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Couple barter their way to a wedding day to remember
A CASH-STRAPPED couple tied the knot in front of millions of viewers after the mother of the bride put them forward for a 'bartered wedding' on BBC's The One Show. 
Gemma Johnson and Dan Scott got married at Ringwood Hall Hotel in Chesterfield, working at the venue to offset the wedding costs. 
Dan put his plumbing services to good use in a new development to convert former servant quarters into luxury guest accommodation and Gemma worked with the housekeeping staff to contribute to the costs of their wedding reception. 
The couple also worked with other suppliers for photography, bridal wear, and rings and Dan reduced the wedding costs further by contracting his cousin to install new lighting at the church.

New chapter for gay wedding planners
GAY wedding planners Gino and Mike Meriano have written a book on civil partnerships and are launching their wedding planning company in Arizona. 
The Pink Weddings founders were approached by publishers New Holland Publishing, and the book will be published at the end of the year - to coincide with the third year anniversary of the legalisation of civil partnerships. 
Gino told Wedding Professional: 'We found there was nothing in the marketplace that provides factual information and ideas in an accessible way. 
'We were approached by the publishers to do a project and after a meeting we came up with the book. I'm still writing it but we are aiming to get it published by the end of this year."
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