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Olympic star invites Facebook fans to wedding. Which celebrities do you wish would do the same?

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 1st, 2012

Weddings are normally just for family and friends – and the odd colleague that falls into either of the two before-mentioned categories. And as social media, especially Facebook, permeates our lives you might even have kept people up to date on your wedding plans on Facebook…

Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei has taken it one step further. The Olympic silver medallist is offering his top 10 Facebook fans  invitations to his wedding. All you have to do is like his page and leave a comment on why you’d like to attend his nuptials. This smells of a publicity stunt… But we can’t also help to wonder if Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg missed a trick here when he married earlier this year? He could have upped his likes and engagement tenfold.

However, let’s say this catches on and celebrities start ‘inviting’ fans to their weddings: Which celebrities’ upcoming nuptials would you most like to attend? Leave us a comment below with your answer.

[via Reuters] [image]



Nuptial news, Venues

Want a rollercoaster wedding? Well now you can!

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on June 1st, 2011

We don’t know if you’re planning a traditional wedding or if you’re looking for a more unique ceremony that is sure to fit into the category of ‘alternative’ ways of getting married.

If saying ‘I do’ among rollercoasters is your biggest wish, then Alton Towers Resort might be able to help you. We can’t promise you will be able to ride the rollercoaster with priest and party while tying the knot, but the resort is now offering brides and grooms a new wedding package.

Best thing about it is that you don’t have to worry about guests complaining about the wedding music being cheesy as they’ll be too busy fighting each other to get on the rides!

Prices start at £55.00 per adult. For more information visit

News, Nuptial news, Travel and Honeymoon, Wedding Planning

More Britons Go Abroad To Get Married

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on February 4th, 2011

If you’re planning on getting married overseas this year you’re not alone.

According to new research by Mintel, almost 1/3 more UK couples chose to get married abroad in 2010 than 2005. Both cheaper overseas travel and a higher cost for getting married in Britain are contributing factors for the 27% rise. While Britons search for something different or better weather, getting married outside the boarders of Britain has its downsides: time and money spent on travel might not be welcomed by potential guests, so ensure that the ones that matter are happy to join you before booking the venue!

Where would you most like to get married then: an Italian castle that overlooks the rolling hills of Tuscany; a Vegas ceremony with you, your man and Elvis; or close to where you live?

Source: Reuters

budget bride, News, Nuptial news

Thrifty Brides Cause Boom in Winter Weddings

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 18th, 2010

Winter weddingRosy cheeks are popular among blushing brides and it looks like many of you are opting for a natural rosy tint as winter weddings are increasing in popularity.

According to high street chain Debenhams, winter weddings are up 28% with the week of Sunday 26th December 2010 and are now as popular as the first week in July. The change was noted when the Debenhams Gift List service experienced a record number of couples registering lists in September and October for weddings taking place from November through to February.

Debenhams research shows that booking a wedding on a Friday or Sunday, rather than the standard Saturday, has also increased in popularity with brides and grooms looking to cut costs. And as an added bonus it also found that winter wedding guests are likely to be more generous when buying wedding gifts.

So not only can saying “I do” in the cold winter months save a couple of pennies, but think about the added romantic ambiance only a frosty winter day can offer!

Are you planning a winter wedding? Let us know in the comment box below.

Feature, News, Nuptial news, The Royal Wedding

Prince William to marry Kate Middleton next year

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 16th, 2010

willsandkatethumb.jpgIt’s official! Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton next year, Clarence House has confirmed.

“The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton,” Clarence House said in a statement today. “The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London.”

Very few details have been revealed, but the couple became engaged in October during a private holiday to Kenya.

We are wondering who will have the honour of designing the dress for the most anticipated royal wedding this decade; surely the designer has to be British?

In the meantime, have a look at some other famous royal weddings in more recent times.

Source: BBC

Dates for your diary, News, Nuptial news

Perfect ten: Sunday is set to be a memorable day for many couples

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 8th, 2010

wedding.jpgDon’t be surprised if you see an unusual number of brides and grooms around town this coming Sunday – the most memorable day of the year… 10/10/10.

All over the world, the date has been booked up for months, with thousands of couples wanting to tie the knot on the most unique date of the year. According to Brides Magazine over 31,000 UK couples are getting hitched this weekend, with some registry offices and churches opening their doors especially to accommodate demand. Manchester’s 163-year-old register office will be open on a Sunday for only the third time in its history so that romantic couples can say ‘I do’.

This unique phenomenon doesn’t come around too often, in fact only 12 times every 1,000 years. So if you’re planning an equally memorable date for your wedding, there are only two more left this century. Best book that venue post-haste.

News, Nuptial news, Wedding Planning

Marriage reduces stress claims new study

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 7th, 2010

Wedding PlannerIs the pressure of finding the perfect dress making your head spin? Do you wake up in the middle of the night panicking over seating charts? Then you are probably experiencing wedding stress. Planning a wedding is no easy thing – anyone telling you otherwise has probably never planned one!

With millions of things to organise, it is not unusual to experience high levels of stress in the months leading up to your big day. This may put a strain on close relationships, perhaps turning even the nicest girl into Bridezilla. But fear not, there is light at the end of the tunnel. A recent study has found that being married or in a committed romantic relationship alters hormones in a way that reduces stress.

Professor Dario Maestripieri, who lead the team of researchers from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, says: “The results suggest that single and unpaired individuals are more responsive to psychological stress than married individuals, a finding consistent with a growing body of evidence showing that marriage and social support can buffer against stress.”

The research, published in the current issue of the journal Stress, was conducted on 500 MBA students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The students were asked to play a series of computer games that tested economic behaviours, and had their cortisol levels – the stress hormone – measured before and after. In order to induce stress, each student was told that the test was a course requirement and that it would impact their future career placement.

So when you’re finding yourself knee-deep in wedding invitations and stressing over cake samples, remember that once you’ve said “I do” you should be much better equipped to handle other stressors in your life.

For more information visit

Image: B Studio Wedding Invitations

Beauty - Hair & Makeup, Know How, Nuptial news

Help with DIY wedding hair

By Andrea Petrou on August 21st, 2009

CUTEX-IMAGE2.jpgWe have spoken in the past about DIY hair on your wedding day, and even given you some tips.

If you have decided to do your own hair on your wedding day (and why not?) firstly we’d like to say how impressed we are with you, and secondly we thought we’d tell you about this new range from Wahl.

The hair company has come up with two new products designed to make hairstyles easier to create. We love its Cutek+ hair straighter with ceramic plates.

The straighter has a 2.8m, which gives you the freedom to move around the room or to the nearest table where your champagne glass should be perched. It also has a slim in design so you can reach your roots easily.

If you want to steer away from poker straight hair then you could use the curling tongs, which come in five different sizes, instead to create big bouncy curls for your big day. We love the £5.99 starting price.

Gowns, Nuptial news, wedding dresses

Wedspiration: Rachel Boston sizzles in Jenny Packham

By AbiSilvester on July 7th, 2009

rachel-boston-jenny-packham.jpgMore stars are choosing to wear white wedding dresses on the red carpet, with the 500 Days of Summer premiere providing an attractive backdrop to this Jenny Packham gown, worn by an equally stunning Rachel Boston.

The actress, who appears in the film has also co-starred in Brit comedy Peep Show, which I happen to think makes her an instant cool dude(ss)! She’s the latest in a long line of celebs to pick Packham, following the wedding of Denise Van Outen and Jodi Albert, all of whom brought their own individual styles to the versatile designer’s fab frocks.

Related: ‘Rosalind’ gown by Jenny Packham | Jenny Packham ethereal tea dress

Celebrity Weddings, Nuptial news

Carly Zucker marries Joe Cole in a dressing gown?

By AbiSilvester on June 22nd, 2009

carly-zucker-and-joe-cole.jpgOf couse she didn’t. But just think for a moment how great it would’ve been if she had? In an age when celebrities spend what many of us earn in a year on their dresses, I’d love to see a WAG taking one for the team and marrying in a humble bath robe, or let’s face it, even limiting herself to a dress costing a respectable four figures.

The dressing gown, emblazend on the back with the word ‘bride’ was in fact there to protect Zucker’s real gown – a £10,000 Ana Cristache number – from photographers en route to the chapel. The couple have signed an exclusive deal with one of the glossies, so you won’t be seeing the dress for a few days yet, but if it’s anything like this one I can’t fault Zucker on style. Cristache’s dresses are tasteful and timeless pieces that cut stunning silhouettes. Rumours that Zucker’s own figure revealed an unmistakable ‘pregnancy bump’ have yet to be confirmed…

Related: Footballer weddings: That’s Mrs. Wag to you | Celeb-style weddings for less with

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Peaches Geldof’s up to her old tricks again…

By AbiSilvester on June 18th, 2009

peaches-wedding-dress.jpgIf you’re wondering why newly-divorced Peaches Geldof is rocking up to premieres wearing a wedding dress, then that makes two of us. We’ve come to expect some pretty out-there fashion choices from young Miss Geldof over the years, but this has got to be a new one for Bob’s most prolific daughter.

No explanation was given for the appearance of the floor-length white gown she wore for the Bruno premiere in London last night, but don’t worry – recent reports have all suggested the star is having far too much fun kissing girls and adding to her collection of tattoos to start thinking about marriage no.2

Celebrity Weddings, Nuptial news

Iconic Guests: Amanda Holden

By AbiSilvester on June 15th, 2009

lucy-jo-hudson-wedding.jpgI was all set to bring you news and full sartorial analysis of Corrie star Lucy-Jo Hudons’s wedding to co-star Alan Halsall, which took place this weekend at St Bertoline’s Church in Barthomley, Cheshire . But the cheeky star has thwarted our attempt at a glimpse into her fashion sense by hiding under a black cloak en route to the church.

Feeling far less demure, however, was Amanda Holden who all but stole the show wearing a daringly short hot pink number showing off her skinny-minnie legs and more than a little cleavage: a sin in its own right I’d been led to believe – not least when you’re attending a wedding! But she was all smiles as she made her entrance along with husband Chris Hughes.

[photo: Rex]

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Hold onto your engagement rings girls! Rachel Stevens mugged for her rock

By AbiSilvester on June 10th, 2009


When you’ve been presented with a gorgeous engagement ring, there’s nothing you’d rather do than show off that baby to all and sundry. Sadly, the excitement and joy at flashing your rock around may no longer be such a good idea, as it appears there will be those who may take rather a liking to it…

This happened yesterday to poor Rachel Stevens, who was mugged on the doorstep of her own home by thieves who nicked off with not only her beautiful engagement ring, but her Rolex watch and a necklace too. It is thought that the three robbers followed the former S Club 7 star home, after tracking her movements on a shopping trip. We know jewellery can always be replaced and the main thing is that she didn’t get hurt, but we still think it’s sad news for Rachel – a ring like that is obviously priceless. Hope they can track it down! [Kelly McAuliffe]

[via Daily Mail / Images:]

Iconic Brides, Nuptial news

Iconic Brides: Jodi Albert

By AbiSilvester on June 8th, 2009

jodi-albert-wedding.jpgJodi Albert of Hollyoaks fame is the second celeb bride I’ve written about this week to tie the knot in an exotic location wearing Jenny Packham, following our report on Denise Van Outen’s stunning destination wedding in the Seychelles.

Barbados was the location of choice for Jodi, who married Westlife singer Kian Egan late last month. She cut a simple but elegant figure in the Packham dress, which is a high-waisted empire line cut with embroidered crystals at the waist. If you want to add a moment of really punishing jealousy to your day, why not check out the couple’s wedding venue here? It’s certainly daydream fodder for a dull Monday afternoon…

Get the Look, Gowns, Nuptial news

Wedspiration: More wedding gowns on the red carpet

By AbiSilvester on May 20th, 2009

hilary-swank-renee-zellweger.jpgWhen you’re a big star like Hilary Swank or Renee Zellweger, every day is your big day and you get to wear wedding dresses as often as you like. Here, we see Hilary Swank and Renee Zellweger taking full advantage of their priviledge in two silver gowns that would make for a show-stopping wedding look.

Hilary, pictured in Cannes, wears a gunmetal silver asymmetrical layered satin gown, Chopard necklace and Sergio Rossi heels. While in New York, at the Annual American Ballet Spring Gala, Renee Zellweger wears a silver jacquard strapless gown with bejewelled gathered skirt by Carolina Herrera.

Click image above to enlarge. [Photos:]

Related: Wedspiration: white dresses on the red carpet | Tuesday Trends: Carolina Herrera floral wedding dress

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