"My top priority is to find someone who at least gets it. I am hoping that out there somewhere is a gorgeous 30-something, Python-quoting single lady. That would be my perfect woman. If you are out there then feel free to get in contact with me."
With this in mind, John Wood decided to set up a Monty Python dating group on Facebook called 'Pythonesque Dating' to find this "perfect woman". The story made The Sun newspaper and Gemma Harris's uncle found it and showed it to her. She immediately joined up and within hours John reached out... and the Python love story began!
John and Gemma would love it if more Python-loving couples were made through their dating site. To join visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pythonesque.dating/
John and Gemma are probably the biggest UK fans of the show - in fact John was crowned "Britain's Biggest Monty Python fan" by the British Film Institute in 2012. Gemma has loved Python since she first picked up "The First 20 Years of Monty Python" by Kim "Howard" Johnson from her local library when she was around 7 years old.
They visit Python locations, watch Python events (their first date was watching them perform live at the O2. They ended up watching the show 4 times), they can't get through a day without quoting Python.... you get the drift!
They both built up a reputation as "that Python couple" so, when John proposed in front of Sir Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam on Gemma's 33rd birthday, they both knew that their wedding HAD to be Python themed.
During her research, Gemma found that she couldn't find any examples of a heavily themed Python wedding. There were small touches like the cake, the invites etc. but not in the same way in which couples have creative Harry Potter weddings. So, she thought, let's go big! Let's create the BIGGEST Monty Python themed wedding that has ever existed! And that's what they did!