We attended D’s wedding. It was the Serbian wedding that wasn’t, but the bride obviously had a great day! It was held at a “party house”, which was a new concept for me. Basically, the function was held in a suburban house, with a large garden. A civil celebrant officiated, and there was ample catering, a steady flow of drinks and music. In the latter respects, although the venue and format would have differed, the catering and music replicated what would have occurred had the other aspects been in line with “tradition”.
I know it’s not “news” but certainly the attitude towards “traditional”
weddings has moved on for lots of “today’s” generation. Even Prince Harry and Megan appear to be likely to depart from the “traditional” format.
For the record, storms were forecast for the day, and just a few minutes after the open-air ceremony was performed, the rain came down! Such fortuitous timing! Then it cleared, and the rest of the evening was lovely.
The only downside? The planned honeymoon to Bali looks like not happening due to the volcanic eruption. [Update – I believe that they were able to get a last-minute booking to Bagkok instead].