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Couple tie knot in -39C Canada

PUBLISHED: 14:50 11 February 2009 | UPDATED: 15:01 07 July 2010

Alexander Lock and Julie Savage wrapped up for their big day.

Alexander Lock and Julie Savage wrapped up for their big day.

As Britain descended into chaos with biting temperatures and snow a Norfolk couple were taking temperatures of -39degrees C in their stride.

Alexander Lock from Greenbanks Hotel, Wendling, married Julie Savage from Framingham Earl at the Ice Chapel at the Hotel do Glace in Quebec, Canada.

As Britain descended into chaos with biting temperatures and snow a Norfolk couple were taking temperatures of -39degrees C in their stride.

Alexander Lock from Greenbanks Hotel, Wendling, married Julie Savage from Framingham Earl at the Ice Chapel at the Hotel do Glace in Quebec, Canada.

They had planned their special trip months in advance but had not told a sole about the real reason for their trip. As they landed in Quebec the snow was at least 1.5 - 2 meters deep and that was just at the airport.

On the first morning when the hotel curtains were opened they were greeted by the most incredible picture post card, snow covered countryside scenery.

The secret candle lit wedding took place in the Ice Chapel at the hotel on the banks of a frozen lake, with the Rev Louis Le Franc, the photographers and the wedding planner, Elizabeth who doubled as the witnesses.

By chance the wedding took place on the same day as the Ice Hotels famous opening night with more than 400 invited guests, champagne cocktails, fire eaters, DJ's, Hip hop groups and a synchronised fireworks display.

Mr Lock said: “Later that night at midnight after all the guests had gone we made our way to the Ice Hotel honeymoon suite to a bed of carved ice, caribou skins, artic sleeping bags and an amazing log fire that didn't give off any heat.

“The next days were filled with dog sleigh rides, snowmobiling adventures, Scandinavian massages and even a trip into Quebec Old city to be part of the 110,000 strong crowd for the 2009 Redbull Crashed Ice Event in temperatures reaching -39 degrees C. At on point even the drinks we ordered from an open air bar froze solid before we could finish them.”

They spent their honeymoon was at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac towering over the walled city of Quebec, with picturesque river views.

The couple have just got back and are now organising a huge wedding party later in the summer.


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