Forget your vintage Rolls Royce’s and your white stretch limos, one couple from Kilmarnock shunned tradition and arrived at the church in a 30 foot long lorry on their wedding day.
The happy pair, Sandy Mortimer and Tracy Surgeon, were unaware of the wedding car hire which had been booked on their behalf by a family member. But far from being a practical joke, Sandy’s Uncle Ian had good intentions at heart as Sandy explained: “My dad Jim was a lorry driver for over 35 years. It was a really heartwarming surprise and brought back a lot of memories for me.”
Needless to say the whole wedding party also appreciated the unusual choice of wedding car and many clambered aboard and enjoyed a ride to a nearby park to take part in the wedding photographs. The big rig then transported the rest of the wedding crew to the reception at Howard Park Hotel.
It seems the colossal truck certainly proved a talking point in the town with crowds of local people stopping to catch a glimpse of the unconventional wedding car. The groom said that he and his bride felt “like celebrities for the day” with “Everybody in the town looking and waving.” Whether they’ve started a craze of wedding trucks in Kilmarnock remains to be seen, but these newlyweds certainly had a day to remember with their chauffeur driven big rig.