NEWLYWEDS shocked their guests by performing a choreographed routine as their first dance.

Megan Armstrong, 28, a communications planning advisor, and Alex Colloby, 28, a respiratory physiotherapist tied the knot at Broadoaks Country House in Troutbeck on September 20.

The couple, who both live in Birmingham, first met at Hull University in Scarborough just over ten years ago where they instantly clicked.

Mr Colloby said: "We actually celebrated ten years together a week after our wedding day. We lived together in the same halls and when I met Megan we just clicked.

"I loved being around her and somehow we always ended up doing things together."

The pair got engaged in April 2019 during a trip back to Scarborough on the beach where they went on their first date.

Mrs Colloby said: "Alex took me back to Scarborough and proposed using my granny's ring on the beach where we went for our first date. When we got home we went to choose my ring together, it was so much fun."

The smitten couple got married at Broadoaks Country House in Troutbeck, Windermere on Monday September 20.

Mr Colloby said: "Megan's family are from Cumbria and having spent a lot of time in the Lakes we thought it would be a nice place to get married.

"When we found Broadoaks we fell in love with the venue and its setting straight away."

Mrs Colloby said: "We considered having a smaller wedding, but when it came to it we knew that in 20 years time we wouldn't regret delaying it, but we would regret not having all of our friends and family there.

"We definitely made the right decision for us, the whole day felt unreal after waiting so long for it.

"It rained every day up to and after our wedding, but we were lucky enough to get sun and glorious blue skies. I kept waiting for the nerves to arrive but they never did, I just felt really excited all day. A highlight for me was the speeches, they all did a fantastic job and they were just the right balance of funny and tear jerking."

Mr Colloby added: "My day started at 2am when I was practicing our first dance in the cramped bathroom of my hotel. We have been going to ballroom and Latin classes for a few years, so we decided to surprise everyone with a choreographed first dance.

"A highlight for me was at the beginning of the ceremony. Seeing all of our friends and family sitting on the lawn made everything feel real, and when Megan arrived with her dad I must admit I shed a tear or two." The newlyweds enjoyed a mini-moon on the Isle of Bute.