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Ferne Arfin

Cool Place to Tie The Knot

By January 29, 2013

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Valentine's Day planning putting you in mind of big commitments? You could really make a statement by getting married in Brighton where the Registrar performs weddings and civil partnerships in the Royal Pavilion.

The Pavilion, built as a summer house for a Prince of Wales, then Prince Regent and finally King George IV is the very epitome of Camp. So it's fitting that this overwrought, extravagant Palace, fit for a maharajah is the centerpiece of Brighton, Britain's hip and freewheeling San Francisco on the Channel - a city where everyone is welcome and being OTT is a perfectly acceptable fashion statement.

Wandering through the rooms of the Royal Pavilion is a lesson in what loadsa money could buy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A profligate spender and high liver, in his own day, the Prince Regent was a bit like todays investment bankers. Back then, the government had to make good his debts and bail him out too.

Nevermind. It's an amazing place to visit. And, if your wedding fantasies extend to elaborately domed Mughal Empire style palaces, why not book your big day here?

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