It’s a nice day for a white wedding...

05 April 2011

What does a Swanswell Substance Misuse worker from Coventry have in common with Prince William and Kate Middleton? Her wedding day!

In only a few weeks time, Kerry McCall will be walking down the aisle at a Warwickshire venue on the same day (Friday 29 April) as the Royal couple tie the knot in front of tens of millions of people around the world.             

But that’s where the similarities end for Kerry and her Fiance Simon Beechener as Kerry laughed: ‘I might have the same initials as Kate Middleton but that’s all we have in common.          

We’re having a much smaller wedding day in comparison inviting around 70 people for the ceremony itself and around 100 in the evening.’

The date was firmly set in stone shortly after her Fiance Simon – who runs a freight management company in Birmingham – proposed at the foot of the Eiffel Tower following a surprise trip to France two years ago.

I first heard that Prince William and Kate Middleton were getting married on the same day as us while I was at work and thought, no!

Kerry joked: ‘But we quickly came to realise that we don’t have mutual friends, so we weren’t too worried about having to choose between one or the other. Most of our friends and family joke about it but we know they will be there.

In fact, having the royal wedding on the same day means all of our guests will have the day off anyway.’

Kerry met Simon through mutual friends seven years ago and has been a Substance Misuse worker with Swanswell in Coventry since January 2010. She said there’s been a lot of excitement in the office since announcing her wedding date.

I’ve lots of friends at Swanswell and they have all been invited to share in our big day – there’s a real buzz of excitement in the office and everyone’s looking forward to it.

It is going to be a fabulous day and we wish the Royal couple all the best too.’

Debbie Bannigan, Chief Executive of Swanswell, said: ‘I would like to wish Kerry and Simon all the best for their big day.

What a fantastic way to make it even more memorable than it already would be – not many people can say they share their wedding day with a member of the Royal family.’

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