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Sunday, 26 March, 2000, 17:31 GMT
John Major's daughter weds
wedding
John Major said it was a wonderful day
Elizabeth Major, daughter of former prime minister John Major, has been married.

The veterinary nurse wed medical student Luke Salter, 28, at All Saints' Church at Somerby in Rutland.


james and emma
James Major and his pregnant wife Emma were there
Mr Salter proposed as they celebrated Christmas with John and Norma Major in 1998.

The couple met more than a decade ago when they were both members of the Huntingdon Youth Orchestra.

The bride, also 28, and her father arrived at the church to loud applause from villagers who had gathered to wish her well.

Wonderful day

Wearing a full, flowing white dress with satin bodice, she waved for photographers before going into the church.

Mr Major shouted to the crowd: "It is a wonderful day and we are very happy."

Guests, including the bride's brother James and his pregnant wife Emma Noble, gathered at the small church about an hour before the bride arrived.

About 180 guests packed in for a ceremony which the Reverend Reg Stretton admitted was "the biggest I have ever done".

It is believed the newly-weds agreed exclusive rights to film inside the church and reception with Hello! magazine for about 25,000.

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