A couple attending this year's Glastonbury festival have glammed up to renew their wedding vows in tribute to the first time they met each other – at a music gig.
Lara Dayeh-Bunce, 30, and her husband, Elliot, 32, were able to have a renewal ceremony at The Church at Glastonbury tent on Saturday, six weeks after their marriage.
The festival is not licenced to hold weddings so the pair had to improvise to get the ceremony of their dreams.
The pair had glitter on their faces and Mrs Dayeh-Bunce donned a white dress and colourful flower-wreath tiara for the occasion, while Mr Dayeh-Bunce wore a jacket and t-shirt combination with denim shorts and a bucket hat.
To make it a ceremony they'll never forget, the pair had a mash-up of typical wedding clothing and their festival wardrobe.
Lara wore a white dress and colourful flower tiara for the occasion, while Elliot wore a jacket and T-shirt combined with some denim shorts and an essential for any festival – a bucket hat.
Elliot is attending the festival for the 23rd time and had originally planned to propose to Lara at Glastonbury in 2020. But sadly the festival was cancelled by the Covid-19 pandemic.
But in a still special proposal, Elliot popped Lara the question on Christmas Eve that year.
“Glastonbury is just a really special place for both of us,” Lara told the PA news agency.
She continued: “Elliot’s mum has always worked in the church tent so I think she said that they can do it and I’ve not seen anyone do it here before.
“We just thought it’d be really special, you can’t get married at Glastonbury but this is the next best thing that you could do.
“It’s really fresh because we only got married that six weeks ago.”
In preparation for their ceremony, the couple had “just rolled out of bed”, with the pair arriving back at their tent at 4.30am on Saturday morning after enjoying music on the Park Stage into the early hours.
The couple met at a gig eight years before, after Lara loss contact with some friends. But it wasn't love at first sight for them, with the pair being friends for three to four years before getting together.
“We went to a gig and my friends ditched me… Elliot and his friends looked after me and we kind of just stayed friends ever since,” Lara said.
“We were friends for about three or four years before we kind of got together.
“Elliott was just very persistent.”
Elliot laughed and said he “got out the friend zone.”
The Christian service was officiated by Lee Barnes, 47, the lay minister and warden of readers for the Diocese of Gloucester.
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