Ladies and gentlemen, the bride and gloom...

SOME might say it was more bride and gloom than bride and groom, but that did not stop a couple holding their dream gothic wedding in the dark confines of a cave. In January the Weston & Somerset Mercury revealed that Leigh Ashworth, aged 37, and Rosalind

SOME might say it was more bride and gloom than bride and groom, but that did not stop a couple holding their dream gothic wedding in the dark confines of a cave.In January the Weston & Somerset Mercury revealed that Leigh Ashworth, aged 37, and Rosalind Smith, aged 29, were planning to hold their wedding in the caves at Wookey Hole, near Wells, arriving for the ceremony in a 1971 7.8-litre Cadillac hearse.There were 100 guests, including two who won tickets to the wedding on the auction website eBay, all dressed in black and purple gothic-style clothing at the ceremony on Saturday. They carried lanterns into the wedding cave, accompanied by the sounds of a Norwegian heavy metal band.After the vows were exchanged, the couple, of Station Road, St Georges, cut a three-tiered coffin cake with a Lord of the Rings dagger and toasted the occasion with skeleton handled glasses before taking a quick spin in the hearse to a gothic ball. The sound system for the evening's entertainment was placed on the top of a coffin.


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