Archive for August, 2009

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Flintstones Themed Double Wedding

August 26, 2009

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From The Norwich Evening News:

“I Yabba Dabba Do at Flinstone’s Wedding”

It started with a tipsy joke, but ended with a full-blown Bedrock wedding as the perfect way to lay the foundations of a new life together.

For their special day, two Norfolk couples decided to turn to the Stone Age for inspiration and recreated the children’s cartoon show The Flintstones by dressing up its main characters.

Andrea and Simon Bean, aka Fred and Wilma Flinstone, and Richard and Jill Noble, aka Barney and Betty Rubble, celebrated their double wedding at Weston Park Golf Club on Saturday by taking a quick trip to the next door dinosaur park for some spectacular wedding photographs sure to raise eyebrows on any mantelpiece.

With 165 guests dressed as cavemen and women, two best men dressed as dinosaurs, and a spectacular tiered wedding rock cake, both Wilma and Betty entered the ceremony to the traditional organ sound of Wagner’s Bridal March.

However, this was quickly replaced by an organ version of The Flintstones theme tune.

Mrs Bean, nee Thurston, who lives in Grange Close, Hoveton, said: “It was a fantastic day and all the guests made such an effort.

“We had so much fun and the registrars were absolutely brilliant.

“We’ve all been married before so we didn’t want the traditional white wedding.”

The couples are close, as the new Mrs Noble, of Starston in South Norfolk, is Mr Bean’s sister, and the idea was borne out of a fun stay at Alton Towers theme park, when they joked about Mr Noble laughing like Barney Rubble and ended up calling each other by the names of the four main characters.

Mrs Bean, 36, said: “We have been criticised by some people as not taking the wedding seriously, but we did take our vows very seriously.

“Some people out there don’t agree with it, but a lot of people enjoyed it and agreed with what we decided we wanted to do.”

The couple’s outfits were made by Future Couture and the ladies’ hair done by Chinelo’s Hair Studio, both in Magdalen Street.

Instead of wedding presents, the couples asked guests to donate money to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation and raised more than £1,200 on the day.

The charity is close to Mrs Bean’s heart as her son Sam, now 15, had a liver transplant when he was just eight months old and she has since raised about £27,000 for the cause.

Mrs Bean, who works for her new husband’s stainless steel products company Greasebusters, said: “My son wouldn’t be here today if somebody hadn’t donated their liver to him, so I’m always urging people to sign up for organ donation too

thanks to Nancy and Daiza for the submission!
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Awesome Custom Wedding Cake Toppers

August 24, 2009

I was so excited when my sister emailed me the link New Hampshire artist Megan Bogonovich’s Etsy store, it is great!!! Megan makes custom wedding cake toppers, and I squealed with delight when I saw the unicorn bride. Yesssssssss! She can do all kinds of variations of her designs for you, so I encourage everyone to check out her store!!

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I also find “Pocket Size Squirrel Gal” to be totally amazing.

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Awkward Wedding Photos

August 24, 2009

I think Awkward Family Photos is the best blog on the internet, hands down. I think it is genius, and of course their awkward wedding photos are my favorites.

Look through all of the pictures HERE.

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Biker/Motorcycle Weddings

August 24, 2009

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Bride and Groom Marry while hanging from hooks

August 24, 2009

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

You MUST see this!!

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Shepherdess Bride marries in Wool Dress shorn from her favorite Sheep

August 24, 2009

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From The Daily Mail:

And the bride wore white – long, curly white strands of wool.

Louise Fairburn, who is an award-winning sheep breeder, decided to get married in a fleece from her own flock.

She designed the gown and took wool from her favourite rare Lincoln Longwool, Olivia

And she extended the theme to the rest of her big day, putting her groom Ian, 42, in a waistcoat made from wool.

Mrs Fairburn even carried a Bo Peep-style crook and the ring bearer’s cushion was made from a fleece.

Guests were given chocolate sheep-shaped favours and even dined on lamb dishes by celebrity chef Rachel Green.

But it was the dress that was the highlight of the wedding in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, near their farm in Risby.

‘It always occurred to me what a waste it was to turn this beautiful long wool into carpets,’ the 38-year-old bride said.

‘But I saw an advert with dresses made out of carpets and it twigged that I could have a dress made of wool.

‘I suppose I am sheep-crackers, but the idea just came to me and I designed the dress myself with a little bit of help.’

The dress, which cost £1,500, took a spinner and dressmaker 67 hours to make. But it was worth it, as her husband said he was ‘blown away’ when she walked down the aisle.

‘I took one look at her, my lip curled like a young sheep’s does and I started blubbering,’ he said.

Mrs Fairburn added: ‘I wanted this dress to look like any other wedding dress and for people not to realise it was wool until they got close and that’s what we achieved.

‘I just wanted to prove that you could do something fantastic out of the yarn and ended up with something that was beyond my wildest dream.

‘I want to prove to people that wool is not just something for knitting bobble hats from, and that our native breeds can have just as big a presence today as in the past.’

It was love at first sight for the couple, who met when Mrs Fairburn was looking for someone to install a farm track at her home. After searching in the Yellow Pages, she came across Mr Fairburn’s firm.

He said: ‘I opened the Land Rover door when I arrived and said that’s the girl I’m going to marry.’

Now the couple are successful sheep breeders, and won top honours at last year’s Lincolnshire show.

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Russian Gothic Wedding

August 24, 2009

I definitely think this couple has some really cool pictures and they certainly look happy, but I think the groom’s platform Storm Trooper shoes are out of control!! To view the full gallery, click here and here.

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