Mom who married an Elder wood have you believe it’s tree love

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Kate Elder (nee Cunningham), tied the knot with the lucky Elder tree in Sefton, Merseyside, in the UK last year and had her name legally changed too. (Photo: Facebook/Kate Rose Elder Fuller)
Kate Elder (nee Cunningham), tied the knot with the lucky Elder tree in Sefton, Merseyside, in the UK last year and had her name legally changed too. (Photo: Facebook/Kate Rose Elder Fuller)

It’s quite appropriate that this couple’s first wedding anniversary gift is paper – because one half of this pair is a tree. 

Kate Elder (nee Cunningham), tied the knot with the lucky Elder tree in Sefton, Merseyside, in the UK last year and had her name legally changed too.

The mom-of-two is more loved-up than ever, she says, and has no plans to split up from her true love, the Mirror reports.

Kate (38) celebrated the anniversary with friends and elderflower champers.

The former teaching assistant visits the tree at Rimrose Valley Country Park a few times a???week.

The bizarre wedding, however, was for a good cause – it was part of an ongoing campaign to halt plans for a dual carriageway that would run through the park, which residents say will create traffic-related noise and pollution.

Kate – who also has a human boyfriend – said the marriage made her confident.

“I don’t care about what anyone else says. Marrying the tree has given me a new purpose. Trees will always come first. They do keep us alive.

“Despite causing a little bit of embarrassment for my 15-year-old, he sees the bigger picture now and understands what it’s for.”

Their wedding was attended by dozens of friends, and the local musician and poet Davy Edge conducted the service. Mexican activists earlier held similar ceremonies to protest illegal logging and land clearing in their country.

Tree love, indeed.

Sources: Mirror, The Sun, Daily Star