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Married At First Sight viewers fall in love with hunky groom Clark as he admits he's 'never been more certain of anything'

Le 20 octobre 2016, 09:05 dans Humeurs 0

Two bold strangers took the brave - and some might say foolhardy - step of marrying each other after meeting at the altar as Married At First Sight returned last night.

But if the pairing doesn't work out, groom Clark, a business development executive, will not be short of offers after his good looks and charming manners won over an army of fans.

Viewers went into a frenzy after the 26-year-old, looked stunned by his bride Melissa, saying 'you look amazing' when he first saw her - and many offered him marriage proposals of their own.

Student nurse Melissa, 27, was paired with business development executive Clark, 26, in the new series of Married At First Sight - despite the pair never having met before

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While many of the show's viewers couldn't understand why on earth the hunk was single, they uniformly shared their praise for him.

Viewer @aldopacason gushed: 'This Clark guy on Married at First Sight actually seems like a dream'

@aimeejaayne agreed, saying: 'Clark and Melissa on Married at First Sight are SOOOO adorable'

Beth McDermid wrote: 'The reaction that Clark had when he saw Melissa on Married At First Sight is the reaction I need in my life'

LauraIsabella asked: 'Where do I sign up for married at First Sight? #clark'

Alexandra Power swooned, 'OMG this is literally the most emotional thing I've watched. When he said 'wow'.

Natasha, from London, concurred, 'I need to find a guy like Clark, what a gent'

Emily Aspell asked, 'Is Clark not the loveliest man in the world!'

Lidia Lowe revealed that the groom had been single for a while, when she admitted, 'LOL the guy on #MarriedAt FirstSight, Clark, I matched with him on Tinder back in the day. Clearly things never went right for him.'

Gemma Chalcroft is also a member of his fan club, saying, 'Clark is adorable! I'd marry him.'

Holly Tweddle tweeted, 'If it doesn't work out I'll marry you Clark'

Ellis Taylor agreed: '100% would marry Clark'

Women watched gripped as Clark met student Melissa, 27, on their wedding day itself at Islington Town Hall in north London, as part of Channel 4's social experiment.

He was told nothing about his wife-to-be apart from her name, saying: 'Wow, that's a very nice name. I am so nervous right now.'

And despite not having laid eyes on Melissa, he told cameras: 'I don't think I've ever been more ready in my life. To be committed to someone is the one thing I've been missing, massively. I don't think I've ever been more certain of anything in my entire life. I am ready to say "I do."'

Davina Elizabeth appeared ready to join the show herself, writing, 'Why didn't I sign up to this? I'd well marry Clark'

Siobhan Butler was equally smitten: 'Bloody hell do men like Clark exist? He's so nice... Can I marry him?'

Natalie said the same, 'I'd marry Clark at first sight'

Lucy Gornall said: 'Good god this Clark guy on #MarriedAtFirstSight is GORGEOUS. Why is he on this!!!???'

Katie McGee, however, brought a note of scepticism to bear, noting, 'If Clark was 36 I might believe he's ready to commit to one person and settle down. He's got 10 years in him yet!'

Stacey Smith joined in, 'If Clark is divorced by now, I'll have him.'

The couple - who tied the knot four months ago - spoke to the camera as their big day loomed, admitting to huge pre-wedding jitters.

Clark told friends: 'I just hope she likes me. I can actually feel my heart in my head.'

And as the pair locked eyes for the first time they were both close to tears with Clark telling his bride: 'You look amazing.'

'So do you, thank God!' she replied.

The couple then exchanged a brief kiss on the cheek before exchanging vows.

Only after the ceremony did they sit down with a glass of champagne and begin the awkward process of getting to know everything about each other - with Clark admitting he's relieved that his new wife has the right 'tooth to gum ratio'.

He admitted to his bride that he has ploughed through 'numerous' failed relationships in his life.

However, romance was very much in the air when they take to the floor for their first dance to Ray Charles' Come Rain or Shine.

'I really am the luckiest guy ever,' Clark said, before adding as they left the wedding party, 'We've known each other for less than five hours and it feels like I've known you for ages.'

According to the show's formula, the pair now have five weeks to see if their marriage will work.

And their fans are desperate to know how the two of them have fared since that dramatic day.

Gemma Kidd gushed: 'Absolutely love Married At First Sight! Hope Clark and Melissa are together forever!'

A viewer known only as Animagus admitted: 'I'm already way too invested in Clark and Melissa'

Russ Peers chimed in, 'Call me an old romantic but I reckon Clark and Melissa will last'

Lydia couldn't contain herself over how their relationship is going, asking: 'Come on Mel & Clark, Someone's gotta know you! Just let us know if it's happily ever after - I can't stop searching.'

Natalie Duce agreed saying, 'I NEED to know if Clark and Melissa are still together... Come on, break the silence.'

David, from London, also wished the well, saying, 'Fair play to Melissa and Clark! Hope they make it! Brave!'

This year, producers received nearly 3,500 willing volunteers looking for love.

By putting their trust in science and a panel of experts - psychologist Mark Coulson; sex and relationship therapist Jo Coker; evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin; and Nick Devenish, a Church of England vicar - they all hope to find the man or women of their dreams.

Experts sift through thousands of applicants until eight singletons are set to become four couples.

The five-week 'experiment' begins when the couples meet as complete strangers and marry at first sight, and continues with a honeymoon and four weeks of living together as man and wife.

It concludes with 'decision day', when the couples must decide whether to stay together or seek a divorce.

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Couple serve a 'junk food' wedding banquet made of ingredients destined for the bin on their big day

Le 11 octobre 2016, 08:41 dans Humeurs 0

An eco-conscious couple served their wedding guests an after-dinner surprise when they revealed that the banquet they had just enjoyed was made entirely of food destined for the bin.

Nikki Pope, 48, and Cate Bauer, 51, from Manchester, staged a 'junk food' wedding by using ingredients and products which were destined for supermarket waste disposal skips.

But they only enlightened the 110 guests at their wedding in Chorlton about the menu choice when the wedding meal was over.

Nikki and Cate admit they are passionate about upcycling and transforming waste - and love taking property wrecks and making them into family homes.

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In that spirit they support The Real Junk Food Project Manchester - a network of organisations that create healthy meals out of food destined for waste and 'salvage and make beautiful what others have discarded'.

For their wedding feast at Chorlton-Cum-Hardy Golf Club, they asked the Real Junk Food Project to supply the food from the products it 'intercepts' on the way to the supermarket waste bins.

Speaking to BBC Inside Out North West, Nikki said before her wedding: 'We're very aware that when people hear about the Real Junk Food Project they could be really put off our food.'

She added: 'They might even think that somehow… it's been fished out of a bin! So we're not gonna tell' em! We're not gonna tell 'em till after the lunch.'

Nikki said: 'I think most people will understand that if we were worried about it we wouldn't take a risk at our wedding. And that's the real passion for us – we're really committed to the project and we're really committed to helping them get it right.'

Fortunately for the couple, the cook in charge of preparing the wedding meal was award winning chef Mary-Ellen McTague, who was head chef at acclaimed restaurant Aumbry.

Bury-born Mary-Ellen said: 'I was really surprised by how much food we're losing every week to waste from supermarkets that was a really shocker to me, I didn't realise it was that much.

'In terms of restaurants, at really high-end Michelin environment restaurants it's just by necessity very, very wasteful because if something is not perfect it can't be served so you end up wasting a lot of food.'

Mary-Ellen prepared a Middle Eastern mezze style menu for the wedding, in line with the request from Nikki and Cate.

Guests were amazed when the surprise was revealed with one commenting 'I would have thought that was a bespoke menu made to order' and another saying 'it was lovely food and I certainly won't be putting it in the bin.'

The Real Junk Food Project has cafes and other outlets springing up across the North West, the UK and around the world.

The organisation's founder Adam Smith has almost 30 cafes supplied from a central warehouse in Yorkshire.

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Wedding veils complete bridal look

Le 14 septembre 2016, 09:39 dans Humeurs 0

The perfect dress is on the wish list of many a bride-to-be, but no bridal ensemble is truly complete until the bride chooses her veil.

Veils have been worn by brides at their weddings for centuries. Veils can be traced back to the Middle East, where veils helped protect against the weather while also preserving the modesty of the bride. In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, veils were used as protection against evil spirits.

Wedding veils complete bridal look

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According to popular wedding website TheKnot, until Vatican II, all Catholic women were required to have their heads covered in church, including during their wedding ceremonies. Veils were worn for this purpose, but they also symbolized trust in the groom and his love and companionship. Some Christians also see the veil as a visual representation of submission to the Church and to God. Others think of the veil as another beautiful accompaniment to their bridal gown, without attaching any additional meaning to the veil itself.

Veils come in various lengths and can complement the style of a wedding gown. They also tend to add glamour to bridesÕ looks. Here are the types of veils from shortest to longest.

- Blusher: Blushers cover the face, though some extend only to mid-cheek on the bride.

- Flyaway: Flyaways cover just the back of the head. Shorter veils may work better on petite women.

- Shoulder: Shoulder veils are about 20 inches in length and will hit at the bride's shoulders or just below.

- Waist: Waist-length veils cascade down to the middle of the bride's waist.

- Fingertip: These veils extend down 38 to 42 inches, brushing against the bride's fingertips.

- Waltz/Knee: For a dramatic look, many brides may opt for waltz-length veils, which fall to the back of the knees.

- Chapel/Floor: Veils that extend to the floor may be referred to as 'chapel' or 'floor-length' veils. Such veils cascade slightly behind the bride.

Veils can complete brides' wedding day looks. Shorter veils may be comfortable to wear throughout the day and evening, but brides may want to consider detachable veils if they are selecting lengthier options.

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