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Agoraphobic bride free to marry in Church

Laura Smith, an agoraphobic, thought she would never get married, as she has been unable to leave her home for six years. Now Laura has been given the chance to get the church wedding she has always dreamed of, thanks to agoraphobia specialist Lloyd Watkins.

Agoraphobia means ‘fear of the marketplace’ but it’s a bit of a misnomer because it’s actually the fear of having a panic attack and it can keep people trapped in their homes, afraid to go out.

“For the past nine months I have been fighting to get a special licence to marry at home” said Laura, “but it’s difficult to accomplish anything, when you can’t leave the house. Fortunately I found Lloyd’s company BeOnForm on the internet and Lloyd travelled to Clitheroe to see me”.

Laura has already been fitted for her dress in nearby Preston, “it’s wonderful to be able to shop again and do the things I have not been able to do for years!” said Laura yesterday. The wedding, which takes place in September, will be a traditional white wedding, with Lloyd as the guest of honour.

Lloyd said, “this is the second time, I have been invited to a wedding from someone I have helped, if you will excuse the pun, it really is the icing on the cake for me to see someone so happy, it makes my job so rewarding.”

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