It’s going to be a very claret and blue wedding day for two resident Scunthorpe supporters when they tie the knot on May 2.Iron fans Natalie Grummett and Scott Tock from Pontefract will be saying ‘I do’ on the Saturday before the final game of the 2014/15 season, with the pair relieved the fixture away at local rivals Doncaster Rovers has been moved to the following day, meaning they can be in attendance for the SkyBet League One curtain closer.
The couple have been together for two years after they met at work, and the duo are regulars at Scunthorpe United for both home and away fixtures. Natalie’s passion for the club came through her husband-to-be, and the duo were both present on Tuesday when Kyle Wootton’s 95th minute equaliser ensured a point for the team after a 1-1 draw with visitors Port Vale.
Before kick-off, the bride and groom received a special little present from the club for their wedding day, and Natalie told Scunthorpe-United.co.uk about her delight and overwhelming graciousness for the kind gesture.
Natalie said: “Prior to the Port Vale game, me and my fiancé were presented with one of the bottles of champagne given to the club after their promotion win from League Two last season. It was a fantastic gift and we want to say a big thank you to the club for the lovely present. We’ve already tied claret and blue bows to it and added some Scunthorpe United pin badges to it too.”
Talking about the wedding itself, there is going to be a prominent theme throughout the décor of both the ceremony and the reception, and I think you can all guess what that particular theme may be.
“There is going to be claret and blue all throughout our wedding day,” said Natalie.
“My husband Scott has Scunthorpe cuff-links; there will be claret waistcoats and claret and blue garters and ribbons, the lot! Even the tables are named after the four stands at the stadium, with the head table named ‘Glanford’ of course.”
Having only been a loyal supporter of the Iron for two years now, Natalie watched every game of last season’s successful promotion campaign from League Two, and she admitted to us after those experiences she was hooked for life.
She said: “Last season we coasted through every game and it was absolute joy to watch. I’ll never forget the day we got promoted and then the pitch invasion at Glanford Park.
“It was amazing and Scott got on the TV after being picked to be interviewed, and we followed them on the bus tour and to the hall where they celebrated the promotion. It was all round an amazing day, the atmosphere was just incredible.”
The couple are holding off on a honeymoon to be able to see the season out at the Keepmoat Stadium, and will also be in attendance for the end of season awards dinner in the Sir Ian Botham Executive Lounge where they will receive their signed match worn Liam O’Neil third kit which they sponsored throughout the season.
With the newlyweds hoping to return to Glanford Park during the week after to take some photos pitchside in their suits and wedding dresses, Natalie had a final few words of admiration for the club she and her husband dedicate their lives to following.
She said: “The treatment we got on the Tuesday of the Port Vale game was absolutely amazing, I would never have thought that anybody could do what they did, especially a professional football club. The gift was incredible, and it will be a moment we’ll never forget.”