Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Charming Couple Tie the Knot at City's Haven for Smiths Fans

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Charming Couple Tie the Knot at City's Haven for Smiths Fans

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THEY may not have been able to get Morrissey as best man.

But a bride and groom got the next best thing - a wedding ceremony at Salford Lads Club.

Johanna Wroe and Neil Roberts tied the knot in The Smiths Room of the building.

Both lifelong fans of the band, Neil used lyrics from the song "William It Was Really Nothing" to pledge his love.

He said the line: "Would you like to marry me, if you like I can buy a ring."

The couple, from Runcorn, held a reception in the concert hall at the club and hired a chippie van to feed guests.

Independent family celebrant, Liz Thompson, conducted the ceremony, with wedding guests cramming into the Smiths Room, which is plastered with newspaper cuttings, photographs, and handwritten messages left by fans and the famous, and a mural. …

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