As far as Derbyshire newlyweds Mark and Lena Brailsford are concerned, there ain’t no church tower high enough and ain’t no river wide enough that could keep them from getting to each other on their wedding day .
Outdoors enthusiasts Mark and Lena wanted to make their way to the service in unusual fashion, and they certainly achieved that: Mark abseiled down the tower of St Mary’s Church in Cromford and Lena paddled a canoe along the River Derwent!
Bride Lena said: “We wanted to start our journey to each other in a way that reflected us both at our happiest.”
Lena even pulled off the tradition of wearing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue despite the added pressure of her unconventional travel plans. Special hooks were fitted to her wedding dress to hitch it up from the water and she wore a waterproof cape and purple – not blue – biker boots.
Presumably, she wore blue socks.