British bride and groom Kerry Bevan and
Wayne Davies proved just how deep their love was - by getting married
500ft below ground in an old slate mine.
Radiant Kerry wore a traditional white wedding dress and Wayne
donned the usual smart morning
suit but they had to add hard
hats and wellington boots.
The couple spent ￡560
hiring a cave deep within the Llechwedd mine in North Wales to get
They invited just 15 guests to witness the unusual ceremony.
Their first descent into the abyss started with an 800 metre ride
through tunnels and caverns on the old Miners Tramway, a train hauled by a
Once there, they squeezed through a tight space through to the "wedding
chamber" where they were greeted by registrar Olwen Jones.
Assembled guests stood in silence for the thirty minute service and
broke into a round of applause when they were finally pronounced husband
They were then back up to the surface for a champagne reception at a
Kerry, 26, said: "It really was a wonderful day and certainly one that
I'll remember for the rest of my life.
"Both myself and Wayne wanted to do something a bit different for our
wedding day but at the same time wanted to maintain a little bit of
"So although we opted to get married in an old slate mine, I still wore
white dress and Wayne wore a smart dark colored suit.
"The only difference between us and any other couple tieing the knot is
that we had wellies on and hard hats which read "bride" and "groom" on the
"I was a bit concerned about getting the dress dirty and tried not to
brush against any of the cave walls. We had an umbrella to keep specks of
dust off us.
"It felt slightly claustrophobic and when we got down there it was very
"But we both felt we were getting married somewhere which had so much
history and atmosphere."