Doncaster Vulcan photobombs seaside couple’s wedding

Pictured - Jonny Smith on his wedding day, getting photo bombed by the Vulcan..
Pictured - Jonny Smith on his wedding day, getting photo bombed by the Vulcan..

This must qualify as the ultimate photobomb - as Doncaster’s giant Vulcan overshadows a wedding.

The legendary Cold War plane, based at Robin Hood Airport, upstaged bride Emily Smith on one of its last-ever flights.

The Vulcan XH558 was on a Salute the V Force Tour last Saturday - Armed Forces Day - when it roared over Emily’s open-air wedding to groom Jonny.

A hundred guests saw the flypast just as Emily, 29, was about to walk down the aisle at the Scarborough Spa.

GP Emily said: “I’m pleased to say the plane flew over as my bridesmaids walked down the aisle.

“It disappeared and then came back as I stepped on to the altar, so I did get some of the attention.

“Everybody was laughing at what we were seeing. It flew right through Scarborough Bay, it was pretty spectacular.”

Town planner Jonny, 30, said: “The registrar told us in the morning that the Vulcan would be flying over. We feel very very lucky to have had that at our wedding.

“Luckily it was all at the beginning of the ceremony so it didn’t affect anything. It was very loud.

“It flew overhead, it was pretty impressive. Not everyone can say they’ve had a flypast at their wedding.

“It became a special feature of our wedding, everybody was talking about it all day and I’m sure it will be something that nobody will forget.”

Emily and Jonny grew up in Scarborough but now live in Birmingham.

The trustees of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, the charity that kept the Vulcan airborne, announced this year would be the final flying season for the Vulcan XH558 which saw active service between 1960-1984.

The decision came after three crucial engineering backers decided to end their support for the aircraft and CAA regulations meant it could not be flown past 2015.