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Getting married in an underground mine

Cave WeddingBride 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 hitched.

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 battery-electric locomotive.

The tiny railway is Britain's steepest with a gradient of 1 in 1.8 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 and wife.

They were then led past a dramatic underground lake back up to the surface for a champagne reception at a local hotel.

Kerry, 26, said: "It really was a wonderful day and certainly one that I'll remember for the rest of my life.

Link & Image: This Is London
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