That’s Mrs. Elder to you!
Kate Cunningham, 34, from Melling, Merseyside, England tied the knot with an elder tree in Rimrose Valley Park, in Litherland, as family and friends watched on this weekend.
The mother-of-two, who wore an olive green dress, a home-made skirt and green pumps for the event, also announced that she would be changing her name by deed poll to Kate Rose ‘Elder’, after the species of tree to which she is now married.
The former primary school behaviour support assistant said her family and boyfriend were supportive of her decision. She said: ‘My boyfriend is very supportive of my decision. He’s even helped make props for the ceremony.”
The boyfriend was overheard talking to some of the attendees, “Of course I’m in favorite. Kate is over-the-top bonkers. It was a great way to get out of all this. But I’m feeling a bit sorry for the elder tree.”
Wishing to get the full bridal experience, Miss Cunningham added that she also treated herself to a hen party the night before her big day. She continued: “We had a little hen gathering in Rimrose last night by the tree to mark the occasion. Oh, if that tree could talk. Aye, but now that he’s married to me, he’ll be downright lucky to get a word in edge-wise.”
According to friends of the happy couple, no honeymoon is planned. “That old elder tree is a bit of a homebody. He ain’t going no where . . . unless the missus takes ‘im to the woodshed, if you get my drift.”