Wedding was fancy affair

The Oxford Times: Shady characters: Chloe Horner married her partner Tom Sharp, centre, with a guest list, including a who’s who of fictional and true life characters. Front from left, Lee Christian as Prince-Party Man and Paul Bonham as Willy Wonka Buy this photo Shady characters: Chloe Horner married her partner Tom Sharp, centre, with a guest list, including a who’s who of fictional and true life characters. Front from left, Lee Christian as Prince-Party Man and Paul Bonham as Willy Wonka

MOST weddings feature plenty of pastel dresses and groomsmen in black tie, but Iffley couple Chloe Horner and Tom Sharp decided to buck tradition by having a fancy dress wedding.

Guests arrived at the ceremony at Grove House eco-home in Iffley, on Saturday dressed as centaurs, Freddie Mercury and even Boy George.

Mrs Horner, owner of the Oxfork cafe in Magdalen Road, said: “I’d always wanted to do it. Weddings can be so formulaic and we knew a lot of our friends would be up for it, so we just did it.

“It was ‘fancy dress or dress fancy’, so we had quite a few people come in traditional dress.”

Mrs Horner, 36, also shunned the expected bridal garb. She said: “I’ve always quite fancied getting married in red, but I’m six months’ pregnant so finding a dress was quite an ordeal. I got one eventually and a friend made the veil.”

Technician Mr Sharp, 32, said: “I asked her if she was sure, but I thought it was a great idea. It’s a pretty good reflection of our relationship.”

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3:18pm Mon 9 Jun 14

CeliaMolestrangler says...

Great idea for a wedding. And the cake was fabulous!
Great idea for a wedding. And the cake was fabulous! CeliaMolestrangler
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