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Couple Spent One British Pound On Wedding Ceremony (Photos)

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Sept 4, 2013 – Couple Spent One British Pound On Wedding Ceremony (Pictures)

A thrifty bride and groom have proved  a wedding day to remember does not need to cost a fortune after  celebrating their nuptials – at the cost of just £1.

Georgina  Porteous and Sid Innes organised their perfect day for family and  friends, complete with rings, flowers, a cake and even 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, all on their unbelievably low budget.

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 were toasting their good fortune today after spending only a  tiny fraction of the average £20,000 cost of a wedding in the UK.

Georgina, 36, said: ‘I don’t see the point in these massive weddings. It takes away from what marriage is truly about.

The only expense the couple could not avoid was  the statutory £70 for the fees required to marry, but everything else  was donated or sourced for free

The couple exchanged wedding rings hand-crafted by Georgina using antlers she found in their garden

‘There is nothing to gain from  spending a huge amount of money. The day is supposed to be about  marrying the person you love and for us all that mattered was that we  were becoming husband and wife. We didn’t want or need a big, fancy  affair.’

Georgina,  an artist, met singer-songwriter Sid, 39, at an art fair in Glasgow in  2009 and immediately said ‘yes’ when he proposed in Berlin last year.

The couple, who live near  Inverness, started planning their big day but as they are both dedicated  to recycling and self-sufficiency, they vowed to keep their nuptials as  simple as possible.

The  only expense they could not avoid was the statutory £70 for the fees  required to marry, but everything else was donated or sourced for free.

Georgina  said: ‘From day one of the engagement we knew we wanted a small and  cheap wedding, it was a natural thing for us because we are so invested  in recycling and self-sustainability. We were really excited to plan it  all.

Georgina’s aunt had baked a three-tier chocolate  orange wedding cake infused with Lady Grey tea, with the couple’s  initials intertwined on top for decoration

An official wedding  photographer was on hand to capture the occasion after Georgina, also a  freelance film editor, offered to work for him in return.

Each  guest had been asked to bring food and drink, so they tucked into  home-made quiches, sausage rolls, boiled potatoes, fresh bread and  salad.

Georgina’s aunt had baked a  three-tier chocolate orange wedding cake infused with Lady Grey tea,  with the couple’s initials intertwined on top for decoration.

After  the wedding picnic, everyone partied the night away, as Georgina’s  talented father, Harry, played some 1940s jazz on his saxophone.

Georgina added: ‘We had so much fun and it was exciting to see what dish everyone had brought.

‘We  all sat around after the ceremony and had a little picnic, it was great  and all the food was gone by the end so we didn’t waste any of it.

‘There  was quite a relaxed atmosphere and everyone was chatting to one  another, and then when it got later everyone was enjoying the music and  joining in with all the dances.
‘We  had a ball. The day went beautifully. It was really family-focused and  emotional. Lots of people said it was the best wedding they have ever  been to.’

But  despite spending so little on their wedding, the couple intend to be  more extravagant on their honeymoon as they will be spending a month in  Berlin.

Georgina said: ‘Although we spent a small amount, we do plan to spend a little more on our honeymoon.

‘We  are going back to Berlin, where we got engaged. We love it and we have  friends living there, so we will still be able to save some money.’

one pound wedding cake

Wonders shall never end in this world o.

[Source: Daily Mail]



  1. chinyere

    September 4, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    this is one stingy bride. God forbid bad thing

  2. Jossy

    September 4, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    Am happy 4 u guys i wish say i never do my wedding na so i 4 do d wedding.

  3. miko

    September 4, 2013 at 6:08 AM

    Nigerians should emulate from this couples..hahaaaaha

  4. Amina Eke

    September 4, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    best wedding so far, as long as they love each other, the money can be used for their best upkeep.

  5. Aji

    September 4, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    A good one.I pray Nigerians will learn from this instead of running into debt after wedding .

  6. safimula

    September 4, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Chinyere Sorry may God forgive u, cos u don’t know what marriage is all about is a pitty, wait for ur’s and stop casting other’s

  7. Sophie

    September 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Very good!
    I appreciate the saying – “cut your coat according to your size”
    I don’t see anything stingy about not being able to afford a big party cos you want to wed.

  8. stanleybone

    September 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    that is nice

  9. Isaac godwin

    September 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Very nice n reasonable,those who even spent huge money finally get 2 break up…..nice style.

  10. Eve

    September 4, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Na dis kind weddin dey last. Good one

  11. Metu Nyetu

    September 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    All of una wey de tok say dis wedding na d gbask no go gree do am 4 una own turn o! Dat na hypocrisy.

  12. Daniel

    September 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    It’s fantastic,better married life not better marriage ceremony.

  13. Speed

    September 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    @Daniel,best comment so far!

  14. Chi

    September 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Hmmm, nice one buh mine will not b lyk d@ oo, it’s a ”once in a lyf tym event” abeg.

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