A husband raped his bride on their wedding night after returning home from a huge party to celebrate their wedding, a court has heard.
The newly-wed woman told him she did not want to have sex because she was so drunk but he carried on, a jury were told.
He went on to rape her four more times during their two year marriage including on one occasion when she was still in stitches a week after giving birth in a Caesarean operation.
When the bride, now 23, complained he replied: "You're my wife, it's allowed", and after one attack he asked her calmly to go and make him a cup of tea, Exeter Crown Court was told.
The 35 year old man, who now lives in West Cornwall, denies five rapes on the same woman in Bideford, North Devon, between 2009 and 2011.
Richard Crabb, prosecuting, said the couple had been together for five years and had two children before they decided to get married.