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Christmas-mad couple don Santa outfits for their wedding ceremony before being waved off on a sleighTerminally-ill Harry Paul and Margaret Steward wed in fancy dressGuests also turned out in a range of costumes at the Cambridgeshire eventThe happy couple waved goodbye to guests as they rode off on a sleigh
21:40 GMT, 25 December 2012
A couple donned Santa costumes during their wedding ceremony before being waved off in a sleigh.
Terminally-ill Harry Paul, 56, and Margaret Steward, 65, were joined by more than 50 guests in fancy dress outfits, including Snow White, elves and snowmen, at their party.
The best man was dressed as a Christmas cracker, while two elf maidens were the bridesmaids and the seven dwarves even made an appearance.
The happy couple: Mr Paul and Miss Steward donned their Christmas costumes for their wedding at Shire Hall Register Office, in Cambridge
Special day: The newly-weds were joined by guests dressed as carton characters and other seasonal figures for their party
The children dressed as a Christmas pudding and little elves with the family's dogs Marley, seven, and Layla, one, were Santa's helper and snowman outfits.
Other guests dressed in costumes included Minnie and Mickey Mouse and the Stig from BBC's Top Gear.
The extravaganza, which included children dressed as a Christmas pudding and little elves, was organised by Mr Paul's sister Anna Webster, 52, on a shoestring.
The mother-of-two transformed her home in Willingham, Cambridgeshire, into a winter wonderland before the couple, who married on Saturday, left for honeymoon in a sleigh.
Mrs Webster said: 'It was absolutely fantastic and we all had a great time.
'My brother and Maggie said it was a day they will never forget.'
Fancy dress: The best man was dressed as a cracker while Mickey and Minnie Mouse also turned up to their celebration
Mr Paul, from Cambridge, added: 'It all seemed to have just snowballed from a quiet wedding to a Christmas theme – but I am up for a laugh.'
Margaret and Harry, who have been together for eight years, met at a Christmas party on Boxing Day.
Harry suffers from incurable disease sapho – a painful rare bone disorder which forced him to retire six years ago.
The couple married at Shire Hall Register Office in Cambridge and are honeymooning in a static home at the bottom of Mrs Webster's garden.