—Dermot Purgavie, "More and more divorcing couples are opting to end their union with a formal ceremony," Sunday Express, June 17, 2001
"Will you, George, continue to keep this woman as your wedded wife, love and comfort her, in sickness and in health, etc., etc.?" said Berinsky.
"No way," said George.
The guests cheered.
This was George Zweibel's official "unwedding," thrown by two cohorts to celebrate his messy divorce granted July 1. "This is the happiest day of my life," said Zweibel.
—Elisabeth Bumiller, "Tying the Not," The Washington Post, July 19, 1980
Linda Bird Franke, "The Children of Divorce," Newsweek, February 11, 1980
If you see the end of your marriage as more of a death, then perhaps a marriage wake (2004) is more your style:
And if her heavy veil, bowed head and crumpled tissue said "grieving widow," it was only fitting. For this was not a wedding, but an unwedding a "marriage wake" to mark the death by divorce of Amanda Schultz's 11-year union with her dearly departed.
Cecilia Goodnow, "Requiem for a marriage," The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 3, 2004