IT was the perfect wedding day – the bride was blooming, the groom was beaming and nobody was exterminated.
Science fiction fans Dr Matthew Peacock and his new wife Linda tied the knot with help from a Time Lord and his nemesis during their nuptials yesterday.
And Linda roped in some extra-terrestrial wedding day witnesses for their official photo-shoot – a Dalek and the other doctor in her life, a David Tennant look-a-like.
They married at Durham Castle, then travelled in a more earthly marital car to the city’s Prince Bishops Shopping Centre as guests of honour at a Doctor Who fun day.
Matthew, a lecturer in Roman history at Durham University, and Linda share a love of the Time Lord and decided to seal their marriage with a mutant robot as well as ringing bells.
“I’m a big fan of the Doctor and we couldn’t miss the chance to have them as guests at our wedding,” said Matthew, 35.
“I used to run a student Dr Who Society at Oxford University and have loved the television programmes ever since. We just wanted to have something a bit more unusual to look back on in our wedding album – and this is definitely it.