Princess Diana hidden message to Charles on wedding day shoes

Princess Diana wore suede shoes with a hidden message painted underneath on her wedding day to Prince Charles 40 years ago, the cobbler who made them has revealed. Clive Chilton, whose handmade shoes and handbags featured heavily in fashion magazines in the 1970s, was commissioned to...
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Wedding experts discuss the future of the industry during The Independent’s exclusive virtual event

The main question on all would-be married couple’s lips who have faced cancellations and disruptions to their big day at the moment is “should celebrants be given the power to legally marry couples to help with the backlog of weddings”, which was discusssed at The Independent’s...
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‘Everybody went bonkers’: This is what it is like to have your wedding clash with the England Euro final

The entire nation is gearing up for the Euro 2020 final at 8pm on Sunday, when England will take on Italy in what is sure to be a nail-biting battle for the trophy that has eluded the team since the tournament began. But while millions are...
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Wedding gifts 2021: Meet Trouva’s new ready-made boxes

Wedding season is finally here – after a year and a half of cancelled big days and postponed parties, we’re slowly but surely going back to normal. And thanks to lockdown easing, marriages and civil partnership ceremonies can now go ahead, without the original 30 person limit,...
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Bride faces backlash from neighbourhood after leaving note warning campers away from forest wedding

A bride has found herself embroiled in controversy after a note she left in a camping area warning others away from her wedding angered others intent on using the outdoor space. Earlier this month, a photo of the unidentified bride-to-be’s note was circulated on Reddit, where...
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Weddings: Has the pandemic changed them forever? Join our free virtual event as industry experts discuss

Weddings have undoubtedly been one of the hardest hit sectors during the 15 months of the pandemic. Often looked upon as more of a luxury than a necessity, they’re still a life milestone to be celebrated and remembered for decades to come. And as an industry...
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Will the pandemic sound the death knell for the big fat Asian wedding?

Onika first met Yaqub, who was visiting London from Ireland, five years ago when he stopped her in a shopping centre. In the time since their relationship has survived long distance, reservations from Onika’s Bangladeshi parents about her choice of a Pakistani partner, and now, a...
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Tips from the pros on how to write a great wedding speech

Massive parties with 10-piece bands and champagne fountains have given way to back-garden micro-weddings and Zoom celebrations during the pandemic. But one tradition has stayed strong and even thrived: the wedding speech. Love them or hate them, “a speech gives people something to talk about and...
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Wedding rules UK: The new guidelines for June 2021

Couples trying to plan a wedding since last March have faced numerous frustrations, including multiple postponements, refund nightmares, lack of insurance payouts, and ongoing uncertainty about the end of coronavirus restrictions. On Monday, Boris Johnson announced that the much-speculated delay to 21 June unlocking would happen,...
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Covid wedding rules: What will happen on 21 June

Couples trying to plan a wedding since last March have faced numerous frustrations, including multiple postponements, refund nightmares, lack of insurance payouts, and ongoing uncertainty about the end of coronavirus restrictions. For those who thought a full 365-day pushback from 2020 was enough to get them...
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