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hatsoff Thu 03-Feb-05 17:01:22

following on from ernest's thread I feel compelled to share with you the fact that I once went to a wedding where the bride walked up the aisle to The Power of Love by Jennifer Rush. I'm still not sure how the groom's side of the church managed to remain composed. There were certainly a lot of shaking shoulders. Any other howlers?

Hulababy Thu 03-Feb-05 17:03:31

WWHat about that weddings from hell programme? There was a couple who got married tot he tune of "Tragedy" by Steps, and they all did the dance/hand movemnts - even the registrar

Gwenick Thu 03-Feb-05 17:04:09

Mentioned in the other thread - a wedding I played for nearly 10yrs ago the couple chose "fight the good fight" as the last hymn - reasoning behind it 'because we like it' - funny that as they didn't even sing during that hymn and when I asked them to sing the tune to me (I was only 16 at the time and not familiar with so many hymns as I am today) they couldn't (they did during the others).

Gwenick Thu 03-Feb-05 17:05:02

My cousin (the one who married the Jew ) and her DH walked into the Match of the Day theme tune played by a string quartet!

dejags Thu 03-Feb-05 17:14:02

friends of ours had a long drawn out catholic wedding, at the end just before they were due to turn to walk out the church, the bride had a small surprise in store for the groom. She had arranged for a band with bongo drums to hide themselves amongst the guests - they stood up and burst into a rousing rendition of "welcome to the family" a la bongo drums and other bad percussion instruments. Not exactly my cup of tea...

Smurfgirl Thu 03-Feb-05 17:26:39

My cousins. It was just so OTT, money for moneys sake. I mean do you really need gold coloured cutlery to match the bride's tiara?

lockets Thu 03-Feb-05 17:40:23

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duster Thu 03-Feb-05 17:43:07

I once went to a fancy dress wedding. It was hideous. We all had to dress in Edwardian/Victorian gear. Ex dh wouldn't allow me to go as a Victorian whore, alas. And one of the hymns was 'For those in peril on the sea,' God knows why. I was very happy to divorce out of that lot.

hatsoff Thu 03-Feb-05 17:44:54

I've also been to one with co-ordinated golf umbrellas. I don't mean that given the choice they bought the red ones cos the flowers were red, I mean they had them tailor-made in 3 colours

bundle Thu 03-Feb-05 17:45:25

duster, that sounds very like little britain's laydeez. bizarre.

duster Thu 03-Feb-05 17:51:23

Oh dear God, that's what we all looked like! It was ok for the men, because they could just wear cricket gear, or a siut with a waistcoat, but we all had to wear Emily Howard type dresses. Oh my God.

I am a laydee.

bundle Thu 03-Feb-05 17:53:10

did you have a nice edwardian parasol? and a beard?

SenoraPostrophe Thu 03-Feb-05 17:57:16

sounds nice, duster!

never been to a naff wedding, unless you count the v camp "flamenco style" first dance at our own wedding. We did toy with having "love will tear us apart" but decided against.

Marina Thu 03-Feb-05 17:57:43

There is the probably apocryphal tale of the organist who took revenge on a couple who specified "that Robin Hood song" to walk up the aisle to. I think he knew damn well they meant that vile Bryan Adams number but he went to the trouble of transcribing "Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen" and playing it all stops out to universal horror... can you confirm if this ever actually happened Gwenick?
We once had a baptism at our church in which the toddler arrived in a huge cloud of tulle, riding on a white satin cushion on a pony and trap...this is in suburban London. The choir and congregation just did not know where to look

duster Thu 03-Feb-05 17:58:34

<greatly ashamed>

There were parasols. Somewhere, I still have pictures of myself and another laydee, waving cigarettes about in the graveyard outside the church.

<even more embarrassed>

I had a frilly fan.

I am laydee, a LAYDEE, I say.

<hunts out beard trimmer>

Satine Thu 03-Feb-05 18:01:13

I went to a wedding where the bride and groom walked out to Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix!

californiagirl Thu 03-Feb-05 19:01:32

Friends who were marrying for tax reasons and being tasteless on purpose got married on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, in Las Vegas. At the bride's request, I was the security officer, in stretch red velvet and red rhinestones glued from my forehead down into my cleavage (oh, and red fishnet tights).

slug Fri 04-Feb-05 09:43:52

How about the couple who were friends of my then boyfriend. They were into Dungeons and Dragons and had a 'medeival' wedding, complete with hairy beards, full suits of armour and jousting.

lowcalCOD Fri 04-Feb-05 09:44:32

lol pic plsease

Mothernature Fri 04-Feb-05 09:59:49

An ex employer of dh when he was getting married, he wanted the theme from M.A.S.H (Suicide is pianless) but she wouldnt let him...mmm wonder why....she was also the daughter of the local undertaker...I wonder if that had anything to do with it?

nasa Fri 04-Feb-05 10:18:50

ooo, I've got one, a wedding entirely themed around CHitty Chitty Bang Bang, complete with truly scrumptious outfit for the bride

hatsoff Sat 05-Feb-05 09:46:30

no way nasa! that's the best one.

PrincessFiona Sat 05-Feb-05 10:50:39


I have only been to boring regular weddings, so no story to share but @ all these.

Dyzzidi Tue 15-Feb-05 10:14:30

Once went to a wedding where there was a Fiddler who stood on a chair and played and then a barber shop quartet who sang to every guest much to everones embarassment the Ushers were telling them the peoples wrong name on purpose and the poor blokes sang O Carol 7 times and of course Diana was sang to me twice as DP thought it was hilarious.

It was a great day even if we all squirmed!

alicatsg Tue 15-Feb-05 10:34:54

one in freezing Scotland where the bride wore purple crushed velvet and we bridesmaids wore green chiffon. I nearly died. Her dh had also written some music which a pal of his played on the penny whistle (my dh and pals nearly died of laughter as he thought it was going to be the swanee whistle). Then to cap it all the groom failed to mention his bride once in his speech.

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