British couple marries at Laurel and Hardy Museum

By: Meredith Taylor
By: Meredith Taylor

Here's a story you don't see everyday. An England couple is saying "I do" in a very unique fashion.

News 12 went to Harlem, where the nuptials are "Laurel and Hardy" style.

Steve Kenyon and Kim Mariner are saying I do. And it all looks pretty normal...until you look around.

"I've been here three times now," says Michael Senig of Lancaster, Ohio. "I'm an Oliver Hardy look alike. I do commercials."

"Oliver Hardy and I have a common ancestor," says another fan.

Hundreds of Laurel and Hardy fans are in town for the international convention going on in Augusta...and all are visiting the site of Kim and Steve's wedding, the Laurel and Hardy Museum.

"About two or three years ago, Steve had the idea to propose to me at Stan Laurel's birthplace in England," Kim says. "Since he proposed there, he came up with the idea that he wanted to get married at Oliver Hardy's birthplace."

Believe it or not, Kim and Steve aren't the only ones to do this. In the early 90's, a couple came all the way from Germany to marry Laurel and Hardy style.

"I think it's great," says Steve. "It's different. Nobody else has done it, so I think it's fantastic."

The Laurel and Hardy convention, "Sons of the Desert International Convention 2006", wraps up Sunday.

To learn more about the convention, including how the name came to be "Sons of the Desert", click here.


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