A pie-mad couple who shared their wedding date with royalty have celebrated with a special cake made entirely of PIES.

Lauren and Jonathan Smith, from Accrington, received the handmade four-tier cake from Holland’s Pies after winning a regional competition.

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The ceremony was held at Whitehall Hotel in Darwen on Saturday, May 19 - the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot.

New bride Lauren said: “Thank you so much to Holland’s for making our wedding day even more special. We think our cake definitely rivals the Royals’. Our guests loved it and there wasn’t a crumb left by the last dance!”

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Baxenden firm Holland’s Pies launched a contest earlier this month to give couples across the region who were due to marry on May 19 the chance of winning a cake.

Brand manager Leanne Holcroft said: “Congratulations to Lauren and Jonathan from everyone at Holland’s Pies. We wish them all the happiness in the world.

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“We hope this extra special cake went down well with all the guests – we’re sure it was a day to remember, just like the Royal Wedding.”