Every fan of Doctor Who knows he (or now she) is nothing without a companion - as proven by two superfans of the sci-fi show who vowed to travel time and space together for the rest of their lives when they married on Saturday.

West Cornwall's answer to The Doctor and Rose - although with a somewhat happier ending to their first kiss - are Andrew and Amanda Segal, who used the BBC series as the theme for their wedding.

Outside The Old Quay House in Hayle, where they held both their ceremony and reception, having enjoyed their first date there, stood a ten foot TARDIS and a Dalek, courtesy of fellow Doctor Who fanatic Bren Carter of The Falmouth Tardis, while K9 the robotic dog was inside, made by a friend.

Amanda's mum knitted a replica of Tom Baker's famous Doctor scarf, while her friend Caroline created a TARDIS post box and their wedding favours were chocolate Daleks they made themselves out of a novelty ice cube tray.

"I've had chocolate Daleks filling up my fridge for months," joked Amanda, 48.

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Their cake also had a miniature TARDIS on top and a Dalek panel - although they decided to branch out with some Douglas Adams and Harry Potter elements also.

Even their pianist Roger Miners had to double check the correct shade of 'police box blue' so he could tie in his waistcoat and trousers.

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Amanda (nee Hosking) said: "We met quite late in life, so it's been quite a love story. We just wanted the day to be a celebration of that, with all our friends.

"It was a really beautiful ceremony and afterwards we just wanted to have some fun."

The couple from Penzance grew up watching the original episodes, up to Tom Baker, before restarting their viewing when the series regenerated in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston.

It was not, however, until David Tenant came along that Amanda really started to take notice - and, in her own words, "the obsession started."

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She said: "I'm a teaching assistant at Pensans School and some of the children were getting into the new series. They were all talking about it and I thought, 'I need to start watching this, so I can join in the conversations'. The obsession started.

"They got a bit annoyed with me in the end, because I got a bit obsessed and I started knowing more than they did!"

Everyone who attended agreed it was the the perfect day for the couple, although not all guests were convinced by the theme to begin with.

"When I started talking to my parents about what the theme was, they thought we were nuts. Afterwards they said they were really surprised how many people were interested and how well it all came together," said Andrew, a journalist for the BBC news website and occasional voice of Radio Cornwall.

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The 47-year-old added: "Thanks to everybody who was involved in the organising and just attending. It was as a good a day as we could have, shared with friends and family from all eras of our life."

Amanda said: "It was an amazing day from beginning to end. We were absolutely blessed with the weather, which was beautiful for October.

"It was perfect. I married the man of my dreams and that was the most important part. The rest of it just added that extra element."

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