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    A daring couple had their head in the clouds as they married on top of the wings of three planes today - 1,000 feet above the ground.
    Groom Darren McWalters, 24, stood on the top wing of a biplane while his bride Katie Hodgson, 23, flew along side on the wing of an identical aircraft - dressed in full bridal gown.
    Is there any half bridal gown? Why did the journalist mention 'full' here especially?

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    Default Re: full-->in full bridal gown

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Is there any half bridal gown? Why did the journalist mention 'full' here especially?

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    "full bridal gown" means not just the dress, but the veil, a train, a flower bouquet, etc. The writer is trying to make it sound more unusual. They didn't just get married on plane wings - they wore the full kaboodle as well.

    What a coincidence! I'm looking at a news item on TV of this stunt even as I type. The bride hasn't got a veil, and she's dropped the bouquet. Her dress stayed on though.

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    Smile Re: full-->in full bridal gown

    Hello again, Raymott. Thank you for your answer.

    Cheers for the sweet lovebirds.

    And kaboodle =?

    I didn't find the word in Cambridge Dictionaries Onlines. Could you please give me a hand again?

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    Default Re: full-->in full bridal gown

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello again, Raymott. Thank you for your answer.

    Cheers for the sweet lovebirds.

    And kaboodle =?

    I didn't find the word in Cambridge Dictionaries Onlines. Could you please give me a hand again?
    The whole kaboodle, the whole shebang, the whole enchilada =
    the entire outfit with all the accessories; everything that is necessary.

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    Default Re: full-->in full bridal gown

    kit and caboodle -
    A kit is a "round wooden tub," 1275, probably from M.Du. kitte "jug, tankard, wooden container," of unknown origin. Meaning "collection of personal effects," especially for traveling (originally in ref. to a soldier), is from 1785; that of "outfit of tools for a workman" is from 1851. Kit and caboodle is 1861, from boodle "lot, collection," perhaps from Du. boedel "property."-[Online Etymological Dictionary]

    kaboodle is an alternative spelling.


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    Smile Re: full-->in full bridal gown

    Raymott & Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your help. Have a good day.

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