The Registrar married Peter Barlow and Carla Connor in a ceremony at a country hotel in December 2014. The circumstances were not exactly propitious as Peter had fallen in love with Tina McIntyre and wavered about going ahead with the wedding. Nevertheless, he and Carla exchanged vows which they had written themselves and the registrar introduced Michelle Connor who gave a reading from George Eliot's Adam Bede:
- “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”
After exchanging rings, the registrar declared them to be husband and wife and invited them to kiss which they did to loud applause and the music of Handel's "Entry of the Queen of Sheba" from Solomon.