IT’S a difficult decision for any bride and bridegroom.
Who do we put on the guest list?
So educational teaching assistant Abby Shaw and her partner Mark Armitage took the easy option - they invited the whole of Christ Church Woodhouse CofE Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Deighton to help them celebrate their nuptials.
All 300 pupils and staff at the school where Abbey works donned their best bib and tucker on the last day of term and joined the wedding party.
Abby and her heating engineer husband travelled from taking their wedding vows at Christ Church, Moldgreen, yesterday afternoon to the school where the welcoming party was waiting.
A quick glass of Bucks Fizz first and then the wedding party had their union blessed.
There was then a mass celebration with flowers, songs by the children and a wedding cake in the school hall.
The school’s behaviour improvement worker Dwight Noel said: “It’s a big occasion for the school and the children have been excited about it for weeks.
“It’s the last day of term, which is nice, and Abby worked at the school for seven years and is a popular member of the school community. It was lovely for everyone to be able to share this special day with her.”
The couple, who live in Dalton, are honeymooning on a Mediterranean cruise. Much of their wedding costs have been paid with prize money and prizes which they won in a radio competition.
And the couple also revealed the surprise proposal which led to their marriage.
They used a packet of the famous Love Hearts sweets, in which one of them said “Marry Me”.
Abby said: “All the children at the school have been so excited in the build-up to the wedding.
“It was a delight to share the day with them all”.