Love Bytes, Issue #053-- Wacky
Weddings * Romance Your Bedroom * Romance Tip
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"Lucky is the man who is the first love of a woman, but luckier is the
woman who is the last love of a man. "
Unusual Places to Tie the Knot
1. Animal Farm
Many zoos have wedding venues available for reservation and some even include a
few furry guests as part of the package. Some zoos will give private guided
tours and many allow guests to feed the animals (the Toronto zoo, for example,
will let guests pet and pose with reindeers, camels, alpacas and even a boa
2. Under the Sea
At the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, Long Island, not only can couples wed
while swimming with the fishes, but they can add an element of danger to the
experience by doing so in a shark tank. After suiting up in scuba gear, the
couple are secured into a cage and lowered into the shark-infested aquarium.
Their scuba gear is rigged with a wireless communication system, so the couple
and the minister can communicate with one another throughout the ceremony.
Guests can watch and listen from the other side of the glass. Many aquariums
provide space for ceremonies and receptions in front of a fish tank instead of
inside one. The aquarium in Seattle, for instance, offers a wedding package that
includes a sunset wine tasting overlooking the bay, a guided educational tour of
the aquarium and even an animal feeding show.
3. Up in the Air
“Marriage in the Sky” offers wedding packages where you can tie the knot 150
feet in the air in any of 40 countries (which includes Las Vegas and Tampa,
Florida in the United States).
How it works: Guests are strapped into their seats on a small platform that’s
attached to a crane. The crane then lifts the entire platform into the air and
the couple exchange vows and share their first dance. In some locations, couples
have the option of then taking a celebratory bungee jump!
4. Plane n’ Simple
An airport wedding is fitting for travel lovers and aviation-enthusiasts alike.
At the Manchester Airport in England, couples can wed inside a parked Concorde
plane and afterwards, have a buffet-style reception for up to 300 people at the
airport’s banquet hall.
The Schipol Airport in Amsterdam also hosts weddings. The “Say Yes and Go”
package is designed for couples in a rush to elope. Immediately following the
ceremony, the newlyweds board a plane to their honeymoon destination and
postcards are then sent out informing the newlyweds’ friends and family of the
event. The “Ticket to Paradise” package involves a champagne brunch or formal
reception and then the entire wedding party boards a plane to continue the
5. Into the Woods
With its tall moss-covered trees and thick foliage, the forests of the North
Cascades region in Washington make for a whimsical and photographic setting for
an outdoor wedding. Overlooking a creek is a five-bedroom ‘Cedar Tree House’.
The property has an outdoor bonfire pit and a yurt, dimmable lighting and a
sound system; an idyllic location for some post-banquet dancing. Wedding guests
can stay in the cabin (which sleeps up to 24 people) or at the nearby Inn.
6. Bare Necessities
A clothing-optional wedding is a good choice for those looking to save on
expenses or to simply take the focus away from the lavish table settings or
sequined wedding veil. The French Riviera is notorious for folks baring all and
the most famous of nudist beaches is Cap d’Agde, which is in fact, less a nudist
beach and more a nudist town. In the ‘Naked City’ as it has been dubbed, people
can (and do) sunbathe, shop, bank, dine and even wed, in the nude.
7. Night at the Museum
The American Natural History museum in New York is the most famous of museum
wedding venues, but it’s also one of the most expensive. But there are less
pricey options. An hour outside of Salt Lake City, in Springville, Utah, for
instance, is an art museum that for just 950 dollars will allow couples to rent
out their entire museum for their wedding ceremony and reception. Couples can
chose to wed inside one of the art galleries or among the sculptures and
fountains in the garden outside. And in St. Paul, Minnesota, for under 4,000
dollars, you can rent the James J. Hill reference library. With tall marble
columns and two floors of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, the 90-year-old
library’s stunning architecture earned it the 2011 Bride’s Choice Award for the
second year in a row.
8. On the Right Track
Start your marriage off on the right track with a wedding on a locomotive. A
ceremony or reception aboard an early 20th century train is not only unique, but
romantic and nostalgic as well. The Napa Valley Wine Train in Northern
California hosts receptions on its restored vintage train, which can accommodate
up to 300 guests. Couples can opt to include a few scheduled stops in their tour
so that guests can explore the vineyards or take an after-hours tour of a
winery. Afterwards, the newlyweds can honeymoon at a Napa Valley Bed and
Breakfast or continue the festivities with the entire wedding party with a
weekend in a Vineyard Villa.
Romance your Room:
Make your own unique Love Nest
It’s easy to give your
room’s personality and décor a face lift with a few stylish, contemporary
pieces. Begin by choosing a simple platform bed as your canvas and add romance
and style with vibrant bedding, accessories and more. There's lots more bedroom
romance tips here:
Raining outside? Turn off the lights, turn
music... and make love. Afterwards, go out and stomp
in the puddles.
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