This bride doesn’t need a wedding car

Lorna McInally made an unusual arrival at Motherwell registry office before marrying Tom Weymss.
Lorna McInally made an unusual arrival at Motherwell registry office before marrying Tom Weymss.
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A bride made a unique arrival at her wedding by foregoing a traditional wedding car and arriving instead in a 40ft long bus.

National Express coach driver Lorna McInally gathered her skirts and walked down the steps of one of the company’s white coaches before she wed fellow driver Tom Wemyss.

The 57-seat coach – driven by colleague Guy Gray from Bruce’s Coaches in Salsburgh – was also able to transport the entire wedding party to Motherwell registry office in Windmillhill Street.

To top off what was a very special day for Lorna and Tom, whose friends, family and colleagues all turned out to see them wed, they also had a white coach wedding cake courtesy of National Express.

The path to Lorna and Tom’s union began when they paired up 10 years ago and both began working at Bruce’s Coaches.

Lorna drives the 588 National Express service from Glasgow to Inverness while Tom, drives the 336 from Edinburgh to Plymouth.

She said: “We’ve talked about getting married over the years and Tom kept saying we’d do it when he turned 50 – he’s not the most romantic of types!

“The wedding was a truly special day for us. We always said we wanted to do it our way and having a National Express coach to bring me to the wedding made it unforgettable.

“We want to say a big thank you to our colleagues at Bruces and National Express.”

After the ceremony it was back on the coach for a reception in the couple’s home town of Shotts. They then headed to Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria on honeymoon to learn about shipbuilding heritage.