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'This is what it takes': Three sisters fake 'self-marriage ceremony' in order to get on their grandma's esteemed photo wall

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 1/27/2019 Media Drum and Kristy Johnson

a group of people posing for the camera: For a laugh: Sisters Rosie (left), 29, Lucy (centre), 33, Rosie, 29, and Claudia (right), 26, celebrated the 'nuptials' on Lucy's apartment rooftop  © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited For a laugh: Sisters Rosie (left), 29, Lucy (centre), 33, Rosie, 29, and Claudia (right), 26, celebrated the 'nuptials' on Lucy's apartment rooftop  Three sisters from Brisbane, Australia staged a fake 'self-marriage ceremony' in order to get on their grandmother's esteemed family photo wall.

Lucy, Rosie and Claudia Ivers were the only ones not featured on the wall, as they were yet to get married, and had no intention to.

As a joke, the sisters held a fake 'self-marriage ceremony' on November 10 last year, at Lucy's apartment rooftop, with the total cost coming to $200.

Twelve guests witnessed the ceremony, and they happily dined on boxes of Domino's Pizza and sipped glasses of rosé. 

a group of people posing for the camera: 'She found it particularly funny': Three sisters from Brisbane, Australia, faked a 'self-marriage ceremony' in order to get on their grandma's esteemed photo wall © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'She found it particularly funny': Three sisters from Brisbane, Australia, faked a 'self-marriage ceremony' in order to get on their grandma's esteemed photo wall

Sisters Lucy, 33, Rosie, 29, and Claudia, 26, took part in the $200 'self-marriage ceremony' in order to feature on their grandmother's photo wall.

The girls wanted to prove that you don't need a man or a huge budget to have a picture-perfect wedding.  

The sisters purchased dresses from community website Gumtree for just $30 each, and posed for photos on the rooftop of Lucy's apartment.

a person standing in a room: Beloved nan: 'None of us are married and our grandmother (pictured) has photos on her wall of all our cousins on their wedding days or with their partners,' Lucy said © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Beloved nan: 'None of us are married and our grandmother (pictured) has photos on her wall of all our cousins on their wedding days or with their partners,' Lucy said

How did they celebrate their fake wedding? 

* On the rooftop of sister Lucy's Brisbane apartment 

* 12 guests dined on boxes of Domino's Pizza and glasses of rosé

* The sisters purchased dresses on community website Gumtree, for just $30 each  

a group of people standing on a beach: Surprise! 'So, we decided to stage a wedding with the sole purpose of getting our photos on our nana's wall. It was a surprise,' she added  © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Surprise! 'So, we decided to stage a wedding with the sole purpose of getting our photos on our nana's wall. It was a surprise,' she added  'None of us are married and our grandmother has photos on her wall of all our cousins on their wedding days or with their partners,' Lucy told Media Drum World.

'So, we decided to stage a wedding with the sole purpose of getting our photos on our nana's wall. It was a surprise.'   

Astin, a friend of the family, acted as celebrant, and due to the sisters having no interest in getting married, they found the whole ceremony to be just a bit of fun.  

'We bought dresses off Gumtree for about $30 each, and decided since it's unlikely we'll ever actually get married for real, we may as well do it right,' Lucy said. 

a group of people swimming in a pool of water: Fast fashion: The girls purchased their dresses for $30 each on community website Gumtree 

Fast fashion: The girls purchased their dresses for $30 each on community website Gumtree 
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'We invited friends and decorated my apartment building's rooftop area a little. We ordered a few boxes of Domino's Pizza and drank lovely rosé all afternoon.' 

Lucy said the best part of the experience was their friends' willingness to get in on the joke. 

'The best part was that our friends just dressed up, came along and fully participated in the whole charade - no questions asked,' she said.

a woman sitting on the snow: Perfect day: 'We invited friends and decorated my apartment building's rooftop area a little. We ordered a few boxes of Domino's Pizza and drank lovely rosé all afternoon,' Lucy (pictured) said 

Perfect day: 'We invited friends and decorated my apartment building's rooftop area a little. We ordered a few boxes of Domino's Pizza and drank lovely rosé all afternoon,' Lucy (pictured) said 
© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

'They treated it with the same level of enthusiasm that you would any wedding. We never expected it to be such a wonderful day. I actually can't imagine that I could possibly have had any more fun if it were a real wedding.'   

Lucy explained how she and her sisters aren't sold on the concept of marriage.

'I'm not sold on the institution of marriage. I'm not concerned that it's my last chance to get married. I'm rather disinterested in marriage itself,' she said.

a person standing in front of a building talking on a cell phone: Not for them: Lucy said she and her sisters aren't sold on the concept of marriage  © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Not for them: Lucy said she and her sisters aren't sold on the concept of marriage  a man sitting on a bed: Not fussed: Lucy said their grandmother doesn't mind if they get married or not © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Not fussed: Lucy said their grandmother doesn't mind if they get married or not

'I think it's outdated, and the divorce statistics alone indicate that the promise of forever is not particularly natural or healthy.'   

Lucy added that their grandmother is not fussed as to whether or not they eventually tie the knot legally.

'Nana doesn't mind if we get married or not. The sole purpose of this was to make a joke about what it takes to get up on her photo wall. She loved the photos and found it particularly funny, the lengths we went to,' she said.   

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