The family of April Jones bid an emotional farewell to the five-year-old today, almost a year since the first anniversary of her murder.
Locals in her hometown of Machynlleth in Wales gathered to share in their grief, with mourners coming to a standstill or following behind the little white coffin as it was carried through the streets in a horse-drawn hearse.
The rural town was adorned with the five-year-old's favourite colour, with pink ribbons hung from railings, shop windows and lampposts.
They were adopted as a symbol of hope that April would return home safe, but now serve as a sign of support to her family and a sign that people have not forgotten her.
ITV News' Dan Rivers reports.
The cortege began its journey from April's home on the Bryn-y-Gog estate, from where she was snatched by murderer Mark Bridger, and made the one mile journey to St Peter's Church.
April's mother, Coral, sobbed audibly in grief as she walked slowly into the funeral service, preceded by her daughter's coffin.
She was accompanied to the front of the church by April's father, Paul, and siblings Jazmin and Harley.
As they arrived, a poignant montage of images of April played on a 50inch flat screen TV taken from the family's own album of photographs.
The images, put together as part of a GCSE school project by Jazmin, played to the strains of Read All About It by Emeli Sande and Professor Green.
The Reverend Kathleen Rogers opened the emotional service with a moving tribute to April.
The service included Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd, and hymns including Memories Sad And Beautiful, and a Welsh hymn.
A poignant poem inspired by the devastating abduction of April was read out by Sian Calban, a teacher at the primary school she attended.
Written by local man Jim Marshall and called simply April, it began:
A second poem, by the same author, and called An Autumn Night, was read out by church warden Joyce Price.
No family member spoke during the service, which was organised only after the conclusion of an inquest, 10 days after which April's remains were released.
But a short message from the family printed on the back of the order of service said:
The brief message was flanked by a drawing of three sunflowers held together by a bright pink bow.
Pink was widely worn by the hundreds of mourners both in and outside the church.
Floral tributes were placed at the entrance of the church by well-wishers, carrying heartfelt messages of sympathy for April and her family.
After the service, the funeral party left the church for a private burial.
Ms Rogers reminded mourners at the service that donations were being accepted to sponsor an African child.
April's family announced yesterday that money raised at the service and beyond would be used to pay for a five-year-old Ugandan schoolgirl's education.