MOD­ERN-DAY ROMEO AND JULIET

You and Your Wedding - - First Night Special -

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.”

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