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Snow almost ruins wedding day for Shotton couple

IT was almost snow-go for a bride and groom as weather threatened to wreck their dream day – but a quick thinking taxi driver made sure they eventually enjoyed a white wedding.

Groom Rhys Davies, of Shotton, received a phone call on Friday morning with the news the vintage transport for the wedding party was being cancelled because of the severe weather conditions.

The vehicles, which had been due to take him and his wife-to-be Kerry Robinson to Northop Church, as well as their family and bridegrooms, were all snowed in.

But disaster was averted when taxi driver Rhys called his friend and colleague Dave Eccles who came to the rescue and took the entire wedding party to the church on time in a minibus and car.

Mr Eccles, 59, from Mancot, said: “Rhys phoned me up at 11am panicking and saying ‘I don’t know what to do’.

“So I went back home, put ribbons on three cars and the minibus and took them all up to the church.

“The weather conditions were pretty bad, the cars were slipping and sliding, but it’s just one of those things, an act of God.

“I was happy to step in, you do these things for your friends. I’ve done wedding transport before, but never in these circumstances or with half-an-hour notice!”

Rhys and Kerry, who both work with Dave at Contact Cars, tied the knot on time at 12.30pm and held their reception at the nearby Springfield Hotel.

They were just two of hundreds of people whose day was hit by the snow and high winds.

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