Bride forgets vital part of wedding outfit - so she pops to Lidl

Bride hit the supermarket aisles to snap up last-minute replacement

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A bride stunned bargain supermarket staff when she pulled up in her white limo - to buy bunches of flowers.

Helen Draycott, 39, had left her bridal bouquet of cala lilies at home.

So she calmly walked down the aisle in Lidl and spent £7 on white roses for herself and two bridesmaids.

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It was too late when she realised she'd forgotten the flowers at home, in Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire, West Wales.

"In I went to Lidl in my wedding dress and with my purse, got three lots of white roses for £7," she said.

"We parked in the Lidl car park in this big limo and one customer even asked me 'are you for real?' when I went to the till to pay for the flowers."

Helen, a housing officer, wed Jason Evenden, 31, at the register office in Carmarthen, last Saturday.

She was two thirds of the way from her home to when she realised she didn't have her cala lilies or the flowers for her nieces Sioned, 16 and Arwen 13, who were bridesmaids.

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"I thought my sister had taken the flowers," she said.

"I rang her from the wedding car and she said she'd taken the buttonholes, but not the bouquets.

"We would never have got back to collect them in time, so I said we should just carry on.

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"We turned up at the register office and they said we should go for a spin because we were 10 minutes early.

"I can't remember who suggested it, but someone said we could get flowers from Lidl.

"I went in, purse in hand, and bought three bunches of white roses, one with some gypsophila.

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"The staff were staring at me like they couldn't believe what was happening."

Helen was reunited with her bouquet during the reception.

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