Sixties music fans marry in Beatles-themed wedding Abbey Road cake & Sgt Pepper ushers

Love is all you need! Sixties music fans marry in Beatles-themed wedding featuring Abbey Road cake, Sgt Pepper ushers, flower power bridesmaids…and a groom dressed as Paul McCartney
Mark Wright, a 29-year-old social worker, married primary school teacher Rebecca Mowles, 31The couple from Wirral in Merseyside married in Weymouth, Dorset
Their first date in 2006 was a Beatles tour in Liverpool
Wedding reception tables named after Beatles songs

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15:52 GMT, 26 September 2012

Sometimes love, love, love, love is all you need.

And that's especially true if you are Mark and Rebecca Wright, a Merseyside-based pair of sixties superfans who have said 'love, love me do' at a unique, Beatles-themed wedding in Dorset.

And it's only fitting, since their first date back in 2006 was a Beatles tour of Liverpool.

Love is all you need! Sixties music fans marry in Beatles-themed wedding featuring Abbey Road cake, Sgt Pepper ushers, flower power bridesmaids...and a groom dressed as Paul McCartney

Love is all you need! Sixties music fans marry in Beatles-themed wedding featuring Abbey Road cake, Sgt Pepper ushers, flower power bridesmaids…and a groom dressed as Paul McCartney

The cover of the Beatles' 1967 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The cover of the Beatles' 1967 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Primary school teacher Rebecca Mowles, 31, and social worker Mark Wright, 29, chose to mark their shared love for the Fab Four with a colourful wedding ceremony.

And all of their guests had to adhere to the psychedelic sixties dress code.

Mark, his best man and his two ushers donned custom-made colourful suits to replicate the cover of the group's 1967 Sergeant Pepper album – with Mark himself opting for blue silk suit in the guise of Sir Paul McCartney.

Best
man Ant Miller turned up as Ringo Star – appropriate, since he had the rings – while Nick
Smith came as John Lennon and Robert Pattinson was George Harrison.

Other male guests arrived at Bennetts Water Gardens in Weymouth wearing classic grey suits harking back to the Beatles' early days.

One
guest, Joe Tillotson, dressed as George Best, who was known as the
'Fifth Beatle' after scoring two goals in a European Cup quarter-final
match 1966.

The rest of the congregation wore psychedelic sixties
costumes and were directed to tables named after the band's albums, such as Let it
Be and Rubber Soul.

The wedding party later tucked into
an Abbey Road-themed wedding cake – based on the iconic album cover
photograph of John, Paul, George and Ringo walking over the zebra
crossing in the northwest London street.

Later, the groom and his ushers performed Beatles covers, and the wedding party danced to the Liverpudlian band's famous songs.

Rebecca and Mark Wright, centre in blue, celebrate their marriage in Weymouth with their friends and family, all of whom wore Beatles-themed clothing.

Rebecca and Mark Wright, centre in blue, celebrate their marriage in Weymouth with their friends and family, all of whom wore Beatles-themed clothing.

Beatles superfans Rebecca and Mark Wright after their groovy, flower power-themed nuptials at a Bennetts Water gardens in Weymouth.

Mark and Rebecca twist and shout through the first number at the reception.

Mark and Rebecca Wright at their themed wedding in Weymouth, Dorset.

Appropriately, Rebecca and Mark, who are from the Wirral, spent their first date in 2006 on a Beatles tour of Liverpool, which saw them visiting landmarks including Penny Lane.

It was this that inspired them to say 'I do' surrounded by friends and family wearing wigs and luminous colours.

Rebecca said: 'Our wedding had a sixties theme with a strong Beatles focus. It
was a joint decision, we had been to weddings before and they were all
very serious and I felt quite uncomfortable and I didn't want to feel
like that on our day.

'I wanted a relaxed atmosphere, and
we both love the Beatles, so it made sense, and our first date was
Beatles-themed. It was a common interest and something we both liked and
it brought us together.'

Mark and Rebecca's wedding cake was based on the Beatle's 1969 album Abbey Road, which features the iconic shot of the Fab Four walking over a northwest London zebra crossing

Mark and Rebecca's wedding cake was based on the Beatle's 1969 album Abbey Road, which features the iconic shot of the Fab Four walking over a northwest London zebra crossing

The band's iconic 1969 Abbey Road album cover, upon which the Wright's wedding cake was based.

The band's iconic 1969 Abbey Road album cover, upon which the Wright's wedding cake was based.

Rebecca explained: 'When I first met up with Mark in Liverpool we went on a trip to find all the Beatles places, like Penny Lane.

'So
Mark and his three friends dressed up in the Sergeant Pepper Beatles
outfits, and then four of our friends dressed up in their earlier
costumes of grey suits and wigs.'

She added: We had all of our tables named after Beatles' albums and we had a band that played some of their hits.

'Everyone made a huge effort and was dressed up – it was fantastic and brilliant fun.'

'When
the guests were coming in we had 60s music playing, and I had eight
bridesmaids which I requested to wear go-go outfits: short, really
bright dresses. I thought it would be dodgy but they were all fine about it.

'Some
of the guests went to fancy dress shops and made a huge effort –
everyone was dressed up. It was absolutely fantastic and brilliant fun.'

Mark said: 'It was the best day of my life – it was so
relaxed and really specific to what we wanted, we were really pleased. It
was great seeing everyone dressed up in costumes that were almost icons
of the 60s, such as my friend who came as George Best.'

One of Rebecca's flower power bridesmaids and a guest looking groovy at the Wrights' Beatles-themed wedding.

Groom Mark,dressed as Paul McCartney in blue, sings with Nick Smith, dressed as John Lennon in green, at the wedding reception in Dorset.

Two wedding guests feeling groovy, left, and Mark and Nick singing Beatles covers at the reception.

Rebecca's flower-power hippie go-go bridesmaids stand in front of their VW van at the Wrights' Beatles-themed wedding.

Rebecca's flower-power hippie go-go bridesmaids stand in front of their VW van at the Wrights' Beatles-themed wedding.

Groom Mark, in blue, with best man Ant Miller, in pink, and ushers Nick Smith, in green, and Robert Pattinson, in red.

Groom Mark, in blue, with best man Ant Miller, in pink, and ushers Nick Smith, in green, and Robert Pattinson, in red.

John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison on the cover of their 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The couple's Beatles album-themed table plan.

The Beatles on the cover of their 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, left, and the Wrights' table plan at their themed wedding.

Love is all you need! Sixties music fans marry in Beatles-themed wedding featuring Abbey Road cake, Sgt Pepper ushers, flower power bridesmaids...and a groom dressed as Paul McCartney

Love is all you need! Sixties music fans marry in Beatles-themed wedding featuring Abbey Road cake, Sgt Pepper ushers, flower power bridesmaids…and a groom dressed as Paul McCartney

The actual Beatles performing live at the Washington Coliseum in 1964.

Mark, in blue, Ant, on drums, Nick, in in green, and Robert, in red, playing Beatles covers during the wedding reception.

The Beatles during their grey suit early days, left, and Mark and his ushers playing at his wedding, right.