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Around the World tells about remarkable places for marriage in Europe, Asia and America.
London Eye Wedding Capsule
Great Britain, London
The largest Ferris wheel in Europe, the London Eye, provides newlyweds with the opportunity to exchange vows of love 135 meters above the ground with stunning views of the city. The classic wedding package includes two turns in a capsule cabin for 20 people, flowers, champagne and a civil ceremony coordinator to boot. The price of the basic package is £2890.
Ceremony Hall at Icehotel
The ice hotel is built every year with the beginning of the winter season. By December, pavilions with rooms, a restaurant, a cinema and a Ceremonial Hall are already operating. Until April, when the ice begins to melt, there are quiet “cold procedures” for two, and magnificent celebrations for 50 guests. The spouses are given special warm clothes. Ceremonies for same-sex couples have also been organized since 2009.
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Kazan Family Center
The wedding palace was built in the form of a huge traditional cast cauldron. The backlight imitates a fire burning under the boiler. Above, at a height of 32 meters above the level of the Kazanka River, there is an observation deck overlooking the Kremlin and the embankment.
On four sides of the building, the architect Dashi Namdakov placed sculptural pairs of zilants of different sexes (creatures from Tatar mythology, similar to on dragons) and leopards (symbols of the republic). The compositions are called “He and She”.
Registry Office “Dolphin”
A touching tiny building on Batumi Boulevard reminds someone of a shell, a snail, someone else – a drop, an eye and even a pig. It all depends on the angle and imagination of the beholder. Dolphin is also recognized. You can sign at any time of the day, the main thing is to apply in advance.
High-Heel Wedding Church
The Wedding Church of the High Heel was originally intended to commemorate the victims of gangrene that broke out on the island in the 1950s. But rather associated with Cinderella's shoe. The church does not perform a religious function, only marriages are held here. The 320-piece blue glass structure is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest building in the form of shoes with heels.
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The Temple of Happiness is like a giant monument, each level of which has the shape of an 8-pointed star. In a cubic design at the very top, a ball with a diameter of 32 m, symbolizing our planet. A solid part of its surface is occupied by the map of Turkmenistan. There are six marriage registration halls inside the palace.
A Little White Wedding Chapel
USA, Las Vegas
Many celebrities (Frank Sinatra, Britney Spears, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore) performed a quick wedding ceremony in the Little White Wedding Chapel. The chapel is often shown in television shows (“Supernatural”, “Friends”).
Mere mortals are not ordered to come here either. Prices start at $50. You can get married not only in a chapel, but also in a tunnel cut through the wall, and in a pink Cadillac, or you can invite a singing actor portraying Elvis Presley to the wedding.
Photo: ALAMY/LEGION-MEDIA, ICE HOTEL. COM, ALAMY/LEGION-MEDIA, RAMIL SITDIKOV/RIA NOVOSTI, ALAMY, SIME/LEGION-MEDIA, VASILY SHITOV/TASS , March 2020, partially updated in February 2023