Bridegroom has a ball

By Ross Findon

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014 - 09:49


Bridegroom has a ball

Bridegroom Daniel Cutting prepares to make his entrance at St Mildred's Church on the Isle of Wight.

GUESTS at an Isle of Wight wedding definitely got a kick out of Daniel Cutting’s entrance.

The professional freestyle footballer married fiancee Kelly Thorne at St Mildred’s Church in Whippingham, the church where Kelly’s mother and grandmother had also married.

But in a break from tradition, Daniel decided to walk down the aisle in unusual style.

Bridegroom Daniel, 26, who tours the world showing off his soccer skills, did keepy-uppy tricks between the pews as the congregation waited for the bride to arrive.

"The vicar was fantastic, I only mentioned I wanted to do it the day before, but she was very laid back.

"I only decided about a week before the wedding that I wanted to do something.

"It was a fantastic day. I wasn’t nervous about doing the tricks, I’m used to that, but I was nervous knowing that in about ten minutes time I was getting married," said Daniel, who is due to travel to Brazil, to perform for World Cup crowds this summer.

The video was shot at the couple’s wedding last summer, but has become an internet sensation after it was picked up by a YouTube channel and several national newspapers.

"A few of the guests seemed a bit shocked, but I think most people really enjoyed it.

"At that stage, when everyone is waiting for the bride to arrive it was nice to be able to entertain them. Everyone that knows me knows that I always have a football at my feet."

Kelly — who has family on the Island — and Daniel, of Milton Keynes, will celebrate their first anniversary on August 24.

St Mildred’s Church was specially designed for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert.

See the video of his entrance below:


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