I had a double wedding…with my mum: daughter and devoted mum share a ceremony with their new hubbies and save a truckload in the process
A mum and daughter have made their wedding days extra special…by having a JOINT CEREMONY.
Kim Milhano, 28, and Susan Scott-Williams, 51, got married together after their partners suggested the best friends share their special day.
The pair, who are often mistaken for sisters, saved £2,000 by combining their nuptials at a stunning hotel near their homes in Bristol.
And after walking down the aisle together, signing the registers next to each other and cutting the same cake, the mum-daughter duo even shared their first dance.
Mum-of-two Kim said: “Sharing my big day with another bride could made it feel half as special but it actually brought us double the joy.
“Me and my mum are best mates and so the whole day was perfect.”
Kim, a care assistant, and her husband Carlos, 45, a construction worker, had been engaged for eight years but never got round to tying the knot.
It was only when her mum found love for the second time that her new partner Barry, 46, a painter and decorator, and Carlos conspired to convince the girls of their idea for a double wedding.
Kim and Susan then spent months planning their big day together choosing different dresses but matching bridesmaid gowns, bouquets and music.
The duo’s flower girls and paige boys also matched with Kim’s two children Koen, 6, and Skye, 4, doing the honours and Susan accompanied by her other grandchildren, Summer, 5, and Harry, 3.
After walking up two aisles in a v-shape the beautiful brides met their husbands for their ceremony, followed by a huge party for 180 people including all four families.
And because they had one giant wedding instead of two, the family managed to save a quarter of the cost of the £8,000 event.
Kim said: “When Carlos rang me and said ‘I think you need to sit down’ I was worried one of the kids was hurt.
“So it was a bit of a relief when he said he wanted to have a double wedding with my mum and Barry.
“Up until then day to day life had taken over and we’d never had time or the money to plan a wedding.
“Mum and Barry were happy for us to do things completely our way because they’ve both been married before but it was her wedding too and I
didn’t want to take over.
“So we planned everything together – It’s what our whole family is like. Thankfully we never had a difference of opinion!”
Susan, a drugs and alcohol worker, said: “I’d never thought about doing anything like this even though Barry and I had already thought about possibly getting married.
“Although Kim was more hesitant than me when Carlos and Barry suggested it, we all soon realised it would be a fantastic idea.
“We did lots of planning together and although we’re quite different it all worked out.
“And we definitely saved money by having just one wedding instead of two!
“It was such a proud day for my dad seeing his daughter and his granddaughter get married in the same wedding.”