wedding blessing pushes back the clock 140 years!
Huntspill Church, near Burnham-On-Sea, was the setting for one
of the area's most unusual wedding anniversary celebrations this
Parish Church of St Peter and All Hallows stepped back in time
140 years on Saturday when a group of historical reinactors gathered
to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary of a well-known local
and Susan Vanstone were for many years in a popular reinactment
group with Chris and Sue Jefferies of Burnham-On-Sea.
so was to be partly expected that their wedding anniversary would
take on a Western-style!
couple entered the church to a piece of music called 'The Ride
To Fort Hayes' from the film 'Dances With Wolves' by John Barry.
mid-way through the ceremony, after the blessing, 'I Will Always
Love You' by Dolly Partin was played, followed by 'Talking Leaves'
by Johnny Cash from his Bitter Tears album.
ceremony was held in front of some 30 friends and family at the
church, with the blessing being overseen by Rev Geoffrey Walsh.
A reception followed at the Crossways.