It was certainly a wedding to remember for one couple as a convoy of HGV trucks formed outside Banbury’s St Mary’s Church on Saturday to the amazement of onlookers.
Seventy vehicles filled the town centre as Gary Coles – a director of the family-run Coles & Sons haulage company on the Overthorpe Industrial Estate – married Christina Gaal.
The newly-weds organised the idea with friends for the convoy of vehicles to set off from Smiths of Bloxham to Horse Fair ahead of the ceremony.
Twenty-five trucks then made the short journey to Rye Hill Golf Club near Milcombe for the wedding reception.
The sight was well received by many people who were in town on the day to see the trucks.
Mrs Coles, 36, said: “The day was absolutely fantastic and we could not have asked for it to be any better. Most of the trucks had come from quite far away , including some from Scotland, Leeds, Manchester and Bradford, so it must have cost them a fortune. We both had such a great day, including at Rye Hill which was so accommodating for us.”
Mr Coles, 43, and his brother Darren are directors of Coles & Sons, which has been owned by their parents Nigel and Denise for 35 years. Mr Coles’ two sons, Lee, 23, and Dan, 20 are also part of the business.
Mr Coles and his new wife are spending their honeymoon on the Greek island of Kos.