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Road Closes as Dance Teacher Weds with 80 Bridesmaids!

13/08/2013
A dance teacher Katie Dalby from Essex has filled the ballroom at her wedding when she chose 80 bridesmaids.
The 26 year-old dance teacher Katie Dalby, ended up with 80 attendants at her marriage to fireman Norman Gooch, 37, in Harwich, Essex. 

But Katie Dalby from Harwich never thought they would all turn up, which they did - and on Saturday when she married husband-to-be Norman Gooch, there were dozens there to share her special day.
A delighted Katie said: "A few of them asked me if they could be a bridesmaid and I kept saying they could. When I got engaged the mums came to me and I had told them they could be bridesmaids and so I had to yes 'yes' to all of them. There were 80."

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The bridesmaids were aged from 2 to 18 attend Katie's Boogie Shoes dance academy. There were so many that the road outside St Nicholas Church in the town had to be closed off on Saturday so the procession could line-up before filing into the church.

Rector the Revd Canon Peter Mann said: 'There were a very large number of bridesmaids but there was room for them in the pews nearest to the aisle and they formed a guard of honour as the bride and groom left the church.'

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Katie’s husband was delighted for her and added: "I think it's nice for them because they're such a big part of Katie's dance school. She's been promising it all the way from the beginning. and as the school's got bigger, the list's got longer." After the ceremony, the guests including the bridesmaids and many of their parents went to a local seafront hotel for the reception - after a day to remember and a wedding for the record books.


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With such a big wedding party, it will surely feel rather strange when they jet off to Dubai for their honeymoon, on their own!

We at HenorStag.com would loved to have known what kind of hen party they had - dance themed or fire fighters? Best wishes to the new Mr and Mrs Gooch! 
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