MOST love stories have a fairy tale ending - but for Katie Lowe and Chris Green it was a comic book start.
Three-and-a-half years after Chris, 30, who works at Bakavor, in Ince, proposed to Katie, using a specially-made animation sequence made by Marvel, the couple said ‘I do,’ in true punk style.
Donning black Doc Martin boots and carrying leather flowers, the bride opted for a traditional wedding at St Thomas Church, in Ashton, but with her own twist.
The comic book was not the only creative centre piece to tell the tale of the couple’s love, as their friends had contributed to the wedding.
Kally Milner, who makes vintage clothing, made the bridesmaids dresses; Paul Cunliffe did a drawing of the couple, Bradley Edwards made a centrepiece which looked like a vinyl record depicting the words of their first dance song - Must Be Love by Madness.
Katie, of Ashton, who works at Lidl, in Wigan, said: “I met Chris four years ago at The Tudor pub when we were on a night out for a mutual friend’s birthday.
“He was a happy go lucky punk with high hair and leathers and I was wearing a corset and heels.
“We got talking about music and we liked each other,
“Chris is a big softie and proposed after six months,
“We were at Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester in December 2010 and he got down on one knee and produced a comic he had commissioned by a guy who works at Marvel which said Katie Will You Marry Me?
“We wanted a traditional wedding but we wanted it to represent us and what we are into.
“Everything was bright and colourful. My daughter, seven-year-old Sarah, walked down the aisle with a single leather rose which Chris had given me for our first Valentine’s Day. I had a bouquet of leather flowers.
“I wore Doc Martins and Chris had his hair stuck up.
“Our best man, Rachael Banks, who has been Chris’s close friend for about 16 years, even bought us teddies that looked like us with piercings and Doc Martins.”
The couple celebrated into the night with family and friends at The Orwell, with a mixture of punk, ska, rock and heavy metal music.
They will then go on their honeymoon in California and San Francisco next month.