A couple with a passion for military history have married in a wartime-style ceremony that was so authentic they even issued guests with ration books at the reception. Kath and Andrew Hacking married in the quirky 1940s-style ceremony and even walked down the aisle to the theme from the 1955 film the Dam Busters. Bride Kath, from Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, wore a traditional 1940s dress while her groom wore a British Army uniform dating back from World War II. The couple who have been attending 1940s re-enactment events for six years even drove away in an armoured vehicle. Andy, 47, a self-employed plumber, said: 'The whole thing started off as a bit of a joke. We had 150 guests in full 1940s dress. Most of the men were in military dress and most of them were British soldiers, but some were Russian, some Australian, and we even had a few German soldiers. Catering manager Kath, 50, walked down the aisle to Louis Armstrongs Its A Wonderful World before heading out of the church to the Dambusters theme. Their 150 invited guests then received a paper ration book which entitled them to a selection of war time food including corned beef and spam sandwiches. Kath added: 'It was a wonderful day, and were so glad that so many people were able to share it with us. We got into the re-enacting about six years ago when we saw a poster advertising an event and we were hooked. Its just a really lovely escape from the pressures of modern life. It was a really romantic day we couldnt have wished for anything better. MO