out of the bottle has caused a "controversy" in New Zealand.



Katrina Hayman, a pig midwife (yes, you read that right), was photographed by the Taranaki Daily News drinking a beer as she "relived" her big day for the Taranaki Bride of the Year competition. "At your wedding you're relaxed because you have your family and friends around for support but in the competition you are sort of all by yourself," Hayman told the newspaper. "It was quite stressful. That's why I was drinking a beer."

However, the photo stirred outrage, and the contest's organizers demanded an apology from the newspaper for publishing the picture. As for Hayman, who tied the knot in March, she said no one would have cared if she'd been drinking wine. "I mean that is just the type of person I am," she reportedly said. "I don't like to portray myself as someone I am not. A lot of females drink beer and it's just I felt more comfortable having a beer than having a wine." Hayman didn't win the competition.
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  • Chris D 2012/05/16 22:32:51
    Gross
    Chris D
    +10
    reeeeeeal claaaaassssssy...the beautiful back-tattoo on the brides-maid helps complete the white trash wedding look...I wonder what the groom looks like?
    reeeeeeal claaaaassssssy beautiful back-tattoo brides-maid helps white trash wedding groom

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  • XRenX 2012/05/17 00:14:16 (edited)
    Gross
    XRenX
    +2
    "we've always thought that ladies who enjoy a good brew are arguably more fun than those who turn up their noses at the thought." shooooot I don't need to drink to have fun. I prefer my fun sober so I can remember it.
  • Michael 2012/05/17 00:13:37
    Gross
    Michael
    +4
    Sorry, that's mad tacky. Goes to show how butch and crass women are getting these days. I can't disagree more
  • XRenX Michael 2012/05/17 00:15:56 (edited)
    XRenX
    I couldn't agree more. haha I always thought that boring ppl were the ones who drank because that is how they try to have fun, by not being themselves and acting like a drunk a** buffoon, lol but that's not ALWAYS the case haha
  • Kat 2012/05/17 00:02:00
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    Kat
    +1
    I'll probably be drinking beer at mine. Its not gross or trashy. Alcohol is alcohol & I agree with what she said, people wouldn't have an issue if it was wine. That was ridiculous.
  • Admiral J 2012/05/17 00:01:42 (edited)
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    Admiral J
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    I always thought that the weddings were just an excuse to throw a good, huge "kegger" for your friends and family. But like all parties it's the hard liquor that fuels the party. Liquor is quicker is the motto.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/05/16 23:57:23
  • shelle.cooper 2012/05/16 23:52:18
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    shelle.cooper
    +3
    Why isn't there a "who cares" selection?
  • CAPISCE 2012/05/16 23:44:18
    Great
    CAPISCE
    Anything is better than those trendy flavored Martini drinkers.
  • mich52 2012/05/16 23:22:03
  • kobidobidog 2012/05/16 23:08:22 (edited)
    Gross
    kobidobidog
    Don't humans know scripture? Strong drink is raging, and wine is a mocker. Whoever is deceived thereby is not wise. How many can use them in moderation?
  • CAPISCE kobidob... 2012/05/16 23:45:01
    CAPISCE
    +1
    Lighten up, Jesus and his apostles drank wine
  • kobidob... CAPISCE 2012/05/17 01:34:41 (edited)
    kobidobidog
    They did it in moderation. Didn't you see what I wrote at the end? When Jesus made new wine from water it was grape juice. Bet you never thought of that?
  • CAPISCE kobidob... 2012/05/17 01:41:40
    CAPISCE
    +1
    No I didn't----my bad
  • kobidob... CAPISCE 2012/05/18 00:19:55
    kobidobidog
    I forgive you my Friend. What you said is forgotten. What is in you is good.
  • CAPISCE kobidob... 2012/05/18 00:54:24
    CAPISCE
    +1
    It's all good
  • Carson kobidob... 2012/05/17 02:58:00
    Carson
    He also walked on water. And he drank wine not grape juice if you can find the line that says juice then I will be amazed and delete this post but if not................
  • kobidob... Carson 2012/05/18 00:25:21 (edited)
    kobidobidog
    New wine is grape juice. KJV, Matthew 26:29 ;But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. Both when he made the water into new wine, and when he drinks it in heaven is described as being new. New is freshly pressed grapes.
  • Carson kobidob... 2012/05/18 01:33:33
    Carson
    +1
    Thank you for informing me. Good job!
  • becca m 2012/05/16 23:07:46
    Great
    becca m
    +1
    Bottoms up!!!! : )
  • Mtnsmith 2012/05/16 23:03:58
    Gross
    Mtnsmith
    +2
    ...but no grosser than if the groom in his tux had been guzzling a long-neck. Just looks tacky (and the tats don't help add class to the photo either.)
  • "OG" 2012/05/16 22:59:59
    Great
    "OG"
    +1
    Gotta love a woman who likes her cold beer.
  • SlashGashNightmare 2012/05/16 22:52:08
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/05/16 22:51:34
    Great
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    Who cares? Big deal!
  • dennis 2012/05/16 22:51:03
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    dennis
    It's HER day
  • BabyBear 2012/05/16 22:45:01
    Great
    BabyBear
    +3
    She's drinking a beer. No big deal.
  • metasebia 2012/05/16 22:42:28
    Gross
    metasebia
    +1
    Oohh,ohoh..........
  • ktyxes 2012/05/16 22:40:37 (edited)
  • Pele Emerging 2012/05/16 22:39:31
    Great
    Pele Emerging
    +6
    First, it was for a competition and not exactly for her wedding day. Second, as she so aptly put, why was it worse for her to be drinking a beer than drinking a glass of wine? My daughter got married last fall and the place where she got married supplied orange juice and champagne for the bridal party so we could drink Mimosas. They were delicious!
  • Jo Pele Em... 2012/05/17 06:52:33
    Jo
    because drinking out of a bottle as opposed to a glass looks trashy.
  • Pele Em... Jo 2012/05/17 13:21:21
    Pele Emerging
    +2
    Ah, but this wasn't before her actual wedding, but a bridal competition. She'd already gotten married. This is from New Zealand, too. It's possible that she was given the bottle and no glass. Obviously, she wasn't posing. She didn't expect to have her picture taken at that moment.

    Reminds a bit of . . . "First, medicinal wine from a teaspoon....then beer from a bottle! We've got trouble....right here in River City...."
  • •Sora•Knightwalker• 2012/05/16 22:32:59
    Gross
    •Sora•Knightwalker•
    +1
    Dang it! I meant to put GREAT!! Why do they both have to start with G!?
  • Chris D 2012/05/16 22:32:51
    Gross
    Chris D
    +10
    reeeeeeal claaaaassssssy...the beautiful back-tattoo on the brides-maid helps complete the white trash wedding look...I wonder what the groom looks like?
    reeeeeeal claaaaassssssy beautiful back-tattoo brides-maid helps white trash wedding groom
  • XSummer... Chris D 2012/05/17 03:43:44
    XSummerX Tokio Hotel Freak(=
    +2
    So the bridesmaid has a tattoo. Big deal.
  • Jo XSummer... 2012/05/17 06:51:50
    Jo
    and it looks incredibly trashy.
  • azpaige Chris D 2012/05/17 08:08:35
    azpaige
    +2
    Actually that was another bride, if you had read the article it said it was a Bride of the Year contest not a wedding. I'm from Taranaki myself and this was only a big issue for the idiot who wrote the story, most people couldn't care less if she had a beer. Taranaki is a hard working, proud farming area where everyone has a beer. And has there ever been a wedding that didn't have beer at it?
  • GoreGirl Chris D 2012/05/17 16:57:01
    GoreGirl
    +2
    right....because a lady having a beer at her wedding signifies white trash? plus this wasn't even a wedding! either way i guess you'd think my cousin (who drank pints at her wedding...and danced and had a good time) was trash xD ha!
  • Foxylady 2012/05/16 22:26:42
  • Kurbdog Foxylady 2012/05/17 01:29:45
  • chrystal97 2012/05/16 22:14:21
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    chrystal97
    +3
    It's true, people would think differently if it was wine. People put too much emphasis on how others are viewed.
  • Aspect of B 2012/05/16 22:12:28
    Great
    Aspect of B
    +3
    I know a couple people who could have used a drink at their weddings, lol.

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