updated 07/25/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/26/2014 AT 11:40 AM ET
From wedding bells to wedding gowns, it was a week of new beginnings. But it wasn’t without its heartache, too.
The top stories on PEOPLE.com this past week included a surprise wedding and a surprise wedding dress, but also the loss of a truly beloved actor.
Below, check out the five stories that got the strongest reactions on PEOPLE.com this week. And let us know what you think of every story by clicking on the icons at the bottom.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen made headlines this week for a gorgeous wedding dress, but it wasn’t for one of the twins to wear. They designed a gown for their best friend Molly Fishkin, and it was utterly gorgeous – a stunning all-lace creation with a romantic scoop neck and sheer bell sleeves.
Surprise! Glee star Naya Rivera got married to actor Ryan Dorsey this week, and showed off a lovely wedding dress of her own. “We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife,” the couple told PEOPLE.
Readers reacted less palatably to our look inside Casey Anthony’s life three years after being acquitted of murdering her daughter. And a very strange life it is.
The saddest story of the week was the death of James Garner, the immensely likable actor who starred in the Maverick and The Rockford Files TV series. Tributes poured in, and it’s also well worth checking out the actor’s reminiscences from PEOPLE’s 2005 interview with him.
Finally, the comic relief of the week came from Reddit, where a woman posted a spreadsheet that her husband had made, outlining every reason why she turned him down for sex between June 1 and July 18. There were 25 no’s and only three yes’s on the spreadsheet, but PEOPLE readers gave the whole thing one big LOL.
Check back again next week for another must-read roundup. Until then, see what readers are reacting to every day by clicking here.