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Love, honour and inflate: Get married in this blow-up church

[ 2014-06-04 16:31] 来源:中国日报网     字号 [] [] []  
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Complete with a steeple and stained glass-effect windows this inflatable church is the perfect venue to host a wedding - just so long as your guests aren't wearing stiletto heels.

Standing at 12 feet tall and 12 feet long inside, there is enough space in the inflatable church for up to 60 guests - with pumped-up pews, altars and organs also on offer to complete that wedding day feel.

The church is easily and swiftly assembled - fully inflated and ready for action within two hours - and then taken down in 30 minutes.

The church is the brainchild of 45-year-old Portsmouth native Michael Gill's Spain-based company Xtreme Inflatables.

Describing the product, he said: 'The reaction we get is always the same - WOW...People just cannot believe how big it is and how real it looks - from close up the building appears to be made of stone.'

'I love seeing people's faces when they see it, it makes it all worthwhile sending it around the world,' he added.

Xtreme Inflatables started 13 years ago when Mr Gill was trying to find an inflatable church for one of the nightclubs he represented as an entertainment agent.

Unable to find one, he decided to make his own - and now sells them for £25,000 a time.

He ensures that he always has at least one church in stock, however, so that it can be made available to rent for everything from weddings to music festivals.

The company has come a long way in the last 13 years.

Mr Gill says the strangest wedding he's been part of which was for a television show in Malibu, USA called 'Marry Me Now'.

The 45-year-old, who is originally from Portsmouth but now lives in Valencia, Spain, said: 'The whole concept was that the groom proposed on the morning and the wedding would have to be arranged and be held all within 24 hours.'

'There were doves and white limousines all over the place - it was just so manic,' he added.

'We've been all over the world with the church now but I've just got one goal left - to meet Pope Francis and see if he'll bless it,' Mr Gill said.

(来源:Daily Mail 编辑:丹妮)


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