And the bride wore white – long, curly white strands of wool.
Louise Fairburn, who is an award-winning sheep breeder, decided to get married in a fleece from her own flock.
She designed the gown and took wool from her favourite rare Lincoln Longwool, Olivia
And she extended the theme to the rest of her big day, putting her groom Ian, 42, in a waistcoat made from wool.
Mrs Fairburn even carried a Bo Peep-style crook and the ring bearer’s cushion was made from a fleece.
Guests were given chocolate sheep-shaped favours and even dined on lamb dishes by celebrity chef Rachel Green.
But it was the dress that was the highlight of the wedding in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, near their farm in Risby.
‘It always occurred to me what a waste it was to turn this beautiful long wool into carpets,’ the 38-year-old bride said.
‘But I saw an advert with dresses made out of carpets and it twigged that I could have a dress made of wool.
‘I suppose I am sheep-crackers, but the idea just came to me and I designed the dress myself with a little bit of help.’
The dress, which cost £1,500, took a spinner and dressmaker 67 hours to make. But it was worth it, as her husband said he was ‘blown away’ when she walked down the aisle.
‘I took one look at her, my lip curled like a young sheep’s does and I started blubbering,’ he said.
Mrs Fairburn added: ‘I wanted this dress to look like any other wedding dress and for people not to realise it was wool until they got close and that’s what we achieved.
‘I just wanted to prove that you could do something fantastic out of the yarn and ended up with something that was beyond my wildest dream.
‘I want to prove to people that wool is not just something for knitting bobble hats from, and that our native breeds can have just as big a presence today as in the past.’
It was love at first sight for the couple, who met when Mrs Fairburn was looking for someone to install a farm track at her home. After searching in the Yellow Pages, she came across Mr Fairburn’s firm.
He said: ‘I opened the Land Rover door when I arrived and said that’s the girl I’m going to marry.’
Now the couple are successful sheep breeders, and won top honours at last year’s Lincolnshire show.
The pictures of this wedding come from the blog of the bride’s best friend, who writes: “If you’re looking for wedding logos stamped all over everything like Chinese water torture thumped into your head over and over, you’ve come to the right place.”
The bride spent months making nine of these boutonnieres herself, which is impressive:
Sketch of the cake:
Wine glasses with 24k gold logos:
My favorite caption from the blog: ” And without further ado, here’s a picture of me and Bridezilla herself. The reason she’s smiling in this picture is because I told her that she will be crapping turds on her wedding night – with the logo on them.”
Wow. He’s totally sh*tfaced!!!!
thanks for the submission Vanessa
Robo-Bride even tells the audience how happy she is wearing a wedding dress for the first time.
Everyone in the wedding party dances down the aisle!
Thanks to Ana !
It’s not a wedding, but this guy actually proposed in an Arby’s. I mean, I know the roast beef samiches are the bomb there, but you couldn’t go on a walk or something?
And for some reason her Dad put the ring on. Those curly fries look pretty delicious actually…..
thanks to Rachel for the first picture and the idea!
Before she was on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I found out Dina Manzo was on VH1′s My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding (via I’m Not Obsessed)
Expenses included $500,000 in flowers flown in from around the world, $10,000 for a Badgley Mischka couture gown, over $70,000 in entertainment, thousand dollar bottles of wine, 7-foot cake , bars carved out of ice, and even $50,000 for hand-blown glass butterflies. The wedding was almost $1.2 million dollars.
There are rumors that Dina and her husband have split up, and it would not surprise me considering he acts like a jerk the entire segment ( i.e. he laughs about cheating on her twice).
What did YOU think of the wedding?
The traditional throwing of a bride’s bouquet for luck ended in disaster at an Italian wedding when the flowers caused a plane to crash.
The bride and groom had hired a microlight plane to fly past and throw the bouquet to a line of women guests, Corriere della Sera reported.
However, the flowers were sucked into the plane’s engine causing it to catch fire and explode.
The aircraft plunged into a hostel. One passenger on the plane was badly hurt.
But about 50 people who had been in the hostel escaped unscathed, as did the pilot.
The incident happened at Montioni park in Suvereto, near Livorno, where the wedding reception was being held, Corriere della Sera said.
A passenger on the microlight, named as Isidoro Pensieri, 44, had the job of throwing the bouquet as pilot Luciano Nannelli flew past.
It is believed the bunch of flowers became entangled as it was thrown, and was sucked into the engine.
Mr Pensieri suffered multiple fractures and a head injury. He was taken to hospital in Grosseto by helicopter and then transferred to another in Pisa, Italian media reported.
-Submitted by TW readers Silvana and Kevin