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The Weird and Wonderful World of Weddings - Record Breakers

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Facts Funny on February 01, 2013

Here are some wedding facts that go way above and beyond what is considered “average” for a wedding! 

  • Weighing a whopping 15,032 pounds (6.8 tons), the largest wedding cake ever was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Uncasville,CT, and displayed for show in February 2004. The cake was about 600 times the weight of an average wedding cake! 
  • Minnie Munro from Australia is the oldest bride to marry. She was 102 years old when she married her boyfriend of 82 years.  
  • An engagement between a Mexican couple lasted for 67 years before they finally married in 1969. 
  • When bride Christa Rasanayagam married Arulanantham Suresh Joachim in 2003, they broke not one but two records - the most bridesmaids to one bride (79), and the most ushers to one groom (47). 
  • Temulji Nairman and Lady Nairman hold the record for the longest ever recorded marriage of 86 years. They were married at 5 years old. 
  • In 1993, over 30,000 guests attended a wedding in Jerusalem, making it the largest wedding attendance on record. 
  • Elton John once charged £2 million to secure him singing at a wedding. 
  • Approximately two billion people tuned in to see Prince William marry Kate Middleton on April 29th, 2011. It is the largest audience for a televised wedding ever.

 

 

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Weddings - Alternative Weddings

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Facts Funny Strange on January 25, 2013

Your wedding is meant to be your day, and one of the most important in your life. A big white wedding certainly isn’t for everyone, and today many couples are choosing a wedding far more in tune with their own personalities and interests. Pirates, superheroes, bungee jumping, underwater weddings, you name it, it’s been done! Why not join the couples who have been brave enough to shun the formal wedding and marry in the most memorable way possible?! Here are some examples to get you inspired: 

  1. Last July, Sharon Wetherell and Neil Vaughan of Devon, England, tied the knot while dressed as their favourite superheroes. As the Wonder Woman theme music played, Wetherell, 40, made her entrance at the ceremony wearing blue hot pants, a red corset, boots, tiara and a veil, while the groom dressed as Batman. The couple’s friends and family also dressed as superheroes, including Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Robin, Poison Ivy, Lara Croft, and the Joker. Holy matrimony Batman!

  2. Tracey and Vivian Williams, from Wales, tied the knot in last May by dressing up as two of their favourite movie characters: the green ogres Shrek and Princess Fiona. Tracey, 33, said the themed wedding idea suited her and her new husband perfectly. The couple saw “Shrek” on their first date and have been huge fans ever since. To prepare for their wedding ceremony the couple covered themselves in green body paint and fixed fake green ears to the tops of their heads. Tracey also wore a bright red wig to complete the Princess Fiona look.

  3. An Iowa couple who love bowhunting wore camouflage to blend in with the wooded backdrop at their treetop wedding. Kim Silver, 42, dressed in a custom designed silk gown made by camouflage specialists Mossy Oak, while her 61-year-old groom, Marvin Hunter, dressed in camouflage shirt and pants. Silver said the pair hunt together so much that their treetop hunting platform wedding "just seemed like the right thing to do."

  4. A Southern California couple wed in front of more than 100 guests at a Home Depot store where they work. The wedding party for Carolyn Weatherly, 56, and Audwin Mosby, 55, marched down an aisle of light bulbs and paint to the outdoor garden section. A wedding stage had been built for the couple from the store’s lumber and supplies. The bride said the store is like a second home and her colleagues are like family.

  5. Voodoo Doughnut, in Portland, Oregon, has an entire menu dedicated to wedding services. It includes a variety of matrimonial options to suit different budgets, such as the “Legal Voodoo Wedding” package for $200, which includes a wedding ceremony, coffee and doughnuts for 24 people, a 700-square-foot chapel, free parking, and a doughnut centerpiece. So far the two Voodoo Doughnut locations have married off more than 300 couples!

  6. Jack Frankel, 75, and Fina Nikolos, 67, met in May 2009 at a supermarket in Coral Springs, Florida. It had been raining heavily and Fina offered to walk Jack to his car with an umbrella. He later thanked her by taking her out to lunch. In January 2010, the two returned to the same place where their love began for a small wedding ceremony in the store's cafe. About 40 guests attended the ceremony, and store employees and customers looked on and applauded. 

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Weddings - Celebrity Weddings

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Facts Funny on October 19, 2012

Over the top, outrageous, indulgent... In honour of all things extravagant, here's a round-up of some of the more excessive and unusual celebrity wedding events. 

  1. Elizabeth Taylor was the first to sell a magazine the rights to her wedding to Larry Fortensky, for $1 million in 1991.

  2. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes spent $900,000 alone in airfares for their guests to attend their wedding at the 15th century Odescalchi Castle outside of Rome.

  3. The food at Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas’ wedding was priced at $500 per head. They had 350 guests.

  4. Britney Spears wore ripped jeans and a baseball cap when she walked down the aisle at her first wedding to Jason Alexander. The marriage lasted just 56 hours!

  5. Charlie Sheen’s pre nuptial agreement when he married Denise Richards included a $4 million bonus if he cheated on her.

  6. Celine Dion’s seven pound tiara had to be stitched into her hair for her wedding to Rene Angelil.

  7. Katy Perry married Russell Brand in a tiger sanctuary in India.

  8. Guests at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding had to hand over all their mobile phones and cameras before the ceremony and were issued with wrist bands to enable them to retrieve them afterwards.

  9. Elizabeth Taylor was married and divorced eight times – twice to the same man.

  10. Liza Minelli and David Gest spent $40,000 on their twelve tier wedding cake, and $700,000 on flowers at their 2002 wedding.

  11. When Elizabeth Hurley married Arun Nayar in 2007, their wedding actually lasted 8 days, and included three separate wedding ceremonies in the UKand India.

  12. The food at Wayne Rooney’s £5 million wedding was pizza.

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Weddings - Greek History

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Facts Funny on September 28, 2012

Following on from the ancient Romans and their crazy traditions, here is a selection of interesting and unusual historical facts about ancient Greek weddings. 

  • The tradition of wearing a wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand is traced back to an ancient Greek belief that a vein in this finger runs directly to the heart. 
  • A typical Greek wedding consisted of three parts – the pre-wedding ceremonies, the actual wedding itself, and the post-wedding ceremonies. This meant a wedding ceremony generally took three days to complete. 
  • The preferred time for Ancient Greeks to marry was during winter, particularly in January (Gamelion), as this was sacred to the goddess Hera (of women and marriage). 
  • In Ancient Greece, the age difference between husband and wife was approximately fifteen years. 
  • Greek brides wore traditional wedding veils of yellow or red, which represented fire. These brightly coloured veils were supposed to protect the bride from evil spirits and demons. 
  • At the pre-wedding feast, the bride to be had to make childhood sacrifices, as after the wedding, she would no longer be a child. These sacrifices included her toys, dolls, clothing, and any other childhood items. These items were given away to younger members of her family. 
  • The typical feast that follows a modern day wedding actually took place the day after the wedding in Ancient Greece. It was held in the groom’s house and included food, music, and dancing. 
  • At Ancient Greek weddings, gifts were given only to the bride and were held in a trust so that if her husband died prematurely she would have a way of taking care of herself. 
  • Stag parties were first held by ancient Spartan soldiers, who kissed their bachelor days goodbye with a raucous party.

 

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Inappropriate Wedding Music

Posted by Rachel Donnelly in Funny on September 21, 2012

Choosing your wedding music can be tricky at times. You might want to reflect your personality, and perhaps even impress your guests with your vast musical knowledge and exquisite taste. From formal ceremony stalwarts Bridal Chorus and Canon, to tipsy floor fillers like YMCA, every song has its place. However, a wedding ceremony is definitely not the place for these tunes… 

  1. Unfaithful - Rihanna
     
  2. Gold Digger – Kanye West
     
  3. Grounds For Divorce - Elbow
     
  4. I Should Have Cheated - Keyshia Cole
     
  5. I'm Single - Lil Wayne
     
  6. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
     
  7. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
     
  8. Said I Loved You But I Lied – Michael Bolton
     
  9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
     
  10. I Hate You So Much Right Now – Kelis
     
  11. I’m In Love With A Stripper – T Pain
     
  12. Just Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé
     
  13. Single Ladies – Beyonce
     
  14. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
     
  15. Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz
     
  16. Separate Ways - Journey
     
  17. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
     
  18. Oops I Did It Again - Britney Spears
     
  19. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
     
  20. On To The Next One - Jay Z

 

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