Mount Snowdon was the unusual setting chosen by a bridegroom to marry the love of his life.
Former Westlands School pupil Rich Hibberd had to plan his nuptials to Jody Read in three weeks while keeping her in the dark for the BBC Three show Don’t Tell the Bride, which was broadcast last Wednesday.
While the mum-of-one, who grew up in Herne Bay, had visions of a traditional wedding, Mr Hibberd had other ideas and chose the Welsh mountain for sentimental reasons.
After a hike to the summit back in 2013 he realised that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Jody, even though they had broken up 18 months earlier.
A film crew followed the 27-year-old Queenborough resident as he planned their big day with the help of his best man Kane Illsley, 30, who lives in Sheerness.
Viewers saw them choose a dress for £500 from Tantrums and Tiaras in Albany Road, Sittingbourne, pay £2,000 for the mountain railway to take guests to the outdoor venue, arrange a helicopter to fly in the bride and her dad Chris, and hand over £1,000 to a farmer for the use of an outdoor barn.
They had to clear this and level the flooring before they could start decorating for the reception.
In addition, he spent more than £700 on camping equipment at Camping International, Watling Street, Gillingham, so his fiancée and her three bridesmaids could spend the night under the stars the day before the wedding.
In the end, they were moved to a nearby hotel after Jody’s sister Rachel Atkinson called Rich in tears telling him her sibling did not want to be getting ready for her big day inside a tent.
The couple, who have an 11-month-old daughter called Polly, got hitched on April 17.
Mr Hibberd, manager of Formula 1 Autocentres in Maidstone, said: “Looking back on the whole experience it was awesome.
“The actual wedding day was brilliant, although the film crew kept getting in the way.”
Mrs Hibberd, 28, enjoyed the experience but says she was disappointed the way the programme was edited.
The stilt walker and fire eater, who works for Candi Entertainment Agency in Maidstone, said: “I had so much fun and I always have a smile on my face but they managed to cut it so I looked miserable.
“I would recommend it to others but they’ve got to be prepared to be portrayed differently, especially the bride.”