Monty Python-crazy couple visit film location for honeymoon

A COUPLE who had a Monty Python-style wedding brought props including a “killer rabbit” to recreate scenes in Scotland for their honeymoon.

John Wood, 62, of East Grinstead, and his wife Gemma, 38, fell in love after their uncle discovered a story about a Monty Python-themed dating site that John set up after his divorce.

The couple wed in October 2019, with the day themed around Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with props including a porcelain white rabbit painted in blood.

Gemma, who works as a social media manager, made a hand grenade that was used by ring bearers who also took it to Scotland for their honeymoon earlier this month.

The Argus: The couple visited a cave featured in the 1975 filmThe couple visited a cave featured in the 1975 film

The couple visited Doune Castle, where much of the cult classic was filmed.

Documentary maker John said: “We’ve been waiting for Covid to go away and booked the hotels and had to cancel.

“At some point we said, let’s just go. We went to the castle at the end of the film where it ends and the police arrest them.”

He was addicted to the comedy shows in 1969 at the age of nine and has seen the musical Spamalot, an adaptation of the Holy Grail, 20 times.

“It’s a fantastic mix,” he said.

“They use contemporary language with ancient language. It’s about taking life less seriously.

“We talk about it all the time – things happen in life that remind us of the sketches.

“A lot of people tell me that as they get older they outgrow it – I don’t understand that.”

Monty Python and the Holy Grail was published in 1975 and parodies the legend of King Arthur and his quest for the mythical treasure.

The film, starring John Cleese, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, has been consistently ranked as one of the greatest comedy films of all time. Monty Python-crazy couple visit film location for honeymoon

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