Saxilby Primary School teacher invites entire class to her wedding
Pupils watched their Miss become Mrs after she invited an entire class to her church wedding.
Teacher Lynette O'Callaghan married Greg Stevenson at St Botolph's church on her 29th birthday with 24 Saxilby Primary School children watching on.
The event at the village's St Botolph's Church also provided the perfect culmination for the school's latest project – on weddings.
"It was fantastic to have the children in church," said the bride.
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"When I heard them singing the hymns it was so lovely that I wanted to cry.
"We got engaged three years ago when Greg proposed to me on my birthday."
Mr Stevenson, 25, a computer programmer, said after the ceremony: "I'm very happy.
"I was very emotional at the front when I was trying to say my words."
The happy couple, who live in Lincoln, had a reception at the Bentley Hotel, in South Hykeham.
But any sun-kissed honeymoon will have to wait until the school holidays and Miss O'Callaghan returned to the classroom as Mrs Stevenson first thing on Monday morning.
For the students, the big day was the culmination of a school project about weddings which included a mock ceremony.
Amber Richardson, 6, said: "Miss O'Callaghan's wedding was exciting and I started to have tears.
"I was singing quietly at first because I was busy crying but then I started singing louder.
"Miss's dress was pretty and I was looking forward to seeing the kiss."
Pupil Samuel Lsuteye, 7, said: "It was nice singing the hymns and the wedding was great."
Chief bridesmaid Sarah Miles, a trainee teacher at the school, said: "I think it is wonderful that the children got the chance to experience a real-life wedding.
"But how many children get the opportunity to go to their teacher's wedding?
"They love her to bits."