Blockbuster of a wedding as Barrow Minions fans tie the knot

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6 July 2015 12:35PM

A MINION-CRAZY Barrow couple had a blockbuster of a wedding when they said “I do” surrounded by the tiny yellow cartoon characters.

Newlyweds Samantha and Bob Thomas, of Marsh Street, opted for the unusual wedding theme as they are huge fans of the Despicable Me movies, and planned every aspect of their big day, from the cake to the decorations, around the lovable lemon coloured servants from the films.

Guests were given Minion masks to pose in, a life-sized Minion mascot greeted the bride and groom as they arrived at their wedding venue of the Chequers Hotel, and bridesmaids walked down the aisle in “Minion yellow” dresses. Mrs Thomas, 44, a project manager at Ulverston IT company Miller Waite, said the day was huge fun for everyone invited.

She said: “It was absolutely bonkers. It was out of this world.

“We had guests saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to by a mile – that’s what we did it for. We had two Minions breakdancing on the dance floor. It was absolutely hilarious. It’s had 1,700 views on Facebook, it’s just crazy. The day just flowed. There wasn’t a lull. It was so special.”

Mr and Mrs Thomas admitted their outrageous wedding theme went “out of control” prior to the big day, with the couple sprinkling Minions and neon yellow and blue across place cards, confetti, balloons, and table decorations.

The bride’s wedding car pulled up at the Dalton venue with a Minion teddy attached , setting the scene for an enjoyable day on Saturday 4 July 2015.

Mr Thomas, 52, and his ushers wore blue suits and yellow ties with Minion cuff links.

The father-of-six said the couple decided to go with the unusual theme because it matches their fun-loving personalities and because they had both been married before.

He said: “The films are great and we thought why not. We wanted it to be different.”

Mr Thomas, a BAE team leader, even had his leg tattooed with a Minion bride and groom caricature resembling his bride and himself before the wedding.

Mrs Thomas said some of the guests were taken aback by the wedding theme at first but were just as enthusiastic as the pair on Saturday. She said: “The guests absolutely went with it. Everybody was wearing yellow ties and yellow flowers. It got everybody together and everybody got into the spirit of it. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.”

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