As far as Derbyshire newlyweds Mark and Lena Brailsford are concerned, there ain’t no church tower high enough and ain’t no river wide enough that could keep them from getting to each other on their wedding day .
Outdoors enthusiasts Mark and Lena wanted to make their way to the service in unusual fashion, and they certainly achieved that: Mark abseiled down the tower of St Mary’s Church in Cromford and Lena paddled a canoe along the River Derwent!
Bride Lena said: “We wanted to start our journey to each other in a way that reflected us both at our happiest.”
Lena even pulled off the tradition of wearing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue despite the added pressure of her unconventional travel plans. Special hooks were fitted to her wedding dress to hitch it up from the water and she wore a waterproof cape and purple – not blue – biker boots.
Presumably, she wore blue socks.
Out of this world weddings
Japanese company First Advantage and American firm Rocketplane have joined efforts to offer the ultimate destination wedding: a ceremony in the space – 100km above Earth.
The ‘space weddings’ will start in 2011 and will cost £1.1million. The ‘Premium plan’ will include the couple and two guests (in addition to the pilot and priest). Also included is a four-day training session for the wedding party, a wedding gown and a party at the spaceport so the couple can broadcast the ceremony – for friends and family who are keeping their feet on the ground.
Emmm, Yes…definately one for our unusual wedding cake file.
(Check out our cake category for other bizarre wedding cakes)
The Wedding Planner Ireland says: I’m sorry luv but the wings just don’t do it for me!
The Wedding Planner Ireland advises: Sometimes it’s a good idea to say “No” when someone offers to make the cake. (I think it must be the guy in the mad hat, pink shirt, bow tie and check suit that made this cake. He looks so happy with himself and it matches his clothes sense!)
The Wedding Planner in Ireland says ‘This is definately one for our unusual wedding cake gallery!’
The Wedding Planner in Ireland found this and thought it was worth sharing!
Meeting the right person can be such a laugh!
The Wedding Planner Ireland found this: Throughout medieval Europe, whole villages actively took part in courting rituals and wedding festivities, to an extent that would shock us today. Suitors who were frowned upon might be pelted with rotten food and stones, and the hapless couple who went ahead with an unpopular match might be treated to catcalls as they left the church or greeted by young men wearing horns to suggest that the wife would be unfaithful. When a community approved the match, the couple got even less privacy.
After the wedding festivities, neighbours would escort the couple to bed, to the accompaniment of loud music and ribald jokes. Early the next morning, they returned to awaken the couple with more music and revelry.
So thank your gods that some wedding traditions have not been continued!
The Wedding Planner Ireland advises: Get in the wedding mood with a quick trip to your video rental shop. Check out these titles for dreamy wedding scenes:
° Braveheart ° Camelot ° Dangerous Beauty 0 Robin Hood Prince of Thieves ° Elizabeth ° Ever After ° Excalibur ° First Knight ° Henry V ° King Arthur ° Kingdom of Heaven ° A Knight’s Tale ° Lady Jane ° Ladyhawke ° The Lion In Winter ° The Lord of the Rings trilogy ° The Mists of Avalon ° Much Ado About Nothing ° Orlando ° Othello ° The PrincessBride ° Queen Margot ° Romeo and Juliet ° Shakespeare InLove. And last but not least Shrek!