Known only as Stacey and Graham, the pair and their 42 guests celebrated with a McDonald’s on Saturday.

Hosted at Cobham services on the M25, Stacey’s wedding to her long-term partner was the fulfilment of her childhood dream. She had always wanted to have a “fast-food wedding” and had told her wedding organiser, her Grannie (sic) Dawn, that Cobham would be the perfect place for her special day.

Dawn says, “The very nice lady on the phone was quite surprised by our request, but within a day of making the enquiry, I’d had an email back from the General Manager to say they’d be delighted to host us. They cordoned off a designated area and set up tables and chairs to suit our seating plan and guest numbers, and even arranged coach parking for the vintage bus we’d hired as transportation.”

Stacey, who hails from Surrey, said of her wedding venue choice: “Back from when I was a child I’d always dreamed of wearing a pink princess dress and having my wedding reception in a fast food outlet. I’ve repeatedly stated that fact, but even just two day before my wedding, my siblings couldn’t believe I was choosing to have it in a motorway service station – but it’s what I’d always wanted!

“I still cannot believe that I managed to have my wedding reception at a motorway service station, so a massive thank you to everyone at Extra for helping a little girl’s dream to come true.”

Dawn added: “Several families at the services said to us what a great idea it was to host a wedding reception at a motorway service station, so who knows, maybe we’ve started a trend!”

Tom Dobson, CEO at Extra MSA, said: “A huge congratulations to Stacey and her partner. It was a pleasure to welcome them to Cobham, and to play our part in their big day. While we’ve never had the privilege of hosting a wedding at one of our Motorway Services Areas before, we always try to go the ‘Extra mile’ for our customers – and we’re thrilled that we could make this unique celebration a reality.”