2017年07月17日

Wedding Cake

A WOOLWORTHS mud cake has saved a Townsville couple’s wedding from disaster.


And now the story has gone viral around the world after being posted on social media.


Jade Neil spent two years preparing for her big day and thought everything was perfect. But when she arrived at the reception on October 7 last year and found there was no cake she was mortified.


She quickly rang the cake company and was told they had no record of her cake.


Quick thinking and a trip to Woolworths to buy three mud cakes saved the wedding celebratiions of Jade and Rohan Neil.

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Mrs Neil produced evidence showing she had in fact booked but the company responded it could not provide a cake in time for the reception.


She admitted she turned into “bridezilla” while on the phone with the company. “I was angry but there was nothing they could do,” she said.


Resigned to the fact she would have no wedding cake, Mrs Neil went ahead with the reception. But her sister-in-law Candice West and friend May Chew had other plans.


They had ducked off to Woolies with a cunning scheme – to quickly produce a decorative wedding cake using three mud cakes, Betty Crocker icing and fresh flowers.


Mrs Neil said she later discovered they had charged through the Townsville CBD Woolworths yelling, “Everyone get out of the way, we have a wedding cake to make.”


Mrs Neil said she was shocked when they produced the professional-looking cake.


“I was blown away when they brought it in,” she said.


“And there was barely any left at the end.”


Only last week she was shown behind-the-scenes photos of how they made the cake.


She shared her story on the Woolworths Facebook page on Friday where it went viral, receiving tens of thousands of likes and comments.


Mrs Neil said she was shocked by the reaction.


“I have a friend that messaged me from Canada who said the story had made it to the United States,” she said.


“I was like, holy moly, what, will I end on Ellen DeGeneres next?”


She said people likely related to the story because of the positive outcome.


“There’s so much doom and gloom these days, people often don’t get to the chance to talk about good stories,” she said.


She has been inundated with messages from people saying they loved the story and it had made their day.


“The best things are the posts showing what other people have done with mud cakes. Things I would have never dreamed of like a unicorn cake,” Mrs Neil said.


She had planned to freeze her wedding cake and eat a slice with her husband Rohan Neil on their anniversary.


“On the plus side now we can go to Woolies and get a Woolies mud cake at any time of the year,” she said.


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2017年07月07日

Destination Weddings

APEX Insight: Air Transat, Delta and WestJet are encouraging destination weddings with offers ranging from discounts to reserved wedding dress compartments.


According to TripSavvy, 24% of marriages are destination weddings with 90% of couples highlighting weather as a key factor when selecting their destination. Unsurprisingly, Las Vegas is the number one destination for weddings away from home, with over 100,000 ceremonies performed per year. Outside of the United States, top destinations include the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii, all offering ceremony backdrops of sun, sand and surf.


Airlines play an important role in destination weddings and some are taking steps to make the journey as seamless as possible. WestJet offers wedding packages, helping couples choose their destination, in addition to resort and hotel options curated by WestJet’s experts. When booking wedding packages through Delta Air Lines, couples receive a rebate per booked guest.


“The market for destination weddings is constantly growing.” – Transat Tours Canada


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Building on its wedding and honeymoon offering, Air Transat partnered with Weddingbells and Mariage Québec, two Canadian wedding publications, earlier this year to offer couples, who are en route to their wedding, perks including an upgrade to Option Plus and a compartment reserved for the wedding gown. “The market for destination weddings is constantly growing, and our expertise has helped thousands of couples plan their dream wedding, perfectly tailored to them,” said Geneviève LeBrun, vice-president of Marketing at Transat Tours Canada.


However, airlines’ rules vary when it comes to transporting wedding gowns. One New York Times writer advises brides to be sure their dress fits in the overhead bin and understand that it may account for their carry-on allowance.


Engaging an airline or wedding travel program will ensure guests are well looked after and have all the details they need to make the wedding day, as well as their vacation, a success. Popular wedding website, theknot.com, offers 50 top destinations as well as tips to ensure the destination, timing and travel is seamless and that the bride and groom can relax and enjoy the festivities.


APEX Insight: Air Transat, Delta and WestJet are encouraging destination weddings with offers ranging from discounts to reserved wedding dress compartments. According to TripSavvy, 24% of marriages are destination weddings with 90% of couples highlighting weather as a key factor when selecting their destination. Unsurprisingly, Las Vegas is the number one destination for weddings away from home, with over 100,000 ceremonies performed per year. Outside of the United States, top destinations include the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii, all offering ceremony backdrops of sun, sand and surf. Airlines play an important role in destination weddings and some are taking steps to make the journey as seamless as possible. WestJet offers wedding packages, helping couples choose their destination, in addition to resort and hotel options curated by WestJet’s experts. When booking wedding packages through Delta Air Lines, couples receive a rebate per booked guest. “The market for destination weddings is constantly growing.” – Transat Tours Canada Building on its wedding and honeymoon offering, Air Transat partnered with Weddingbells and Mariage Québec, two Canadian wedding publications, earlier this year to offer couples, who are en route to their wedding, perks including an upgrade to Option Plus and a compartment reserved for the wedding gown. “The market for destination weddings is constantly growing, and our expertise has helped thousands of couples plan their dream wedding, perfectly tailored to them,” said Geneviève LeBrun, vice-president of Marketing at Transat Tours Canada. However, airlines’ rules vary when it comes to transporting wedding gowns. One New York Times writer advises brides to be sure their dress fits in the overhead bin and understand that it may account for their carry-on allowance. Engaging an airline or wedding travel program will ensure guests are well looked after and have all the details they need to make the wedding day, as well as their vacation, a success. Popular wedding website, theknot.com, offers 50 top destinations as well as tips to ensure the destination, timing and travel is seamless and that the bride and groom can relax and enjoy the festivities.


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