The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends Update newsletter preferences A new report released by some of the biggest names in the wedding industry has revealed that UK weddings are the fifth-most expensive in the world. The 2019 Global Wedding Report, compiled by The Knot, WeddingWire and Bodas.net, analysed survey results from 20,000 couples across 14 countries, and found Brits are spending an average $19,200 (£14,740) on their weddings. Comparatively, couples in the US spend an average of $29,200 (£22,419), couples in Spain spend $23,400 (£17,970) and couples in Italy spend $22,500 (£17,275). The figures exclude engagement and wedding rings and honeymoons too, which could easily add another £10,000 to the cost. Last year, a survey by Hitched.co.uk found the average cost for a wedding in the UK had soared to £32,000, yet this new report could mean Brits are opting for smaller weddings, as it … [Read more...] about This is how much the average wedding costs around the world
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Idris Elba has broken the hearts of thousands by officially tying the knot with Sabrina Dhowre. And in images shot by British Vogue, the handsome actor, 46, couldn't peel his attention away from his stunning other half as they celebrated their big day at the opulent Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh. Following their Friday wedding, and a 'colours of the Souk' themed dinner at the lavish Amanjena resort on Thursday, the pair are still set to have an all-white party at the flashy Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech on Saturday night to bring their three day extravaganza to an end. Stunning: In images shot by British Vogue, Idris Elba, 46, couldn't peel his attention away from stunning Sabrina Dhowre, 29, as they tied the knot in a three-day idyllic ceremony Lavish: The genetically gifted pair exchanged vows at the big day at the opulent Ksar Char Bagh hotel (pictured) in Marrakesh on Friday The newlyweds have spared no expense when it comes to their nuptials, and opted for … [Read more...] about Inside Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre’s Moroccan wedding celebrations
With HBO currently in production on the final season of its juggernaut fantasy series Game of Thrones, a number of networks are hoping to be the new source for your Sunday night swords and dragons fix. HBO, for one, is hoping to retain its audiences by launching one (or more) Thrones spin-offs—but it will have to compete with Showtime’s adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’s The Kingkiller Chronicles and, now, with Amazon’s freshly announced multi-season series set in the world of the fantasy series that most inspired George R.R. Martin (and practically every other working fantasy writer): J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. According to an announcement Monday, “the television adaptation will explore new story lines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.” That means the events of this series will take place prior to Frodo Baggins’ journey—but there’s no word yet on whether the time period in question is … [Read more...] about Why Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Show Won’t Be the New Game of Thrones
Danielle Lloyd married her fiancé Michael O'Neill in a top secret wedding in Dubai earlier this month. Following the idyllic ceremony and reception, MailOnline has obtained an exclusive glimpse into the couple's incredible nuptials, which saw the duo exchange vows under a flower arch and on the sun-drenched beach, ahead of the fun-filled party which saw the pair party into the wee hours at Summersalt Beach Club. Danielle, 35, and Michael, 31, exchanged vows in front of their family and friends on the beach in front of the Burj Al Arab hotel, which was the perfect backdrop for the exquisite snaps of their big day while they later headed to a beach club where Champagne flowed, cake was eaten and fun and frolics were had. Happy days: Danielle Lloyd married her fiancé Michael O'Neill in a top secret wedding in Dubai last month The nuptials were an intimate occasion which their nearest and dearest promised to keep off social media however new images have now … [Read more...] about Danielle Lloyd unveils her Dubai wedding album
Photo-Illustration: Getty Images, jlo/Instagram The big celebrity news this week is: Alex Rodriguez finally proposed to Jennifer Lopez after two years of dating. This is her fifth engagement. No one believes in love more than J.Lo, and I’m glad we all get to celebrate that. The details: Rodriguez proposed this past weekend on the beach in the Bahamas. From the photos the couple shared of the intimate moment, we know that he wore white jeans and sneakers, and she wore a beautiful flowing skirt. But one important questions remains … is the ring better than all the other rings Lopez has received from suitors in the past? Lucky for us, “Page Six” compiled photos of all five of Lopez’s engagement rings here. Lopez’s most famous engagement ring came from Ben Affleck in the early 2000s — a 6-carat pink diamond sparkler from Harry Winston worth approximately $2.5 million. But she also received rings from (and ultimately got married to) Ojani Noa, … [Read more...] about Did A-Rod Give J.Lo the Best Engagement Ring?