Once upon a time….a fairytale wedding for the couple who tied the knot as cartoon ogres Shrek and Princes Fiona

by admin on May 4, 2009

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

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

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 stoll out after the service, along with their pet dog, perhaps taking on the role of Donkey

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 England dressed up as Princess Fiona

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.’

Fairytale line-up: Fancy dress guests pose at the wedding today  

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

hambooger May 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm

wow i would never want my wedding to be like this

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Shores May 11, 2009 at 11:26 pm

I think its adorable! As long as a couple doesn’t demand that guests participate against their own wishes, I say more power to crazy themes and fun weddings! There’s nothing rude about being quirky.

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Koneko May 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

That is too adorable!

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magdalena May 15, 2009 at 7:53 am

So cute! Really… I would not have done it myself but I’d love to be invited to a fun wedding like that.

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Vicki July 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I think the bride’s mom had exactly the right attitude on this one. In addition, from the age of the bride and groom, and the fact that she had a son, I would suspect this was not a first marriage for either, so why not have some fun?

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Janell August 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I think theme weddings are all right if everyone has fun!

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Leah March 27, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Wow, I thought this was fantastic! Very unique! As a woman who loves to cosplay (dress up as characters from pop culture, usually to animation conventions) the costumes are quite impressive! Well done, and I hope the bride and groom have a wonderful life together.

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Lady Lelan September 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm

That is so lovely! As long as everyone is having fun, and it definitely looks like it was the case then, I really don’t see anything bad in themed weddings. :)

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