A very mod wedding as scooters accompany bride to Norwich

The sound of scooters led a very happy bride to a 1960s-themed wedding in Norwich this weekend.

Members of Norwich Mods Scotter Club united to accompany the bridal carriage, a vintage Volkswagen Beetle, from the happy couple's home in Horsham St Faith to Churchman House registry office on Bethel Street in Norwich.

There Malcolm Rose waited for his bride-to-be Michelle Green, as they tied the knot after a whirlwind nine-month romance.

Malcolm, 53, has two children and Michelle, 44, has three. They met at a monthly soul music night in The Top of the Terrace lounge at Carrow Road and romance blossomed from there.

Mr Rose said: 'It's all happened really quickly. We've both been married before but, as Michelle says, you just know when it's right.


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'So it's been a bit of a whirlwind romance but we didn't want a big wedding, we just wanted the 60s mod theme.

'I've always been a mod but I guess Michelle has become a bit of a modette now!'

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Mods culture is enjoying something of a revival in Norwich at the moment.

Last month more than 50 members of the Norwich Mods Scooter Club attended a screening of cult film Quadrophenia at Cinema City, followed by a Northern Soul after-party.

The classic British 1979 mod film - named after an album by The Who - follows the life of Jimmy Cooper, played by future Eastenders actor Phil Daniels, who is disillusioned with his parents and job and joins a group of mods.

Norwich Fashion Week also saw a mods revival in September, alongside the re-emergence of 1960s fashion in general.

Gini Dorling-Winterbourne, 45, from Rackheath, recently launched a stall at the back of Norwich Market which sells Mod fashion and paraphernalia including badges, cuffs and novelties.

She was one of the witnesses at the wedding and added: 'I've known them both since they joined the scooter club and they are just a lovely couple, really warm and friendly.

'Everything was done so it was a proper mod wedding. It's the first wedding that we've had, but we've got another one next year as well now!'

Do you know someone getting married with an unusual theme? Call reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or email david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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