All hail the chocolate fountain! When wedding photographers Jenny and Keith McAvoy asked their daughter Eliza’s classmates what they’d serve at their perfect wedding, they weren’t surprised by (most of) the results. Half the children in Year 2 at the James Brindley Primary School in Worsley went for the ever-popular cascading chocolate with strawberries, marshmallows and bananas to dip, and jelly, ice-cream and fudge cake on the side. Only two (both boys) thought beyond the sugar rush; one suggested fajitas with his wedding cake and another fancied cheese baguettes!
Entertainment-wise, these youngsters are thinking way beyond the usual disco route, listing a clown, a strongman, a sea lion show and Strictly Come Dancing as possible crowd-pleasers in the evening. We loved that one would book JLS – aim high, why not? – but not so convinced about the appeal of watching “funny mice” after the speeches.
As you’d expect, the long white sparkly dress was high on the what-to-wear list, although nearly a quarter of the girls said they’d wear red (Chris de Burgh has a lot to answer for). Our future grooms were almost all kitted out in black, although we’re slightly concerned about the girl who’d dress her H2b in a black and pink suit, and another who saw herself walking down the aisle with a fiancé in a black cardigan.
Sweetly, it seems the brides and grooms of the 2030s are fairly traditional; most imagined getting married in church (Westminster Abbey got a lot of votes) and red roses and tulips came up again and again (apart from one boy who wanted flowers like ‘red volcanos’). But our favourite answer of all came from the seven-year-old girl who, when asked, ‘Who would you invite?’…replied ‘…my cousins, aunts, uncles and anyone who’s still alive’. And you thought you had an ambitious guest list!
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