George and Clarissa Vickers want to celebrate their 50th anniversary in the company of complete strangers—specifically, Owen and Mary Coyle, the two strangers they asked to witness their nuptials.
The 18-year-olds were married at the old Preston Register Office by special licence as Clarissa's father wouldn't consent to his daughter marrying a "teddy boy".
But on the day of the nuptials their intended witnesses, George's school friends, were taken ill with flu and were unable to attend.
So the pair were forced to ask total strangers from the street to act as their best man and bridesmaid. [Link]