Suffolk primary school throws their own wedding

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School staging a weddin

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School staging a wedding at Holy Trinity Church Picture: GREGG BROWN

A Suffolk primary school has thrown their own Royal Wedding at a local church today.

Groom, Ryan Norfolk Picture: GREGG BROWN

Groom, Ryan Norfolk Picture: GREGG BROWN

Pupils from Long Melford Church of England Primary School have taken part in a wedding ceremony at Holy Trinity Church.

The service which was officiated by Reverend Matthew Lawson taught the pupils what happens during a wedding ceremony.

Amanda Woolmer, Headteacher, said: “It was a way of enriching the curriculum, and linking it to the Royal Wedding made it extra special. We took the children up to church and had Reverend Matthew Lawson hold the service and stop during to explain what and why he was doing things.”

Bride and groom Charlotte Farrow and Ryan Norfolk
Picture: GREGG BROWN

Bride and groom Charlotte Farrow and Ryan Norfolk Picture: GREGG BROWN

As part of their project year five children auditioned and voted for who they thought should be bride, groom, best man, chief bridesmaid and all the other key parts of a wedding. The twenty pupils in reception class were all bridesmaids and pageboys.


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Mrs Woolmer added: “Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it, everything went to plan and we had good weather it was a great way to celebrate the Royal Wedding.”

The bride was Charlotte Farrow and the groom was Ryan Norfolk, who are both 10-years-old, they were described as an excellent bride and groom by their headteacher.

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School staging a weddi

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School staging a wedding at Holy Trinity Church Picture: GREGG BROWN

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After the wedding the children returned back to school and had a wedding lunch. This was then followed by speeches and the cutting of the wedding cake.

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School staging a weddin

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School staging a wedding at Holy Trinity Church Picture: GREGG BROWN

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School will be staging

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School will be staging a wedding at Holy Trinity Church Picture: GREGG BROWN

Bride, Charlotte Farrow Picture: GREGG BROWN

Bride, Charlotte Farrow Picture: GREGG BROWN

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School will be staging

Year 5 class and reception class from Long Melford Church of England Primary School will be staging a royal wedding tomorrow at Holy Trinity Church. Acting as Harry and Megan is Ryan Norfolk and Charlotte Farrow Picture: GREGG BROWN

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