DUBAI: Out of the madness of the Yellow Vests protests raging across Paris has sprung hope in the form of newlywed bliss.
After having met less than a month ago during a yellow vest roadblock in the Occitanie commune of Tarbes, two strangers, known only as “Chouchoune” and “Coco bel œil”, decided to tie the knot in a bizarre yellow-vest themed wedding ceremony, local media reported.
On Saturday, as violent protests broke out across the country, the couple held an outdoor wedding ceremony during a roadblock at a tolling station in nearby Séméac. The bride wore a tailor-made neon-yellow dress made from the reflective vests, and donned a crown of yellow flowers, while the groom wore a full suit of the reflective neon material.
Pictures of the wedding were posted to Twitter.
A Tarbes, au barrage filtrant de Séméac, ce samedi a été célébré l'union d'un nouveau couple sous les applaudissement de plus de 200 Gilets jaunes.
Nous souhaitons à ces jeunes mariés tout le bonheur mérité et les félicitons de leur engagement avec les Amis Gilets Jaunes 65. pic.twitter.com/E3GKbUs3j0
— Jacques COMTE (@comte00371427) December 9, 2018
200 yellow-vest-clad guests attended the ceremony as the head of Tarbes’s gilets jaunes group presided over the ceremony. She pronounced the couple married whilst wearing a tricolor wig in the colors of the French flag, French daily La Depeche du Midi reported.
Given the roadblocks they’re currently taking part in, the couple’s honeymoon consisted of a “romantic” motorcycle tour around a nearby roundabout.