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A couple has taken their love of Game of Thrones as the inspiration for their wedding day and it was brilliant!

Darren Prew, 37, and Kerry Ford, 33, from Hereford both dressed up as their favourite characters from Game of Thrones to exchange their vows.

Kerry dressed up as Daenerys Targaryen, while Darren played the part of the infamous Jon Snow.

According to the Express, it took the couple and their wedding guests about 50 hours to prepare, making their costumes look as authentic as possible.

Darren Prew said: “I have been a massive Game of Thrones fan since the beginning, so having our biggest day styled in an amazing way is a dream come true.”

Joining the newlywed’s was the bride’s father dressed up as House Stark servant Hodor, her mother dressed up as the priestess Melisandre and her brother committed to the part of the Dothraki Warrior Khal Drogo.

On the groom’s side, his mother arrived as Lady Catelyn Stark and his sister was Brienne of Tarth.

The Best Woman and Best Man impressively supported the wedding couple as White Walkers.

Keeping to the theme, the couple arranged for a Game of Throne wedding cake to be made, featuring a chocolate crown and a model of the prestigious iron throne.

Kerry Ford said: “It was almost a shame to see it eaten. I changed my mind over the design of this cake so many times, it’s the most important cake I’ll ever make.”

Luckily, when it came to the funding of their Game of Thrones wedding, the couple won a competition by online streaming service Blinkbox.


A bride received a pleasant surprise from One Direction band member, Harry Styles, jokingly pleading her to leave her husband for him on her wedding day.

At the beginning of June, Tash Gershfield was left blushing after her fiancée organised a video from Harry Styles to be made especially for her.

The teenage pop sensation playfully pleaded for the One Direction superfan to leave her husband for him and even told her he would be waiting at a café in Borehamwood for three hours (we assume this was part of the joke, as there were no reports of girls fleeing to the area!).

In the video clip, he’s heard and seen saying: “You don’t have to go through with this”.

He then explains to Tash that it’s not too late and he’ll be waiting if she changes her mind.

Despite the One Direction band member’s efforts; Tash still married her fiancée James, proving that looks and fame aren’t everything. Phew!

Later on in the day, Tash updated her Instagram, with the video of Harry Styles, along with the accompanying caption: “a video from the one and only harry which was played at my wedding!!!!!!! #harrystyles #onedirection #wedding #1D #personalvideo #love”

Source: Mirror

Image credit: mkfm.com 

A man from Bristol devised his proposal to his girlfriend, using his talented abilities, through street art.

Henry Barnes, who lives in Bristol, got a surprise when his proposal became an internet hit, with his latest artwork receiving thousands of ‘likes’ on his Instagram and Flickr account.

Before long, local and international media got hold of his stunning Beauty and the Beast creation, with articles being published in Ireland, Canada and the United States.

Even celebrity blogger Perez Hilton sent his compliments and congratulations, but Henry says the main thing is “that my beautiful fiancée, Stacey, said “yes”.”

In an article on the Huffington Post, he writes: “On Monday morning, about five minutes after Stacey left the house, I began to put my proposal plan into action. I’ve based my street art around my favourite childhood cartoons and films for a couple of years;”

Henry chose Beauty and the Beast as inspiration for his proposal, because it was his fiancée’s favourite Disney film.

After nine hours, 30 cans of aerosol paint and hiding the evidence, his piece was finished and he was ready to propose to Stacey.

Stacey agreed to meet him at Stokes Croft, Bristol where he popped the question amongst nervous ramblings and retrieving the engagement ring from his pocket.

Now that’s what we call a proposal!

Congratulations to Henry and Stacey.

To see Henry Barnes’s Beauty and the Beast themed proposal and other pieces, visit his Flickr account here.

When it comes to planning a wedding there are so many things to think about, from booking your ideal location to hiring the caterers.

Here is our list of the top 10 must-haves you need to remember when it comes to your special day.

A planning folder

Instead of having booking confirmations and ideas floating around the house, compile everything wedding related into a folder.

A folder will help you keep things organised and important information in one place.


Unless you’re Kim Kardashian and Kayne West, who spent a fortune on one of the most highly anticipated weddings of the year, it’s an idea to set a budget for your special day.

Help from friends and family

If your friends and family have agreed to be part of your wedding, that also means they will be there when you need them most.

From wedding dress shopping to suit design choices, they’ll be able to give you a second opinion if you’re unsure on your choices.

A spreadsheet

Have you written up your list of guests and then realised you’ve gone overboard? A spreadsheet will give you a clear idea on how many people you plan on inviting.

Marriage Licence

You can’t forget about it and you can’t get married without it. You will need to obtain one before you are able to exchange your vows.


Ask your friends for recommendations if you don’t know where to start in hiring a photographer, location and catering.

Make a list of all the businesses they recommend and begin making enquiries.

Hen and Stag dos

It’s basically a rite of passage to have a hen and stag do before you’re married. Usually the maid of honour and best man are supposed to organise the event, but if you have something in mind, don’t be afraid to request it.

Marriage Gift List

Your wedding is the perfect opportunity to get the items that you’ve been longing to buy for your home.

Create a list of all the things you would like to receive, then your friends and family can reserve what they would like to give you.


After all the hard work you’ve put into your perfect wedding, it’s only fair you get to go on holiday!

For the best price, book your honeymoon as soon as possible. It also gives you something to look forward to.

Don’t forget the rings!

Among the turmoil of organising your wedding, you may forget the all-important rings. Spend a day looking around for your ideal wedding bands or if you want them to be extra special, look into customising your rings.

Delivering a speech to many people can be the makings of a nightmare, especially if it means performing a wedding speech.

You’re standing in front of friends and family, the microphone has been handed to you and suddenly the room has become as hotter than an oven.

Not to fear, because these handy tips can help you see it through from start to finish.

Gather your ideas together

Create a mind map of all the things you wish to say in your speech. Even if some of the ideas seem ridiculous, write them down and then reduce the list until you have your few favourite ideas.

We would say that a speech should last 10 minutes at most, so make sure you include the most important bits.

Highlight some of your most fond memories

Every relationship has quirky memories to share, whether it’s the time you tripped over the pavement on your first date to the time you both came back from holiday sunburnt.

Pick out two or three of your most treasured memories that you want to share with friends and family.

We suggest staying away from revealing any embarrassing moments, unless your bride gives you permission. The last thing you need is wedding cake in the face!

Avoid mentioning your stag do

Rule number one of stag dos; don’t talk about the stag do.

None of your friends and family need to hear about the time you downed 10 shots and got up dancing on the bar table in your underwear. No matter how funny it seems, this will not be appreciated by the younger guests or father-in-law.

Don’t insult

Unless you’re an absolute genius when it comes to making a joke, we advise you stay away from this potentially wedding speech fail.

Some jokes will be hilarious to some guests, but there’s nothing worse than delivering it only for the whole room to go awkwardly silent. Keep it clean and you can’t go wrong.

Limit alcohol consumption until after the wedding speech

By all means have a drink to get some Dutch courage before your speech, but be careful you don’t get too carried away.

It’s always nice to say thank you

If members of your friends and family have gone out of their way to help your prepare the wedding, it’s only appropriate to mention them in your speech.

Traditionally, presents can be handed out to people how have offered their help for your special day, but if you’re on a tight budget they will still feel touched that you acknowledged them.

Practise makes perfect

Try and compose your wedding speech as early as possible, so you can perfect it to the point where you can say it without looking at your notes.

Be confident, speak up and relish in the moment!

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