Two sisters plan joint wedding to avoid upstaging each other on their big day
Two sisters arranged a joint wedding to avoid upstaging each other on their big day.
Charly Mckevitt, 28, and her sister Ella, 23, said their 'I dos' on the exact same day – after the whole idea of sharing a wedding day started off as a joke.
Big sister Charly has been engaged to her IT worker partner Marcin Jerwan, 26, for five years.
Ella was desperate to see the couple tie the knot – and joked that she should marry her boyfriend Chase Pretorius, 28, on the same day.
The siblings, from Clackmannanshire, Scotland, decided to go ahead with the plan and said they “wouldn’t change it for the world”, reports the Daily Record .
But although they bought their dresses on the same day, the sisters wore totally different styles – with Ella wearing Converse trainers matching her husband’s and a lace dress, while Charly wore heels with a strapless gown.
The idea started off as a joke, with younger sister Ella teasing her sibling about how long she had been engaged for.
Ella said: “I had just recently got engaged and Charly had been engaged for five years. She hadn’t married yet and we started joking about getting married at the same time.
“But then as we spoke more about it we said, ‘Why don’t we just do it?’”
The two couples got married, one after the other, in the sun-soaked grounds of the Gartmore Village Hall on June 22, before sharing their reception inside.
They cut their specially-made wedding cake together and even shared their first dance – dancing to the aptly named Better Together by Jack Johnson.
Ella said: “We got prepared together upstairs and then our dad and step-dad walked us down the aisle.
“I went first then Charly came downstairs. I did a speech for my sister and she did one for me.
“We also opted for a hand-tying ceremony for both of us and our husbands. We walked back into the village hall one after the other after the ceremony . It was stunning weather for us.
"It couldn’t have been better and we also got a little sunburnt.”
Bank worker Ella said they kept a “family vibe” with about 130 guests made up of close family and friends.
Ten guests attended from Chase’s homeland, South Africa, and Marcin had six guests from his native Poland.
Ella said: “It was nice and not too busy.
“All of the guests were there for the full day and we had a caterer come.
“It’s Polish tradition that we provided all of the booze so everyone got a fair drink.”
Despite the trickiness of coordinating two weddings on the same day, Ella said she “wouldn’t change it for the world” and would recommend it to others.
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