School caretaker getting married invites all 450 students to the wedding

A primary school caretaker had a very special wedding - after walking down the aisle in her school in front of 500 children.

Cindy Cassin, 57, from Erdington, Birmingham, was over the moon when her entire school agreed to partake in her church wedding ceremony to her partner, Dave, 62.

The big day - which involved more than 450 school pupils, dozens of teaching staff and several parents - took place last Friday, September 20th.

Cindy’s dad, Ray Gaunt, 74, walked her down the aisle, and her reception, which included cake cutting and her first dance was held on the school field.

The pupils at Saint Barnabas Church of England Primary School, Erdington, West Midlands, had been helping to plan Cindy’s wedding since the start of the year after their deputy head teacher, Jenny Arnold, proposed the idea.

Cindy, who has worked at the school for 27 years, said: 'I was really nervous about getting married in front of so many people.

'I don’t like all the attention being on me, but it was such a special day for everyone

The whole school got involved, one of the parents baked 450 cup cakes and another created my wedding cake.

'It was lovely to see the children so excited on the run up to our wedding day.

'They’d all created little gifts to present to us at the reception as well, it was adorable.'

Dave and Cindy first met in 1979, the pair had a ceremony abroad before their big day at Saint Barnabas Church of England Primary School.

Cindy added: 'We went to Zante with 30 of our closest friends and family on August 22.

'But I was more nervous for our school wedding as it was huge in comparison.. The ceremony was held at Saint Barnabas Church before the reception at the school.

'I wore the same white long dress to both and Samantha Jayne Hair curled my hair and I also had my make-up professionally done. I felt amazing.

'It was such a great day and so special to share it all with the school as they’re like family to me.

'I was really nervous before the school wedding but it really was one of the best days of our lives.'

Deputy head teacher, Jenny Arnold, added: 'Since we began planning this day at the start of the year it has just got bigger and bigger.

'The children have all been so excited and we think it’s really important to allow them to enjoy life experiences as part of the curriculum.

'Cindy is an amazing asset to our school as she always goes above and beyond at any opportunity.

Her husband, Dave, doesn’t work at the school but he’s always keen to help Cindy when needed.

'The children made good luck favours for the newlyweds before the wedding reception took place at 1pm.

'We had afternoon tea on the field and it really was a day we’ll remember forever.'

stella Posted on September 30, 2019 17:29

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