Diamond day for Mirfield family as daughter gets married in same church as her mum and dad on what would have been their 60th wedding anniversary
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John and Margaret Sinclair (née Coupland), of Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, tied the knot at the same church on the same date back in 1963.
Joy was brought up in Mirfield but moved to Huddersfield when she was pregnant with her first child, Bronwyn, and then 22 years later moved to Stockport after finding love on Match.com with Christopher McEvoy, and they bought a house together.
Joy had always dreamt of a fairytale church wedding with her parents by her side.
But when her mother, Margaret, passed away in November 1995, she put this behind her, as life was never the same.
Joy said: “It wasn't until I met Chris that I started to truly feel a loving bond again, and not just because he was good for me, but he was also extremely good with my children, Bronwyn, who herself became a mum for the first time last year, and Curtis, who has severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviours.”
Eight years later, Joy and Chris decided together to tie the knot. However, as Joy is very traditional, she told Chris he had to ask her dad for her hand in marriage first, which he did, but they also had to ask about a specific date.
As this year would have been Joy's mum and dad's 60th wedding anniversary, she said it seemed “so perfect and poignant”, and would help Joy feel closer to her mum, if they were to get married in the same church on the same date, and with her dad's blessing.
"We had the fairytale wedding that I had dreamt of,” Joy said.
And John was honoured to walk his youngest daughter down the aisle of the very same church where he had married her mother, his late wife, 60 years ago to the day.