Olympic cycle champion Victoria Pendleton has added a gold band to her gold medals after marrying a former member of her training team at a country manor house.
The dog-loving London 2012 star even shared the day with her pets as she and new husband Scott Gardner took their two dobermans Stella and Jonty for a walk after the ceremony in their full wedding pomp.
Pendleton posed for photos of the big day in Hello! magazine and said: “Seeing Scott at the top of the aisle is an image I’ll keep in my mind forever.”
“I’m very lucky to have met him, If I hadn’t have done sport, our paths would never have crossed.”
The pair tied the knot at Colshaw Hall in Cheshire, with former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Pendleton wearing a floor-length gown by British designer Suzanne Neville.
The 32-year-old track star, who landed a gold and silver in London last year to go with the gold she won in Beijing, was joined by a number of Team GB team-mates including swimmer Keri-Anne Payne.
Pendleton chose the Strictly house band to perform as they celebrated after the ceremony and her fellow contestant, actor Colin Salmon, joined the group on trumpet.
Gardner, 37, who first met Victoria when he became performance scientist for Team GB cyclists, told the magazine: “The day was amazing, brilliant, beautiful.”