Leeds brides take centre stage at theatre wedding - with dresses made from YEP newspapers

Rachael and Alice Rix-Moore on their wedding day.
Rachael and Alice Rix-Moore on their wedding day.
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DRAMA of a different variety unfolded at a Leeds theatre as two blushing brides took centre stage to tie the knot – donning dresses made entirely from the Yorkshire Evening Post!

Loved-up couple Rachael Moore and Alice Rix, from Beeston, stepped on stage for their nuptials at Leeds City Varieties on Friday.

Keen YEP reader Rachael, 34, who is deputy box office manager at the venue, was inspired to wear the newspaper ensemble as she picks up a paper every Thursday for the WOW24/7 arts and entertainment pages.

Rachael, who is also a drummer in Leeds band The Seven Inches, said: “I always buy the entertainment pages because I like reading the gig reviews.

“The dress is surprisingly comfortable to wear!”

The couple’s impressive outfits took four months to make and also include song lyrics by Morrissey, Nirvana and The Smiths – all using letters and words cut out from the YEP.

The new Mrs Rix-Moore added: “I thought it would feel weird getting married at work but it’s the only place in Leeds we would want to do it.

“I have always loved it and some of the greats have performed here, from Charlie Chaplin to Chas and Dave!

“I was on stage by here myself in 1983. I came to see the panto and Kenny Cucumber dragged me up to the stage, so it has nice memories for me!”

The couple, who met at a Leeds knitting group in 2008, walked hand-in-hand down the aisle to the tune of their favourite soap - Coronation Street.

They then enjoyed a reception at Holbeck Working Men’s Club, complete with champagne bottles emblazoned with their pet cat’s name, Joey, a home-made crazy golf course and tables decorations highlighting their favourite locations – including the Blackpool Tower, which they fashioned out of a toilet plunger.

Speaking about her new wife, Alice, 35, said: “She’s just perfect. She’s amazing and the best person in the whole world.”

Rachael’s mother Susan Moore said: “They look lovely. I’m just glad it hasn’t rained because they would turn into papier-mâché!

“They are the perfect pairing. They are artistic and like to do things differently.”

Alice’s father Rob Rix said: “They are great soulmates.

“They make each other so happy.”

Alice and Rachael will spend their honeymoon in Whitby before jetting off to Italy.

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