Kelly’s dream day as bride brings the News and makes the headlines

JUST MARRIED: Kelly Stone marries Mark Heath with daughter Xanthe and sister Dionne in attendance

JUST MARRIED: Kelly Stone marries Mark Heath with daughter Xanthe and sister Dionne in attendance

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FORMER Bridport News editorial assistant Kelly Stone got the wedding of her dreams when she married bridegroom Mark Heath with their son Rafferty solemnly fulfilling his duties as best man.

And ever loyal Kelly remembered to bring her favourite paper on the big day.

She was given away by her brother Matthew Stone, with her maid of honour her sister Dionne Stone who came from Canada, with bridesmaids her niece Lacey Stone and the couple’s daughter Xanthe.

The ushers were her first cousins once removed, Oliver and Arthur Rawles.

Kelly wore an ivory full off-the-shoulder gown with diamanté detail and a back fastening lace-beaded bolero and a floral and French net hair piece.

She carried a bouquet of wild flowers which featured a locket containing a photograph of her late father Julian Stone.

Dionne Stone wore an ivory dress with ivory lace top and carried a wild flower bouquet.

The bridesmaids wore ivory lace and chiffon dresses, their headdresses of blossom and daisies were made by the bride and they carried wild flower posies. The bride did not break with tradition or her usual style arriving at the church half an hour late.

The ceremony was at Holy Trinity Church, Bradpole, which was followed by vintage afternoon tea in Litton Cheney village hall, with most of the cakes being made by Kelly and served on vintage crockery and cake stands.

The wedding cake, also made by Kelly, was three tiers of blue, ivory and pink with vintage lace and topped with wild flowers. Guests, who were given prizes for the best efforts with their headwear, travelled from near and far to help the couple celebrate, including the bridegroom’s mum and his six siblings and families from Leeds.

Guests and bridal party were taken to Litton Cheney by Ruby the Routemaster.

There was an evening disco and buffet for 150 people where the guests were entertained with a surprise first dance.

The couple started off with a choreographed slow dance which then transformed into a upbeat dance with a number of the guests joining in, to the surprise of their partners and all the other guests.

Thanks were paid to local dance teacher Fee Jeans for her patience choreographing both dances.

After the wedding the couple spent a few days on the Isle of Sark, cycling, walking, coasteering and drinking bubbles. Their children enjoyed a holiday with their family in Leeds. The happy couple hope to visit Canada next year as a family for their official honeymoon.

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