TORRENTIAL rain did not stop one happy couple tying the knot recently in a ceremony which was followed by Wellington boots, a James Bond style helicopter entrance and a three-day mini festival.
Simone Whiteley and Brett Luscombe, of Skegness, feared damp weather might ruin their big day but the pair, who have enjoyed 15 years together, decided to take their chances and embrace what Mother Nature had to offer them.
The couple, who have daughters, Poppy, five, and Francesca, 11, were married by Reverend Julie Donn at St Mary’s Church, Winthorpe, in a beautiful ceremony, attended by many guests.
Afterwards, to add a little suspense and surprise to the day, the married pair set off in their wedding car but stopped in a secret location far away, so as not to arouse guest’s suspicions, where Brett was whisked away in an open top Porsche and Simone a helicopter!
As the guests travelled behind, reaching the reception location of Cottage Farm Caravan Park, Addlethorpe, James Bond style theme music was played loudly and the helicopter landed whereupon Simone was then lifted into Brett’s arms as he carried her through a stunning flower-weaved arch.
“It was the talk of the caravan park and it was brilliant seeing our guest’s faces when the helicopter landed and I picked up Simone,” said Brett.
“Everyone got their wellies out and we had three days of music, camping and fun. My brother-in-law supplied the generator to the field, so we had electricity and we had a seafood starter and a hog roast to enjoy, during the reception night,” added Brett.
Around 25 guests enjoyed staying on site in caravans, including the newly wed Mr and Mrs Luscombe.
After the family enjoyed a few days in North Somercotes.
The two first met 15 years to the night of their wedding day, after Brett offered Simone a piggyback ride due to a broken shoe’s heel.