By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:25 AM on 25th April 2009
It was a fairytale wedding of sorts. Just not the sort that most little girls dream about.
The bride looked every inch the princess – as in the ogre princess Fiona from the Shrek films – and the groom was tall, dark green and handsome. Hospice nurse Christine England, 40, married her fiance Keith, 44, in full costume and make-up in front of 100 guests who were also in fancy dress.
Happy ogre after: Christine England and Keith Green spent three hours in make-up to walk down the aisle looking like their cartoon heroes
Sign on the green line: Christine pens her signature while adoring Keith Green looks on
The new Mr and Mrs Green (yes, really), of Barnstaple, Devon, had spent three hours having their make-up done before walking down the aisle.
Christine said: ‘The idea just came to me. I knew what we would go as because Keith looks just like Shrek.
The (bright) Green couple stroll out after the service, along with their pet dog, perhaps taking on the role of Donkey
‘It was funny because when we said our vows Keith had these green ears sprouting from the top of his head.’
She tried to get her 18-year-old son to dress up as Donkey, another character from the offbeat cartoon fairytale, but said ‘he wasn’t having any of it’.
And the bride wore… Christine thought her husband looked so much like Shrek that they should dress-up as the characters for their wedding
Mr Green, a builder – who doesn’t seem to mind being likened to an ogre – added: ‘It was a very strange experience to say the least, but a thoroughly enjoyable one. We love the films and my wife tells me I bear a resemblance to Shrek.
The couple hired a make-up artist to make them look like the characters – voiced by Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz – in the hit films.
Christine’s mother Annette England, 66, said: ‘It’s not necessarily how you imagine seeing your daughter get married but it was great fun.’