• Husky films wedding preparations

The $31 million wedding versus the one where the photographer was a dog!

When we heard about the marriage of Angela Yeung, the actress, singer and model dubbed the “Chinese Kim Kardashian” to actor Huang Xiaoming (the Chinese Kanye West, one assumes), it got us thinking about weddings and how in all their uniform exchanging of vows and rings, each has its own perfect uniqueness.

That, of course, came after we’d scraped our jaws off the floor on hearing that the pair’s October 2015 nuptials cost an eye-watering $31 million. We can only assume that the couple read about Kimye’s $12 million union in Italy and thought: “Challenge accepted!”. If, like us, you’re struggling to comprehend what $31 million actually means, it’s the equivalent spend of over 1,192 average-costing American weddings. Yowsers!

Beautiful as the bride was in the couture gown she wore for the wedding run through in Paris (yes, the Elie Sab dress was just for the rehearsal), not to mention the 115 feet of ivory satin organza of the custom, five-months-in-the-making Christian Dior gown she wore for the actual event, we’ve gone every bit as gaga for some of the, shall we say, less cash-tastic weddings that have come to our attention over recent times. 


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They didn’t involve a 10-foot-tall wedding cake that took a month to assemble, gift bags including mobile phones for 2,000 guests, or a giant wall of flowers (all featured in the Yeung-Xiaoming celebrations), but we love them all the same for the creative ingenuity demonstrated by a bride and groom very much in love.

Topping the list of our favourites is the couple who cleverly sidestepped the expense of a videographer, by drawing on the services of their beloved Husky to film their beautiful winter wedding on Roan Mountain, Tennessee, where the pair had their first date a decade earlier.

Since posting on YouTube the footage from the GoPro collar camera collected as their pet wandered freely between hair and make-up, mingling guests and the exchange of vows, the short film has already notched up nearly five million views and counting. And it’s easy to see why.

“It was cold and magical [in 2 feet of snowy wonder],” Marshall Burnette writes about his wedding day to bride Addie, on YouTube. “Our dog, Ryder, insisted on filming the wedding video, so we let her do her thing. She took awhile to edit the footage, but we think she did a great job.”

We couldn’t agree more!


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.