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Irn-Bru obsessed bride delighted as groom presents her with hamper full of the original recipe drink on their big day

A bride obsessed with Irn-Bru was delighted when her new husband gave her a hamper full of the original recipe drink - as a wedding gift.

Published: July 23, 2019

Stephanie Harkins, 33, wed Stuart, 35, last week on the Isle of Eriskay, Outer Hebrides.

Stephanie, a primary school teacher, had saved three cans of the original recipe Irn Bru in the lead up to the big day to relieve her pre-wedding stress.

But she was delighted when hubby Stuart surprised her with the ultimate wedding gift - 24 cans of Scotland's national drink.

Alongside the cans of the orange drink, Stuart left a thoughtful message for his wife to be before she walked down the aisle.

The Irn Bru gift hamper and note. Picture: SWNS

The note read: "Don't be late.

"Love you, Stuart xxx P.S. Put a can in the fridge, for in the morning so it's cold."

Stephanie, from Falkirk, said she was amazed by the present despite them both agreeing they would not buy each other wedding gifts.

Stephanie, who met husband Stuart on dating app Tinder five years ago, even joked the cans were 'better than diamonds'.

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She said: "I was so shocked and extremely happy.

"He is definitely the man of my dreams. He knows how much I love Irn Bru.

"I am very obsessed. I used to drink three or four cans of the old recipe stuff every day.

"I had three cans left of the original recipe Irn Bru left which I had saved to relieve some of my pre-wedding stress.

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"His best man Sean, his brother, brought them over on the morning of the wedding.

"We had agreed on no gifts.

"Now I obviously feel bad that he went to all that effort."

And Irn Bru daft Stephanie, who hates the new recipe, added: "I think it's vile.

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"I'm a member of a group on Facebook called Bring Back REAL Irn Bru Boycott Barrs which has almost 5,000 members and we all avoid any new Barrs products.

"I hope Barrs realise the error of their ways and bring back the old recipe Irn Bru."

The couple were engaged for almost three years and Stuart, who works as a joinery lecturer, proposed at the Titanic museum in Belfast.

The couple say they had a "magical" wedding day.

Stephanie added: "We got married on Bonnie Prince Charlie's Bay the Isle of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides.

"My mother's family originate from there and I spent many childhood holidays there and there was a special spot looking out to a small island where I always knew I would get married one day.

"My wedding day was magical. I was really nervous as I had put my heart and soul into planning it.

"I designed my dress, my headpiece, my flower girl dresses and my cake.

"I made my brooch lightsaber bouquet and the flower girl wands.

"Once I saw Stuart on the beach my nerves disappeared.

"The party at night was brilliant, I spent most of the night on the dancefloor.

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