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Tuesday, 6 August, 2002, 16:20 GMT 17:20 UK
Couple's McDonald's wedding reception
Judy Foulkes and Andrew Smith
The couple celebrated their marriage at McDonalds
A bride and groom have celebrated their wedding with a happy meal at their local McDonalds.

Judy Foulkes and Andrew Smith from Gwernaffield near Mold, decided to shun the traditional bridal fayre in favour of some fast food.


It was brilliant because there was no arguing over menus or who sits next to who

Judy Foulkes Bride

The pair had both been married before and said they wanted something different.

"Some people thought I was daft but I just wanted a cheap and cheerful reception," said 27-year-old Ms Foulkes.

"It was brilliant to see everyone tucking into Big Mac and fries while dressed in their wedding outfits."

Instead of splashing out thousands of pounds the couple paid 136.87 for the spread for 33 guests.

Customers at the Northop branch of McDonalds saw the new bride join the back of the queue with her guests orders.

The couple wanted a different reception
The couple wanted a different reception

The newly wed added: "Our guests were a bit surprised but everyone said it was the most memorable wedding they had ever been to.

"It was brilliant because there was no arguing over menus or who sits next to who."

The venue was booked several weeks in advance.

Restaurant Manager Stewart Williams said it was a strange request: "We were taken aback at first but we decorated the restaurant with some pink and white balloons."

Great Occasion

"I've worked for McDonalds for ten years and never heard of a wedding reception at one of our outlets," he said.

The couple had got married at Hawarden Register Office and an evening reception was held at a local pub in Gwernaffield near Mold.

"We had a great day," said groom Andrew Smith.

"It was Judy's idea to have the reception in McDonalds and it went down a treat."


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