Jacqueline Longman, 34, from Yorkshire, had only just walked down the aisle to exchange vows with her husband, Phil, when her twin Gemma’s partner dropped down on one knee to pop the big question.
Jacqueline Longman, 34, from Yorkshire, had only just walked down the aisle to exchange vows with her husband, Phil, when her twin Gemma’s partner dropped down on one knee to pop the big question.

Bride twin’s big wedding faux pas

MANY people spend their whole lives dreaming about their wedding day - what they'll be wearing, where it will be located, and who will attend.

There are so many little rules and regulations that it's little wonder people say it's the most important day of your life.

But one woman appeared to have her special day ruined after her identical twin sister got engaged just moments after the ceremony.

Jacqueline Longman, 34, from Yorkshire, had only just walked down the aisle to exchange vows with her husband, Phil, when her twin Gemma's partner dropped down on one knee to pop the big question.

You'd imagine the bride might feel mortified to have her thunder stolen like that.

But Jacqueline later revealed she didn't mind a bit - in fact, she had helped her future brother-in-law Chris to plan the whole thing.

"Some people found it odd and couldn't believe I would let Chris propose on my wedding day, and thought it would ruin it, but for me I thought it was brilliant," Jacqueline said.

"While it is a little strange, we are ridiculously close, we're are not the same person but we do and have done everything together."

The couple came up with the suggestion that he should do it on their wedding day.

"He wanted to do it after me and my husband's first dance, and I was going to give my bouquet to Gemma," she said.

"But we thought it could go wrong if someone else caught it accidentally, there were a lot of ideas but the best one was waiting for them to have a photograph together.

"My husband was stressed on the morning of our wedding trying to calm Chris down while getting himself ready.

"I did think at one point, if she says no it will ruin my wedding day, but I knew deep down she wouldn't and thank God I was right."

The girls like to "joke" that Gemma "upstaged" Jacqueline on her big day, but in reality, they couldn't be happier for each other.

Now Jacqueline is hoping to outdo her.

"I keep saying to her that I can't wait for her wedding day, so I can surprise her," she said.

"We'll think of something bigger and better to pay her back."

Too good.



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