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Lowestoft man marries bride in front of hundreds at Glastonbury

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:02 28 June 2019

A wedding celebration for Jack Watney, 32, and Sarah Adey, 31, at The Croissant Neuf bandstand in the Green Fields area of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 27, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Glastonbury. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A wedding celebration for Jack Watney, 32, and Sarah Adey, 31, at The Croissant Neuf bandstand in the Green Fields area of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 27, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Glastonbury. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A couple have celebrated their wedding with hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival - where they were engaged two years ago.

Jack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA WireJack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Jack Watney, originally from Lowestoft, and his wife Sarah secured tickets for 50 friends and family to attend this year's event, including many who had not previously been to the festival.

They said their vows on the Croissant Neuf bandstand - where Ed Sheeran performed in 2011 - before wellwishers sang the Beach Boys' 'Wouldn't It Be Nice'.

Bride Sarah Adey, 31, is walked down the 'aisle' at The Croissant Neuf bandstand ahead of her 'wedding ceremony' to Jack Watney, 32, in the Green Fields area of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 27, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Glastonbury. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA WireBride Sarah Adey, 31, is walked down the 'aisle' at The Croissant Neuf bandstand ahead of her 'wedding ceremony' to Jack Watney, 32, in the Green Fields area of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 27, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Glastonbury. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The bride and groom then made their way to the Stone Circle to cut their wedding cake, which had a vegan option, and to receive a toast with pink paper cups.

Mr Watney, 32, who has attended Glastonbury since he was 17, said: "We got engaged here a few years ago and since then we've been planning the ceremony.

Jack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA WireJack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

"It was incredible. We are so lucky to be able to do it here - it feels like the right place to be.

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"I'm so glad we've had the opportunity to share what is usually quite a private thing with family and friends with everyone at Glastonbury."

When asked what it was like seeing so many strangers at their wedding, the couple said the festival's open and friendly atmosphere made the situation far more relaxing.

Jack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA WireJack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

"I'm a bit overwhelmed to be honest," said Mrs Watney, 31. "I didn't expect so many people there.

"We are lucky to have so many family and friends around us. It really has been perfect."

Jack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA WireJack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The couple met during their final year at Plymouth University where Mr Watney was a photography student and his wife studied art, and the pair moved to Brighton before relocating to Glastonbury.

Having attended the festival with his wife-to-be from 2011, Mr Watney popped the question at Worthy Farm six years later as hundreds took photos to capture the moment.

Jack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA WireJack Watney, from Lowestoft, married his partner Sarah in front of hundreds of people at Glastonbury Festival, Somerset. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The couple, who officially got married at Bath Guild Hall last week, pledged to take each other as their "awesome wedded wife" and "wonderful wedded husband" before kissing to loud cheers from the crowd.

Friend Darren Lambert, 36, was 'vow master' for their wedding celebration, before guests enjoyed drinks and heard speeches at the Williams Green area of the Somerset site.

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