By Aliki Kraterou
This Game of Thrones superfan couple who had a medieval-themed wedding and turned their house into a CASTLE can’t wait for the new season of the popular show.
Jayne and Martin Townley love everything about the Middle Ages – and their passion for Game of Thrones was so great they decided to have a wedding themed around the TV smash hit for 400 guests in 2015.
And when the couple moved into their four-bedroom semi-detached home in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, they spent £5,000 transforming it into a medieval castle complete the banquet hall even a Lannister would be proud of.
Most recently, Jayne celebrated her 50th birthday in March with a £1,500 banquet at Banwell Castle in Somerset with 50 guests dressed as knights and damsels, jousting, sword fighting, jesters and a banquet.
So it comes as no surprise the two are massive fans of the show – and can’t wait to watch the first episode of the final season this Sunday [April 14] from their castle home.
Jayne said: “Martin and I love random quirkiness and we are both fully into something different so a ‘Game of Thrones’ wedding and 50th birthday party were things we were totally up for.
“When we went back to our wedding venue in Weston-super-Mare after a year for our anniversary, everyone remembered us as the ‘Game of Thrones’ couple.
“Martin really likes crowns, knights and everything medieval so when Game of Thrones started we were curious to see what it would be like – it was clearly our type of show.
“We love the show but wouldn’t be able to decide on our favourite character.”
After their official wedding in Gretna Green, the Game of Thrones fans had a wedding ‘happily ever after’ party, dubbed ‘Wedstock’ at The Old Town Quarry in Weston-super-Mare.
Martin was dressed as a knight and professional magician Jayne Townley was wearing a purple and white ‘Khaleesi’ style dress with draping sleeves especially made for it, along with a reversible purple satin and white fur cloak.
The meal had everything someone would eat at King’s Landing and of course the couple cut their cake with a copy of the ‘Oathkeeper’.
When the couple decided to transform their house, they enlisted a mural artist to paint the walls of their dining room to resemble stones, and used mirrors, archways and real lights from stately homes to create an authentic Middle Ages-themed banquet hall.
Jayne added: “Our wedding and my 50th looked like the Game of Thrones set – it really felt like you had gone back in time.
“We had such a good time at our wedding and all our friends enjoyed it too.
“I didn’t want to be ’50 and boring’, so the medieval theme for my birthday too was perfect.
“We both like anything that’s quirky or different, but Martin is the one who is more knowledgeable about what is authentic for the era.”