Tuesday 3 Sep 2013 8:47 pm
A thrifty bride and groom have proved a wedding day need not cost a fortune after spending just £1 to celebrate their nuptials.
Georgina Porteous and Sid Innes asked guests to bring home-made food and drink to the reception, held in a barn at their home.
The bride’s mother Susanna Bichard, a church reader, conducted the ceremony and her aunt, Alison Wilson, baked the wedding cake and took the photographs.
Artist Georgina made the couple’s rings from antlers found in her garden and fashioned her own bouquet from flowers growing near her country home.
Even father of the bride Harry, 67, got in on the money-saving act – as a jazz saxophonist, he provided the entertainment. Apart from the £70 the couple had to pay for marriage fees, their only expense was the £1 Georgina paid for her wedding gown, which she bought from website Freecycle.
Sid, 32, wore a tweed suit he bought years ago from Marks and Spencer.
Questioning why couples spend up to £20,000 on a wedding, 36-year-old Georgina said: ‘The day is supposed to be about marrying the person you love. For us, that was all that mattered. We didn’t want or need a big, fancy affair.’ …
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