My wife and I got married in 2008. We were lucky enough to get married at The Bear and Bison Inn located in Canmore Alberta which is on the edge of the Canadian Rockies. My family all live on the east end of Canada and they all flew out for a week before the wedding. We rented condos and visited for the week, it was really awesome. The Bear and Bison specialize in weddings and totally rocked it. The ceremony was at the inn and everything went without a hitch. We were really lucky as it was an outdoor ceremony and the weather was calling for heavy rains. The rains held off until the following day and when they hit, it was so heavy you couldn't drive because the wipers couldn't keep up with the rain even at full speed.
We married in the garden of an old winery and had our reception inside the winery in on old small function hall next to the tasting room where friends and family gathered whilst we had our photos taken in the cellar and Grand Hall with open fires raging as it was a bit cool but no rain. It was a wonderful magical day. As friends were flying and driving in from interstate we had an 'all guests' gathering at a local pub the night before and it was a great way of warming everyone up and making introductions before the big day. We were a total group of 50 so everyone got to know who everyone was and it made for a wonderful heartwarming wedding and reception full of fun. It was at that night before get together that my finance (then) and I realised we hadn't thought about speeches so had to quickly work out who was going to say what the following day. Very fun and funny.
we were married 27 years ago in a church in Bath,UK, with a reception in a hotel called Pratts !!!!!
compared to today's extravaganzas it was pretty simple ... White off the peg dress, husband wore his naval uniform, I shared the cost of the church flowers with another bride, posh car to the reception, 3 course sit down dinner followed by a disco, cake made by my mum and decorated by a friend of MIL. 2 week honeymoon to Florida, back to UK and husband sailed the next day, away for several months.
Got married by the little Bridge in the Queenstown Garden's NZ. Middle of winter, very cold, but oh so happy in the heart. Second time wedding for both of us so didn't want a big fuss. The committment was between us, not the rest of our family and friends. Phoned a photographer to take some pics, also asked him to bring his wife / girl friend along and they were our witnesses. Had a wonderful day, very happy memories and the next day we 'Cracked the Canyon. White water rafting, helecopter flight, and a bungie jump.!!!! Go figure!!. Returned this year (in Summer) 20 years after our big day!
Got married in a Methodist church, as they were the only ones that would marry us as my (now ex) husband had been divorced. My mum wanted the full church wedding/reception thing I just went along for the ride :-)
We were married in a church by my ordained godmother. We consummated on our wedding night and we are happier now than we were that day over 21 years ago, although we've always gotten on each others' nerves at times, but that's what makes it rewarding - we were best friends before we were anything else and our friendship helps us to resolve (and learn to appreciate more) our differences on a daily basis.
It's our 35th wedding anniversary in October. We were married in 1980 at Montsalvat in Eltham. The wedding was upstairs in front of stained glass windows in "The upper gallery" and the reception followed downstairs in "The Great Hall". A beautiful and amazing venue. We were married by a civil marriage celebrant.
We married in Pots Point, Sydney, NSW. We were married by ted offs, at his tiny chapel, then we had the reception at a place very close by, within walking distance. We were the 1st couple ever to have a wedding reception there. Unfortunately, my brother & father decided to take the reception photos themselves, & only 1 of them turned out, which was a coloured blurred 1. My brother also thought he'd develop them self, & he stuffed up the chemicals.