A couple have held their wedding reception at a service station in Surrey.

Along with 42 guests, Stacey and her partner Graham celebrated their union at what they say is their favourite venue in the world – Cobham Services on the M25.

The bride, from Surrey, said it had fulfilled a childhood dream as she had always wanted a “fast-food wedding”.

The wedding party was treated to a selection of McDonald meals.

Stacey admitted it was an “unconventional, but unforgettable setting”, but added: “Back from when I was a child, I’d always dreamed of wearing a pink princess dress and having my wedding reception in a fast food outlet.

“I’ve repeatedly stated that fact, but even just two days before my wedding, my siblings couldn’t believe I was choosing to have it in a motorway service station – but it’s what I’d always wanted.”

She added: “A massive thank you to everyone at Extra for helping a little girl’s dream to come true.”

Tom Dobson, chief executive at Extra MSA, which operates Cobham services, said it was the first time the services had hosted a wedding reception.

“We’re thrilled that we could make this unique celebration a reality,” he said.

Stacey’s grandmother, Dawn, who also acted as the wedding organiser, said the service station had confirmed the booking within a day of making the enquiry.

“They cordoned off a designated area and set up tables and chairs to suit our seating plan and guest numbers,” she said.

“Several families at the services said to us what a great idea it was to host a wedding reception at a motorway service station, so who knows, maybe we’ve started a trend.”

Extracted in full from:  https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c4ngp9pep53o