A woman who plans to marry her duvet has revealed she got cold feet after people began to refer to her as ‘Duvet Lady’.
Pascale Sellick, 49, went viral last month when she revealed that she plans to marry her duvet because it was the ‘most intimate and reliable relationship’ she had ever had.
The artist, from Exeter, Devon, became an internet sensation shortly after her announcement and this made her begin to have doubts.
However, she isn’t pulling out of the wedding just yet. Plans are still going on and the wedding will hold on Sunday, 10 February, at 2pm. The ceremony will be held at Rougemont Gardens in Exeter.
Everything happened so fast; it was like a whirlwind. It was completely unexpected that’s for sure.
It all started with an idea from Anna Fitzgerald, who is also an artist, to promote self-care and self-worth on Valentine’s Day as it can be a bit of a tricky time.
People think you need to be in a relationship to be happy.
It doesn’t matter if you’re single on Valentine’s Day as you can enjoy just having a duvet day; that was the original idea.
It was suggested I was the perfect person for playing the role of the bride because apparently I’m outgoing and have the right personality for it. I kind of agreed not knowing what was really involved.
I never expected it to go global; we just wanted a bit of local publicity to advertise the event.
I know very little about the media and the next thing I knew the story had thousands of shares, clicks and comments. That was a bit overwhelming.
Some of the comments were positive but some were not.
Despite her doubts, Pascale said she is still going ahead with the wedding because once she commits to an idea, she sees it through.
I’m the sort of woman who if I say I’ll do something I will do it.
I am completely committed, as are the whole team of us behind it, and they have been very supportive. But deep down I wish I had never started it.
I’m really looking forward to the wedding. I’ll be taking it for what it is; a bit of fun as that was the whole original idea.
Pascale is keeping the duvet’s wedding cover as a surprise.