A mum from Stockport has just married her rug and he’s called Mat

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A 26-year-old mother in Stockport has married her rug…

It’s got a name, too. Mat.


The wedding was even filmed, officiated and attended by a group of family and friends, with the bride declaring “I rug you,” during the ceremony.

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The blushing bride said: “I bought Mat about a year ago and I’ve been banging on about how much I love him to anyone who will listen ever since.

“So, a few months ago when one of my friends said I should marry him, I said ‘I will then’.

“It started as a bit of fun but I soon started looking into a service and eventually it became something I was determined to go through with.

“I couldn’t be happier - I’m really looking forward to spending Christmas with Mat.

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Stain removal brand Dr Beckmann apparently paid for the wedding - which took place at Independent Fitters Ltd carpet store in Stockport.

Dr Beckmann’s Susan Fermor said: “When we heard about Bekki’s story we felt we had to get involved.

“So we’ve offered to pay for her wedding and give her as much carpet care product as she can possibly use in a lifetime.”

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True love or a wildly imaginative marketing ploy? Either way, we wish the happy couple the happiest of marriages and hope Mat can avoid being walked all over for the rest of his life.

And in either case, Becki isn’t the first person to marry an inanimate object. People have tied the knot with train stations, bridges, stones and robots in the past...

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