Blushing bride Rachael Robinson was literally bursting with pride as she walked down the aisle in this remarkable wedding dress – made of BUBBLE WRAP.
Delighted Rachael, 30, wore the gown made entirely from free recycled materials including 13ft of bubble wrap with a 3ft train as she married fiancé Duncan Turner, 32.
Primary school teacher Rachael originally had the white dress made for her by parents of pupils for a term time recyclable materials fashion show last month.
But when fiancé Duncan popped the question while on holiday in Canada days later, she knew exactly which dress she would be wearing for the official ceremony.
The dress is made from sheets of carefully stitched bubble wrap, attached to an inner cloth lining, and finished off with white foam packaging material and Haribo sweets.
Beaming Rachael, of Toft, near Bourne, Lincs., said the dress drew many admiring glances at the service in Stamford Register Office on April 7.
She said: ”There was quite a lot of popping as I walked up the aisle, I was very nervous but having the bubbles to pop at hand really helped.
”It’s a fantastic dress and very comfortable. The parents put so much thought into the design, it was a real surprise when I first saw it.
”When I wore it for the school fashion show I had no idea that I would end up wearing down the aisle for real, but when Duncan proposed it just seemed the perfect idea.
”I would recommend it to any bride-to-be.”
Assistant head teacher Rachael. who has been at St Mary and St John’s School in North Luffenham, Lincs., for five years, had a second humanist ceremony days later on her parent’s farm in Toft.
The eco-friendly couple walked down an aisle of grass matting with planted flowers in front of 120 guest with Rachael wearing a more traditional dress.
But even that has now been chopped up and turned into a recycled cocktail dress.
Scaffolder Duncan, who met Rachael seven years ago, wore a suit and tie for the registry office ceremony but kept up the green theme with a pair of recycled trainers.
He said: ”She looked incredible. It’s an amazing dress and just goes to show what can be done with unusual materials.
”We’re both very keen on the environment and wildlife, and this felt the right thing to do to show our appreciation of important they are.”
In another break from tradition, Duncan has taken his wife’s name.
The happy couple are planning a honeymoon in Papa New Guinea in the summer.