14 Jul, 2009 @ 00:00
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Non-Catholic first for Brits

A BRITISH couple are the first non-Catholics to have a religious wedding on the Spanish mainland.

Childhood sweethearts Paul Larkin and Toni Mason were married at Carranque, near Coin, in the first Church of England wedding to be held in mainland Spain.

While many British non-Catholics have married in Spain in recent years, the ceremonies have only been civil ones, until now.

The marriage was conducted by David Sutch, chaplain of the Costa del Sol (east) region and archdeacon of Gibraltar.

Rev Sutch – who has recently attained a license to conduct non-Catholic weddings in Spain – held the service in the chapel of 18th century manor house Cortijo Carranque.

The majority of the 100 guests stayed at the recently completed venue.

Bride Toni Mason told the Olive Press: “I fell in love with the tranquil old stonework of the chapel, and the arched cloisters where the reception was held.”

Wedding photographs taken by Lorraine Kingham, for more information email [email protected]

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. Who cares, good luck Paul and Toni and congratulations on both your wedding and on making history.

    People like Peter the brit should shut the f**k up and get a life instead of doing the Bored Brit’s Gossip thing. SHUT UP PETER AND FIND SOMETHING TO OCCUPY YOUR MIND

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