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French woman marries boyfriend one year after he died

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    French woman marries boyfriend one year after he died

    A woman in France has married her boyfriend of six years - a year after he died.

    Published: 4:04PM GMT 16 Nov 2009

    [​IMG] Magali Jaskiewicz with a photo of Jonathan George Photo: PHOTOSHOT

    Magali Jaskiewicz and Jonathan George had planned to wed at their local town hall in November 2008, but he was killed just two days before the ceremony in a motorcycle accident.

    Ms Jaskiewitz, 32, used a little-known section of the French civil code that allows posthumous marriages if all the formalities for the wedding were completed before one of the partners died, including the setting of a date.

    She proved to officials that she and Mr George had been living together since 2004 and that they shared a bank account.

    She also provided a photo of the wedding dress she had bought to wear to their wedding.

    Standing alone in the aisle at the town hall, she was "married" to Mr George at a ceremony attended by 30 family members and friends in the village of Dommary-Baroncourt, in eastern France, on Saturday.

    Around ten posthumous marriages are carried out each year in France, French interior ministry officials said.

    Source:The Telegraph