A PONTYPOOL couple have marked their wedding with a quirky twist – celebrating with a fleet of vintage scooters to celebrate their mod background.
Mark and Sarah Clibery, nee Awere, were wed at St Paul’s Church, Llanover Road, Blaenavon, last month.
Along with friends and family, they were joined by a host of enthusiasts from the Cwmbran All Stars scooter club, where Mr Clibery has been a member since 1984.
Now 50, the long-time mod, who recently rejoined the scooter club after a short absence, was keen to commemorate the occasion with classic Lambrettas and Vespas – as was his bride, who has become a keen modette herself.
“Mark has been a mod for around 35 years,” said Mrs Clibery.
“It was a big part of his life growing up, and still is.
“But it has also developed into an interest we both share.
“We have become regular visitors to a lot of the British Scooter Rallies Association national events which take place all over the country.”
The pair met two-and-a-half years ago, and after a short friendship Mr Clibery asked for his wife’s hand on Christmas Eve 2011.
Mrs Clibery said the presence of the scooters had certainly added to the occasion.
“We just wanted the day to be as special as possible,” she added.
“Scooters are Mark’s pride and joy so they had to be part of it.
“They looked so brilliant all lined up as I arrived at the church.
“There were plenty of fishtail parkas and two-tone crombie suits on display too.
“It just topped off the best day of our lives.
“Even Mark was lost for words.
“The fact our friends would rally around and do that for us was very moving.
“But the whole day was everything I had hoped for, and more.
“The service was amazing and the vicar, Reverend Jason Bray, was brilliant.”
The couple enjoyed a week’s quality time together in North Wales after the ceremony.
They intend to settle down in Mrs Clibery’s home in Talywain.