It was a wedding with a difference for one couple from Lincolnshire this week, as they renewed their vows after 20 years of marriage.

Neil and Shirley Armstrong wanted something a little different from the norm, and they certainly got it with a fancy dress wedding theme. Over 100 super heroes managed to find time to attend the event despite trying to save the world from baddies!


With a guest list containing such icons as Superman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, She-Ra and Dick Dastardly this was destined to be a really fun-filled day, as Neil explains…

“We always said we wanted to renew our vows when we got to 20 years and with us both turning 40 it made it an even better time to do it.

“We thought we’d do a fancy dress theme and we both like super heroes.

“Because we had already done the formal ceremony we thought it would be a fun thing to do. We’ve been together since we were 17 years old and so it was a great chance for us to show our commitment to each other.

“She’s my best friend, but we probably don’t say ‘I love you’ enough.”

The couple, who were married in Lincoln on September 5, 1992 had their 3 children involved in the day too, with all of them dressing up as their favourite characters. Alex, 17, was dressed as cartoon heroine She-Ra and twin sisters Megan and Beth, 14, went as The Joker and Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat.

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Registrar Glyn Evans said the super hero idea theme was definitely one he hadn’t seen before.

“I’ve done themed ceremonies before, like James Bond or medieval, but never a super hero one,” he said.

Would you have a fancy dress wedding theme for your own big day? What would it be? Let us know below…