Wednesday, August 5, 1998 Published at 20:23 GMT 21:23 UK
Agoraphobic marries - at home
The happy couple pose for photographs in their back garden
A bride who is too frightened to go out has been given a special licence to marry in her own home.
Karen Burns, from South Wales, suffers from agoraphobia, a fear of open spaces.
Those few yards led to her local shop - and to love.
Bridegroom Robert Diment says: "I just found it no different from a normal relationship you or anyone else would have. Obviously we don't stray far from the house but we spend 24hrs a day together and we're very very happy."
When they decided to get married they weren't able to go to a church or a registry office.
So it was only after special dispensation they were granted a licence to get married in her front room.
The couple enjoyed their day in familiar surroundings and - not surprisingly - they will be honeymooning at home.
Experts say that with time and patience her condition can be cured.