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A leap day wedding!

Published: 29th February 2024

Vicar Gary Crellin takes a photo with the wedding party outside the churchSt Mary’s Church in Madresfield was the setting for a leap day wedding on 29 February.

The happy couple, Sophie and Steven Mason from Upton but originally hailing from Madresfield, had waited for this date and worked with the church to respect the holy season of Lent - flowers were kept to a minimum but those in place were very befitting.Vicar Gary Crellin with the couple as they prepare to cut their cake

They made do without the bells and organ but were thrilled when the vicar said that they should have the cake cutting in the church after the service. 

The Revd Gary Crellin, Vicar of Guarlford and Madresfield with Newland and Area Dean of Malvern and Upton said:A wedding couple walking down a church path with bubbles

“Sophie and Steven were incredibly gracious when we talked about their wedding and how it would fall in Lent. The church really wanted them to have a good day and celebrate in a church which may be more stripped back than normal. Having the cake cutting, a special candle lighting ceremony, bubbles rather than confetti, space for the family dogs and a visiting random cat all added to the really special occasion - made even better as the couple had an extra day to either plan or enjoy it in this Leap year!”

Page last updated: Thursday 29th February 2024 4:05 PM

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