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30/04/2014

Fancy an overseas wedding?

With ever more countries legalizing same sex marriage there are now more exotic wedding destinations than ever before for LGBTI couples to choose from.

So if you want your wedding to be something special why not look at getting married overseas?

As of April 2014, 16 countries around the world have legalized same-sex marriage.

So whether you fancy stunning Icelandic volcanoes or Norwegian fjords for an epic backdrop, somewhere with an exotic Latin flavor like Brazil, Uruguay or Argentina, or taking your party to our sunny southern neighbours France and Spain, same-sex couples have more choices than ever for weddings abroad.

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However, you will soon find the costs adding up and many couples now pay well over £10,000 (€12,152 or $16,839) on their wedding, according to recent a YouGov poll.

So if you need to move this much money overseas you will want to make sure you get the best exchange rates and avoid unnecessary overseas transfer fees.

High street banks typically charge you around £20-£40 (€24-€49 or $34-$67) to move money overseas and they may also include hidden commission charges and impose overseas delivery charges. Fortunately, to help, Gay Star News has partnered with exchange experts Moneycorp to provide readers with great value international money transfers.

Moneycorp's international transfer fees start from just £5 (€6 or $8) and the exchange rates on offer are typically as much as 4% better than a bank, so on a transfer of £10,000 you stand to see around €400 euros more with Moneycorp; More than enough to buy a few bottles of wine for the reception.

You will also enjoy expert guidance on the foreign exchange market from your own personal account manager. They will be able to help you time your international money transfers to get the best exchange rates. So you can enjoy more money to spend on your special day.

Their expert help can also make the whole process of moving money stress free, as they'll be able to guide you on how to smoothly navigate local regulations in your destination country.

And with easy online access 24/7 it's convenient to manage your money transfers at any time of the day wherever you are.

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28/04/2014

Catanzano Wedding

Anna Lauren Catanzano and Marcus Todd Holloway were married on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Frost Chapel, Berry College.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Elaine Catanzano of Rome. The groom is the son of Tim and Lynn Holloway of Rome.

The Rev. Tim Burnham performed the double-ring ceremony before an altar decorated with a rustic wooden cross, a handmade gift from the groom’s grandfather, Ron Winslett. The chancel area included two black wrought iron candelabras with ivory tulle and ivy. A whitewashed wrought iron unity candle and ivy completed the altar. Chapel doors were adorned with burlap wreaths with ivory ribbon and wrought iron “H” monograms. Pews were embellished with ivory tulle, ivy and baby’s breath tied with satin ivory ribbon.

Holloway - Catanzano Wedding

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A program of wedding music was provided by pianist Stan Pethel. Selections included “A Thousand Years,” sung by vocalist Nicole Martin, “The Bridal Chorus” and “In Christ Alone,” sung by vocalist Garrett Henderson. A scripture reading and prayer were provided by Jason Martin.

The honor attendants were cousins of the bride, Kendyl Guice Clark of Rome and Audrey Victoria Mason of Kennesaw. Bridesmaids included Ashley Bowen Holloway of Cartersville, sister in law of the groom; Amanda Parris of Anderson, S.C.; Ashlie Sizemore of Rome and Emily Newberry of Augusta. They wore floor length, one shoulder watermelon dresses of chiffon, cinched at the waist and silver jeweled earrings, gifts from the bride. They carried hand tied bouquets of cream roses, cream daisies, green hypernicum berries, pink mini carnations and seeded eucalyptus wrapped with ivory ribbon.

The flower girl, Kelsey Arp, wore an ivory satin and chiffon dress with a decorative chiffon bow accent.

The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore a strapless dress of ivory beaded embroidered lace with a fit and flare silhouette. The dress featured a sweetheart neckline and deep V-shape back with covered buttons. The fitted bodice of lace and beading faded to a scalloped lace hem and cascaded to a chapel length train which complimented her cathedral length veil. She carried a hand tied bouquet of ivory roses, pink Anna roses, cream gerber daisies, pink mini carnations, seeded eucalyptus and green hypernicum berries wrapped with ivory ribbon. As a special remembrance, the wedding rings of the bride’s grandmother and grandfather were tied to her bouquet with matching ribbon.

Matt Holloway of Cartersville, brother of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen included Tim Holloway, father of the groom, Ron Winslett, grandfather of the groom, Matt Catanzano, brother of the bride, and Trevor Roberts and Kyle Davis, all of Rome. They wore charcoal colored suits with black bow ties and black suspenders. They wore boutonnieres of apple green hypericum berries tied with ivory ribbon.

The ring bearer was Bowen Holloway, nephew of the groom, who wore a charcoal vest and pants, with matching bow tie. He was escorted down the aisle in a vintage wagon by the flower girl.

The groom wore a charcoal suit with a white bow tie and black suspenders. His boutonniere was apple green hypericum berries tied with ivory ribbon.

The mother of the bride wore a floor-length, one shouldered gown of black lace, accented with a peplum waist and black satin ribbon. The mother of the groom wore a cap sleeved floor length gown of champagne satin, embellished with champagne jewels at the neckline. Both mothers carried ivory long stemmed roses with matching ribbon.

Following the ceremony, a dinner reception was held in the Ford Dining Hall on the Berry College Campus. Refreshments included the bride’s five-tier wedding cake with butter cream icing and cascading ivory embossed flowers. A miniature replica of the bride’s bouquet adorned the top. The groom’s table consisted of a chocolate chip cookie cake frosted with a fisherman’s theme. Individual chocolate chip cookies were surrounded by various fishing paraphernalia and photographs of the bride and groom on their fishing adventures.

A memory table was included as a tribute to the bride’s grandparents, Max Mason and Sarah Elizabeth Catanzano and the groom’s grandfathers, Bill Beard and Joseph Holloway.

The evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in the Krannert Dining Hall on the Berry College campus.

After a Caribbean cruise, the couple will reside in Rome.

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25/04/2014

Lauren Pope displays her chic spring style in a white drop-waist minidress and bold statement jacket

She's the proud designer of her very own clothing collection, and recently announced plans to launch a fashion blog.

And Lauren Pope showcased her sartorial savvy as she arrived at the BBC Radio 1 studios in central London on Thursday afternoon ahead of taking part in an on-air beauty debate.

Looking the epitome of effortless spring glamour, the TOWIE star rocked a flattering white drop-waist minidress by High Street favourite Miss Selfridge, featuring a fun and flirty skater hem.

Pretty in prints: Lauren Pope showcased her sartorial savvy as she arrived at the BBC Radio 1 studios in central London on Thursday afternoon ahead of taking part in an on-air beauty debate

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Pretty in prints: Lauren Pope showcased her sartorial savvy as she arrived at the BBC Radio 1 studios in central London on Thursday afternoon ahead of taking part in an on-air beauty debate

The 31-year-old DJ and reality star injected a bold bolt of colour to her look with a bright purple and lime printed boucle-style jacket by Zara, while indulging in a spot of neck candy in the form of a striking turquoise statement necklace.

Keeping the rest of her stylish springtime look relatively casual, Lauren teamed her dress and jacket with a pair of grey suede shoe boots and an envy-inducing black leather handbag.

The former glamour model wore her honey blonde locks teased into loose waves, and offset her features with fluttering false lashes, a golden tan and a slick of candy pink lipstick.

It was a second night out on the bounce for Lauren, who attended Superdrug's 50th birthday celebrations on Wednesday evening alongside TOWIE co-stars Grace Andrews, Georgia Kousoulou and Fran Parman and former cast-mates Lauren Goodger, Lydia Bright and Lucy Mecklenburgh.

Speaking to MailOnline at the bash, she said: '

It was lovely bumping into some familiar TOWIE faces especially Lauren Goodger and Lydia, who I'm excited is back filming with us now.'

After finding fame thanks to her role in The Only Way Is Essex, Lauren is now branching out into the world of fashion - launching a blog and unveiling a clothing collection for InTheStyle.

Speaking about her upcoming line, Lauren recently said: 'Fashion is something I’ve always been really interested in and to be asked to design a high summer collection is amazing.

'It was very important to me to have an input into all the designs and with In The Style - that’s exactly what I have done. The collection will be a mixture of catwalk and my own personal style influences!

The High Summer collection is set to go on sale in June and will include lots of 'colour, patterns and trend-focused pieces all designed by Lauren Pope herself'.

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