12/12/12 is a happy one as Grainthorpe couple tie the knot

Lucy Fitzgerald and Bob Higgins were married on this special day, December 12, at Louth Registry Office, 29 years after meeting down at their local pub!
Lucy Fitzgerald and Bob Higgins were married on this special day, December 12, at Louth Registry Office, 29 years after meeting down at their local pub!

As workers around the country enjoyed the moment their clocks switched to 12pm on 12/12/12, a Grainthorpe couple had double the reason to celebrate as they tied the knot on the bride’s birthday.

Lucy Fitzgerald and Bob Higgins were married on this special day, December 12, at Louth Registry Office, 29 years after meeting down at their local pub!

And the news of the wedding will be a complete surprise to most of their family and friends, as just five of their nearest and dearest were invited along to see them tie the knot in person.

Lucy is a stock controller at Tesco in Grimsby, and Bob is a builder who is currently working on the new Louth Hospice off the A16.

“It’s a very significant date as it won’t happen for another millennium, and it’s my birthday!” Lucy said.

“We’re really happy that we’re finally married, with family and other commitments over the years we seemed to just put it off.

“But the appeal of the date and a winter wedding was too much, we had the people that really mattered there and had a lovely service.

“Thankfully the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day with sunshine reflecting off the ice.”

The couple have three children, two sons and a daughter, and their granddaughter little Evie-May Fitzgerald was the lucky bridesmaid.

The happy couple went off to the Millhouse pub for a celebratory drink and this evening are going to a casino in Hull.

They will have to wait until January for the honeymoon though, but the snowy slopes of Zermatt in Switzerland will be worth the wait.