she loved it ( the Baby Bentley ) – we managed to keep it as a surprise from her (she
thought she was going in my car) - she said it was one of the high spots
of the day.
So thanks ever so much.
Thursday 6th December- the coldest day so far in South Yorkshire.
I woke up to a very thick frost - it was freezing !
I had the pleasure of driving a bride and her father to her ceremony venue at The Stables in Doncaster for this midweek wedding.
The drive was really pleasant, a lovely sunny day driving from Dore to Doncaster. The Baby Bentley Wedding Car was super cosy and warm with love songs playing on the CD.
I pulled up to the brides address, she looked absolutely stunning in a cream strapless tulle dress with a long train and was not expecting a wedding car to take her to her venue. It was a total surprise booked by her uncle, she was thrilled and emotional.
From there it was a short drive to The Stables.
There was a red carpet waiting for her and her two very pretty little bridesmaids in ballerina length cream dresses, so cute.
It really is a pleasure driving my brides on their wedding day xx
My very best wishes to Leanne and her new husband.
The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I
will make a helper suitable for him'...and while he was sleeping, he
took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh.
Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out
of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, 'This is now
bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for
she was taken out of man.' For this reason a man will leave his father
and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. (NIV)
Here we see the first wedding. We can conclude from this account in
Genesis that marriage is God's idea, designed and instituted by the
Creator. In these verses we also discover that at the heart of God's
design for marriage is companionship and intimacy.
Earlier this summer on a beautiful very sunny Sunday afternoon, 1st Wedding Cars was invited to attend the Norfolk Arms Hotel Wedding Fayre, and what a beautiful day it was too !
The Venue was set out as for a wedding and it was absolutely stunning, very intimate style venue in this old grade two listed coaching inn.
They also provided a marquee in the gardens for larger occasions.
1st Wedding Cars is a preferred supplier to the Norfolk Arms and is featured in their wedding brochure.
Situated in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park,
surrounded by the rolling hills of the Derbyshire countryside,
Tissington Hall will provide an idyllic setting for your perfect day.
This magnificent Seventeenth century building and its wonderful gardens
can be hired for the exclusive use of you and your guests, allowing you
to celebrate your special day in style from April to October. Tissington is fully licenced for civil ceremonies and can offer
you a choice of settings in which to host your service.
Nestled amongst mature cedars, the custom-built semi-permanent marquee
has been specially designed by Bond Marquees as the ultimate venue for
the continuation of your celebration. The Arboretum Pavilion has huge
picture windows offering spectacular views across the parkland and is
surrounded by our artfully illuminated rare trees.
Just one of the many places 1st Wedding Cars will be visiting next year, a very romantic setting for your wedding - we can't wait .
Hassop Hall - A Short History
The recorded history of Hassop reaches back 900 years to the Domesday Book.
HETESOPE in the Book of Winchester: to give Domesday its correct
title - was the Manor and principal residence of the FOLJAMBES who
remained until the reign of Richard II(1377-1399). The infant heiress to
Hassop became a ward of the King. He sold her for 50 marks to Sir John
Leake, who speedily made one hundred percent profit by re-selling her at
a price of 100 marks to Sir William Plumpton, who wished to secure her
as a wife for his son. The matrix for England was still that increasing
power struggle between the Barons and the only real power was the
possession of land.
The Foljambe heiress was eleven months old when her covenant of
marriage was made, and her considerable dowry of Hassop with a dozen
other Lordships and moieties in twenty townships passed to the PLUMPTON
At the close of the 15th century, they sold Hassop to Catherine,
widow of Stephen Eyre. From 1498 at the time of the purchase, the Eyre
family who were Roman Catholic and staunch Jacobeans moved into that
testing period of religious persecution. Throughout the reign of
Elizabeth I they suffered a great deal in consequence, emerging
steadfast. They were among those few Catholic families of the nobility
who did not switch sides as a temporary expedient.
The Civil War in 1643 was another time of trial for the family,
and Rowland Eyre turned his home into a Royalist garrison. It was the
scene of several skirmishes and after the Parliamentary victory, the
captured property was only redeemed at a cost of £21,000. Rowland's
father had dismantled much of the old Hall and replaced it with the
In 1814 Francis Eyre, a direct descendant of Stephen, succeeded to the title of Earl of Newburgh.
Born into an age when it was fashionable for Noblemen and their
sons to follow the Byronic grand tour of Europe, Francis left his mark
on the rapidly changing face of Britain with the unusual Catholic church
built 1816-1818 in the severest Classical Revival style, its front
resembling an Etruscan temple, the interior with a coved coffered
ceiling - it has an underground passage to the Hall. Improvements to
modernise the Hall and some alterations in the Neo-Classical mould were
carried out a few years later. The estate passed to Dorothy, sister of
Francis, in 1852, and a year afterwards to her widower, Colonel Charles
The Hall bought from the Leslies in 1919 by Colonel H. K.
STEPHENSON (later Sir Henry Stephenson Bt) eventually became the home of
his son Sir Francis Bt and it was purchased by the present owner, Mr.
Thomas H. CHAPMAN, in 1975.
Hassop Hall is linked to only five families since the inventory of
Domesday Book, there are remarkably intact records with specific dating
of days and years.
Time has set Hassop as a tranquil backdrop to ages when a woman
was worthless except as her Lord's chattel, when it needed great courage
to hold fast to a faith, and when Civil War blighted this lovely
countryside. With the opening of a contemporary chapter there is, not
surprisingly, a determination to conserve and care for this outstanding
heritage. Endlessly interesting; bound up with history; a place with
many tales to tell; still a home - Hassop Hall is somewhere to find a
Lady chauffeur and Baby Bentley for Weddings.
We are based in Dore Sheffield and cover all the surrounding areas.
Prices from £120 per hour for weekend rates.
Contact Helen on 0114 2364216 for a free bespoke quote.
Come down and see us at the Beauchief Hotel's Wedding Showcase this evening at 161 Abbeydale Road South, from 4 pm
· Complimentary glass of Prosecco and canapés on arrival · Dedicated event team available to discuss your requirements, offer advice & tours of our venue · Stands from preferred local suppliers including: Venue dresser / Photographer / Cake supplier / Stationary Entertainment… and more
The 'average' wedding cost is around £20,248.00 in 2012.
'Wedding expectations are subjective to each individual couple and
some will put more importance on certain aspects of the wedding than
others. There is no minimum spend amount to make your day beautiful in
your own style'.
Of course there is no such thing as a typical wedding as each Bride is an individual and will prioritize her (their ) spending according to personal preferences. For example she may want a very gorgeous dress but not want to spend a fortune on a cake.
A wedding cake costs around £550. Stationary can cost a staggering £600.
The average cost of wedding transport is around £600 according to UK Wedding Belles Magazine.
Here at 1st Wedding Cars we pride ourselves on our affordability, service and professionalism. Our wedding car price starts at a very affordable £120 for an hours hire and a typical register office wedding will require total car hire time of two hours.
Contact Helen on 0114 2364216 to quote you for our luxury car hire for our Baby Bentley. We will not be beaten on price.
Great news for this weekend for all you Brides out there with your wedding day this Saturday.
It's going to be a warm and sunny day according the the weather man. Fingers crossed it stays as good as the forecast.
It the weather man does happen to let you down and forgets to order the sun, we carry a very large ivory wedding umbrella to keep you dry.
Prices from £120 per hour weekends and discounts available for midweek bookings.
Preferred supplier to Sheffield Old Town Hall Weddings, SYP Sports and Social Club and the Norfolk Arms Hotel,Ringinglow.
The Office Party season will soon be here.
Why not share the cost of a lady chauffeur driven luxury car to whisk you off to your party venue in style. The price is not as expensive as you may think!
Book your car and lady chauffeur on 0114 2364216
What an absolutely wonderful day at the Norfolk Arms Weddings Showcase today
The venue is just stunning as was the weather!
My friends Beau Hair were there as were new friends Absolutely Flawless Make-up Artist,
XTC DJ and Enternainment and Fancie Wedding Cakes yum yum yum !
1st Wedding Cars are the Norfolk Arms preferred supplier for Luxury Wedding Cars.
What do you think?
Personally my first wedding dress many moons ago was not what I wanted at all :(
There may be brides who had the same experience and now that they have the chance to choose a dress they really really love and in white, why not !!
Visit Ice Sheffield today for your Wedding Day Ideas and see Sheffield Old Town Hall Weddings Stand who are offering a truly amazing Wedding Package including their stunning rooms, catering, flowers and wedding car hire.
Sheffield City Council - shame on you !!
SCC are planning to fine motorists up to £130 for 'blocking' box junctions. Sometimes this cannot be helped if the traffic is not flowing fast enough and drivers in front cannot move!!
It can be hard to know where to
start when it comes to planning your big day. From booking venues and
registrars, deciding on your meal choices through to the finishing
touches like hiring a photographer and designing table decorations - it
can all seem so overwheming!
Our first wedding fayre has been
arranged to take some of the stress out of your planning, to help you to
get organised and concentrate on looking forward to your big day.
event is a must for anybody who is planning a wedding, whether you are
at the "newly engaged" stage or looking for the finishing touches to
make your day perfect, our team of specialists and guests will be on
hand to help. We have assembled our favourite local businesses,
covering everything from photography through to car hire, to help you
plan your big day. As well as our recommended local specialists there
will also be some nationally recognised names attending the fayre,
bringing with them their own invaluable knowledge and experience.
Norfolk Arms itself will be set up as if it was your wedding day. The
Mayfield Room will demonstrate the breathtaking scene of your ceremony,
while the Marquee on the lawn will be presented in the style of a
beautiful wedding breakfast. Charlotte, the Norfolk Arms wedding
co-ordinator, will be on hand to help with any venue-specific queries
that you may have,
All are welcome, entry is free and there
will be a glass of bubbly for everybody on arrival, so whether you are
at the critical planning or informal browsing stage of stage of wedding
planning, come along and say hello, get some help and have some fun! www.1stweddingcars.co.uk
1st Wedding Cars can offer low prices for your Wedding Car Hire.
A Registry Office Wedding typically takes 2 hours car hire from start to finish in Sheffield.
We collect the Bride or Wedding Party some 50 minutes before the time of the Wedding Ceremony to give the Bride time for some photographs, then drive to the Registry Office in Sheffield Old Town Hall, where the couple have to arrive 15 minutes before the ceremony.
After the Wedding Ceremony, the photographer will usually want to take photographs of the Bridal Party at Sheffield Old Town Hall, which has a spectacular staircase. The Bride and Groom then have a bottle of champagne in the Wedding Car and some more photos taken at the car and in the wonderful Peace Gardens.
After the photographs, we drive to the reception venue and again are available for the photographer to take some photos of the Bride and Groom.
We can offer this service for just £155.00.
Contact 1st Wedding Cars on 0114 2364216 for more details and to book your car.
Callow Hall is a unique country house hotel with an unrivalled setting
and renowned restaurant, situated at the gateway to the Peak District
National Park, close to the lively market town of Ashbourne. We cater
for all weddings either in one of our intimate dining rooms, all with an
individual style and atmosphere, or perhaps a marquee in our grounds;
you can also hire Callow Hall Exclusively.
Surrounded by acres of private garden, fields and woodland overlooking
the Bentley Brook and vale of the River Dove, this ivy-clad Victorian
hotel really is a haven of peace and tranquillity, the perfect setting
for your perfect day.
As you step into the elegant hall, it's like stepping
back in time with elaborate ceilings, heavily draped curtains, oak
staircases, fine antiques and fireplaces, and other wonderful touches.
wishing to get married in England or Wales and have a non-religious
i.e. civil ceremony, will need to register their intent to marry at each
person's local resistry office.
You can't register any more than a
year in advance of your wedding date, but it is advisable to do so as
soon after this date as possible because there are only so many
registrars per borough and you can't afford for them to be booked up.
You must allow 22 days before your wedding day though.
First you need to find details of your local registry office.
Organising the Registrar
Give them a call and you'll then have to provide details about yourself
and fiance/ee as well as those concerning the venue or location. The
registrars' office will then send out a booking form stating what formal
documentation you need to provide when you come to provide 'notice of
You need to arrange a date to come in and see the registrar of the
borough that each of you live - you both still need to go if you live in
the same one. The fee is £30 each (usually paid by cheque). The Documents
You will need to produce some or all of the following documents:
Decree Absolute (if divorced)
Translation of divorce papers
Proof of address e.g. gas bill
Dead poll/change of name
Parental, court or guardian permission (if aged 16 to 18)
also need to declare your nationality - in case any further documents
need to be considered to enable you to be recognised as 'married' in
your home country.
You also have to answer some questions about
your partner without them speaking and vice-versa - it is usually only
job title and their full names.
The notice is then completed by a
registrar whilst you are there and you sign it, witnessed by the
registrar who then also signs it. This now goes on display for 15 days
within the registrar office. Authority for your marriage will then be
issued and you are able to get married between 16 days and a year from
the day you give your Notice.
21 days after giving your notice,
you must collect your 'Certificate on No Impediment' - a legal document
allowing the wedding to go ahead.
If you are a visitor and are
planning to wed in England or Wales you need to be resident for 7 days
and wait a further 15 days before you're eligable to marry. Visitors to
Northern Ireland need to be resident for 7 days plus wait a further 21
days before you can marry. In scotland you only have to give 15 days
advance notice. By licence - or 'special licence'
Only takes 3 working days and is more expensive. You must have lived in a
registration district for at least 15 days before giving notice. Your
partner needs to be resident or present in England or Wales when the
notice is given. The marriage can take place 1 day after notice
(excluding Sunday, Christmas Day or Good Friday). Registry Office Weddings
You book the date with the Registrar as soon as possible. It is possible
to get married in a registrary office of your own choosing. For civil venue weddings
Once you have chosen a licensed venue check the availablity of the
Registrar at your local reigster office. Then you must book them both.
If you book your venue more than 12 months from the wedding day you must
wait until 12 months or less from the date to do this. Otherwise many
venues won't take your booking if you haven't got a provisional booking
with the local Registrar. Before The Cermony
Depending on where you are getting married this may vary, but as a guide
you will need to contact the Registrar around 6-7 weeks before your
wedding day to arrange time for an interview. You will then meet up with
the Registrar who will conduct your ceremony and have the opportunity
to discuss arrangements for your big day. You will be expected to pay
for the marriage certificate - £3.50 of which you can buy as many as you
It is usual to have some readings during the service,
these must not contain any religious elements or connotations though and
a copy of them and information on who is reading them must be given to
the Registrar at this time. There are 'declaratory words' that must be
included in the service, then you have the option to add in any extra
vows or promises. The framework and content is therefore agreed plenty
of time in advance with Registrar who will be performing your service.
Most ceremonies will last 15 - 20 minutes and no longer than 30.
the day of the marriage it is normal for the bride and groom to be seen
by the Registrar separately before the ceremony.
Then it's time for the
ceremony to begin - good luck! www.1stweddingcars.co.uk
Whirlowbrook Hall was built in 1906 as the family home of Sir Walter
Benton-Jones, a leading industrialist in the city. It’s located around
five miles south west of Sheffield city centre, on the edge of the Peak
District National Park on the Sheffield-Hathersage A625. It stands in 39
acres of landscaped gardens which are open to the public, as is the
Café attached to the Hall.
The venue has a reputation for premier quality weddings, conferences
and events, at an affordable price. On the outskirts of a major city and
only a stones throw from the Peak District, Whirlowbrook Hall offers
the best of all worlds – ease of access, combined with style, tradition,
award-winning food and a tranquil location.
Make sure the biggest day of your life lives up
to your expectations, and allow one of our dedicated team handle every
last detail for you. Totally remove all the hassle and let us deal with
everything from menus to theming, from flowers to music…to whatever you
really want on the day.
Then you can relax and enjoy the experience, with family, friends and loved ones.
A dedicated member of our friendly weddings team will guide you
through every step of the wedding planning process. We will leave no
stone unturned, ensuring nothing is left to chance and that there are no
unexpected ‘surprises’ on the day.
Because the rise of bridal boudoir photography wasn't cringe-inducing
enough already, the latest latest trend in wedding photography is
“morning after” photography, professionally shot photo albums of
postcoital newlywed bless, the Daily News reports.
“Sexy shoots featuring rumpled beds and steamy showers are a hot
new trend within the wedding business… these intimate photo shoots take
place in newlyweds’ bedrooms or even the hotels where they’ve spent
their first night as husband and wife.”
Gross. But is it grosser than boudoir photography?
Trains on wedding dresses are often long and normally require a couple of bridesmaids to keep them in place. But this bride takes things to a whole new level. The 17-year-old model named Emma was pictured showcasing the 1.85-mile long train now regarded as the world's longest. The ivory train billowed out over a
main boulevard in Romania's capital Bucharest as she rose over the city
in a hot air balloon. The
Guinness Book of World Records declared the item on the silk and lace
gown as the longest train, beating the previous record held by a Dutch
Jennifer Aniston is planning a "low-key" wedding that could take place on a beach, insiders claim.
is speculation that the actress and her fiancé Justin Theroux want a
relaxed ceremony, and sources have tipped the stars to choose a romantic
Giving back to nature isn't limited to your wedding day.
When you return home from your honeymoon, plant a tree in your garden or the neighborhood where you got married (get permission first!). The
best part is that you can track how old the tree is by your anniversary !
What a sweet and very sustainable idea.
Wedding Car available for photography shoots for Weddings. An ideal opportunity to promote yours and 1st Wedding Cars portfolio as there will be no charge for the car.
Photos and credits will be displayed on my web site www.1stweddingcars.co.uk of all participants.
Across the plains of time Scotland's
castles have stood as guardians of her heritage and identity. Their
great walls have witnessed the coming and going of Lords and Lairds of
great warriors and noblemen. Names such as Borthwick, Dalhousie,
Dundas, Edinburgh and Stirling, bore witness to magnificent armies, to
poets and lovers. The experience of getting married in one
of these Scottish Castles, of walking down the isle in the footsteps of
Kings and Queens is second to none as you become part of history.
Imagine the banquets, stately dinners and balls that have taken place
in the great halls of these Scottish Castles. In olden times this was
where Dukes, Earls, Lords and Lairds of the land entertained Royalty
and the aristocrats, it's where our kings and Queens were born and
raised and where today some of our nobility, aristocrats and many of
our leading families in the country still reside.
Luxury Wedding Cars in Sheffield.
1st Wedding Cars provive a professional, friendly and bespoke servive for you on your wedding day. We will not be beaten on price.
We offer our Luxury car with Lady Chauffeur for
Weddings, Anniversary, Engagements, Christenings, Graduation, Prom, Race Days, Spa Days,
Corporate Hire, Business Travel and Personal Chauffeur Hire from one hour to a full day.
check us out at www.1stweddingcars.co.uk
is a good luck saying which dates back to the Victorian era and many
brides will try and ensure that they have something of each in their
wedding outfit.Something Old
is meant to represent the link with the bride's own family and the past
particularly mother or grandmother or even most distant relations.
Something old is symbolic of continuity. To symbolise this link brides
may choose to wear a piece of antique family jewellery which belonged to
the relative or a locket with photos of parents or grandparents.
Alternatatively they may select something from the mother's or
grandmother's wedding gown. Other things that may be chosen include a
handkerchief, a scarf or a piece of lace.
represents good luck and success and the brides hopes for a bright
future in her new married life. The wedding gown is often chosen as thwww.somethingoldsomethingnew.co.uke
new item but it could be anything that is purchased new for the wedding
such as the wedding flowers or the wedding rings. Wearing a new item on
your wedding day conveys the message that you and your husband are
creating a new union that will endure forever. Something Borrowed
is to represent to the bride that friends and family will be there for
her on the special day and in the future when help is needed.
"Borrowing" is especially important, since it has to come from a happily
married woman, thereby lending the bride some of her own marital
happiness to carry into the new marriage. Anything can be borrowed but
it must be returned afterwards. Another way to incorporate a borrowed
item into your wedding day attire is to borrow a friend's piece of
jewellery. If you have a close friend who has worn the same necklace for
as long as you have known her, you might consider borrowing this
particular necklace for your wedding day as a reminder of your
friendship. Perhaps she wore the necklace on her own wedding day. Something Blue
in ancient times is the symbol of faithfulness, purity and loyalty.
Often a blue item is the garter and in olden times the couple wore blue
bands on the border of their wedding attire to denote, love, modesty and
fidelity. Another way to wear something blue is to include a blue
flower in your headdress or theme your wedding flowers in blue. Today
some brides even get a blue tattoo, wear blue nail polish or wear blue
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lots more to read including romantic vows, civil weddingvows and non traditional vows.www.itakeyou.co.uk
50 good luck and bad luck wedding trvia- check this out !
Good Luck and Bad Luck
1. Hey, brides, tuck a sugar cube into your glove -- according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.
2. The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!
In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry,
although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.
4. The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.
Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore.
Funny -- it's the most popular day of the week to marry!
6. Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry.
7. Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition!
8. For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. Ouch!
9. Middle Eastern brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye. Find out about Muslim wedding rituals.
10. Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice.
A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from
her mother in each shoe to ensure that she'll never do without. Learn
more about Swedish wedding traditions.
A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a
pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long
13. Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony. See more Moroccan wedding customs.
14. In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds' home as a symbol of fertility and luck.
It's Got a Ring To It
Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left
hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly
to the heart.
16. About 70% of all brides sport the traditional diamond on the fourth finger of their left hand.
17. Priscilla Presley's engagement ring was a whopping 3 1/2-carat rock surrounded by a detachable row of smaller diamonds.
Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among
wealthy Venetians toward the end of the fifteenth century.
19. In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.
20. A pearl engagement ring is said to be bad luck because its shape echoes that of a tear.
One of history's earliest engagement rings was given to Princess Mary,
daughter of Henry VIII. She was two years old at the time.
22. Seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United States!
Snake rings dotted with ruby eyes were popular wedding bands in
Victorian England -- the coils winding into a circle symbolized
24. Aquamarine represents marital harmony and is said to ensure a long, happy marriage.
Queen Victoria started the Western world's white wedding dress trend in
1840 -- before then, brides simply wore their best dress.
26. In Asia, wearing robes with embroidered cranes symbolizes fidelity for the length of a marriage.
27. Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.
28. On her wedding day, Grace Kelly wore a dress with a bodice made from beautiful 125-year-old lace.
Of course, Jackie Kennedy's bridesmaids were far from frumpy. She chose
pink silk faille and red satin gowns created by African-American
designer Ann Lowe (also the creator of Jackie's dress).
Japan, white was always the color of choice for bridal ensembles -- long
before Queen Victoria popularized it in the Western world.
Most expensive wedding ever? The marriage of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al
Maktoum's son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. The price tag?
32. In Korea, brides don bright hues of red and yellow to take their vows.
33. Brides carry or wear "something old" on their wedding day to symbolize continuity with the past.
34. In Denmark, brides and grooms traditionally cross-dressed to confuse evil spirits!
35. The "something blue" in a bridal ensemble symbolizes purity, fidelity, and love.
Food and Family
36. In Egypt, the bride's family traditionally does all the cooking for a week after the wedding, so the couple can…relax.
In South Africa, the parents of both bride and groom traditionally
carried fire from their hearths to light a new fire in the newlyweds'
38. The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient
Rome, where revelers broke a loaf of bread over a bride's head for
39. The custom of tiered cakes emerged from a
game where the bride and groom attempted to kiss over an ever-higher
cake without knocking it over.
40. Queen Victoria's wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 pounds.
41. Legend says single women will dream of their future husbands if they sleep with a slice of groom's cake under their pillows.
An old wives' tale: If the younger of two sisters marries first, the
older sister must dance barefoot at the wedding or risk never landing a
Show Off at a Cocktail Party
43. In many
cultures around the world -- including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian
weddings -- the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together
to demonstrate the couple's commitment to each other and their new bond
as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase "tying the knot").
44. The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage, the hearth, and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings.
45. Princess Victoria established the tradition of playing Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" during her wedding processional in 1858.
The bride stands to the groom's left during a Christian ceremony,
because in bygone days the groom needed his right hand free to fight off
47. On average, 7,000 couples marry each day in the United States.
48. Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve are the two busiest "marriage" days in Las Vegas -- elopement central!
The Catholic tradition of "posting the banns" to announce a marriage
originated as a way to ensure the bride and groom were not related.
50. Stag parties were first held by ancient Spartan soldiers, who kissed their bachelor days goodbye with a raucous party.
Getting there !!
We travelled to Cyprus from Manchester Airport.
On the way to the airport, we drove through the Peak District and the small back roads, passing through Sparrowpit and Chapel En Le Frith.
On arriving at Manchester we found ourselves at the back of a very long check in queue.
There were lots of very glam scouse girls all heading for Ayia Napa. All wearing full makeup including the longest eyelashes and scouse brows, and their hair in up-doos at 7 am !
The plane could have taken off with just a few flutters of said eyelashes !
1st wedding Cars have been on holiday to Cyprus to the E Hotel and Spa which is a luxury boutique hotel just outside Larnaca.
It was so luxurious we didn't want to leave.
The Hotel is totally fab, fantastic rooms, biggest buffet breakfasts ever, wonderful staff and service, we even had buzzers to hail a waiter around the pool !!
Dinner in the evening was different every night, so much choice and complimentary drinks with dinner.