Getting to the church on time... by lorry

A LORRY driver from Weston surprised his blushing bride by turning up to their big day in a huge truck. Richard Young, aged 34, has been an avid collector of model lorries since he gave up smoking five years ago and has around 100 vehicles. The agency wor

A LORRY driver from Weston surprised his blushing bride by turning up to their big day in a huge truck.Richard Young, aged 34, has been an avid collector of model lorries since he gave up smoking five years ago and has around 100 vehicles.The agency worker has always dreamt of working for the Eddie Stobart lorry firm, so his uncle, Monty Stanford, contacted the company to arrange a vehicle to transport Richard to the church on his wedding day.Richard said: "I've wanted to work for Eddie Stobart for a long time because it's a reputable company. It's every little boy's dream to be a lorry driver."It was a big surprise being driven to the wedding in a lorry. I always said it as a joke, but because my uncle works for the company he asked the bosses and they agreed. I found out a week before the big day."Richard and Wendy Reader-Young, nee Allcock, were married at St Mary's Church in East Brent.The pair, who live in Canberra Road, had an afternoon reception in the Conservative Club, Weston, followed by an evening do in the Working Men's Club.Wendy, aged 44, has a 13-year-old son, Mitchell, from her first marriage, who was ring-bearer on the day and the couple's three-year-old son Spencer was one of the three page boys.Wendy and Richard met through Weston's skittle league 10 years ago, but they now play for the same team, the Ops, based at Weston Football Club.The couple spent their honeymoon travelling around the Yorkshire Dales and are hoping to take the whole family abroad later in the year with the holiday vouchers they were given on their big day.


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