Single, turning 30, woman stages fake wedding
TALK about taking control of your own romantic destiny! Amid the quagmire of crazy bride stories we''ve heard this week has emerged a pearler about a woman who got married to, well, herself.
Mary-Anne was apparently so upset at turning 30 without a ring she threw herself a big fake wedding at a five-star venue with about 100 guests.
The Melbourne woman''s wedding planner Sarah McCawley from weddingwish.com.au says it was one of the most memorable weddings she has ever organised.
"She did the whole wedding herself. She wore the white dress and everything and she wasn''t ashamed. She had a bridal table and she sat up there at the bridal table all proud. She didn''t do a ceremony but it was a full reception. She went and had her photos done with her bridal party all around Melbourne. It cost her a fortune.
"She had the dress and the veil. All of the guests brought gifts. She had the big cake but on the cake she just had a bride figurine. It was everything except the actual ceremony."
The "bubbly" bride, who threw her wedding at The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne even arrived in a horse and carriage.
"She made it really fun," Ms McCawley said.
"She knew it was a bit crazy but she thought ''well instead of having a 30th why not do this and invite all of my friends?''
"Her family were all supportive. Everyone really got into it. It was one of the most fun weddings I''ve ever done."
No details were spared with Mary-Anne sending out wedding invitations which explained that her ''knight in shining armour hadn''t arrived'' but that she was going to have a wedding anyway.
Her effort paid off.
"The story was sweet in the end as her co-worker, who was at the wedding, had secretly had a crush on her for years and only acted once he knew how lonely she was.
"When it got to the part where you do the bridal waltz, he came clonking in wearing this whole big suit of armour and got down on his knee but she didn''t know who it was in there. When he pulled back his little visor he said ''I''ve loved you forever. Would you consider going out with me?''
"It was really sweet. They ended up getting married a year later to the day."
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