Happy couple marry in Morrisons


Published: Saturday 28th March 2015 by The News Editor

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It may not be everybody’s idea of a dream venue but one couple had more reasons to wed at Morrisons than most.

Rebecca Wooller, 44, and Blake Green, 53, replaced wedding bells with the jingle of tills as they walked down an aisle with a difference – getting married in their favourite local supermarket.

Customers going about their Saturday afternoon shop in Morrisons in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, got more than they bargained for as the bride’s arrival was announced over the store’s speaker system.

They looked on in surprise and snapped photographs on mobile phones as the happy couple made their way through fresh produce and down the Easter egg aisle before a ceremony in the supermarket’s cafe.

The couple’s first date was over a plate of chicken curry and chips at the store and after a whirlwind seven-month romance they decided there was no better place to say “I do”.

Ms Wooller said: ” People may think we’re as mad as a box of frogs but it holds real memories for us.

“We wanted everybody else to have a good time – if they were out doing their shopping, we hope they stopped and had a laugh with us.

“The ceremony was really moving. I know it was quirky but for us it was also really special.”

The couple met in September after being introduced by a friend and, because of illness, Ms Wooller was not able to travel far for dates.

Mr Green said: “The reaction we had from the public was terrific – exactly what we wanted.

“We’re so glad so many people could join us for our big day.”

Gemma Avery, a store manager who organised the event, said: “It’s just such a lovely story which we’re happy to be part of.

“Their eyes met over a plate of chicken curry and it’s been like a fairytale ever since.

“We’ve provided food and flowers and a lot of the staff have dressed up for the occasion – it’s been a really fun, positive thing to be involved in.”

The couple were officially married at a register office before a celebrant presided over their supermarket wedding.

During the ceremony guests sang a rousing version of Dusty Springfield’s I Only Want To Be With You.

They asked for donations to the Alzheimer’s Society instead of gifts and collection buckets were placed around the shop.

Eventually they hope to raise enough money to go on a scuba diving holiday.

The reception took place in the store restaurant and the wedding breakfast was made up of 30 portions of chicken curry.

Guests took a toast with non-alcoholic drinks, so there was no danger of anybody getting too trolleyed.

Published: Saturday 28th March 2015 by The News Editor

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