Staff at a Northamptonshire bank save the day for wedding party hit by stormy weather

Singing in the rain! Zoe Whitestone and her husband Marc were given TSB umbrellas when the rain started pouring at their wedding

Singing in the rain! Zoe Whitestone and her husband Marc were given TSB umbrellas when the rain started pouring at their wedding

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A village bank came to the rescue after the heavens opened before their wedding at a Northamptonshire church...and let them keep the umbrellas!

Like most brides, local Zoe Whitestone from Irthlingborough, was wishing for dry and sunny weather for her wedding day.

Unfortunately, Britain’s notoriously unpredictable weather had other ideas and Zoe’s special day was going to be one full of rain and showers.

Fortunately for Zoe and her groom, Marc, the TSB Bank at Barton-le-Clay regularly keeps a stock of TSB-branded umbrellas for customers to borrow if the heavens do open.

Zoe’s granddad and loyal TSB customer, John Cornish, knew that the branch had a stock of umbrellas and asked the team if he could borrow a set of umbrellas for the wedding party.

The TSB team were more than happy to help keep the party dry and lent a number of umbrellas.

Zoe Whitestone said: “Thanks to my granddad, John, and the team at TSB Barton-le-Clay for lending us their umbrellas. They kept our guests dry and it’s a great memento to keep from the day.”

Gemma O’Sullivan, bank manager at TSB Barton-le-Clay, said: “We always have a set of umbrellas in the branch to help keep customers dry when it rains. John is one of our loyal customers and we were more than happy to help keep his granddaughter dry on her wedding day – plus the photographs look great!”

A spokesman for the bank said TSB had provided Zoe and John a couple of umbrellas to keep forever as a memento for the day.

The wedding took place at St Peter's Church, Irthlingborough, on September 10, 2016.