MODERN-DAY ROMEO AND JULIET
Kinvara Jennings, 36, and husband Antony, 35, married in a traditional ceremony in Ewelme in June 2007, close to their home in Oxfordshire where they live with their three children, Genevieve, nine, Athena, six, and Indiana, eight months “We arrived back from our reception at about 1am. I was sober as a judge because I was in the early stages of pregnancy and shattered; Antony, on the other hand, was not!
“We’d had the cleaners in to tidy our cottage ready for our return, and they were supposed to leave the key. They didn’t! Locked out, Antony decided he would climb up the house to the bathroom window and break in, while I waited in the garden until he opened the door and carried me in.
“We were trying to figure out the next step when our neighbours heard something going on outside and came to look. They lent us a big bread knife to jimmy the bathroom window open. Still wearing his top hat and tails, Antony climbed on to the flat roof above our porch and straight in through the window. I was quite concerned for my new husband’s safety; it could all have ended in disaster and a very short marriage!
“But there was no stopping his heroic e orts and it didn’t take too long before he had opened the back door and swept me over the threshold. It didn’t ruin the moment in the slightest, we were far too happy and loved up. I think it’s those funny things that make it your day and no one else’s. I don’t really recall any action after that! We both just passed out after a crazy day.”