Great big bridal party

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WHEN Kirsty Paul had to pick her bridesmaids she could not choose between her ten best friends — so she asked them all!

Her fiancé Sam Beresford was also supported by ten groomsmen, making the largest bridal party ever seen at the Shottle Hall wedding venue in Belper.

The couple, both 25, tied the knot at the White Lane venue.

The bridesmaids were aged from 12 to 26 and all wore identical purple dresses.

Kirsty, of Heanor, said: “I couldn’t possibly pick between my girls, it was so important for me that they were all part of my day and I couldn’t have got married without them. I love them all to pieces.”

Preparations started at 5am and each bridesmaid was allocated 30 minutes for hair and make-up. A gazebo was put up in Kirsty’s parents’ back garden in Belper to accommodate all the girls. Bridesmaid Samantha Kerr said: ““The wedding itself was very emotional day and none of us wanted it to be over.”