IT was one Shrek of a wedding for a Coventry couple corsets wholesale who walked down the aisle as characters from the popular children's films.
Raymond Wickett and Jacqueline long gown dress Perkins were determined to make their big day as unforgettable as possible.
So they came up with a wacky idea which saw the bridegroom dress up as Shrek and the bride dressed as the green ogre's wife Fiona.
Jacqueline, aged 52, said it was either dress like that or say "I do" in Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes because she wanted to give their grandchildren something to remember.
While most couples look their best when they tie the knot, Jacqueline's face was painted green while Raymond, 57, wore a Shrek mask throughout the proceedings at Coventry Register Office. The entire wedding party also got into the theme for the nuptials.
The best man performed his duties dressed as the donkey and bridesmaid, Jacqueline's daughter, turned up as Puss in Boots.
Jacqueline said: "We'd both been married before and wanted to do something different.
"I did it for the grandchildren really. I thought it would be nice to go as characters. I gave Raymond a choice, Mickey & Minnie or Shrek & Fiona and he chose Shrek."
Raymond, a bus driver, added: "We'd decided to get married on the 12th of the 12th of the 12th because it was never going to happen again in our lifetime."
The Stoke Heath newlyweds met four years ago through mutual friends and have been planning their wedding for the past two years.
Jacqueline, a welder, said one of the highlights was seeing people's reactions as they were driven home by double-decker bus. "We wanted to cheer people up and turn heads," she said. "The bus took us on a tour of the city centre and down Ball Hill. It made people smile when we waved at them from the bus."
Their efforts have earned them a place in the history books at the register office.
Jacqueline said: "The registrar was surprised and said that because of the date and because of the Shrek theme we'll have to send photos to go on their wall of fame."
There were 10 guests at the ceremony but more than 100 people are expected at their delayed wedding reception this evening when the fun continues as the couple wear their costumes again for a bash at the Bishopgate Club in Foleshill.
Instead of wedding gifts, the generous newlyweds asked for donations to the Warwickshire & Northamp- tonshire Air Ambulance and Help For Heroes.