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Music, merriment and surprises for Olivia and Mark Watterson

11 SEPTEMBER 2012

Olivia Bucknall and Mark Watterson united in a quintessentially British wedding, at the idyllic St Aldates Church in Oxford.

Guests arrived in festive style aboard a vintage Leyland double-decker bus.

Amongst them was an unexpected wedding gift – the couple were surprised by the appearance of close friends all the way from Australia who completed the day as bridesmaid and groomsman.


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The beautiful bride Olivia was given away by her father in traditional style. Revered Charlie Cleverly, Rector at the Church and friend of the happy couple conducted a wonderful service filled with love and laughter. 

A chauffeur driven 1936 Armstrong Siddeley open-top then took the newlyweds to the reception. 

Chinese lanterns and fireworks lit up the celebrations – details inspired by a romantic trip to Thailand where Mark had popped the question.



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Another surprise was in store for the couple, this time organised by Mark's mother, as they were serenaded by the groom's family and friends singing a line of The Monkey's "I'm a Believer".

After delicious canapés and Champagne cocktails everyone wound down in bliss with wedding breakfast served in a beautifully decorated, ivory marquee outside The Old Rectory.

Olivia's 90-year-old grandfather took part in the wedding too, playing funk and soul tunes with the rest of the band as the wedding party danced the night away.

 

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