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10th March 2010 HARRY AND LILLIE ARE MARRIED IN CLASS AT JOHN KYRLE
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There is not a year goes by without at least half a dozen people asking me to photograph their wedding. I always decline because photographing weddings is just not me. However, an invitation to photograph the wedding which took place at John Kyrle High School on Friday was one I could not resist accepting.

Harry Hall and Lillie Collins were going to get married in class and the Reverend Sarah Jones left her usual St. Mary's Parish Church to nip along to the school and perform the mock service, which was exactly like a real one but this time, just a lesson for the class in the 'Purpose of Marriage'. With Dan Mace as Best Man and Dannie Ward as Chief Bridesmaid, Harry and Lillie acted out the ceremony of marriage in front of their classmates in the first ever mock wedding to take place at the school.

After the happy couple were 'married', instead of the usual 'kiss the bride' bit, Reverend Sarah suggested, 'You can kiss if you like but you might want to just shake hands or text one another instead'.

During the service, passage from the Bible 1 Corinthians 13 was read, as well as a non biblical blessing and Reverend Sarah said the prayer, 'What Greater Thing'. Afterwards, the couple signed the register and the wedding party lined up for all of the usual photos and the bouquet was thrown into the crowd before cutting the cake during the reception.


Lillie and Harry are married by Rev. Sarah Jones.

During the service.

Harry and Lillie are told about the purpose of marriage.

Rings are exchanged. The giving of a ring is an important part of the ceremony of marriage and during a real service, if the ring is lost,
a replacement has to be borrowed from a member of the congregation so that the service can continue.

Lillie puts the ring on Harry's finger.

The happy couple are blessed.

Signing the register is usually the only photo opportunity during a wedding ceremony.

The happy couple walk down the aisle together.

Bridesmaids follow the couple.

The couple with Rev. Sarah, Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid.

The whole wedding party.

Large group photo.

Catch the bouquet.

Catch the bouquet.

Cutting the cake.
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