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Dear Mary on wedding speeches

DEAR MARY — YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED (c) The Spectator Australia 21 October 2017   Q. I went to a wedding in Suffolk last weekend. The timing was this: wedding 3 p.m., then a reception of canapes and champagne (with speeches) until dinner at 7 p.m., which was followed by dancing till midnight. The bride’s father’s

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I Do What? In China, Some Wester Wedding Customs Don’t Compute

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL I Do What? In China, Some Western Wedding Customs Don’t Compute By Chao Deng 16 July 2017 BEIJING—The bridal party huddled in a park, with groomsmen and bridesmaids in powder blue trying to figure out how to parade down a walkway and arrange themselves at a wedding arch. Walking down the

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Nazi Bride Schools – These girls were the nucleus of the Reich

By Sarah Rainey (c) The Telegraph (UK) 16 Aug 2013 Dressed in modest petticoats and starched white aprons, their hair pulled back into neat plaits, a group of women are pictured marching through a hayfield. Arms linked, broad smiles across their faces, they are carrying baskets laden with flowers, which later they will arrange into

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How not to say ‘I love you’

There are certain things you should never do when saying ‘I love you’ – and using a live dog as notepaper is one of them, says Richard Holt. By Richard Holt The Telegraph (UK) 01 Oct 2014 A Polish veterinary student has landed himself in a bit of trouble after stitching the words “I love

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Men: would you take your wife’s surname?

The news that Jemima Khan is to revert to her maiden name, Goldsmith, has reignited the debate over what women should do about their surnames when they get married. Theo Merz – who has his mother’s name – asks why men are still so unwilling to change theirs By Theo Merz The Telegraph (UK) 03

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Would you hire a ghostwriter to write your wedding vows?

Would you hire a ghostwriter to write your wedding vows? How busy brides are now outsourcing the most personal part of their special day By ANNABEL ELLIOTT 10 March 2014 For many married-couples-to-be writing their vows can be the most profoundly personal and emotionally charged part of the wedding planning process. It can also be

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Beating your wife is fine…if you’re a baron

Daily Mail (UK) January 2014 By KATY WINTER The first ever English book of women’s rights, written in the 17th century, is set to go under the hammer. The revolutionary read is the first book in English to compile laws on the rights of women and is expected to fetch over £3,000 when it reaches

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Couples Who Turned Bad Weather Into Awesome Wedding Photos

“It’s like rai-ayy-ann on your wedding day…” Alanis Morissette famously sang. And it’s not ironic, it sucks. But these couples managed to use Mother Nature’s rotten timing to create amazing wedding photos out of bad weather.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/22/bad-weather-wedding_n_4469041.html?utm_hp_ref=weddings&ir=Weddings

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Newlyweds eye photo finish in scenic fee for all

Pia Akerman The Australian December 28, 2013 (c) News Ltd (The Australian) 2013 When the wedding bells ring, so do the cash registers. Nothing comes cheap on that special day, but a push by councils and park managers to claim hundreds of dollars in fees for scenic backdrops is causing angst for wedding photographers and

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Want to feel like a success? Just get married! Tying the knot is key to a happy life

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER PUBLISHED: 27 December 2013 (c) Associated Newspapers Limited (Mail Online), 2013 Bachelors take note. When it comes to success, it seems the secret is not wealth or fame but that little ring on your finger. Married people are more likely to feel successful than those who are merely in a relationship, a

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