A newlywed couple say they haven’t stopped smiling since tying the knot last week during Lincolnshire’s first ever marriage in a primary school.
Emma and Keith ‘Joss’ Joslyn chose Huttoft Primary School for their big day in honour of the support it offered during their darkest days.
The couple moved to Lincolnshire for a ‘fresh start’ together after meeting online following the break up of their previous marriages.
But in December 2011 their world came crashing down when Emma was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“When we were hit with the shocking news the school was incredibly supportive - my two children flourished thanks to all the after school provision and help - they were marvellous,” said Emma.
After Emma was given the all clear, the couple could think of nowhere better to marry than the school which helped them through their crisis together.
Emma’s six-year-old daughter Bobby was the ring bearer and bridesmaid and her son Ben, aged nine, gave her away on the big day.
Pupils decorated the school hall, teachers acted as witnesses, and local businesses also played their part.
“Everybody involved had a lovely time - it was absolutely wonderful - we’ve not stopped smiling since,” said Emma.
Head teacher Alison Hurrel was also bowled over by the enchanting day at the school.
“This afternoon has been a most memorable occasion for everybody involved,” Mrs Hurrel said.
“I am personally very honoured and proud to have been asked by Emma and Keith to be a part of their wedding in this way and to know that they value the work we do and the care we give to all of our children so highly.”