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

John Wood, 62, from East Grinstead, and wife Gemma, 38, fell in love after her uncle spotted a story about a Monty Python-themed dating site, which John set up after getting divorced.

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

Gemma, who works as a social media manager, made a hand grenade which was used by ringbearers, which they also took to Scotland for their honeymoon earlier this month.

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

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

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

“Eventually 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 got hooked on the comedy shows aged nine back in 1969 and has seen the musical Spamalot, adapted from the Holy Grail, 20 times.

“It is a fantastic mix,” he said.

“They are using contemporary language with ancient language. It is all 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 they’ve grown out of it as they’ve got older - I can’t understand that.”

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

Starring John Cleese, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, the film has been regularly listed as one of the best comedy films of all time.