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Norfolk bride arrives in style - in a breakdown truck

PUBLISHED: 14:43 31 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:56 01 July 2010

Stephanie Brooks

When dreaming of their perfect wedding, some girls may fantasise about vintage cars or limousines in which to travel on the big day.

When dreaming of their perfect wedding, some girls may fantasise about vintage cars or limousines in which to travel on the big day.

But bride-to-be Michelle Womack, 24, was determined to make a unique entrance and surprised her guests on Saturday afternoon by arriving at her wedding in a breakdown rescue vehicle.

The colourful truck, decorated with flowers, ribbons and bows, dropped Michelle off at the service, at St Margaret's Church, in Hempnall, and then whisked her and her new husband Simon Hinsley, 31, to their reception at Hempnall Village Hall.

The vehicle had been provided and was driven by Tony Le-May, managing director of Delmonte Garage in Norwich, where Simon works as a mechanic.

Not to be outdone, Simon also made a stylish arrival at the church in an Aston Martin DB9.

Michelle, an early years practitioner at a children's nursery, said she wanted to do something unusual for the special occasion.

Speaking just before the big day, she said: “I was looking for cars and I wanted to do something different so I asked Delmonte if I could go on one of their trucks.

“A few people know about it but a lot don't, so I think it's going to be quite a shock. I'm really excited about it.”

Donna Howlett, a director at Delmonte Garage, said they were just as excited to be part of the celebrations.

“A few years ago Michelle came to us and said she had always wanted to go to her wedding in a rescue vehicle and we said yes,” she said. “No-one has ever asked us before.”

The couple, who live in Harleston, had been engaged for four years having met about seven years ago. They are heading to Cornwall for their honeymoon.

Are you planning a quirky wedding day? Call reporter Sam Emanuel on 01603 772438 or email sam.emanuel@archant.co.uk

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