The lavish wedding - for just a pound
A thrifty bride and groom have proved a wedding day to remember does not need to cost a fortune after celebrating their nuptials -- for just one pound.
Georgina Porteous and Sid Innes organised their perfect day for family and friends, complete with rings, flowers, a cake and a photographer to capture the occasion.
They also hosted a reception with a picnic, drinks, jazz music and dancing at a romantic setting in the Scottish Highlands.
But incredibly, apart from the £70 they had to pay by law for their marriage fees, their only expenditure was a pound on Georgina's vintage wedding gown.
The newlyweds have now been toasting their big day after spending only a tiny fraction of the average £20,00o cost of a wedding in the UK.
lavish (adj) = showing that a lot of money has been spent - lujoso, desmesurado
thrifty (adj) = showing a careful use of money especially by avoiding waste - ahorrativo
the bride and groom - la novia y el novio (los novios)
nuptials (n) - nupcias
to host = to provide the space for a special event - albergar??
a fee = an amount of money you pay to do/use stg or to get a service - honorarios?? precio
expenditure = the total amount that a person or government spends (formal) - gastos
a gown = a woman's dress that is usually worn on formal occasions - vestido largo
newlyweds (n) = a couple who have just got married - recién casados
to toast = to hold up your glass as an expression of good wishes - brindar
average (adj) - media, promedio
to see the point in stg = to understand the reason for doing stg - ver el sentido
to take away from = to lessen the value of stg - ??
marriage (n) - matrimonio
huge (adj) - enorme ≠ tiny
an amount - cantidad, suma
fancy (adj) - elaborado, sofisticado ≠ ordinary
an affair = an event - una ocasión, un acontecimiento
a fair - una feria
to vow to do stg = to make a serious promise or decision - jurar
to avoid - evitar
to source = to get stg from a particular place - ??
an engagement - un compromiso
to get engaged = to officially decide to get married - prometerse
to take place = to happen - tener lugar
a barn - un granero
hay bales - balas de heno
stunning (adj) = incredibly beautiful - impresionante
ivory (adj) - marfil
embroidered (adj) - bordada
a sleeve - una manga
to swap = to give stg and be given stg else instead - cambiar
a suit - un traje
a guest - un huesped
antlers = the horns of a deer (ciervo) - cornamenta ??
a whip-round = money collected from a group of people to buy a present for sb - una colecta
to be on hand - estar disponible
to tuck into (informal) - lanzarse (sobre la comida)
sausage rolls = pastry filled with sausage meet - aguja de hojaldre rellena de salchicha
a tier = one of several levels eg on a cake - un piso??
to intertwine _ to twist two things together so as to be difficult to separate - interlazar ??
to waste - to use stg badly when there is a limited amount
to have a ball = to have a great time - pasarlo bomba
despite (+ verb + ing / + noun) - a pesar de
although - aunque, a pesar de que
to save money - ahorrar dinero
When did you last go to a wedding? What was it like? Did you enjoy it?
Do you think people spend too much money on their wedding day? What is your opinion on the £1 wedding?