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Crazy Wedding Venues

Every couple want their big day to be special and different. A day when memories are made forever, some couples just won’t settle for average. Perhaps they are thrill-seekers, extreme sports enthusiasts or haven’t found the venue that inspires them. Here are some of the more unusual places where couples have said ‘I do’.

If you don’t mind wrapping up well and some physical exertion, why not marry at the Mount Everest base camp like one couple from California who married in March 2016 at a height of 17,600 feet. They even made the effort to wear formal wedding attire and took along an adventure photographer to capture the incredible moments. The couple spent a fortnight at the camp to acclimatise to the harsh conditions and had previously trained for a year in order to climb the mountain.

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For height of a different nature, why not try getting hitched on the wing of a plane! An adventurous couple in 2008 decided to hold their nuptials on the wings of three different aircraft at 1,000 feet above ground. The bride was dressed in full bridal attire and stood on the wing of one plane, while the groom stood on the wing of another plane. They even managed to find a brave vicar who flew on the wing of a third aircraft and married the couple via an air communication system! The vows were also broadcast to the crowds gathered below at Rendcomb Airfield in Gloucestershire.

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You might fancy a winter wedding, but this is taking the cold theme one step further! A couple in Russia took the ultimate plunge by getting wed in the icy cold waters of the Enisei River in Siberia. The water was a heart-stopping -30 degrees Celsius! The groom was a member of the local ice-swimming club, but the bride was less taken with the idea. She did it though, such is love! For a more comfortable ceremony, chooseHotel Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire. If you are looking for a hotel wedding venue in Gloucestershire, take a look at The Speech House in the Forest of Dean.

Techie couples can follow the lead of an American couple who married inside one of Apple’s stores. Both were obsessed with Apple products, so exchanged vows in the New York store with a priest dressed as Steve Jobs. The couple first met in the store and celebrated by reading their vows from iPhones and their rings placed on an iPod.

Why have someone walk you down the aisle when you can fly yourself with a jetpack? This was the dream of one bride who flew across the sea before landing at her ceremony on the shores of Newport Beach in California. The groom also arrived via jetpack on what is thought to be the first jetpack wedding in history. Even though they wore shorts and wetsuits, a nod to tradition came with the inclusion of a white bow tie and a veil for the bride.

Thrill seekers might choose a rollercoaster on which to pledge their love for one another. One couple in America decided to right the tallest rollercoaster on earth immediately after exchanging vows. What a fun way to start the ups and downs of married life together!

Wedding photographers: Why They Matter More Than You Think

Your wedding day is one of the most important day and at the same time an unforgettable event of your life. It’s a day you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. Wedding photographers record the events of your special day.

Usually, a wedding is a blur for the bride and groom, in which they have no time to pause and admire the flowers they chose or other beforehand decided aspects of the wedding.

Many couples go all out when it comes to the wedding food, flowers, and a band and get stingy in the photography department. With regards to wedding preparations, it’s a main faux pas to not hire an expert wedding photographer in Cornwall like Andrew George. You may save a few bucks, but keep in mind, your custom-made wedding dress will lose most of its divine grace and shimmer if photographed by an amateur in poor lighting.

The benefits of hiring a professional photographer over handing the camera to your friends are many.

Let’s start with the preparations; expert wedding photographers normally visit the reception area ahead of time to get a feel of the space and lighting. Thus, they don’t waste time setting up and know what angles to shoot from and what type of camera setting to use.

Professionals wedding photographers also have a well-stocked arsenal as against to a solitary DSLR. That’s why wedding preparations have the tendency to go wrong at the very last minutes. And camera’s batteries can die down, lenses can malfunction etc.

While experts are adept at handling such cases, an incompetent will not have a backup or the experience to cope with such a catastrophe. As far as backup is concerned, most amateurs don’t back up their files, while experts backup their pictures after every card is full.


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Easily one of the funniest and nicest Rom-Coms around is the film Twenty seven dresses. It stars Katherine Heigi the once doyenne of these things, James Marsden as the usual love interest that makea mistake but tries to make it up to her and Malin Akerman as her twisted little sister.  The basic premise is that Jane is an uber organiser and deeply in love with her boss who she completely fails to make aware of this fact. Jane is a very popular girl and she tries to accommodate all her friends even agreeing to be a bridesmaid at two weddings on the same day. Its here as she flits between the Antique crystal chandeliers of one location, which I’m sure they got from , she bumps into a wedding photographer and journalist called Kevin. He notices that she is at both and threatens to exposure her in a joking way and then helps her get back home sharing a taxi. He is against marriage whilst she is of the opposite opinion. She leaves her day planner int eh taxi which as you can imagine drives uber organiser her in to meltdown. And that kids is the film.

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To further make her life annoying it seems that her little sister Tess has managed to worm her way into her bosses’affection and is pretending to be everything that she is not. Namely a Sociallyconscious Vegan. Matters et worse when later in the decide to get married and the guy covering the wedding is Kevin. Kevin asks to see all the bridesmaid dresses that she has. She has kept all 27 as she fully intends to make all over the people that she’s been a bridesmaid for hers. Kevin sees a way out of his humdrum job writing wedding announcements by making a great story out the perpetual bridesmaid that Jane has become. And, oh look, she’s about to do it all over again with her sister marrying the love of Janes life.

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Jane and Kevin grow close and it seems as if Jane has found someone to settle with and start a relationship. Kevin has decided to pull his article, but it is too late and theeditor of the paper decides to run the story as it is too good not to. Jane discovers this and leaves Kevin. She is so angry that she creates a PowerPoint presentation showing her sister up to be a liar that she is. Janes boss is angry and breaks the engagement. Jane tries kissing him but feels nothing. She quits her job saying she was only doing it because she loved him so it seems a bit pointless now. She rushed to a wedding that Kevin is at and tells him she loves him and she’s sorry. They get to together and get married a year later on a beach. As promised she has all her friends in the dresses. Nice film.

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Homemade wedding

It is becoming a more popular trend to have homemade elements at your wedding. Some people are opting for doing their own flower arrangements for the tables, centrepieces and wedding favours. There are of course certainly elements that you want to leave up to the professions such as conducting the ceremony, catering the food and the wedding photographer. If you are looking for a Bournemouth wedding photographer take a look at

One increasingly popular elements that people are adding to their tables is home made candles.

Here are the steps to creating your own candle.

  1. Prepare the place you are going to work – candle making can be a messy activity and t is important that you start the process off with a clean area and a place in which you don’t mind dried wax sticking to the surface until you clean it off. It is also important to make sure that you have a towel and some newspaper and paper towels to had. Also make sure you have prepared your equipment and have your containers and jars close by and your wicks to hand as well.

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  1. Melting the wax – This is where the one of the potential areas of mess lies. You need to empty your chosen wax pellets or cut blocks into a pot that you have placed over another pot that contains water and is placed over the heat. This is very similar to the way that you would melt chocolate.  The wax will melt in around 10-15 minutes and it is important that the wax reaches a temperature of between 160-170 degrees so it is a good idea to have a thermometer on standby.
  2. Wick preparation – In the time you are waiting for your wax to melt you should be preparing your wicks in your chosen containers. To do this you need to secure the bottom of the wick to the base of your container. This can be done by using wicks that have sticky bottoms, by using superglue or by using some of the liquid that is formed when you first start melting the wax.

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  1. Make you additions – Once all of the wax pellets have melted this is your opportunity to add whatever colourings and scents that you wish to. It is important to follow the instructions on the packets of the wax or additional ingredients that you have purchased. In order to make sure that the colour and fragrance is evenly distributed it is important to stir the mixture for around 30 seconds.
  2. Once you have made all the additions you want to it is time to et the wax cool, ideally to a temperature of around 130-140 degrees. You can then pour this into your chosen moulds or containers. It is important that you keep a gentle hold of the wick as you pour the melted wax in.
  3. Wick securing – Once you have filled you container you should then tie the wick around a stick or pencil and rest this across the top of the container. This needs to stay in place for a couple of hours.
  4. Allow your candle to cool
  5. Trim your wick – It is important to trim your wick once the candle has cooled and trim it down to your desired length
  6. Tidy up and enjoy your candle.

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