It’s that time of year when getting out of bed in the morning is a genuine accomplishment.
It’s cold, dark and wet outside and you’re in bed wrapped up like a burrito all snug and warm. Work can be put off until tomorrow, right?
The thing is, your duvet just never fails you; it’s always there when you need it and it keeps you protected from the terrors of modern day life.
But while most of us enjoy our duvets a reasonable amount, one woman’s love affair with hers has caught widespread attention.
Why? Because she plans to marry it.
That’s right, 49 year-old Pascale Sellick has announced details of a lavish ceremony where she plans to marry her bed covers.
For the unusual ceremony, she will forgo the traditional bridal gown, opting instead for bedtime attire: slippers paired with a nightie and dressing gown.
The relaxed dress code is extended to guests, who are also encouraged to bring hot water bottles if it’s cold.
Speaking about her relationship with her duvet, Pascale said:
“My duvet is the longest, strongest, most intimate and reliable relationship that I have ever had. That’s because it has always been there for me and gives me great hugs.
“I love my duvet so much I would like to invite people to witness my union with the most constant, comforting companion in my life. There will be music and a ceremony; laughs and entertainment.”
The unusual ceremony will be held at Rougemont Gardens in Exeter, Devon, on Sunday 10 February at 2pm, followed by a ‘free wedding party’ at The Glorious Art House in Fore Street.
Full vows will be read in front of a fellow artist with no religious affinity who is performing the ceremony.
To help make the wedding the best day of her life, Pascale has recruited Anna Fitzgerald, of WooHoo Art Events, as her wedding planner.
“This is the most out-there art happening to date. I’m really please to be involved. Valentines day can be depressing for lots of people so hopefully this will lift peoples’ spirits.
“It would be wonderful if folks could shake off their English reserve and rock up in their sleepwear for a bit of light-hearted frivolity.”
Bizarrely, it’s got to the point where I’m not even surprised by this stuff anymore.
I swear there’s stories of people marrying roller-coasters, train stations and cars. In comparison, a duvet sounds – dare I say it – normal?
Here’s to the happy couple, though! I now pronounce you woman and… duvet.
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