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Football Stars? Weddings in Summer 2011

March 31st, 2013

At the beginning of this month, after the season ended, many football stars have been busy with the most important event: their wedding. They are Lukas Podolski, Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Nicolas Lombaerts, Kevin Antonio Mirallas and some others. Let’s enjoy unforgettable moments of their weddings.

On June 12, the Striker Didier Drogba and Lala Diakite, the mother of his three children held the ceremony in Monaco. There were about 500 guests; most of them are sport stars and rich businessmen.

The wedding of Striker Didier Drogba and Lala Diakite held on 12 June

On Monday 11 June, striker Lukas Podolski got married to his longtime girlfriend Monika Puchalski, which drew attention in a small village in Poland where Podolski was born.

The marriage of Podolski and Puchalski in a white ancient Bentley

Also on 11 June, Vincent Kompany, a Belgian player is playing in Manchester City and his girlfriend Carla Higgs held their wedding at Castle Ashby, Northants. This 25-year-old couple has a daughter together before marrying.

The wedding of Jesus Navas (Sevilla) and Alejandra Moral was celebrated in his hometown on 10 June. The wedding of 25-year-old star was participated by the defender Real, Sergio Ramos, a friend of the groom.

The midfielder Tottenham Hotspurs, Luka Modric, recently held his wedding again at the church in Zagreb with his wife, Vanja. In May last year, their marriage without religious rites took place in his hometown when his wife is pregnant with her first son.

The midfielder Tottenham Hotspurs, Luka Modric recently held his wedding at the church in Zagreb

Luka Modric’s wedding last summer

More surprisingly, four Belgian football stars chose 4 June to mark their happiest and holiest moment of their life.

Nicolas Lombaerts, Belgian defender (Zenit Saint Petersburg) organized his great day with the girlfriend Karolien Van der Sprecht on Sunday 4 June

The second wedding on 4 June is the marriage of another Belgian star named Kevin Mirallas Antonio. The striker is playing for the Olympiacos club.

After six years together and having a three-year-old daughter, Alena, the Brugge goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen and Schreurs Fern organized their wedding in the church on 4 June. The couple went to the marriage hall in the yellow bus.

The wedding of Stijn Stijnen and Schreurs Fern on 4 June

The wedding of the footbal star Steven Defour (Standard Liege). The groom looked smart in Ferrari to the wedding hall while the bride Irene Mbisdikis sat on a luxurious black Rolls Royce

Related links:

Top Famous Weddings of Football Stars

Top Footballers’ luxurious weddings

Secret Weddings of Famous Stars

John Stevens is an Internet marketer and freelance photographer. He likes collecting photographs of celebrities, posting breaking news and writing articles to comment on outstanding events in the field of entertainment

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THE WATERFRONT CITY OF KIRKLAND BECOMES POPULAR WASHINGTON LOCATION FOR AFFORDABLE AND UNIQUE DESTINATION WEDDINGS

August 11th, 2011

THE WATERFRONT CITY OF KIRKLAND BECOMES POPULAR WASHINGTON LOCATION FOR AFFORDABLE AND UNIQUE DESTINATION WEDDINGS

Formerly for celebrities and those with big budgets, Destination Weddings have become more accessible and more popular for engaged couples looking to add a unique twist to their wedding plans.  With its fantastic views of the Seattle skyline, the Olympic Mountains and numerous waterfront parks steps away from Lake Washington, Kirkland is quickly growing in popularity as the perfect Washington Destination Wedding location. 

For those who have grown up in Washington State or attended one of its many colleges including the nearby University of Washington, Kirkland’s own Northwest University, or Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland has been a place where memories are made.  For those who have worked either in Kirkland, Seattle or around the Eastside, Kirkland has been the perfect location for a business meeting, day in the sun or an evening of good food and entertainment.  Because of this, it is not surprising that many of these same people choose Kirkland for their wedding celebration with family and friends.

With its convenient location, only ten miles east of Seattle, twenty-two miles north of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and less than ten miles from Woodinville’s wine country, Kirkland is convenient and accessible for both in state and out of town guests.  Combined with the waterfront city’s outstanding accommodations, venues, wedding planners, caterers, florists, photographers and more, it has everything a bride and groom could need to turn their special event into a once-in-a-lifetime experience for themselves and family and friends. 

When it comes to accommodations for the wedding couple, their family, friends and guests, Kirkland offers many choices.  For those wanting to experience two of the top destination hotels, The Heathman Hotel in downtown Kirkland is centrally located to all that the city has to offer including waterfront parks and an eclectic selection of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.  The Woodmark Hotel and Yacht Club is located directly on Lake Washington at Carillon Point.  Much like a small resort, the property features outstanding accommodations, dining, a spa, several boutique-style shops and amazing view of Seattle from across the lake.  For those looking for a hotel brand that is well respected across the world, the Marriott offers their Courtyard location at Totem Lake, and for those interested in good accommodations at reasonable prices, the Baymont Inn, Carlton Inn, Comfort Inn and La Quinta Inn and Suites are all excellent choices.  There is also a Motel 6 and a few bed and breakfasts.  Information on all can be found on explorekirkland.com.

For the day before or after the ceremony, activities and itineraries for the couple and their guests abound both on the water and on land.   For those who want to explore the beauty of Lake Washington, East Puget Sound, Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, tours on the Argosy Cruise Ships or Waterways yachts are a definite must.  For others who would enjoy the lake in a more private or personalized manner, boats and kayaks are available for rent by the hour, the day or even the entire weekend.  Parasailing in the warmer months is also a popular and exciting way to take in the sights of the lake, the city and beyond. 

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For those couples or guests who enjoy an “active” itinerary, the city offers many opportunities for walking, hiking, cycling, bird watching, playing golf, tennis or beach volleyball and more.  Wine lovers can tour nearby Woodinville’s wineries, local tasting rooms like Northwest Cellars or Kirkland’s own wine specialty stores, like The Grape Choice at Kirkland Marina Park.  Martini lovers can wander a few doors down to VoVina for a variety of libations with unique flavors and names.  But for those who would rather just enjoy the slow pace of a gentle stroll around the quaint city with its unique shops and art galleries, or a picnic and sunbathing at one of its many waterfront parks, Kirkland is a city that believes in taking life at your own pace.

When it comes to the rehearsal dinner, or the post-wedding brunch, the venues range from elegant sophistication, like that found at the Trellis Restaurant at The Heathman Hotel with unique plates created by Executive Chef Brian Scheehser, to family friendly, like the Crab Cracker, to casual fun like an old-fashioned crab boil by Lake Street Catering at the Marina Park Pavilion.  If seafood and a view is your desire, the incredibly popular Anthony’s Homeport Restaurant and bin on the lake are both guaranteed to please.  And if you are looking for a little entertainment during, or after, dinner or brunch, the Kirkland Performance Center and Laughs Comedy Club are two of several great choices for a venue that can be fun, a little bit different and flexible to your entertainment and catering needs. 

 For the big day of your wedding ceremony and reception, again the options are numerous.  The Woodmark Hotel, located directly on Lake Washington, is one of Kirkland’s most popular choices for the all-inclusive wedding day.  With panoramic views of the lake, Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, the waterside resort affords couples the opportunity to say “I do” any day of the week, either on the lawn under a tent or inside from one of The Woodmark Hotel’s rooms looking out on Lake Washington. It also offers them one of the most beautiful backgrounds for their wedding and day of photos.

Kirkland is also the home of a variety of churches, historic buildings, landmarks and outdoor parks and venues that are available for any type of wedding from elegant to casual, big to small.  If you can dream it, Kirkland has the perfect location for your perfect wedding day. 

Perhaps what truly makes Kirkland desired for Destination Weddings, besides the awe-inspiring scenery and the convenient location with easy access to Seattle, wine country, the San Juan Islands and more, is that Kirkland is the home of some of the most in-demand wedding planners, photographers, florists, caterers, bridal and tuxedo shops, officiants and more tapped into for weddings across the state.  Why?  Because like those couples who choose Kirkland for their Destination Wedding, Kirkland’s wedding professionals know firsthand the beauty of living and working in this unique waterfront city.  And because of Kirkland’s Destination Wedding resources, engaging the city’s professionals is more affordable and cost effective than choosing to plan a wedding further away. Many of the city’s local wedding resources can be found on www.KirklandWeddings.com or www.KirklandFirst.org.

KirklandWeddings.com also holds an annual event on February 14th called “Tie the Knot.”  Now in its fifth year, the event gives twenty-four couples in twenty-four hours the opportunity to experience a “no fuss” easy-to-plan wedding for the special low price of 0.  The special Valentine’s promotion includes a ceremony, with thirty of your closest friends, at Kirkland’s historic Heritage Hall, preset floral arrangements, decorations, recorded “wedding” music, and a retired District Judge as officiant.  Also included are the services of a professional photographer, with one 5×7 print and a keepsake bouquet and boutonniere.  On site a professional wedding coordinator is on hand to ensure that your experience is a memorable one.  It is Kirkland’s version of the Quickie Wedding commonly found in Nevada, but with a beautiful lake as the backdrop versus a strip of traffic-congested concrete and the noisy casinos found in Las Vegas.

So, whether you are eloping, planning a small destination wedding or producing a lavish, but affordable, mini vacation/wedding for your family, friends and guests, Kirkland, has everything you need to make those special moments of celebrating one of the most important events of your life truly unforgettable.   Visit www.explorekirkland.com to learn more about the City of Kirkland, WA.

 

 

 

Susan Burnash is the President of Purple Duck Marketing which provides marketing, public relations,video production and marketing coaching for businesses and nonprofits. Susan is a consultant for the City of Kirkland’s Tourism Program.

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Violin Music in Demand for Los Angeles Weddings – Population is Very Sophisticated When it Comes to Ceremony and Reception Music

February 24th, 2010

We all know that the sky is the limit when it comes to entertainment opportunities in Los Angeles. The high demand for musical events and the abundant supply of musicians and bands make LA one of the best places where to look for great wedding music in Los Angeles. Due to its close proximity to Hollywood, LA is one of the best targets for musicians from all over the world. Consequently, this city’s great diversity makes it almost impossible not to find something that will perfectly fit into your event. When it comes to weddings, people tend to preserve the traditions within their culture, which implies a certain style of music for a certain event. Also, each culture follows a certain ritual when it comes to weddings, so a good place to start your journey in finding the perfect band for your wedding is to establish what parts your wedding is made of and where would you need a band. Regardless of the ethnicity, the culture, or the age group of the people that attend your wedding, the artists that serve this great metropolis will provide you with the perfect wedding music.

Los Angeles wedding band members are usually very knowledgeable about the characteristics of the market they serve and adjust their repertoire based on the particularities of each and every wedding. There is no such thing as two identical weddings and the Los Angeles wedding bands know it very well. They will work with event planners, wedding coordinators, brides and grooms, and everyone else involved in the planning process to make sure that the celebration will be an absolute success, to the smallest detail. Everyone knows that the music is the salt and pepper of a wedding and everyone gets a little bit nervous when the time comes to take care of that task on the list. The countless challenges that a wedding band Los Angeles based has to face in order to survive in this highly competitive market force the musicians to permanently adjust their practice in order to meet the needs of such demanding clientele. With an extensive experience in the musical world, a professional Los Angeles wedding band will easily tailor its performance to match the atmosphere of any kind of ceremony or reception, even if more than one type of music is required for the same event.

The large exposure to the musical arena that the residents of LA have, has altered these people’s tastes and made them more sophisticated and demanding when it comes to ceremony and reception music in Los Angeles. The abundant offer and competition in this particular market gave them power but, at the same time, made them more vulnerable. The variety of styles and the multitude of choices are immense and choosing a Los Angeles wedding band can become an overwhelming experience. The idea of having many choices available at your finger tip is quite a tempting scenario, but making the actual decision may prove not to be as fun as it seemed to be at the beginning. You may even end up completely disoriented and realizing that you don’t know what music you actually want.

This is possible because the extended practice and experience of professional wedding musicians gives them the ability to play almost any kind of music style one can imagine. Famous wedding violin players usually do not limit their experience to only violin music for weddings; they play violin in any band and for any occasion, this making them familiar with various music styles. Over time they also develop an extra sense for perceiving the audience’s dynamics and adjusting their performance accordingly, which will prove very useful in moments when the music is the only one that could save something that wanted to be an extraordinary event but it is about to turn into something boring. We all know that most of the times, the music is the one that makes an event and wedding musicians are very well aware of this.

I have recently attended a wedding where the music was provided by a string quartet and a small band. The string quartet was made of two violins, one cello, and one double base. I know; when people think of a violin, they usually picture a concert hall where unless you are into the classical music, you will soon fall asleep. This was not the case here. This string quartet put together a beautiful repertoire for this wedding, and created a very romantic atmosphere with their beautiful, timeless music for the wedding ceremony, including prelude, processional, candle lighting, readings and recessional. Then, they added drums to this string quartet, and seamlessly and smoothly created a transition from the ceremony into the reception, performing swing, jazz, tango, Latin, and Celtic music. They included all pop classics or everyone’s favorite movie themes! It was unbelievable! I have learned that the violin is a magic instrument! All my life I limited the life of the violin to the classical world, but this wedding opened my eyes. A violin can be used for elegant solo violin music for wedding ceremonies; jazz, swing, tango, latin, and bossa novas for cocktail hours and dinner parties; as well as fiddle music, funk, rock, blues, latin, ska, celtic, and dance music for receptions, holiday parties, and corporate events.

The wedding musicians from a violin ensemble can usually feature solo, duo, and trio combinations, according to your event’s needs. Even if you require different types of music for more than one event in the same celebration, famous violin players for weddings usually play the violin in any band and are able to tailor their musical performance to fit the mood, the atmosphere, and the nature of the ceremony you have. If you want a classical touch to your wedding ceremony you will be using a solo violinist for weddings. This way, the actual ceremony will be just the beginning of a charming evening that the guests won’t soon forget. Following the ceremony, the violin ensemble can transform itself into a violin string quartet for receptions, bringing a touch of class to your after party. Then, with some drums and other exotic instruments such as a mandolin, or a flute, or an electric guitar, the band will invite you to an unforgetable night of joy, dance, and good disposition.

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THE WATERFRONT CITY OF KIRKLAND BECOMES POPULAR WASHINGTON LOCATION FOR AFFORDABLE AND UNIQUE DESTINATION WEDDINGS

February 22nd, 2010

Formerly for celebrities and those with big budgets, Destination Weddings have become more accessible and more popular for engaged couples looking to add a unique twist to their wedding plans.  With its fantastic views of the Seattle skyline, the Olympic Mountains and numerous waterfront parks steps away from Lake Washington, Kirkland is quickly growing in popularity as the perfect Washington Destination Wedding location. 

For those who have grown up in Washington State or attended one of its many colleges including the nearby University of Washington, Kirkland’s own Northwest University, or Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland has been a place where memories are made.  For those who have worked either in Kirkland, Seattle or around the Eastside, Kirkland has been the perfect location for a business meeting, day in the sun or an evening of good food and entertainment.  Because of this, it is not surprising that many of these same people choose Kirkland for their wedding celebration with family and friends.

With its convenient location, only ten miles east of Seattle, twenty-two miles north of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and less than ten miles from Woodinville’s wine country, Kirkland is convenient and accessible for both in state and out of town guests.  Combined with the waterfront city’s outstanding accommodations, venues, wedding planners, caterers, florists, photographers and more, it has everything a bride and groom could need to turn their special event into a once-in-a-lifetime experience for themselves and family and friends. 

When it comes to accommodations for the wedding couple, their family, friends and guests, Kirkland offers many choices.  For those wanting to experience two of the top destination hotels, The Heathman Hotel in downtown Kirkland is centrally located to all that the city has to offer including waterfront parks and an eclectic selection of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.  The Woodmark Hotel and Yacht Club is located directly on Lake Washington at Carillon Point.  Much like a small resort, the property features outstanding accommodations, dining, a spa, several boutique-style shops and amazing view of Seattle from across the lake.  For those looking for a hotel brand that is well respected across the world, the Marriott offers their Courtyard location at Totem Lake, and for those interested in good accommodations at reasonable prices, the Baymont Inn, Carlton Inn, Comfort Inn and La Quinta Inn and Suites are all excellent choices.  There is also a Motel 6 and a few bed and breakfasts.  Information on all can be found on explorekirkland.com.

For the day before or after the ceremony, activities and itineraries for the couple and their guests abound both on the water and on land.   For those who want to explore the beauty of Lake Washington, East Puget Sound, Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, tours on the Argosy Cruise Ships or Waterways yachts are a definite must.  For others who would enjoy the lake in a more private or personalized manner, boats and kayaks are available for rent by the hour, the day or even the entire weekend.  Parasailing in the warmer months is also a popular and exciting way to take in the sights of the lake, the city and beyond. 

For those couples or guests who enjoy an “active” itinerary, the city offers many opportunities for walking, hiking, cycling, bird watching, playing golf, tennis or beach volleyball and more.  Wine lovers can tour nearby Woodinville’s wineries, local tasting rooms like Northwest Cellars or Kirkland’s own wine specialty stores, like The Grape Choice at Kirkland Marina Park.  Martini lovers can wander a few doors down to VoVina for a variety of libations with unique flavors and names.  But for those who would rather just enjoy the slow pace of a gentle stroll around the quaint city with its unique shops and art galleries, or a picnic and sunbathing at one of its many waterfront parks, Kirkland is a city that believes in taking life at your own pace.

When it comes to the rehearsal dinner, or the post-wedding brunch, the venues range from elegant sophistication, like that found at the Trellis Restaurant at The Heathman Hotel with unique plates created by Executive Chef Brian Scheehser, to family friendly, like the Crab Cracker, to casual fun like an old-fashioned crab boil by Lake Street Catering at the Marina Park Pavilion.  If seafood and a view is your desire, the incredibly popular Anthony’s Homeport Restaurant and bin on the lake are both guaranteed to please.  And if you are looking for a little entertainment during, or after, dinner or brunch, the Kirkland Performance Center and Laughs Comedy Club are two of several great choices for a venue that can be fun, a little bit different and flexible to your entertainment and catering needs. 

 For the big day of your wedding ceremony and reception, again the options are numerous.  The Woodmark Hotel, located directly on Lake Washington, is one of Kirkland’s most popular choices for the all-inclusive wedding day.  With panoramic views of the lake, Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, the waterside resort affords couples the opportunity to say “I do” any day of the week, either on the lawn under a tent or inside from one of The Woodmark Hotel’s rooms looking out on Lake Washington. It also offers them one of the most beautiful backgrounds for their wedding and day of photos.

Kirkland is also the home of a variety of churches, historic buildings, landmarks and outdoor parks and venues that are available for any type of wedding from elegant to casual, big to small.  If you can dream it, Kirkland has the perfect location for your perfect wedding day. 

Perhaps what truly makes Kirkland desired for Destination Weddings, besides the awe-inspiring scenery and the convenient location with easy access to Seattle, wine country, the San Juan Islands and more, is that Kirkland is the home of some of the most in-demand wedding planners, photographers, florists, caterers, bridal and tuxedo shops, officiants and more tapped into for weddings across the state.  Why?  Because like those couples who choose Kirkland for their Destination Wedding, Kirkland’s wedding professionals know firsthand the beauty of living and working in this unique waterfront city.  And because of Kirkland’s Destination Wedding resources, engaging the city’s professionals is more affordable and cost effective than choosing to plan a wedding further away. Many of the city’s local wedding resources can be found on www.KirklandWeddings.com or www.KirklandFirst.org.

KirklandWeddings.com also holds an annual event on February 14th called “Tie the Knot.”  Now in its fifth year, the event gives twenty-four couples in twenty-four hours the opportunity to experience a “no fuss” easy-to-plan wedding for the special low price of $350.  The special Valentine’s promotion includes a ceremony, with thirty of your closest friends, at Kirkland’s historic Heritage Hall, preset floral arrangements, decorations, recorded “wedding” music, and a retired District Judge as officiant.  Also included are the services of a professional photographer, with one 5×7 print and a keepsake bouquet and boutonniere.  On site a professional wedding coordinator is on hand to ensure that your experience is a memorable one.  It is Kirkland’s version of the Quickie Wedding commonly found in Nevada, but with a beautiful lake as the backdrop versus a strip of traffic-congested concrete and the noisy casinos found in Las Vegas.

So, whether you are eloping, planning a small destination wedding or producing a lavish, but affordable, mini vacation/wedding for your family, friends and guests, Kirkland, has everything you need to make those special moments of celebrating one of the most important events of your life truly unforgettable.   Visit www.explorekirkland.com to learn more about the City of Kirkland, WA.

 

 

 

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