Some­thing bor­rowed – from the boys in blue


Bangor Mail - - NEWS - Ruby Molyneux

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.”

Pictures: Gill Jones

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

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