Two Strangers Are Strangers No More!

(This article was originally published as a press release in 2006.)

two strangersYesterday, at Birmingham’s Hotel du Vin, BRMB’s Two Strangers and a Wedding 2 culminated in a ceremony hailed by all in attendance as a great success.

28 year-old secretary Rebecca Duffy was married to 30 year-old former Royal Fusilier Craig Cooper.  The ceremony was conducted by Superintendent Registrar David Williams, himself a former RSM of the Royal Fusiliers.

The bridesmaids were the three other finalists, Charley, Lisa and Rachel.  They all wanted to support Rebecca – known as Becky – on her big day.

The bride arrived with father James Duffy, even though he had to struggle with his disability to make the wedding.

Becky said: “All I wanted was my dad to give me away and I’m so happy that he was able to make it and enjoy the wedding.”

At the lavish wedding breakfast 30 guests from both families were soon happily engaged in conversation.  BRMB breakfast presenter Caroline Martin was closely involved with Two Strangers and a Wedding.  She was amazed at how quickly the two families gelled.

“Within seconds of the end of the wedding, the families were like a crowd of old friends and the couple seemed so suited.  Craig and Becky were physically very close and their first kiss was very tender and gentle.”

Craig’s brother, Sergeant Major Darren Cooper, was Best Man. He warmly invited Becky into the family in his speech, saying: “I’m not losing a brother – I’m gaining a radio station!”

While Becky admitted to having slept in the same bed with Craig on the wedding night, she said: “We also had a relaxing Jacuzzi together – but looked away from each other as we stepped in and out!”

Craig repeated several times that his aim was for the marriage to last for at least 10 years.  He said: “I’m looking forward to getting to know Becky – we’ve already hit it off! – as well as to the first year in which our new married life is effectively going to be free!”

More than 250 people registered to take part in Two Strangers and a Wedding 2. Over 100,000 votes were cast by the listeners of Birmingham last week.  The happy couple left for Bermuda this morning, following appearances on BRMB’s Big Brum Breakfast and Sky News’ Sunrise with Eammon Holmes and Lorna Dunkley.

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