Our pet rabbit ran off with the ring as Scott tried a romantic proposal!
It appears fate had a part to play in Cheryl and Scott’s meeting.
Both were born in August 1981 at Lancaster Royal Infirmary, Cheryl 19 days before Scott.
But after a couple of difficult weeks, Cheryl, a veterinary assistant, was rushed in to for a life-saving operation, which was when the couple from Lancaster first met on the poorly baby ward.
Cheryl says, “Twenty years later our paths crossed again after being introduced by friends and, on Good Friday 2001, we finally did something about our blossoming friendship.
“Our first date was at Scott’s house to watch a film on the Cuban missile crisis - not very romantic but it obviously worked!”
Cheryl suspected Scott, an electrical engineer, would propose on Valentine’s Day but four days before on February 10, 2012, their pet rabbit had a surprise for her.
“Scott wrapped a ribbon around Gnawbert’s neck with a beautiful emerald ring attached to it.”
But happiness soon turned to panic when the bunny hopped off with the ring and tried to eat it.
“It could have turned into a perfect but rather expensive gesture,” says Cheryl, “but we caught him in the end and couldn’t stop laughing.”
On November 30, the couple were married at Lancaster House Hotel where Cheryl’s mum had arranged the venue’s owls to make an appearance.
And that wasn’t the only feathered guest as Spirit the Harris Hawk flew down the aisle to deliver the rings to the happy couple.
Walking out to ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining’ - a tribute to the bride’s Nana Doreen as the day would have also been her birthday - the newlyweds were introduced at their wedding breakfast.
“We came in to Park Rock Anthem wearing giant flashing robot heads for a bit of a giggle,” adds Cheryl.
One of the many surprises, including a snow machine as the clock stuck midnight, was a wedding card signed by each member of the band, McFly, arranged by the bride’s sister, Hayley.
The couple look forward to their honeymoon in New York for Thanksgiving 2014.