Here comes the bride, all dressed in white and laying in… a coffin? Yes, that’s exactly how 58-year-old Jenny Buckleff arrived at her off-the-wall wedding – in a closed coffin, pulled by a motorcycle!
Jenny, who used to work as an embalmer at a funeral parlor, said that she wanted do “something different” at her wedding. “Instead of turning up in a horse-drawn cart, I thought I’m going to turn up in a coffin,” she said. So she decided to conceal herself in her brother Roger’s black coffin, while her sister-in-law Hayley pulled her all the way to the Llangefni registry office behind a VW Trike.
Interestingly, Jenny revealed that she isn’t actually into any bizarre or goth stuff. “I don’t normally dress like this and I’m not goth at all,” she told the media. “I work for Bet365, so you have to be well presented and I’m normally very smart. But my brother is different. He’s covered in tattoos so for once he looked the part. My brother and I are very close so it was nice to be able to do something to honour him and do something a bit different. He loved it and said it made his day.”
“My husband has always been interested in skulls and skeletons,” sister-in-law Hayley said. “The house is full of ornaments like that, and he’s covered head to toe in tattoos. The coffin was bought as a present, so he turned it into a trailer. When we go away on bike rides, we use it to put all our camping gear in. We get an awful lot of looks when we go out with it. It’s unique.”
The blushing bride chose not to warn her guests of her wild plans in advance, hoping to get a genuine shocked reaction from them when she turned up at the church . And she succeeded: Almost all of them were momentarily confounded to see a coffin instead of a horse-drawn carriage or a limo . Only a handful of people were in the know, including Roger, Hayley, and Jenny’s fiancée Chris. “I almost didn’t tell Chris but in the end I spilled the beans about three weeks before,” she said. “He was a bit surprised but he said as long as I was happy he would go with the flow. What more could I ask for from a new husband?”
Jenny and Chris met six months back, and got engaged within a month of getting to know each other. “When we first met in The Victoria on the Square in Hanley, I gave her my number,” Chris, 51, revealed. “But I was so drunk, I gave her the wrong number and kept going back to the pub week after week, waiting for her to come back in. It was maybe four or five weeks until we met again and it went from there. It was love at first sight. I proposed around Christmas. I was out shopping for presents when I saw a jeweller’s and I thought, ‘why not?’ It wasn’t planned.”
“She kept it from me for a bit, but then it slipped out,” he added, when asked about Jenny’s bizarre idea. “It was different, but if that’s what she wants to do then that’s fine.”
Source: Daily Star