Monday, 10 November 2014

Bride and groom will do anything for love - literally!

Wedding disasters averted as bride climbs over a fence and groom provides his own music

A local groom waiting nervously at the altar for his bride to arrive, was unaware that she was having to climb over a fence in an effort to get to the church on time.

With all their plans in place, Chris Beebee and Verity-Louise Southam from Shard End in Birmingham were all set to tie the knot at a delightful rural church in North Mymms, Hertfordshire. But they had not reckoned on a severe traffic jam on the A1(M) which brought everything to a stand still, including the bride-to-be.

Groom Chris Beebee, a musician and well-known gig promoter, originally from Castle Bromwich, told us:

"With just minutes to go, Verity-Louise and her mum were caught in traffic and nothing was moving. But people in other cars in the jam noticed she was a bride-to-be and decided to help out by assisting her to get over a fence onto an adjacent road where some family friends, Phil and Fran were able to pick them up and bring my wife and mother-in-law-to-be to the church!"

Having averted one disaster, the marriage ceremony went well and it looked like nothing else could go wrong for the happy couple. However, later that day at the reception, Chris and Verity-Louise had just started their first dance when the music stopped. But the talented groom was not about to let a silent sound system and embarrassed laughter ruin the romance of their special occasion:

"I got my guitar out and sang Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, followed by Stand By Me, The Pirate Song and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Our family and friends joined in until the first dance started again. Fun was had by all, but more importantly I married my best friend".
Chris and Verity-Louise did not allow the double jinx impact on their joyous occasion and even had a music video made of their wedding. The video, filmed by a Birmingham company called Music Wedding Videos, features the happy couple with daughter Heidi-Louise and their other wedding guests miming the words and actions to a popular Meatloaf hit, ironically called "I'll do anything for love".   

View their brilliant video at this link:

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