Couples are jumping at the opportunity to have a bouncy castle at their wedding reception.
It’s wedding season once again and that means many happy couples will be saying “I do” in the next few months. Brides and grooms spend so long planning their big events and want to make their nuptials their own unique celebration, but some trends catch on and more couples want to incorporate them into their own weddings. And one trend that’s big in the U.K. now: wedding bouncy castles.
Yes, the same inflatable things that kids jump in at birthday parties are becoming regulars at wedding receptions in the U.K. A Wedding Wonderland, a company based in England started getting attention for renting its wedding-themed bounce house. Unlike the ones for kids’ parties, this thing is pure white and pristine, so it actually looks fit for a wedding, complete with flower decorations and everything.
Now other companies are catching on and renting their own wedding bouncy houses for newlyweds and guests to jump for joy in, but the trend seems to have stayed across the pond for now. Of course, it’s only a matter of time for an inflatables company in the U.S. to get in on the action and bring the wedding bounce house stateside.
A mother and her daughter both receive degrees from the same university on the same day.
Graduation is always a special time for families, but when one family is lucky enough to have two grads, it’s even more important. So when Gigi Bolt walked across the stage to get her master’s degree from Florida International University in Miami, it was even more amazing that her 22-year-old daughter, Katherine, was right behind her on stage to receive her bachelor’s degree.
Gigi had her daughter when she was a 16-year-old high school junior. The two women have grown up together and now more than 20 years later, the mother-daughter duo got to celebrate by graduating college together. They were even fortunate enough to have Gigi be the last master’s graduate called and Katherine was the first bachelor’s grad called, so they were able to walk one after another across stage.
The proud mom and grad says she wouldn’t change anything about her past, even though being a teen mom must have been incredibly challenging. She says being Katherine’s mother has been a beautiful part of her life and being able to graduate with her favorite person made it even more extraordinary.
“It was a beautiful moment. She was right by my side,” Gigi says. “It was such an honor to be able to share such a special day for my daughter with her.”