- Thu 29 Dec 2011, 12:41PM
- Posted by Chris Nield
Newly-weds Karen and Simon Bell caused quite a stir before the recent home game against Stoke as the just-married bride arrived in her wedding dress ... made entirely from old City shirts.
Creative True Blue Karen was inspired to make the magnificent gown following the couple's decision to get married on the same day as City took on the Potters.
The bride-to-be spent six nights a week in the build-up to the big day working on her outfit using material from Simon's collection of vintage City shirts dating back to the early Eighties.
Following the ceremony in Chester, the couple dashed to the Etihad Stadium to watch their heroes provide the perfect wedding present in the form of a 3-0 win with Karen's dress taking all the plaudits.
"Everyone was stopping us to take pictures on the way in. We thought about going corporate but we have had season cards for years and we know everyone around us so we just went in our normal seats. It was brilliant - everyone kept buying us drinks."
MCFC would like to congratulate Simon and Karen and wish them every happiness together.