Bride Arrives to Wedding in Coffin

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Bride Arrives to Wedding in Coffin
Tue 02-06-2015

A coffin was Jenny Buckleff's vehicle of choice to transport her to meet her groom on her wedding day.

The 58-year-old former funeral parlour worker arrived to get married in an open coffin that was painted black and adorned with a grim reaper.

She was driven to Llangefni register office by her sister-in-law, Hayley Buckleff, who pulled the coffin behind a VW Trike.

Jenny, from Edward Davis Road, Bradeley, said: "It's definitely different. Instead of turning up in a horse-drawn cart, I thought I'm going to turn up in a coffin."

"The groom was a little shocked when I told him my plans, but he just went with the flow. The best man didn't know until the day. A lot of people didn't know."

The coffin belongs to Jenny's biker brother, Roger, who was given it as a gift by his daughter.

Jenny, a qualified embalmer, wanted to bring the wedding to where her brother lives in Wales as he suffered a heart attack last year and was too ill to travel.

She added: "My brother is different. He's covered in tattoos. They are on his face, and everywhere. He looked the part."

"I don't normally dress like this. I work for Bet365, so you have to be well presented."

The couple have five children from previous marriages. They were all there, alongside Christopher's ex-wife, to watch them get married on Saturday, May 30.

Jenny's daughter, Jade Worrall, aged 27, from Longton, said: "The coffin was a bit strange, but my mum is never normal. I thought she was joking at first."

Jenny's brother, Roger, was hoping to ride the trike, yet Hayley, aged 46, took on the responsibility due to his ill health.

Hayley said: "My husband has always been interested in skulls and skeletons. 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."

Source: The Sentinel