The Garden Guide

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Garden Wedding

Why not have a garden wedding? There are few better locations in which to relax out of doors - and take a brilliant set of wedding photographs. In travelling round great gardens we have often noticed their being used for wedding photography. Couples turn up in taxis, fresh from the wedding ceremony, and take photographs before going on the wedding reception. The setting provides little more than a theme, without the garden giving its blessing to all the guests.

Outdoor weddings are legal in the USA but because there are fewer gardens open to the public than in Europe it is often necessary to use a public garden (eg a botanical garden) or university campus garden or even a National Park for weddings. In view of weather uncertainties, it is sensible to use a garden which also has indoor space for the wedding (eg a hotel with a good garden). American citizens can marry abroad and, in general, the marriage will be legally valid in the United States. If in doubt, inquiries about an overseas wedding should go to the attorney general of the American state in which the bride and groom reside. 

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