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It’s that time the of year where Bing Crosby reminisces soulfully about the weather, and I find myself wondering just why we consider Christmas a traditionally snowy season. Over my 27 Christmases I can only attest to experiencing one Christmas that was mildly snowy, and being as my flight was cancelled on account of the snow, I didn’t find it particularly festive.read more
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe. You’ve probably heard at least part of this old rhyme. That’s because marriage traditions and superstitions from all around the world have staying power. But despite the ongoing cliches the actual practice of such tradition is fading away as time pushes forward. New traditions are forming and old traditions are being gleefully ignored.read more
Channel 4’s Big Fat Gypsy Weddings is reality TV at its most unreal. We bypass the stereotypes and take a look at what you are more likely to encounter at a Gypsy wedding.read more
If you’re anything like most couples I know, you spend the majority of your time leading up to the wedding half in eager anticipation and half in fervent terror (and not just because you’re a gamophobe). Constant concerns race through the Bride-and-Groom-to-be’s minds; will I look okay in my dress; will it rain; will the best man lose the wedding rings; will an unexpected meteor shower rain down an Armageddon of hell fire upon my perfect wedding and scorch the bride maid’s dress. And that’s just the groom.read more