JAILED drug mule Cassie Sainsbury will marry fiance Scott Broadbridge in a “lavish” and traditional ceremony in Colombia’s notorious El Buen Pastor Prison.
Sainsbury, serving six-years for trying to smuggle 5.9kg of cocaine, has been recently granted permission to hold her nuptials behind bars, with the wedding expected to take place mid-next year.
The couple’s celebrity agent Max Markson yesterday told The Advertiser he expected a who’s who of Aussie designers to create her bridal dress.
“It’s going to be a special event and will attract attention across the country … that’s great exposure,” Markson said.
With no TV or magazine deals under the belt, Markson was confident of negotiating a jailhouse wedding exclusive soon after Christmas.
After negotiating a plea deal last month, the 22-year-old South Australian could be free in two-and-a-half years with time off for good behaviour.
Sainsbury faced up to 30 years in Bogota’s El Buen Pastor prison where Broadbridge has twice visited her since she was locked away.
Markson said he wasn’t in a position to disclose details of the big day, but it will be an intimate affair of family, wardens and jailbird friends.
Broadbridge has long maintained that he would stick by Sainsbury “not matter how long it takes.”
“Cass and I are engaged to be married and I intend to marry her,” he proudly told The Advertiser in May.
Once targeted by inmates over bullying claims, Sainsbury has managed to turn her jail life around. The one-time sex worker turned drug mule wants to study law by correspondence.
And, she has learnt to speak fluent Spanish and is teaching the prison guards English, even serving as a translator for visiting Chinese Government officials.
Originally published as Jailhouse wedding bells for Cassie Sainsbury