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Bride opts for edible doughnut bouquet for rural Sydney wedding

Soraiya Fuda, September 12, 2017 6:45PM News Corp Australia

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Paige Kirk with her doughnut bouquet. media_cameraPaige Kirk with her doughnut bouquet.

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A Sydney bride had an extra sweet wedding after she surprised her bridesmaids with doughnut bouquets*.

She shirked* the tradition of the bridal party carrying a bunch of flowers and opted for something edible* instead.

Paige Kirk, 23, tied the knot with her partner Steven in Rydal in rural* NSW at the weekend, but it wasn’t the country setting that had guests gasping with delight.

A video uploaded to Dessert Boxes’ Instagram account shows Paige swapping her traditional flowers for the sugary treats.

“OK guys I have a surprise for you,” she said in the clip.

“We’re not walking down with these (flowers) we’re walking down with doughnuts!”

One of her bridesmaids was quick to ask: “Can we eat them?”

The post has since gone viral after it amassed* nearly 4000 likes in just a few hours. The story has also made international headlines after the quirky* idea gained a huge online audience.

GLOSSARY

  • bouquets: bunches of arranged flowers
  • shirked: rejected
  • edible : able to be eaten
  • rural : away from the city
  • amassed: collected
  • quirky: unusual

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CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
1. Advantages and disadvantages
Write what is the main idea of this article?
Draw a table to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using doughnuts or flowers as a wedding bouquet.

Extension
Doughnut bouquets can be given as gifts, not just be used for bridal bouquets. Do you think this is a good gift idea? What is the consensus in your class?

Take a poll of your class, asking each student if they think giving a doughnut bouquet is a good idea as a gift. Present the results of your poll as a percentage.

Time: allow 20 minutes to complete this activity.
Curriculum links: English, Mathematics

2. Quirky bouquet
Using doughnuts in a bridal bouquet is certainly a quirky idea.
What other quirky items could you use as a bouquet?
Think of something that you think will be different, interesting and could sell well.

Draw a picture of your quirky bouquet.

Extension
Now try and sell your bouquet.
Think of all the benefits of your bouquet over a traditional flower bouquet.
Create an advertising leaflet or poster and include a catchy slogan on it.

Time: allow 30 minutes to complete this activity.
Curriculum links: English, Critical and Creative Thinking, The Arts — Visual Arts

VCOP ACTIVITY
Connective challenge
What do you think of this bride’s choice of bouquet? Write a response considering all the positives and negatives to having bouquet made of doughnuts.

Use connectives to expand out your ideas so they all have an explanation backing up your opinion.
Because, however, in addition to, therefore, as well as and also are all connectives you could use in your response.

Extension:
Swap with a partner and highlight all the connectives you can find in each other’s responses. Conclude with a picture of your perfect doughnut replacement of a standard item.

Time: allow 25 minutes to complete this activity.
Curriculum links: English, Big Write, VCOP- Connectives

EXTRA READING 

BUBBLE TROUBLE IN SPACE

LOST DIAMOND RING FOUND ON CARROT

NEIGHBOURLY STREETS NO MORE

COOKING FOR REFUGEES

LEARNING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS


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