We are the Mods! Canvey couple follow Sixties theme for renewal of vows

We are the Mods! Canvey couple follow Sixties theme for renewal of vows

Tina and Richard Booth celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in style

The couple pictured on their wedding day in 1987

First published in News

IT was more a case of wed-rock than wedlock when a Canvey couple opted for a thoroughly mod-ern marriage bash.

When Tina and Richard Booth decided to renew their vows to mark their silver wedding anniversary, they wanted it to be a very different occasion compared to their big day in 1987.

As lovestruck teenagers the couple, of Eton Close, Canvey, were both dedicated Mods in the Eighties - as followers of fashion and soul music the famous 60s gang were rival to the Rockers, with their clashes immortalised in the iconic film Quadrophenia, which the happy pair are big fans of along with Eighties rockers The Jam and Madness.

Richard, 46, still follows the trends the group became famous for now, wearing Ben Sherman clothing and slim-fitting suits, so Tina, 47, thought because it was “all about her” the first time round, she wanted their special day yesterday (DEC16) to be his day.

She said: “He has helped me through so much, I’ve had lots of health issues and operations and he’s just been fantastic.

“Everything had a 60s theme and everyone said they were going to join in, all the men like getting suited and booted.

“Because it was our silver wedding we just felt it’s something to celebrate as so many people don’t stay married for that long now.”

As a surprise on the day, Richard’s friends were due to pick up him up on Lambretta scooters to get him to St Nicholas Church on time and in a break with tradition, Tina was going to arrive first so she could see his grand entrance.

Jewellery designer Tina explained the couple met at work aged 18 and were best friends, but it wasn’t until a friend said “why don’t you two just get together” that romance blossomed.

They were married on December 12 1987, the day before Richard’s birthday, at All Saint’s Church, in South Ockendon, which is where he is from.

The couple have two children, Evan, 18, and Isabelle, 12, who was a bridesmaid on the day along with Chloe Rakes, 12 and Holly Samerson, 12.

The girls wore classic cream and black shift dresses complete with sixties style swing fur jackets and Tina wore a black and silver shift dress. She also carried a bouquet made out of Lambretta buttons.

Holly’s older brother Zak Samerson, 14, was an usher and in another break with tradition the bridal party danced down the aisle to I Want You To Want Me by The Dualers to mark Tina’s entrance.

After the ceremony the bridal party and guests headed to Jones’ Cafe, just down the road from the church, in Long Road, for a pie and mash dinner before heading to the Oyster Fleet pub for a celebratory drink.

Tina added: “We wanted to reaffirm it all and show people it’s still important to get married and it can last.

“We’re best friends and we talk about everything, we don’t have any secrets. We’ve had lots of ups and downs, but he’s such a diamond.

“You can get through anything if you are honest and supportive of each other.”

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1:52pm Tue 18 Dec 12

babybird0404 says...

And this is news.........err....
..........why?
And this is news.........err.... ..........why? babybird0404
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1:58pm Tue 18 Dec 12

perini says...

Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding??
Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding?? perini
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2:46pm Tue 18 Dec 12

babybird0404 says...

perini wrote:
Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding??
I don't understand what the value of this "news" article is to anyone but the family. People get married every day of the year, have anniversaries every day of the year, have commitment ceremonies, renew their vows and get divorced. What's so special about this couple of Canvey Island has-beens?
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding??[/p][/quote]I don't understand what the value of this "news" article is to anyone but the family. People get married every day of the year, have anniversaries every day of the year, have commitment ceremonies, renew their vows and get divorced. What's so special about this couple of Canvey Island has-beens? babybird0404
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4:55pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

babybird0404 wrote:
perini wrote:
Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding??
I don't understand what the value of this "news" article is to anyone but the family. People get married every day of the year, have anniversaries every day of the year, have commitment ceremonies, renew their vows and get divorced. What's so special about this couple of Canvey Island has-beens?
See a doctor, and take Perini, Cos I'm sick and tired of reading your trite and worthless comments here...
[quote][p][bold]babybird0404[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding??[/p][/quote]I don't understand what the value of this "news" article is to anyone but the family. People get married every day of the year, have anniversaries every day of the year, have commitment ceremonies, renew their vows and get divorced. What's so special about this couple of Canvey Island has-beens?[/p][/quote]See a doctor, and take Perini, Cos I'm sick and tired of reading your trite and worthless comments here... Carnabackable
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6:52pm Tue 18 Dec 12

another council tax payer says...

babybird0404 wrote:
perini wrote:
Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding??
I don't understand what the value of this "news" article is to anyone but the family. People get married every day of the year, have anniversaries every day of the year, have commitment ceremonies, renew their vows and get divorced. What's so special about this couple of Canvey Island has-beens?
your statement is information about you
[quote][p][bold]babybird0404[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding??[/p][/quote]I don't understand what the value of this "news" article is to anyone but the family. People get married every day of the year, have anniversaries every day of the year, have commitment ceremonies, renew their vows and get divorced. What's so special about this couple of Canvey Island has-beens?[/p][/quote]your statement is information about you another council tax payer
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9:43pm Tue 18 Dec 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

babybird0404 wrote:
And this is news.........err....

..........why?
i thought it was a great story, ok not ground breaking news but it is a local News paper, a nice story to read and i would have liked to seen some more photos of the scooters etc
good on the couple.
[quote][p][bold]babybird0404[/bold] wrote: And this is news.........err.... ..........why?[/p][/quote]i thought it was a great story, ok not ground breaking news but it is a local News paper, a nice story to read and i would have liked to seen some more photos of the scooters etc good on the couple. DogsMessInLeigh
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9:33am Wed 19 Dec 12

seasider1965 says...

The Mod/Scooterboy days were the best of my life. We had a saying at the time - If you have to ask why then you will never understand.
The Mod/Scooterboy days were the best of my life. We had a saying at the time - If you have to ask why then you will never understand. seasider1965
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10:52am Wed 19 Dec 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

...and to add, for the geezer to stick with his Mod/scooter following all these years it shows how solid he is, just wished i kept my Lambretta from over 25 years ago....ohh those rides to Yarmouth happy days.
...and to add, for the geezer to stick with his Mod/scooter following all these years it shows how solid he is, just wished i kept my Lambretta from over 25 years ago....ohh those rides to Yarmouth happy days. DogsMessInLeigh
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4:41pm Thu 20 Dec 12

babybird0404 says...

Carnabackable wrote:
babybird0404 wrote:
perini wrote:
Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding??
I don't understand what the value of this "news" article is to anyone but the family. People get married every day of the year, have anniversaries every day of the year, have commitment ceremonies, renew their vows and get divorced. What's so special about this couple of Canvey Island has-beens?
See a doctor, and take Perini, Cos I'm sick and tired of reading your trite and worthless comments here...
LOL
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]babybird0404[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Probably because of late, there has been a spate of armed robberies on Canvey, and this wasn't a shot-gun wedding??[/p][/quote]I don't understand what the value of this "news" article is to anyone but the family. People get married every day of the year, have anniversaries every day of the year, have commitment ceremonies, renew their vows and get divorced. What's so special about this couple of Canvey Island has-beens?[/p][/quote]See a doctor, and take Perini, Cos I'm sick and tired of reading your trite and worthless comments here...[/p][/quote]LOL babybird0404
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