The World gets stranger everyday, doesn’t it? A runaway bride who jilted three men has finally tied the knot – with her maid of honour.
Kerry De’ath, 29, first ran out on her fiance Craig Smith, 32, just months before they were set to jet to Florida for the dream wedding they spent years saving for.
The bolting bride then settled down with a second love, Dave Futter, 29, for two and a half years – but left him when he popped the question.
Next she started dating Nick Farmer, 29, and the happy couple moved in together, booked their wedding and reception and even sent out all the invitations. But her world was turned upside down when her chief bridesmaid Sarah Woodford, 33, plucked up the courage to confess her love for her – just six weeks before the big day.
Incredibly, Kerry suddenly realised why she had never been able to settle down with Mr Right – because she had been looking for Mrs Right.
Kerry ditched Nick, but delayed explaining the real reason – afraid of hurting his feelings.
Instead she moved in with her secret admirer and six months later brave Sarah proposed to Kerry, who said yes.
Relieved friends have now finally seen Kerry make it down the aisle at the couple’s no-expense-spared bash – held at the same venue where she had planned to marry a man.
The happy bride said that finally getting married had been the happiest day of her life.
Here comes the bride: Kerry finally makes it down the aisle at the couple’s no-expense-spared bash – held at the same venue where she had planned to marry a man.
After a heart to heart chat with Sarah, Kerry suddenly realised why she had never been able to settle down with Mr Right – because she had been looking for Mrs Right She said: “I know it sounds like something out of a film, but you can’t help who you fall in love with.
“I always thought I was meant to be with a man. I suppose I just wanted to be ‘normal’.
“I settled down with men but every time they started talking about marriage something just didn’t feel right and I panicked.
“I think the thought of marriage made me question whether I truly wanted to be with them for the rest of my life. And every time it was ‘no’, but I never knew why.
“When I was making arrangements to marry Nick, Sarah sat me down on her bed and said ‘I love you’.
“I couldn’t believe it. Then she said ‘don’t marry him’.
‘I had no idea how she felt. But as she said the words I started to feel right. I’d spent all that time worrying about marrying a man – when it was a woman I was looking for.
“Nick was pretty shocked when he found out, but he is alright about it now.
“My family have been great and really supportive, which was a relief because they are quite old fashioned so I was really worried.
“Despite everything, everyone just wanted to see me finally married.”