A term for a forced marriage after an unexpected pregnancy.
Originating from when the father of the pregnant girl would force the baby's daddy to marry his daughter at gunpoint. This gun was most likely a shotgun as many fathers in the United States were hunters.
Bill knocked up Suzie and now they're having a shotgun wedding
A shot gun wedding is when the father of the bride holds a gun to the head of the groom and makes him marry his daughter on his life. Usually caused by pregnancy of the bride, or a broken heart. Naturally, started in a Redneck Community.
I got er' Pregnant and now I'm in a fricken shot gun wedding!