VIDEO: All creatures great and small at wedding for Kettering couple Sally and Andy

A couple tied the knot with their horses and pet dog by their side on the big day.

All eyes were on Sally Zarwalski as she walked along the path to the orangery at Barton Hall on Friday afternoon.

Sally Zarwalski on her wedding day at Barton Hall

Sally Zarwalski on her wedding day at Barton Hall

But they weren’t just looking at her and eldest son Alfie, 12, before he gave her away to her groom Andrew Core, she was also accompanied by the couple’s horse Floss.

They made their entrance to the Chariots of Fire music and as Floss’ duties came to an end, their pet spaniel, Sir Oliver Cromwell of Barford, had a role to play looking after the rings until they were exchanged.

He even had his own bib tux to keep the rings safe.

Family and friends, many from school where the couple first met, watched on as they made their vows.

But despite meeting at school in Kettering, they had gone their separate ways at secondary school and even after meeting up again at school reunions, they only actually got together in February 2014 when they bumped into each other in a local wine bar.

Andy proposed in Paris and planning started for the big day, although not everything has been plain sailing in the run-up to the big day.

Andy lost his father who had suffered with Alzheimer’s in May and shortly after Sally found a lump in her breast.

After seeing her doctor, she was fast tracked to the breast clinic at Kettering General Hospital.

Sally said: “Suddenly our wedding plans and our hopes of a honeymoon were in question.”

Doctors said they may have to postpone the wedding if Sally needed treatment, but luckily tests showed it was cysts and the wedding was back on track.

And they pulled out all the stops to make it a day to remember.

Their other horse Bonnie was there too, and local farrier Kevin Griggs donated a tonne of used horse shoes which they cleaned and prepared to give out to guests as wedding favours.

Continuing with the horse theme, they also had their horses’ heads cast as cookies as favours for each guest.

The cake was designed with Andy and his bride sitting on a bale of straw in their wedding attire and decorated with items familiar to them, including their faithful orange shovel and some horse muck.

The tandem bike they ride together was also included in the day, adorned with an L plate, just married sign and tin cans on the back and proudly left on display near the orangery.

With everything going without a hitch, the couple were able to enjoy their special day surrounded by all their family and friends, including those of the four-legged variety.