Flight of fancy or fairy tale?
BEC Miller’s dream of wearing fairy wings down the aisle is less than 100,000 people away from coming true.
The Murwillumbah-born mother, 22, and her partner, Brendan “Bam” McGuinness, 33, have established a social networking website group with a vow that if they attract 100,000 people by April 1, 2010, they will wed in fancy dress.
Even though her husband-to-be is against it.
The Facebook group, “100,000 people join and bam and I will have a fancy-dress wedding,” has already attracted about 700 members since its inception two weeks ago. Ms Miller said she did it so she could fulfil a lifelong dream to wear fairy wings to her wedding.
“It has always been my dream to walk down the aisle with fairy wings on,” Ms Miller said.
“A fancy dress wedding is something I’ve always wanted to do.
“I was running around with fairy wings until my teens. I guess I just never grew out of it.”
Ms Miller said her fiancée was originally up for the concept but changed his mind after seeing photos of embarrassing fancy dress weddings on the internet.
“Hopefully this will swing him around,” she said.
“I hate to admit it but 100,000 does seem like a bit of a stretch, but I think 10,000 is possible.
The group was originally established as a rib between the partners.
“I hope Bam will do it anyways. I always dreamed my wedding would be fancy dress,” Ms Miller said. The couple have not yet set a date for the wedding. They have been engaged the past two years.
They have a 19-month-old daughter, Vitani McGuinness.
Mr McGuinness said he does not believe the group will reach 100,000 people in time but said he was willing to compromise.
“I think we can discuss things if it reaches 10,000,” Mr McGuinness said.
“It’s a bit of fun but I’m not into the idea of it like I was before.
“My family were originally against it but once the internet group popped up they joined it.”
Should the fancy dress wedding go ahead, Mr McGuinness said he would go as Star Wars character Darth Vader.
“All the groomsmen can dress as stormtroopers then,” he joked.
Ms Miller said they had already decided against a traditional wedding in a church.
“Either way we would rather a party than a boring, old ceremony,” she said.
“Fancy dress weddings are something I’ve heard about but I’ve never actually been to one. Members of the Facebook group have shared their experiences with fancy dress weddings, including medieval and military themed.
“It has been great to get an insight into what they are like,” Ms Miller said.
The group’s original target was 1000 members but Mr McGuinness said it would have been reached too easily.