A happy bride and her maids were delivered in unusual style to her wedding venue – in three HAULAGE LORRIES.
On the big day three ribbon-marked lorries rolled up on Sarah and husband Alex Smith’s quiet cul-de-sac – much to their neighbours’ astonishment.
Sarah, 45, and her eight bridesmaids then piled in three-to-a-cab for her special day after the groom arranged the lift through a friend.
Mother-of-five Sarah said: “The girls absolutely loved it – especially the kids.
“We live in a little cul-de-sac so you couldn’t really miss the lorries and all the neighbours came pouring out onto the street.
“They all started clapping and cheering – it was brilliant.
“And the trucks looked fabulous because they had been decorated wedding-style.
“The drivers were so good helping us in and out in our dresses and shoes.
“We were sat three to a truck and I was in a hydraulic seat which was fun because it bounced around a lot.”
Husband Alex, 34, arranged the wedding lift through friend who works for haulage firm JP Walton and Son – which provided the service completely free-of-charge.
Sarah said: “It was definitely a day to remember.
“We like doing things our own way – I would never have done the classic Rolls Royce wedding cars.
“Nothing about the day was traditional.”
Alex and Sarah tied the knot officially at Doncaster Register Office then invited guests to a humanist and wedding sand ceremony at nearby Loversall Farm.
There then followed a big party in teepees with a hog roast, live band and a DJ.
Sarah said: “It was just an amazing day from start to finish.
“But it was a bit of a shame for Alex because he didn’t get to see us pull-up in the lorries.”
The couple has asked their guests not to bring gifts on the day but were surprised with a big joint present – cash donations for a honeymoon of their choice.
Sarah said: “We have five kids between us so I think we will choose a child-friendly destination.”
Adam Watt, aged 36, transport manager at JP Walton and Son said: “The lorries were being used only that week to transport tonnes of bricks, a forklift truck and other materials to building sites all over the country so it was quite a change for the vehicles.
“But we put ribbons on them and made them look nice.
“They looked great and we were happy to help make the couple’s even more special.”