Wedding bliss for Gnomeo and Juliet...

Maureen and Stanley Cook from Pontefract have two gnomes George and Gladys in their garden. The family held a wedding ceremony for them in August then the gnomes disappeared while the couple were on holiday. Pictures appeared on Facebook from an account set up in Gladys' name showing the gnomes at the airport and on a beach. They have just returned with presents for the couple.
Maureen and Stanley Cook from Pontefract have two gnomes George and Gladys in their garden. The family held a wedding ceremony for them in August then the gnomes disappeared while the couple were on holiday. Pictures appeared on Facebook from an account set up in Gladys' name showing the gnomes at the airport and on a beach. They have just returned with presents for the couple.

Gladys and George’s wedding was like many others.

The couple tied the knot in August this year with a special ceremony surrounded by family and friends.

After posing for pictures and exchanging rings, they jetted off to enjoy a romantic honeymoon alone.

It was a fairy-tale celebration...between two loving gnomes.

Maureen and Stanley Cook of Wolsey Avenue, Pontefract, were given Gladys the gnome as a Christmas present from their son in 2013.

The couple, aged 76 and 81, then spotted George at a garden centre last year and couldn’t resist buying Gladys a garden companion.

Mrs Cook said: “They had been happily sat together in our garden and we decided as a bit of fun to plan a wedding for them.

“My brother dressed up as the priest and my sister was bridesmaid. We had a proper little service in the garden to marry them and we gave her a ring on a ribbon around her neck. There was a cake and a party with our family and friends. We did laugh, it was great fun.”

But just weeks after the ceremony, the beloved gnomes were taken from Mr and Mrs Cook’s garden.

Mrs Cook said: “We returned from a holiday and the gnomes weren’t there. We were gutted and initially phoned the police.

“But a few days later, ‘Gladys’ befriended me on Facebook and her profile had a picture of her and George at an airport. Then another one appeared of them on a beach.

“We hadn’t a clue who had done it but we did laugh. They both appeared on our doorstep a few days later with a present for us. It must have been their honeymoon.”