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White wedding

05 April 2013

NOT even 24 inches of snow would make them change their plans, or the bride's determination to wear a low-topped wedding gown. Michael Roberts and Alison Jelley were able to enjoy their special day in the village of Llanferres in St Asaph diocese thanks to a community effort.

The Rector of St Berre's, the Revd Adrian Copping, together with Paul and Siobhan Gothorp, gathered 30 villagers to help shovel snow, while an extra snow-plough was organised to help clear the road around the church. The organist arrived in style, after being offered a lift by the fire brigade.

"At one point," Mr Copping says, "one of the shovellers pointed towards the sky, and suggested that, with the amount of snow we had, someone seemed to have it in for us. I could see where he was coming from, but, as it happened, I think we were all blessed amid the difficulties with a wonderful spirit and with a lovely wedding."

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