Daughter declares 'I now pronounce you husband and wife... again'

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

 

Daughter declares 'I now pronounce you husband and wife... again'

Julie and Stuart Gough, who were re-married at Isle of Wight Register Office, by their daughter Stacey. Picture courtesy of Isle of Wight Council.

WHEN Stuart and Julie Gough decided to re-marry, they knew just who to do the honours, their registrar daughter Stacey.

Isle of Wight Council registrar Stacey, 26, said she was delighted to have the chance to re-marry her parents, who divorced in 1999.

Her mother Julie, 45, said: "We had been thinking about marrying for a few years as we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives married to each other.

"With the 25th wedding anniversary coming up and with Stacey as a registrar, it just seemed like the perfect time to do it.

"It was lovely to also have my dad there, who wasn’t there the first time round, and the ceremony was itself was very emotional, even Stacey was crying by the end."

Stacey said: "When they told us they were tying the knot again, I was delighted to be able to offer to conduct the ceremony, it just seemed like the obvious thing to do."

She added: "It was just perfect, especially the bit where I was able to tell them they are again husband and wife."

The ceremony took place on Thursday, June 19, and Stacey was not the only member of the family to play a part, as her brothers and sisters all had roles.

Jacob, 14, gave his mum away, Chris, 19 presented the rings, Helen, 20, gave the reading and Rachel, 24, and Emily, 22, signed the register. Granddaughter Ruby, one, wore a headband worn by Stacey when the couple first married 25 years ago.

Stuart, 49, a bus driver, said: "It was a great day. The weather was brilliant and we had a fantastic time.

"It was great that all our children played a part in the ceremony, especially Stacey. It was strange hearing her call us by our names, instead of mum and dad."

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