A TRIO of happy Calderdale couples are celebrating the start of married life after tying the knot on the same day as the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
As the world turned its eyes to watch William and Kate at Westminster Abbey, three couples only had eyes for each other as they made their vows. First to tie the knot were Suzanne Hadcroft, 28, and Adam Cheshire, 32, who live in Denholme.
The couple were married at Holdsworth House, Halifax, at 1pm as the Royal party drank Champagne inside Buckingham Palace.
Despite a quick mishap where the registrar called Suzanne the wrong name, their ceremony went without a hitch.
The new Mrs Cheshire said she had sneaked a peek at Catherine’s dress during her preparations.
“I started watching it but I had to stop because I was getting really emotional and I’d just had my make-up done,” said Suzanne.
Groom Mr Cheshire said he’d quickly flicked the TV on to see the Royal festivities before making his way to the venue.
Second down the aisle were Chris Boddy, 31 and new wife Sally Siddons, 21, from Elland, who married at Halifax Register Office before their reception at Elland Cricket Club.
Chris had also watched the ceremony.
“It’s great. It was really nerve-wracking, I don’t know Kate did it, she didn’t look nervous at all,” said Chris.
He said his nerves continued into the evening until he had successfully delivered a fitting speech to his beautiful bride.
The final Calder-dale couple were Clair Hodges and Peter Walker, both from Midgley, aged 36. They had a small wedding with just 16 guests. Their ceremony, at 3pm at Gibson Mill in Hebden Bridge, was vintage-inspired.
All three had booked their ceremonies before the Royals chose their date.
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