[Los Angeles, September 9. Image via Getty]
Homeless womanGwen Whitmore waits for her 99 cent wedding ceremony at the 99 cent store in Los Angeles on September 9, 2009. The budget supermarket chain helped nine happy California couples beat the recession blues by offering cut-price wedding ceremonies — for just 99 cents each. The 99 Cents Only Stores chain is picking up the tab for nine couples at its branch on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood on Wednesday to mark the ninth day of the nine month in 2009. After getting hitched, the nine couples were handed 99 dollars and 99 cents in cash before being whisked off to an undisclosed 'famous romantic Los Angeles' location. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Update: Corey Aldridge, new husband of Ms. Whitmore, has sent us an email explaining that the Getty Images caption above is incorrect; Ms. Whitmore is not homeless, never has been, and in fact, is a home owner. We have advised Getty Images of their mistake and apologize for any bad feelings that came from the quoting of their caption.