Kids Who Vow They'll be Together Forever Stage a Fake Wedding Photoshoot
Sat, April 10, 2021

Kids Who Vow They'll be Together Forever Stage a Fake Wedding Photoshoot

 

What happens when children are eager to have a fake wedding with their friends? While it may sound odd at first, Ellen Scott of Metro, the U.K.’s highest-circulating newspaper says kids are not likely to reflect about whether love can last forever or about heteronormativity. 

Nine-year-old Frankie Miller and his eight-year-old “girlfriend” Aubrey Butterly declared their intention to get married for real one day. The two children first met at kindergarten three years ago. Since then, the two have been inseparable. Frankie and Aubrey tied the knot, albeit not in a legally-binding ceremony, at a community college in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They donned on bride and groom attire and invited seven of their closest friends and family members to serve as their bridesmaids and groomsmen. 

 

Photo Credit: Dana Lee Photography/LLC Mercury Press (via Metro)

 

Frankie’s 38-year-old mom, Nicole, states, “After they met, Frankie came home and told us all about Aubrey. He always referred to her as his best friend in the whole world.” One day, Frankie referred to Aubrey as his “girlfriend,” which Nicole found “incredibly sweet.” She doesn’t know whether Frankie and Aubrey will get married in the future, but the 38-year-old wants them to have fun and make precious memories. 

 

Photo Credit: Dana Lee Photography/LLC Mercury Press (via Metro)

 

On Valentine’s Day, Frankie bought a toy unicorn, a fake rose, and a real rose for Aubrey. To Frankie, Aubrey would be able to keep the fake rose forever, as the real one would wilt someday.  Frankie, who comes from a Catholic family, had his first Holy Communion in May. As he was having his picture taken by professional photographer Dana Smith, Frankie asked whether she could take photos of him and Aubrey in wedding attire when they get older. Dana loved the idea and staged a mock wedding with Amanda, Aubrey’s mom.

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