The delighted bride and groom should have danced through confetti before being waved off by an elated congregation as they were chauffeured away in a luxury car.
And then it should have been on to a hotel function room, where excited guests should have listened to amusing anecdotes from the best man on how the newlyweds met.
It is illegal for siblings to wed, and to protect themselves they have adopted the names of ‘James’ and ‘Maura’.
At one stage during what was the briefest of ceremonies, James and Maura’s father became so overcome with emotion that he had to absent himself from the proceedings.
And afterwards, Maura admitted that it was not the wedding day she had dreamed about ever since she was a little girl playing dress-up.
If things were different we would have had a different day,’ she went on.‘I was nervous at first though, and it was hard for my mother but she has been very supportive. I thought that someone might cop on and that they’d probably cop we were brother and sister.
‘But I never had any second thoughts about going through with the wedding.
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