14 Years and 10 Kids Later, Engaged Couple Gets Hitchedtoddler-times
She didn’t want to be pregnant in her wedding gown. Which is why it took Rachael Savory and Jay Wong fourteen years until they could tie the knot.
In the meantime, she got pregnant a total of NINE times, resulting in ten kids!
Their love story isn’t any stranger than the rest of ours – they got engaged, and Rachael ended up accidentally pregnant with twins before they had the chance to wed. So they rescheduled the wedding . . . only to have Rachael get pregnant again . . . and again . . . and again.
All told, they have ten kids ages twenty-two months to fourteen. It was after the last that Jay finally had a vasectomy, and they told the Daily Mail that they spent two more years trying to figure out how to swing a wedding on the tight budget of such a big family. It gave Rachael extra time to lose the baby weight, and in June, they got married with their kids acting as the wedding party.
Overall, a pretty happy story – two parents who love their impossibly adorable kids.
But I’ve got to say I’m a little surprised – not that they remained unwed but the reason they opted to put it all off.
I know plenty of engaged couples who threw together a quickie wedding while pregnant . . . then went back and redid everything in a bigger way after-the-fact. Some didn’t even bother with the second wedding – they were legally married, after all, and that mattered more than the pictures. I tend to think the “wanting to be married” part is a lot more important than the latter – and I say that as a wedding photographer!
If getting married is important to you (it’s not to everyone, of course, many parents are fine remaining unwed), should it matter how you look in the dress?
Image: Daily Mail