Posts Tagged ‘weddings’

Two weddings in half an hour with same priest presiding

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Two couples were married in Dipton, a small town in New Zealand, within minutes of each other last Friday, with an in-demand priest dashing between the two ceremonies. It’s believed to have been almost two decades since there has been a wedding at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in the Northern Southland town, 60km north of Read more

One third of marriages are remarriages

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Almost a third of all the marriages of New Zealand residents last year were remarriages. Of the 19,237 marriages 13,312 were first marriages, 5825 involved one or both parties being previously married. Last year, for every 1000 single people of a marriageable age, 22 got married. That’s less than a quarter of the 1971 peak Read more

Marriage and Millennials

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Anya Tate-Manning, 33, has been with her partner, James, for “about five years” now. That she has to stop and think about it for a moment, counting backwards to when they first got together, is telling of their level of commitment – there’s no self-conscious mental tallying of months like there is by those on Read more

Suva’s Archbishop condemns tourists’ ‘beach weddings’

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Suva’s Archbishop Peter Chong has condemned the practice of tourists celebrating their weddings in Fiji on beaches boats and in hotels. He says weddings should be celebrated in a sacred space like  of a church or a chapel. Chong said that the problem was not caused by local people, but by tourists. “For our local people, Read more

Wedding – 26 bridesmaids 25 best men 20 page boys 23 flower girls

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

A Sri Lankan couple have broken the record for the world’s biggest wedding after walking down the aisle with a staggering 126 bridesmaids. Nisansala and Nalin tied the knot in the country’s capital Colombo, sharing their big day with an additional 25 best men, 20 page boys and 23 flower girls. Continue reading

First wedding in Cardboard Cathedral

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

After a five-year engagement and months of busking to raise funds, a Lyttelton couple have become the first to be wed in the Transitional Cardboard Cathedral. Jill Jefferies and James Dobinson, who both have Down syndrome, married on Saturday before about 100 well-wishers, family and friends. The couple had busked at the Lyttelton Farmers Market Read more

He is called Italy’s craziest priest

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Italian priest Father Bruno Maggioni has begun to garner quite the following for his wedding theatrics, singing and dancing his way through ceremonies in the Italian town of Limbiate, north of Milan. During a wedding this week, the he belted out 1980s pop song “Mamma Maria” from Italian group Ricchi e Poveri. The debate over whether Maggioni’s behaviour Read more