Big rig is ‘icing on the cake’ for happy Chinnor couple

The truck drove through the centre of Thame carrying the happy couple to the reception
The truck drove through the centre of Thame carrying the happy couple to the reception
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A HUGE American truck is not the most common of wedding carriages, but for one Chinnor couple it was perfect.

After Claire Ewens and Kieran Godfrey tied the knot in a Chinnor church they were driven through the centre of Thame in an award-winning big rig.

Married couple in truck Chinnor

Married couple in truck Chinnor

The brightly-coloured Kenworth W900 carried the newlyweds from St Andrew’s Church to The Kings Hotel in Stokenchurch, a route which took them down Thame High Street.

Alan Ewens, the bride’s father, said: “It was a wonderful day and the truck meant so much to the pair of them.

“I’d like to thank the owners Rob and Sasha for allowing us to use it and all their hard work not to mention friendship and support.

“They helped make my daughter’s dream wedding come true.”

The shiny pink and blue chrome vehicle is famous among trucking circles as it has won numerous prizes in shows up and down the country.

Originally purchased in Canada in 1996, it was used as a working show truck for 10 years, during which it clocked up an astonishing one million miles.

It was purchased by Rob Isherwood and his family in 2006 who continued its show pedigree.

The truck attends most shows in the country and regularly wins overall best American truck in Britain. It was also recently voted third best truck in Europe.

Alan said: “The truck caused quite a stir as it drove down Thame High Street, I doubt there have been many ones like it in the town.

“Everyone who was around kept turning to look.

“The truck really was the icing on the cake for the two of them.”

On Monday after the wedding, Claire drove to Wigan in the truck with her new husband following behind in the family car before spending their honeymoon in the Lake District.

The couple had been together for 11 years before deciding to tie the knot on August 20.

The bridesmaids followed the truck in a silver Jaguar driven by long-time family friend Chris Allam.