Not every proposal can be the stuff of Hollywood movies. Often the most simple guesture can be the most romantic; a proposal while watching a movie on the couch, a picnic at the place you first met, a homecooked meal or romantic beach walk.
The photo below is from a lady called Ann, who shared her proposal with the world through Facebook. Her now-finacé, Dennis, proposed to her with quite a special chicken burger indeed - one that happened to include an extra side order of engagement ring!
By the looks of things Ann was both delighted with her chicken burger and her engagement ring, and is now planning to dance the Funky Chicken at her wedding reception!
In days gone by, all the best man had to do at a wedding was to ensure the groom didn’t get ridiculously drunk and make a few jokes at his expense, but Down man Stephen Henning has raised the bar for best men everywhere and he’s raised it very high indeed.
Stephen’s brother Michael married Victoria last Friday and as a tribute to the couple, Stephen broadcast a video of messages from celebrities that he had been compiling since the start of the year. He sent each celebrity a request to follow him on Twitter so he could send each a direct message to ask them to help out with the video.
Not expecting it to work, considering how many requests celebrities get, Stephen eventually ended up with recorded messages from a whole host of celebrities and sports personalities including: Graeme McDowell, Stephen Ferris, Jonny Evans, Rory Best, Eamonn Holmes, Ash, Chris O’Dowd, and comedian John Bishop, as well as many more. He then edited them into a ten minute long video of best wishes and congratualtions for the happy couple.
He's certainly raised the bar for best man tributes in the future!
Gone are the days of the traditional big white wedding. Today it’s all about personalisation, and trying to accurately represent the couple’s personalities, interests and beliefs. There are many popular traditions that can occur at weddings, however, there are also no hard and fast rules about what you must do, or what is expected. It’s up to you whether you want to do some, all or none. One of the easiest ways to make your wedding feel more you is to leave out the traditional parts that don't really match up with your ideals or preferences. So, without further ado, here are some traditions it’s definitely ok to skip!
1. The white dress
Don’t feel constrained by the feeling you need to wear a white dress because it seems like the “right” thing to do! Many brides just don’t like white or would rather wear something that more closely reflects their personality. These days brides are wearing everything from nude to red, and cream to black!
2. Traditional “Wedding” Music
Wedding day stalwarts Canon and Bridal Chorus have long been the musical favourites of those hoping to keep their day traditional. However, since your wedding is all about you, don’t be afraid to mix it up and include a lively and or funky number here and there instead!
3. Having your dad walk you down the aisle
While some brides (and dads!) love this tradition, many brides may be uncomfortable with this or perhaps just don't have great relationships with their fathers. So whether you want to walk with your dad, both your parents, a friend, or even on your own, that’s entirely your own choice.
4. The wedding cake
Who said your wedding dessert has to be cake?! If you're all about pie, or can’t resist a cupcake then feel free to serve that instead.
5. The first dance
If there’s music at your wedding, there will inevitably be dancing. Some couples may not be the dancing type, others may not like to be the centre of attention. An easy fix here is have the DJ invite everyone to join you on the dancefloor for the your first dance. This way, not only is the attention not on you, but makes everyone feel like they’re a proper part of your celebration.
6. The garter toss
Not comfortable with the idea of flashing some leg at your wedding? No worries; you can just skip this moment entirely! Often tossing the bouquet is also omitted, as sometimes single guests may not be comfortable with this tradition. Nobody will even notice they didn’t happen!
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