Ben and Vikki decided to involve their guests and add even more fun to their wedding by organising a Bake Off! Using their new married name to add a personal twist to it, they called it the ‘Great Bishop Bake Off’ and superimposed their faces onto a picture of Marry Berry and Paul Hollywood.
It gave the guests a chance to show off their baking skills and also meant there was lots of extra pudding. The caterers and the venue team were the judges, and prizes were awarded during the wedding speeches.
Both Ben and Vikki’s mum mentioned the bride’s dad in their speeches – although he wasn’t physically present at the wedding, he was all around them. His photo was on the welcome table and Ben asked his nan to make a memento of Vikki’s dad’s name and his football team colours, red and white for Southampton, on silk to be sewn into her wedding dress. It was delivered to her on the morning of the wedding alongside a Tiffany bracelet and a bunch of roses – it made her cry!