VIDEO: Bride goes shopping at Asda Cwmbran - in wedding dress

South Wales Argus: WALKING UP THE AISLE: Anna Savery in Asda. Photo taken by Ben Black WALKING UP THE AISLE: Anna Savery in Asda. Photo taken by Ben Black

ASDA shoppers in Cwmbran had a surprise on Saturday when they spotted an elated bride in full white wedding dress picking up drinks for her own party.

Anna Savery, 39, had tied the knot with James, 26, her partner of four years, just hours earlier, followed by a meal at the Irie Shack in Cwmbran where everyone paid their way.

“After that we decided that we didn’t want to just go home,” the new Mrs Savery said. “My mum said we could go to her house but we had to get our own booze, which was fair enough. She wanted to quickly tidy the house before we arrived.”

So the new Mrs Savery decided to pop into the local supermarket, but wasn’t expecting the deluge of well-wishes from fellow shoppers.

“People were coming up and asking me for photos,” she said. “People were telling me I looked beautiful, asking me if I’d got married that day. A little girl said I looked like a princess.

“I have been in there in my pyjamas and nobody blinked an eye. I did not expect the reaction that I got. It’s something I’m never, ever going to forget.”

The couple had planned to get hitched in August, but feared money would be tight. “I’m looking for a job but you can’t guarantee in this climate you’re going to find a job,” Mrs Savery, originally from Fairwater, said.

“We decided rather than postpone it we’d move it forward. We had a month to plan it. It was absolutely brilliant. Even though it was tipping it down with rain we didn’t care. I have married my soulmate.”

Local blogger Ben Black, who runs the website Cwmbran Life, spotted Mrs Savery as she browsed the vegetable aisle.

“She was just having the best day, laughing her head off, family around her,” he said. “I had to ask, I couldn’t just let it go. That’s what I love about people in South Wales. It’s just genuine happiness. Her other half lost his job a while back. They don’t have any money and did it on the hop. They couldn’t afford a honeymoon. I’d love it if somebody picked it up and they got a free honeymoon from somebody.”

He asked the celebrating bride if he could take a quick video, which you can find on our website.

In the video she says: “My name’s Anna, now Anna Savery. I got married today at 1.30pm at Pontypool Registry Office to James Savery, and we’re now in Asda, in my wedding dress, buying some booze for a party.”

There were cheers from family members before Mr Black congratulated her on the wedding and wished her the best.

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8:18pm Sun 25 May 14

Woodgnome says...

Where's the new Hubby?
Been to Asda previously in her pj's and nobody noticed? I think they did!!
Where's the new Hubby? Been to Asda previously in her pj's and nobody noticed? I think they did!! Woodgnome
  • Score: 33

12:41am Mon 26 May 14

Carwyn Jones says...

Woodgnome wrote:
Where's the new Hubby?
Been to Asda previously in her pj's and nobody noticed? I think they did!!
Constructive as ever I see....
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Where's the new Hubby? Been to Asda previously in her pj's and nobody noticed? I think they did!![/p][/quote]Constructive as ever I see.... Carwyn Jones
  • Score: -24

8:55am Mon 26 May 14

Thor at the door says...

How common. Weddings used to be such emotional and special occasions. Hardly the best way to remember the "best day of your life" a trip to smelly old Asda in your wedding dress?

As for going there in pyjamas- say no more! What has the UK become!
How common. Weddings used to be such emotional and special occasions. Hardly the best way to remember the "best day of your life" a trip to smelly old Asda in your wedding dress? As for going there in pyjamas- say no more! What has the UK become! Thor at the door
  • Score: 48

9:46am Mon 26 May 14

Magor says...

I wonder where the trolley is?
I wonder where the trolley is? Magor
  • Score: 18

11:05am Mon 26 May 14

Strider says...

Complete chav! The message that wearing Pajama's into Asda sends to me is “I’m lazy” — and maybe a tad dirty, too. Wearing the Pajamas's you just slept in to go shopping. Or are we to assume that the wearers has drawers and drawers full of freshly laundered PJs for all occasions?"

I really dispair
Complete chav! The message that wearing Pajama's into Asda sends to me is “I’m lazy” — and maybe a tad dirty, too. Wearing the Pajamas's you just slept in to go shopping. Or are we to assume that the wearers has drawers and drawers full of freshly laundered PJs for all occasions?" I really dispair Strider
  • Score: 33

1:48pm Mon 26 May 14

County says...

Strider wrote:
Complete chav! The message that wearing Pajama's into Asda sends to me is “I’m lazy” — and maybe a tad dirty, too. Wearing the Pajamas's you just slept in to go shopping. Or are we to assume that the wearers has drawers and drawers full of freshly laundered PJs for all occasions?"

I really dispair
"Pajama's" sounds like an Indian restaurant.
[quote][p][bold]Strider[/bold] wrote: Complete chav! The message that wearing Pajama's into Asda sends to me is “I’m lazy” — and maybe a tad dirty, too. Wearing the Pajamas's you just slept in to go shopping. Or are we to assume that the wearers has drawers and drawers full of freshly laundered PJs for all occasions?" I really dispair[/p][/quote]"Pajama's" sounds like an Indian restaurant. County
  • Score: -3

8:32pm Mon 26 May 14

Floppy backed says...

Magor wrote:
I wonder where the trolley is?
she eat it!

Nothing like a bit of cheap nasty chavvy attention seeking is there...makes me so proud to be Welsh!

As I sing in Asda Cwmbran Out comes the freaks (80's chums will remember this one)

Tidy!
[quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: I wonder where the trolley is?[/p][/quote]she eat it! Nothing like a bit of cheap nasty chavvy attention seeking is there...makes me so proud to be Welsh! As I sing in Asda Cwmbran Out comes the freaks (80's chums will remember this one) Tidy! Floppy backed
  • Score: 2

9:05pm Mon 26 May 14

gingertom says...

I hope you and your husband has a long and happy life together!

(PJ's in public are not a good look though honest).

I hope someone donates a honeymoon for them.
I hope you and your husband has a long and happy life together! (PJ's in public are not a good look though honest). I hope someone donates a honeymoon for them. gingertom
  • Score: -5

12:32pm Tue 27 May 14

squirrelchez says...

I take it I'm not the only one who is fed up of seeing this story everywhere?! Classy way of getting the nations attention...!
I take it I'm not the only one who is fed up of seeing this story everywhere?! Classy way of getting the nations attention...! squirrelchez
  • Score: 4

5:06pm Tue 27 May 14

Strider says...

County wrote:
Strider wrote:
Complete chav! The message that wearing Pajama's into Asda sends to me is “I’m lazy” — and maybe a tad dirty, too. Wearing the Pajamas's you just slept in to go shopping. Or are we to assume that the wearers has drawers and drawers full of freshly laundered PJs for all occasions?"

I really dispair
"Pajama's" sounds like an Indian restaurant.
I purposely used the US spelling of 'Pyjamas'........ As in the Redneck culture our own Chav's seem determined to copy..

A pound coin was thrown onto the pitch when County was playing. Police are trying to determine whether it was a missile or a takeover bid.
[quote][p][bold]County[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strider[/bold] wrote: Complete chav! The message that wearing Pajama's into Asda sends to me is “I’m lazy” — and maybe a tad dirty, too. Wearing the Pajamas's you just slept in to go shopping. Or are we to assume that the wearers has drawers and drawers full of freshly laundered PJs for all occasions?" I really dispair[/p][/quote]"Pajama's" sounds like an Indian restaurant.[/p][/quote]I purposely used the US spelling of 'Pyjamas'........ As in the Redneck culture our own Chav's seem determined to copy.. A pound coin was thrown onto the pitch when County was playing. Police are trying to determine whether it was a missile or a takeover bid. Strider
  • Score: 2

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