Lucy and Andrew Phillips have surprise wedding after christening of their son Frankie

York Press: Lucy and Andrew Phillips at their wedding at St Mary’s Church, Riccall Lucy and Andrew Phillips at their wedding at St Mary’s Church, Riccall

A CONGREGATION that had gathered for a christening got a big surprise when they discovered they would also be attending a wedding.

Family and friends of Lucy Whitaker and Andrew Phillips were invited to the Christening of their one-year-old son Frankie at St Mary’s Church, Riccall, last week, but as the Rev Francis Loftus spoke to them, Lucy disappeared. When she reappeared at the back of the church, she was wearing a wedding gown, and Andrew stepped forward to the altar, while the crowd gasped and tears began to fall.

Lucy said: “The vicar suggested it when we spoke to him about the christening.

“We laughed it off, didn’t take it seriously but during that week thought we already have a baby and didn’t want a big wedding, maybe it’s a good way of doing it.”

Lucy and Andrew have been together for four years, and decided to tell only their parents about the surprise ahead of time, with even their best friends kept in the dark until the last minute.

Lucy said: “We wanted to be married, but we weren’t bothered about the wedding, really. Andrew said he’d think about it and the next day as asked. He said ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea... I think it’s a great idea’.”

Alison Day, one of Lucy’s friends, recorded the moment the crowd were surprised and uploaded it to YouTube.

She said the unannounced wedding had caused quite a stir.

She said: “The vicar went to the front and the organist played Here Comes The Bride. Everyone thought he’d gone mad.

“I’ve been watching the video for people’s reactions and it’s amazing to see the shock on people’s faces, and the number of hankies that came out and the number of people crying.”

Lucy said: “People at work keep smiling at me as they have seen the video and everyone’s saying how lovely it is. It’s just about the wedding, not the hype beforehand.”

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1:36pm Tue 10 Dec 13

r3xifer0us says...

what a lovely idea. Congratulations
what a lovely idea. Congratulations r3xifer0us

3:28pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Richie H says...

Brilliant! I like your style! All the best
Brilliant! I like your style! All the best Richie H

3:42pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Mr. Marcus says...

"Cart before the horse" comes to mind.
"Cart before the horse" comes to mind. Mr. Marcus

3:45pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Big Bad Wolf says...

Congratulations, great idea!!
Congratulations, great idea!! Big Bad Wolf

4:59pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Mr. Marcus wrote:
"Cart before the horse" comes to mind.
How about "mouth with a foot in it" for you?
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Marcus[/bold] wrote: "Cart before the horse" comes to mind.[/p][/quote]How about "mouth with a foot in it" for you? Garrowby Turnoff

5:18pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Blimp says...

Brilliant love it! More please.
Brilliant love it! More please. Blimp

6:18pm Tue 10 Dec 13

julie stones says...

How lovely, congratulations to you both
How lovely, congratulations to you both julie stones

8:45pm Tue 10 Dec 13

stopatred says...

That was superb. Seems like it made a lot of people very happy. Well done to all involved.
That was superb. Seems like it made a lot of people very happy. Well done to all involved. stopatred

12:54am Fri 13 Dec 13

henleazeyorkie says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
Mr. Marcus wrote:
"Cart before the horse" comes to mind.
How about "mouth with a foot in it" for you?
Or "toss" before "pot" ?
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Marcus[/bold] wrote: "Cart before the horse" comes to mind.[/p][/quote]How about "mouth with a foot in it" for you?[/p][/quote]Or "toss" before "pot" ? henleazeyorkie

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