Hot Fuzz fans come to Wells for wedding

August 03 2017
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A COUPLE will be getting married in Wells Town Hall on August 4, because they have fallen in love – with cult film Hot Fuzz.

Kate Heath and James Bradfield are such big fans they decided their wedding had to take place in the city where the film was shot.

“We are massive fans of the film,” said Kate, 30, who works in sales admin.

“We watch it all the time, and our life involves quotes from the film all the time. It’s a good movie, a happy movie. It’s funny. I love the British humour.”

The pair, who live in Swindon, made the decision to marry in the town hall while sitting in The Crown, one of the settings for Hot Fuzz, after going on a Hot Fuzz walking tour. They were also in the audience for the 10th anniversary open air screening of the film at The Bishop’s Palace in April.

After Friday’s wedding ceremony, they will have their wedding breakfast at The Globe Inn – because it is near St Cuthbert’s Church, which also features in the film.

Kate said: “We’re really grateful to Mandy and Dan at The Globe, who have just taken over and have managed to plan a wedding breakfast for 73 people.

“They have also somehow managed to get St Austell’s Brewery to make us our very own ‘Hot Fuzz’ ale, brewed especially for our wedding day.”

An evening reception will be held at another film location, the Swan Hotel. Kate said: “We’re trying to tie in places that feature in the movie. We’ve got little nods throughout the day to Hot Fuzz.”

One of those nods will be three Cornetto flavours incorporated into the wedding cake, a reference to the Cornetto Trilogy, as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End – the series of films directed by former Wells Blue School pupil Edgar Wright – are known.

The day after the wedding James, 32, a graphic designer, will lead the wedding guests on his own version of the Hot Fuzz walking tour having learned all the tour facts and figures.

“It should be a really good weekend,” said Kate, who added: “We love Wells. We try to get down as often as we can. If I could live there tomorrow I would.”