Couple Handcuff Themselves Together to ‘Mend Their On-Off Relationship’


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Tired of occasional break-ups, Ukrainian couple Alexandr Kudlay, 33, and Viktoria Pustovitova, 28, found an unusual solution to stay inseparable. On Valentine’s Day, they decided to handcuff their hands together for three months and began documenting their experience on social media.⁠⁠


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“In terms of physical comfort, with every day passing, we are getting used to it more and more. It gets easier,” Kudlay told Reuters in their flat in the eastern city of Kharkiv.⁠⁠


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He came up with the idea after Pustovitova said she wanted to break up with him. “We used to break up once or twice a week. When during another fight Vika once again said that we had to break up, I replied: ‘Then I will attach you to myself.'”⁠⁠


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Pustovitova refused his idea at first, hanging up the phone on him the first time he suggested it, but eventually changed her mind. For nearly a month now, neither has had any personal space and they do everything together, from grocery shopping to cigarette breaks. “I decided it will be an interesting experience for me, that it will bring into my life new bright emotions which I did not experience before,” Pustovitova said. “I love him, so I came to a decision to do it.”⁠⁠


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Now they post images of themselves on Instagram portraying an idyllic coexistence, complete with captions stressing the importance of mutual respect and understanding. They have also appeared on talk shows on Ukrainian television.⁠⁠


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/couple-handcuff-themselves-together-to-mend-their-on-off-relationship/

Homeless Couple Get A Makeover And A Surprise Charity Wedding After Being Together For 24 Years

Wedding ceremonies serve several purposes, and they are often a cherished moment in a couple’s lives. A wedding ceremony is often utilized as a public display of marriage vows and the couple entering into the marital contract.

For most couples, the focus of the wedding ceremony is on their commitment and love for each other. Aside from complying with the law, there are several reasons why a wedding is essential to the bride and the groom. In addition to the usual justifications of love and commitment, people of all walks of life have differing views on why a wedding is so essential to them.

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Rosalyn Ferrer and Rommel Basco are a couple from the Philippines in their 50s

It didn’t take long to organize everything and the couple had an incredible makeover and a surprise charity wedding that included a photoshoot just a day before this year’s Valentine’s day. Of course, as of now, the marriage isn’t really official, but Richard and his friends who own a wedding supply business are willing to take a step further and help the couple again by paying for their official wedding at the church after their marriage paperwork will be processed. The official wedding is supposed to happen sometime later this year.

hey have been together for over 24 years now, but unfortunately were subjected to a rough life on the streets of Pampanga province. The couple has 6 children, and for the last few years, they have been living in a small shack that was part of a wasteland

Given their life conditions, a wedding was simply something the couple could not afford or even prioritize at any point as they barely had enough money for food

The couple in their 50s usually makes money by collecting discarded plastic to sell as scrap, but it’s mainly just enough to cover the cost of food for that day

However, as of recently, the couple was noticed by a man named Richard Strandz who owned a hair salon near the place Rosalyn and Rommel lived

Upon hearing the couple’s story and finding out that the both of them couldn’t afford a wedding despite being together for over 20 years, the man found himself wanting to do something for them

Richard didn’t hesitate and reached out to a couple of his friends

He asked them if they could help him prepare a surprise wedding and a photo shoot for Rosalyn and Rommel

Upon finding out about the surprise wedding the couple was absolutely delighted

Here are some of the pictures from Rosalyn’s and Rommel’s surprise wedding photoshoot















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/homeless-couple-get-a-makeover-and-a-surprise-charity-wedding-after-being-together-for-24-years/

“We Call It A Movement”: Couple Releases Photography Book To Elevate Beauty Standards For Black Kids

Photography is not only about creating an image—in the right hands, it can become a tool for inspiration and especially in this case—empowerment. A husband and wife photography team uses art to redefine the beauty standards for black children and shatter any negative stereotypes of their representation in the media. Atlanta, Georgia-based couple Kahran and Regis Bethencourt are behind CreativeSoul Photography and they’re helping kids to come out of their shells and jump-start their confidence.

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The two artists obsessed with unique and visual storytelling have been in the industry for over 10 years. Recently, they started the AfroArt series to recognize and celebrate the versatile beauty of the African diaspora. Kahran and Regis’ main focus is regular everyday kids and their representation. “The purpose of this series is to illustrate the story of our royal past, celebrate the glory of the here and now, and even dare to forecast the future. With this series, we aim to empower children of color to embrace their natural curls and the skin that they’re in.”

“We definitively feel that we’ve created a movement in terms of creating an empowerment space for black kids around the world and a platform where we can display black excellence on a daily basis. We are enabling a generation of future leaders, scientists, entertainers, and more who will hopefully have a stronger sense of pride and self-love than many of us had growing up,” shared the CreativeSoul Photography duo.

Recently, they’ve released a book with over 100 breathtaking photographs and essays about the children. The images are not only there to be admired—it’s the stories of the kids from various backgrounds in their photos that add an extra dose of empowerment. They’ve had many revelations during the creative process, but what really stood out was how diverse the subjects were in terms of their stories. “There are youth activists, scientists, musicians, and more. We wanted kids to be able to read the book and see themselves represented in some way.”

The couple celebrates everything African culture as they convey it through their photos. They love photographing kids as it gives them unlimited creativity: “The sky is the limit with them and they’re usually down with all of our crazy ideas.” Kahran and Regis also hope that their book will open up conversations within black families, from domestic violence to kids not being accepted because of their skin tone.








Kahran, who is 40, and her husband Regis, 43, started out in the marketing and design world, but fell in love with photography while dating long-distance. They met on an online graphic designer forum. “We would do photo dates to explore new locations and take photos of each other. When we moved to the Atlanta area, Regis decided to go to school for photography and I learned along with him. We started our business together while Regis was still in school,” recalled Kahran.

They admitted that they’re one of those weird couples who love being together 24/7 and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Kahran and Regis think that their long-distance relationship had a lot to do with it. “We knew that we ultimately wanted to work together, but weren’t sure what it would be. Working together is not always easy, but we always stay professional with our clients, so it’s hard to stay mad at each other during a shoot.”

While they both work hard, Regis is usually the one who has a shut-off button and needs some time away from the photo world, and Kahran, on the other hand, dreams about ideas in her sleep.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/we-call-it-a-movement-couple-releases-photography-book-to-elevate-beauty-standards-for-black-kids/

This Elderly German Couple Steals The Show Every Time They Go Out

vogue Berlin fashionistas Britt Kanja and Günther Krabbenhöft have aged like fine wine. Despite their silver age, the two of them lead active lives, and not only appear in all kinds of cultural and social events, but absolutely wreck their dance floors as well. Moreover, wherever they go, the couple always stands out in the crowd with their impeccable looks. Britt and Günther share a great taste...

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Couple In Their 80s Celebrate Their 60th Wedding Anniversary With Photos In Original Outfits

What’s the secret formula for a long-lasting, happy marriage? One couple from Nebraska surely knows it as they just celebrated their 60th anniversary in their original wedding attire. Photographer Katie Autry captured this wonderful occasion while Marvin Stone, 88, and Lucille Stone, 81, held hands, danced, and posed together in an open Nebraska field. More: Katie Autry, Instagram, Facebook h/

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Cool Vintage Photographs of Young Couple Looking to Get Married at a McDonald’s in 1977

In July 1977, a young couple was looking to get married. The owner of the McDonald’s where the man worked agreed to have the wedding at his restaurant in Cleveland for free. More: Dewan Gibson h/t: vintag.es However, the store remained open during the ceremony, and it was outside of peak hours, so the couple had most of the outside area to themselves. “My dad was 20 and spent most of his time...

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Taiwanese Elderly Couple In Their 80 Pose With Clothes Left Behind At Their Laundry Shop

Age is no barrier to looking great. A wholesome elderly couple from Taiwan is making headlines and going viral on social media for their great style and fashion sense. 83-year-old Wan-Ji and his wife, 84-year-old Sho-Er are dressing up and posing in the clothes left behind at their laundry shop and they look magnificent. The charismatic duo has captured the internet’s heart with both their looks...

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Russian Couple Build Pyramid Of Giza Replica In Their Rural Backyard

nekolesnik A couple from Istinka, a small village located 12 kilometres outside St Petersburg, Russia, have built a concrete replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza right in their own backyard. h/t: odditycentral nekolesnik Measuring 9 meters above ground and 9 meters deep, and consisting of about 400 tonnes of concrete blocks, the pyramid of Istinka is 19 times smaller than the structure that...

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German Couple Finds The Filming Locations Of Movies And TV Series In Real Life And Recreates Their Scenes

Mockingjay, Berlin According to Robin and Judith: “6 years ago, we had an idea that we never thought would work! We both love to travel around the world and we were looking for special destinations. Our idea was searching for filming locations and trying to take a picture that looks as close as possible to the original scene. When we took the first picture, we realized this is the perfect way for...

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Artist Shares His Everyday Life And Cultural Gaps With Wife As An International Couple

Social distancing problems. According to Milia: “Life is complicated—we all know that, without even mentioning the relationships. Dealing with different cultures sounds even more complex, huh? What about getting stuck for months in a house during your honeymoon because a devastating virus hit the whole world in a matter of a few weeks, giving no time to pack? Well, nothing seems to be impossible...

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