March 31, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Tie Knot on First Day of Gay Marriages in UK

Ceremonies take place across England and Wales as couples take advantage of the first day of a new law that permits same-sex marriage. The prime minister, David Cameron, has hailed the change as sending a powerful message about equality in Britain (via Guardian)

March 11, 2014
Budapest, Hungary
An Orthodox Jewish bride, Mussie Oberlander, is surrounded by relatives during her wedding ceremony (via Guardian)

Budapest, Hungary

An Orthodox Jewish bride, Mussie Oberlander, is surrounded by relatives during her wedding ceremony (via Guardian)

March 10, 2014
Simferopol, Ukraine
A newly-wed couple kiss near a statue of Lenin (via Reuters)

Simferopol, Ukraine

A newly-wed couple kiss near a statue of Lenin (via Reuters)

February 16, 2014

Ukraine: Married at a Protest

Two Ukrainian anti-government protesters, Oleksandr and Halyna, are married in Kiev’s Independence Square (via Reuters)

February 12, 2014

Old Irish Couples Talk About What it Takes to Stay in Love

In this series of cute and genuine man-on-the-street interviews with older couples in Dublin, we get to hear how these relationships have lasted in love. (via 22 Words)

February 3, 2014
UK: Millionaire Asked Ex-Wife to Stay on as Housekeeper

A businessman who carried on living with his former wife after they divorced asked her if she would stay on as his housekeeper when he installed another woman in the home, a High Court judge was told.


The man could not understand why his former wife became “so aggressive” when he informed her of the new arrangements, the court heard.


Mr Justice Bodey ruled that she was entitled to nearly half of her former husband’s £13.6 million fortune.


The Family Division of the High Court, heard that the couple, who cannot be named and are from London, married in the late 1970s and divorced in the 1990s.


The judge said they treated the divorce as “just a piece of paper” and carried on living together. (via Telegraph)

UK: Millionaire Asked Ex-Wife to Stay on as Housekeeper

A businessman who carried on living with his former wife after they divorced asked her if she would stay on as his housekeeper when he installed another woman in the home, a High Court judge was told.

The man could not understand why his former wife became “so aggressive” when he informed her of the new arrangements, the court heard.

Mr Justice Bodey ruled that she was entitled to nearly half of her former husband’s £13.6 million fortune.

The Family Division of the High Court, heard that the couple, who cannot be named and are from London, married in the late 1970s and divorced in the 1990s.

The judge said they treated the divorce as “just a piece of paper” and carried on living together. (via Telegraph)

January 15, 2014

Traditional Wedding in Bulgaria

Weddings in Ribnovo, Bulgaria, only take place during winter. The traditional white mask worn by the bride goes back centuries (via Guardian)

December 27, 2013
Kiev, Ukraine
A bride and groom dance as they visit Independence Square where pro-European integration supporters are holding an ongoing rally (via Guardian)

Kiev, Ukraine

A bride and groom dance as they visit Independence Square where pro-European integration supporters are holding an ongoing rally (via Guardian)

April 19, 2012
Austria: one in four Austrian weddings involve foreigners 
Almost a quarter of all the weddings in Austria are binational according to the latest statistics from Statistik Austria.
It said that 23.5 percent of marriages fall into this category were either one partner is an Austrian and the other a foreign national – or both are foreign nationals.
In 2010 that represented 8,823 binational weddings.
The statistics also showed that while the number of foreigners marrying each other in Austria has remained relatively constant, the number of Austrians marrying foreigners has fallen significantly.
In 2004 it was 27.8 percent but the latest figures it had fallen to 18.3 percent.
This was believed to be because of the law changes in 2005 that tightened up the regulations for residency for married foreigners to clamp down on sham marriages that will purely carried out for the purposes of gaining work Visa and residency permit. (via Austrian Times)

Austria: one in four Austrian weddings involve foreigners

Almost a quarter of all the weddings in Austria are binational according to the latest statistics from Statistik Austria.

It said that 23.5 percent of marriages fall into this category were either one partner is an Austrian and the other a foreign national – or both are foreign nationals.

In 2010 that represented 8,823 binational weddings.

The statistics also showed that while the number of foreigners marrying each other in Austria has remained relatively constant, the number of Austrians marrying foreigners has fallen significantly.

In 2004 it was 27.8 percent but the latest figures it had fallen to 18.3 percent.

This was believed to be because of the law changes in 2005 that tightened up the regulations for residency for married foreigners to clamp down on sham marriages that will purely carried out for the purposes of gaining work Visa and residency permit. (via Austrian Times)

March 4, 2012
Blackpool, UK
Sharon Fuller proposed to her partner Simon Dunkerley, 518 feet in the air at the top of the Blackpool Tower, with the words ‘Marry Me?’ written hundreds of feet below in the sand on Blackpool beach. Luckily for Sharon, Simon said yes and the pair plan to marry this summer. (via Telegraph)

Blackpool, UK

Sharon Fuller proposed to her partner Simon Dunkerley, 518 feet in the air at the top of the Blackpool Tower, with the words ‘Marry Me?’ written hundreds of feet below in the sand on Blackpool beach. Luckily for Sharon, Simon said yes and the pair plan to marry this summer. (via Telegraph)

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