Newly-weds Ian and Jenny Hartland got the surprise of their lives when they arrived home from their honeymoon on Monday.

The couple, from Court Road, Malvern, found their house covered in balloons, confetti, party poppers and streamers as a "welcome home" surprise from Jenny's mother, Heather Durham.

Mrs Durham said she had it done herself when she was married, so it has turned into something of a family tradition.

The happy couple said they were "a little bit shocked" when they saw the fruits of Mrs Durham's labour.

"I'd a feeling she might do something but I didn't know she'd go to that extent," said Jenny.

And Ian added: "We had to wade through it all to get into the house. There were 400 balloons alone in the lounge!"

But both agreed it was a fantastic finale to their wedding celebrations.

The couple had just returned from a two-week honeymoon in Antigua after marrying at St Edburga Church in Leigh.

Ian is the oldest son of Michael and Sue Hartland and runs Hartland Electrical in Court Road.

Jenny wore a "fairytale" satin dress with four tiers at the back and pearl and embroidery detail. She carried a bouquet of lilies and white roses. Her bridesmaids, friends Donna Edwards, Jenny Cross and Becky Carpenter, wore gold, satin dresses with a separate skirt and bodice.

The best man was Warren Ballinger and the couple's brothers, Ben, Robert and Simon were all ushers.

Their reception was held at the Bank House in Bransford.