HAPPY DAY. Cynthia Green (right) in her bridesmaid outfit with her sister Paula, the bride
WHEN CYNTHIA Green’s twin sister Paula told her she was getting married, little did Green realise that participating in the wedding would help her make history.
And make history is exactly what she did when she played a double role in her twin’s nuptials – as bridesmaid and registrar.
Earlier this year, Green told The Voice how delighted she was at the prospect of such an historic occasion.
Now, Green, star of the recent Channel 4 show The Wedding House, may find herself in the Guinness Book of Records after doubling up on her sibling’s big day in Bolton on August 27.
MILESTONE: Cynthia Green (right, holding book) conducts the wedding oof her twin sister Paula to groom Michael
“That would be wonderful,” Green, a registrar at Islington council in north London, told The Voice.
The mum of two, who was born and raised in Bolton in Lancashire by Jamaican parents, added: “It is the first time this has ever happened. I am definitely going to look to see if I can get in there. Why not?”
Green has conducted more than 8000 civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies in a stellar 14-year career as a registrar.
However, she never expected to officiate at her twin sister’s wedding. “I wore my bridesmaid outfit. I walked down the aisle and then I put down my bouquet and picked up my registrar’s book. It was fantastic. Everything worked,” Green told The Voice.
After guiding the couple through the necessary vows, she beamed as sister Paula, who lives in the US, said ‘I do’ to American groom Michael Younge in front of 190 guests. Their younger sisters, twins Annette and Anita Green, were also bridesmaids.
Green, who last year appeared on Channel 4’s The Wedding House as one of three experts helping couples wed, added: “It kind of didn’t hit me. I got up to toast the bride and said how great it was to officiate as my sister got married when somebody shouted ‘you’ve made history.’ It just reminded me that I’ve done so. It was amazing.”