Groom weds best man

Posted on May 27, 2007 

Groom weds best man

A Loughborough man was horrified to learn that he had accidentally ‘married’ his best man.

Chris Adams, 33, had exchanged vows with bride Gemma Mortell, 19, in a Valentine’s Day wedding.

But when the couple returned from honeymoon and checked the wedding certificate they had a surprise, reports the Sun.

Gemma had mistakenly signed her name in the ‘witness’ space – and best man Paul Hickleston had put his signature where the bride’s should have been.

Chef Chris said: “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw what we’d done. I’ve known my best man for over 20 years and he’s a great guy – but I don’t want him as my missus.”

Gemma added: “When he told me Paul was down as his wife, I just laughed. I thought he was winding me up.

“But it’s not funny. The wedding cost a lot of money. It was the biggest day of our life and we wanted it to be just right. We’d planned it for nine months.”

The couple had feared their marriage might not be legal but the Rev Elaine Skinner, who conducted the ceremony, has reassured them.

“I’ve told them they have nothing to worry about – any mistakes can be corrected and I can issue a new certificate,” she said.

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from Ananova

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