What started off as a joke soon became a Yabba-Dabba-Doo wedding for two couples, Andrea and Simon Bean (Fred and Wilma Flintstone) and Richard and Jill Noble (Barney and Betty Rubble).
For their special day, two Norfolk couples decided to turn to the Stone Age for inspiration and recreated the children's cartoon show The Flintstones by dressing up its main characters.
With 165 guests dressed as cavemen and women, two best men dressed as dinosaurs, and a spectacular tiered wedding rock cake, both Wilma and Betty entered the ceremony to the traditional organ sound of Wagner's Bridal March.
However, this was quickly replaced by an organ version of The Flintstones theme tune.
Mrs Bean, nee Thurston, who lives in Grange Close, Hoveton, said: “It was a fantastic day and all the guests made such an effort.
“We had so much fun and the registrars were absolutely brilliant.
“We've all been married before so we didn't want the traditional white wedding.”
The couples are close, as the new Mrs Noble, of Starston in South Norfolk, is Mr Bean's sister, and the idea was borne out of a fun stay at Alton Towers theme park, when they joked about Mr Noble laughing like Barney Rubble and ended up calling each other by the names of the four main characters.
Mrs Bean, 36, said: “We have been criticised by some people as not taking the wedding seriously, but we did take our vows very seriously.
“Some people out there don't agree with it, but a lot of people enjoyed it and agreed with what we decided we wanted to do.”
What a great idea. I hope when they drove off for their honeymoon, they had to push the car with their feet.
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