Wedding

Real Men Go to the Maldives

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Glass

This may sound like an idyllic, blissful paradise to some people. The beaches! The turquoise waters! The beaches and the turquoise waters together in one place! But to me, it was the source of quite some concern before our Honeymoon. You see, I am a man, and we men need excitement.

To Have And To Hold? 'One In Five Marriages A Sham'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

The number of sham marriages reported to the authorities is just "the tip of the iceberg," while official figures are a "drop in the ocean" compared w...

Who Said Romance Was Dead?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Newlyweds are suckers for old-school romance, research has revealed. According to a recent poll to find the perfect honeymoon, five-star hotels, wa...

An Open Apology to Germany - Ich Bin Ein Hen

Charli Morgan | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

My Berlin hen weekend was the most terrifying thing to happen to Germany since World War II. And that makes me as proud as a hen who has laid a particularly fine egg... none of my hens laid so much as an egg, although we did see a few Berliners taking the sexy bullet on our behalves.

Kenyan Love Rivals Agree To Marry Same Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

Two love rivals in Kenya have agreed to marry the same woman after the pair claimed they could not live without her. According to local press, Sylv...

How to Not Hate Your Own Wedding

Holly Poulter | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

Songbird Kelly Clarkson called off the big wedding she and her fiance were planning this October, because she was 'so overwhelmed' and 'so over' planning it... But for most couples, it's simply not possible. So if you've got to knuckle down and get it done, how do you manage to not hate your own wedding?

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have Before Getting Married

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If marriage is on the cards, there's no doubt you'll know a fair amount about your partner - their likes and dislikes, bad habits, pet peeves. But...

Wedding Season

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

Wedding bells ring across the country in August, with couples keen to have their special day in the sunshine. But August is also the peak time for...

How to Plan a Cost-effective Wedding House Party

Josa Young | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

If you are going to get married you should do something more than elope. A wedding is a chance for you to sail into your joint future, borne up on a wave of family love and friendly approval. Not to mention have a terrific party. But how to get a balance between generous hospitality and the need to be sensible?

Yes We Are Getting Married, Just Don't Ask About the Wedding

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

Finally, there she is. His bride. Head to toe antique lace, a veil costing more than most people's homes. Her father proudly holding her arm. The time-honoured march begins, she steps one white satin clad toe forwards... And promptly vomits on the floor, decides she looks better in a tracksuit, doesn't really like weddings anyway and legs it.

Jailed Teacher Plans To Marry Schoolgirl

PA | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

Teacher Jeremy Forrest plans to marry the schoolgirl he abducted, and her father said he would be "proud" to walk her down the aisle. The girl, who...

Big Cat Photobombs Wedding Snap

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

There you are, getting married, when BOOM, you’ve been photobombed by a tiger. This particular big cat made his unexpected appearance at the nup...

Revealed: Why Weddings Are So Expensive

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's not just our imagination that weddings have become more expensive - a report by consumer watchdog Which? has found that couples are being charged...

Bloggable Weddings: The Devil's in the Details

Laura Babb | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

I read on the BBC website with interest recently, it talks about the rise of the 'bloggable' wedding and the pressure that couples put themselves under to have a wedding that's deemed 'blogworthy'. People spend a lot of time thinking about the details of their wedding.

How Are Brits Planning to Spend Their Last Night of Freedom Before Saying "I Do"

VisualNews.com | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK
VisualNews.com

There's no better way for couples heading to the altar to prepare for the challenges of married life than to attend the obligatory last hurrah, and with one third of Brits participating in weddings this year, chances are we will witness an onslaught of bachelor parties in 2013.

Same-Sex Love and Weddings

Kate Thompson | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

It seems the political has become personal with the very heated controversy over the same sex marriage bill. It's suddenly no longer just the 'live and let live and love' argument. It's an emotive subject as it forces us to question our religious, moral and ethical views.

Secrets to a Successful Marriage

Kate Thompson | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

It's so easy to get married, and yet with the divorce rate at an all-time high, it seems not so easy to stay married. There is so much written on the subject of how to have a happy marriage, and most notably by people on their second or third... These are people who have learned some valuable lessons through trial and error.

Deaded Bliss For Zombie Newlyweds

PA | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A couple dressed as the "undead" have tied the knot tonight in the UK's first zombie-themed wedding. Horror fans Jennifer Jones and Rob Blackmore s...

How Those Little Personal Touches Can Make Your Wedding

Jess Shanahan | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Shanahan

When planning your wedding, you'll probably be thinking of ways to make it a truly unforgettable experience. Not just for you and your partner but also for all your guests. The best way to do this is with little personal touches that will make people stop and comment. This could be anything from a handmade veil to your own recipe for cupcakes.

Mediation Is in the Spotlight as Government Finds Funds

Amanda McAlister | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Amanda McAlister

The cash-strapped Coalition announced on the 10th April they would be pumping £6.5million into projects aimed at helping separated parents "put their differences aside for the sake of their children". The announcement has put mediation in the spotlight as divorcees seek to minimise the impact of their split on their children.

Your Wedding Won't Be Perfect

Laura Babb | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

You will save yourself a whole heap of wedding day stress by letting go. Turn up, get married, have a party. Don't worry about the details or the politics. Don't stress about things running on time because they never do. Ever.

Daringly Different Wedding Dresses

Kate Thompson | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

We are all one of a kind, and we want our wedding to be different and memorable in its own right, to reflect our own personal style. Why then is the ubiquitous ivory, strapless bridal gown still the choice for most brides today?

Why Aren't You Married Yet?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Why has my marital status become a kind of illness for which everyone either feels sympathy or annoyance because of the impression that I am not taking responsibility for my life?

On Weddings And Wedding Blogs

Louise Phillips | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Phillips

Well, first of all, happy gay marriage week! Or, you know, marriage week. Because surely it's just all about spending the rest of your life with the...

Why I Supported the Gay Marriage Bill

Margot James | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Margot James

The Commons voted by a substantial majority in support of allowing gay marriage on 5 February. I am glad that over 130 Conservative colleagues voted for the bill and I understand why some did not, given the outright hostility to the measure among some groups in society who are over represented (statistically speaking) among Conservative Party membership.