Because it’s good to learn from the experiences of others…
Brides-to-be, here’s something to think about.
Modern, lavish weddings are just “overblown vanity projects” according to a senior clergyman. Rev Dr Giles Fraser, Canon Chancellor at St Paul’s Cathedral, believes extravagant ceremonies influenced by celebrity weddings threaten the value of marriage.
As reported in Marieclaire.co.uk, he said: “The problem with the modern wedding is that it’s too often a glitzy stage-set, overly concerned with the shoes, the flowers, the napkin rings and performing to the cameras.”
Well, Rev Fraser, CB thinks you are spot-on. But when a girl starts looking at the myriad of wedding mags/sites/etc it can be hard not to get sucked into those pretty pictures… (More HERE).
And speaking of lavish weddings, Chelsea Clinton’s nuptials last weekend must have got the Rev quaking in his boots, after it emerged that the modest event cost a whopping $3.2 million. Chelsea, you vain thing (check out details of the former first daughter’s wedding HERE).
For a couple in the US, problems emerged because of two lavish weddings. Lynn France discovered that her husband was married to another woman after searching her name on Facebook. She came across more than 200 photos of her hubby in Walt Disney World, dressed as Prince Charming, with his new wife decked out as Sleeping Beauty.
“I was numb with shock,” said the occupational therapist from Ohio. “There was like an album of 200 pictures. Their whole wedding.”
CB doesn’t know what’s worse – news of the second marriage or a wedding in Disney World. (this is no Mickey Mouse subject, click HERE for more).
Meanwhile, the health protection agency is investigating what caused 15 guests to fall ill after a wedding reception at a social club in Rocester (let’s face it… one of the worst disasters that can happen at a wedding. More HERE). CB’s sure the same won’t happen to guests at Robbie Williams’ wedding this Saturday, when he due to tie the knot with his American girlfriend Ayda Field (HERE).
Finally, couple in Southampton are celebrating after flogging a wedding gift they received 45 years ago for £500,000. The unnamed pensioners auctioned off a pair of Oriental looking vases – an heirloom from the groom’s dad – which turned out to be rare 18th century Chinese imperial pieces from the Qialong dynasty (HERE).
CB wonders if you can order one of those on John Lewis’ wedding gift list…