This couple were such fans of the panto that they dashed to the theatre just minutes after getting hitched.
Victoria and Stephen Rogers had a romantic Christmas Eve wedding at 10am at the Town Hall. Then the full wedding party drove straight to the Devonshire Park Theatre to enjoy the 11am performance of Sleeping Beauty.
The happy couple arrived in a white Rolls Royce, accompanied by best man Harry, aged seven, page boy Jack, aged five, bridesmaid Faith, aged five, and the maid of honour, the bride’s sister, Emma Goldsmith.
The bride wore a beautifully embroidered festive red dress with a fluffy white stole and carried a bouquet of ivory roses with glittered accents.
Her groom, Stephen, colour matched his festive bride with red tie and buttonhole.
The family have made a Christmas Eve visit to the pantomime a tradition, and come to the show every year.
The bride’s mother, Lynn Goldsmith, said, “Victoria always wanted a Christmas Eve wedding, it’s been hectic but wonderful, even yesterday she was making mince pies with the boys as that’s what they always do at Christmas.”
After the show the family spent the afternoon together followed by an evening reception.
Eastbourne Theatres artistic director Chris Jordan, who also wrote and directed the pantomime, said, “We are delighted that the Rogers family decided to celebrate their first few hours of married life with us here at the Devonshire Park Theatre.
“Pantomime is always a magical occasion and we are delighted that it has formed such a big part of their family life, especially on the most special day of their lives!
“It is an honour.”
Sleeping Beauty is at the Devonshire Park Theatre until January 13 and stars Bernie Nolan.
Tickets are available on 412000 or online www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk.