Thought you were a Game of Thrones super-fan? Just wait until you see this Westeros-themed wedding for couple Darren Prew and Kerry Ford.
The Hereford-based newlyweds tied the knot styled as characters Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow (which is a hell of a bit confusing if you’re a fan of the show), after winning a competition to marry in a Game of Thrones-themed celebration staged by blinkbox Movies.
Taking over fifty hours to put together, from styling and theatrical make-up to prepping the venue, Eastnor Castle, to look as Winterfell-appropriate as possible, the elaborate wedding saw the bride arrive on a white horse and the groom accompanied by two Wolf Dogs on leashes.
Even the wedding party were decked out in style, with the father of the bride dressed as Hodor, mother of the bride as Melisandre of Asshai, the groom’s brother-in-law dressing as the mighty Khal Drogo, and even the couple’s kids in character as the Stark children. The best man came as a White Walker, and the maid of honour was dressed as a Wildling.
Plasterer Darren won the prize after entering a competition online – and his wife didn’t even know about it until they won:
“It was too good an opportunity to pass up. We were planning on getting married next year, but I knew we just had to go for it. I have been a massive Game of Thrones fans since the beginning, so having our biggest day styled in such an amazing way is a dream come true” he said.
On seeing her groom at the altar, bride Kerry added: “I thought the transformation was amazing, it was like marrying Jon Snow. It was very, very weird and surreal to see Darren like that!”
Wedding registrar Lynne Pugh agreed: “I’ve married hundreds of couples over the years – but this one was really out of this world.”
Ms Ford, a professional cake maker who spent two weeks creating a five-tier wedding design, said: “It comprises each of the Game of Thrones’ houses.
“Then there are the wedding vows from Game of Thrones, King Joffrey’s crown made out of chocolate and topped with the famous iron throne.
“It was almost a shame to see it eaten. I changed my mind over the design of this cake so many times, it’s the most important cake I’ll ever make.”