It was a white wedding with a difference when up to 40 people helped the couple defy the weather and made sure the bride got to the church more or less on time.
Drivers in 4x4s and a tractor with a plow cleared the steep road outside St Cuthbert’s Church, Benfieldside, near Shotley Bridge, County Durham, for the wedding of Rebecca McKenzie and Daniel Hodgson on Wednesday.
People held shovels above their heads as a guard of honor as they left the church.
The outpouring of community spirit followed a Facebook appeal by the Rev Martin Jackson for volunteers to help clear snow to the church.
The congregation also braved the temperatures during the service as the church’s heating system broke down.
Rev Jackson said: “There was so much feeling for a young couple and that this was ‘the’ day of their lives.