January 13th, 2009

bridezilla roar

wedding investigations continue: owen and janet

Having learned about weddings that take place inside musicals, this weekend I learned about weddings that come from the internet, at the wedding of j4 and addedentry.

They're off on Honeymoon at the moment, but I'm not so foolish as to think that this means that they won't see the picture below, of the two of them looking like an Angela Carter fairytale. However, they did pose for it, and pose again until the expressions came out just right, so I think they'll be OK with it.

So: internet wedding lessons:

  • Do not bother to hire an official photographer, as hordes of uncles and other techies will turn up bristling with recording devices anyway.
  • Simple strong themes are at their best if you have several of them, e.g. scrabble, cravats, badgers.
  • Weddings will inevitably be full of people you are not quite sure if you ought to remember that you used to know. A bonding device to get people over this problem is indicated (and may be the explanation of Ceilidhs).
  • Wedding favours which can be fiddled with, played with, flown through the air or arranged into rude words are a gift your guests will appreciate.
  • Although strict dress codes are not a good idea, encouraging your friends to wear fascinators is sure to please the photographers.

Speaking of which, I also took some photos. which recommend that you click through and view, not least because two of them feature a small badger containment device made out of a cravat.

some sort of twisted fairytale