All dressed up for Carly Malone and James Burrows’ wedding day
11:20am Thursday 7th June 2012 in News
By Emma Streatfield, Senior Reporter
Carly, James and their guests in fancy dress.
CARLY Malone and James Burrows wanted their wedding guests to dress to impress – and they were certainly not disappointed.
The couple chose a fancy dress theme for their big day and their guests pulled out all the stops with efforts including Robin Hood, a Roman soldier, Super Mario, Elvis, Popeye, Snow White, a
mermaid, an air steward, the Flowerpot Men and the Mad Hatter.
Guests outside Southampton Register Office in Bugle Street waiting for other weddings looked on in bemusement as everything from the Flintstones to Crayola
pens turned up.
The couple, of Hinkler Road, Thornhill, dressed as a king and princess, with the bride wearing a purple floor-length gown and tiara.
Their son Lennie, four, had a prince’s outfit, while James’ other two sons Robbie, 14, and Reece, eight, dressed as a hot dog and a Star Wars stormtrooper.
Carly and James, nicknamed ‘Bomber’, have been together for seven years after meeting at a bar in the city.
While drivers greeted the wedding party by hooting their horns, curious passers-by stopped to take pictures.
As each guest arrived, they were greeted with laughter from their friends as they revealed their outfits and some guests were so disguised others did not at first know who they were.
One of the most eye-catching outfits was the bride’s brother, who was dressed as the Honey Monster, the face of the Sugar Puffs cereal.
Even the registrar joked: “It’s most off-putting looking over and seeing the Honey Monster.”
Carly was escorted on the arm of her father Danny Malone, dressed as Julius Caesar.
“I’m a very proud father,” he said. “It’s absolutely brilliant.
“I was surprised when she said it was a fancy dress do, but I think it’s great, it’s better than getting dressed in a suit on a day like today.”
Carly, 28, an administrator, said: “We’re not very traditional and we wanted to make it a day for everyone to remember.
At first my mum was horrified, but then she got into it and now she loves it.
“It’s brilliant. We’re made up – everyone has made such an amazing effort.”
James, 35, a gas engineer, told of a last-minute dash to the fancy dress shop on the morning of the wedding after his best man, brother Craig Burrows, lost his moustache for his 118 Man outfit.
He added: “A few people raised their eyebrows when I first told them, but they said it’s a good idea.”
11:46am Thu 7 Jun 12
What a brilliant idea!!! Hoping you both have a Fun Filled life together… X
11:52am Thu 7 Jun 12
What a brilliant idea!!! Hoping you both have a Fun Filled life together… X[/p][/quote]No offence to the happy couple – I wish you loads of luck and happiness – but the photo does remind me of the outfits worn by bicycle fanatics ? Is Downfader in there somewhere ?
11:59am Thu 7 Jun 12
Great spot, I regularly cycle to work dressed as a hot dog, but usually on fridays i go as a stormtrooper. You five star TERD.
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