Something borrowed – from the boys in blue
POLICE OFFICER COMES TO THE RESCUE WHEN WEDDING CAR BREAKS DOWN
A POLICEMAN came to the rescue of a bride-to-be left stranded when her wedding car broke down.
And he got Marian Evans and her father to church on time after giving them a lift in his squad car.
Recalling the moment the hired vintage vehicle packed in on the way to St Beuno Church in Trefdraeth, Anglesey, she said: “The car blew out a mile up the road. We heard a massive bang.
“My mum and uncle were behind us in their car and with the bridesmaids following them.
“There was a police car behind them and the wedding car driver went to speak to him. The policeman came and said ‘jump in’.
“I couldn’t sit in the back because of my dress so I sat in the front. I don’t know what we would have done without him.”
Wedding photographer Gill Jones was on hand to capture the moment Mrs Evans unexpectedly arrived by police car.
She and husband Richard, who have been together for a year and a half, had spent five months planning their big day.
The 45-year-old, of Llanfaelog, added: “For the rest of the day I was so relaxed, I think the police car just took all my nerves away.”
The breakdown wasn’t the only blip, however, with Storm Brian striking hours before the ceremony on October 21.
“It first went wrong as soon as we left the house,” she added. “The heels came off the bridesmaids’ shoes and turquoise flowers rubbed onto their dress.
“What a day – but we got married in the end. The fire alarm even went off when we had the hog roast in the evening.”
“For the past month I was saying ‘as long as it doesn’t rain and there’s no wind’.
“But on the day we just dealt with it and it made the day more exciting.”
The police car carrying Marian and her dad to church, where groom Richard, top right with Marian, was waiting Marian arrives at the church in unconventional style