Love blossoms in the run-up to this year's Dorset County Show

Pet lambs were among the surprise guests last month as Dorset County Show’s Secretary Richard Cuzens married Jo Grassby, a Senior Steward of the Homecraft tent.

The wedding took place at St Martin’s Church, Martinstown on 18 June in front of 140 guests as well as Jo’s three pet lambs.

The couple’s four children and three grand-children all took part with Richard’s son as best man, their daughters and daughter-in-law and grand-children as attendants and son-in-law’s as ushers.

A long-term friend to them both, Ian Gibson, became an usher for the first time at 80. The brides dress was silk and lace in light parma violet and came from Ian Stuart of London.

The happy couple had planned the wedding to be between lambing on Richard’s farm at Litton Cheney and his duties as Show Secretary for the County Show in early September.

Mrs Cuzens said: “After the honeymoon, I shan’t see him much until late September when the Show is over.”

Mr Cuzens added: “The first thing that will need to be done on the farm is to put the ram to the ewes to start the lambing cycle again. We’re hoping for a healthy crop… of lambs that is!”

Mr and Mrs Cuzens left Martinstown for a honeymoon in Italy via the Orient Express to Venice.

Rebecca Cox
5th Jul 2016 12:44:00

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