A BUS driver in Sheffield picked up a passenger with a difference on Saturday...a bride-to-be on her way to her wedding.
Elinor Brew, aged 32, wanted a no-fuss wedding and didn’t want the hassle of guests having to find somewhere to park in the city centre and running the risk of missing the marriage service.
So she ditched the traditional wedding cars many brides opt for and chose to catch a bus into town along with some of her guests.
Her mum Anne, 62, dad Marc, 59, sisters Chloe, 31 and Joanna, 30, who were bridesmaids, and flowergirl Ruby Tonge also caught the single decker operated by First into the city centre.
They hopped on at Moncrieffe Road, Nether Edge, and got to the Town Hall register office just a few minutes later where Elinor’s 31-year-old fiance Edward Cadogan was waiting.
Elinor’s mum, who made her the elegant bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses, said: “Elinor wanted a big day but no-fuss so hopping on the bus to get to town seemed perfect
“The wedding was originally scheduled for six months earlier but Elinor’s father was ill then so it was postponed and they decided that the most important part of the day was getting married, not how they both got to the Town Hall.
“The passengers on the bus gave a few smiles when we all got on and we got the biggest roll of tickets we have ever had.
“But the most amusing part was when we got into town and my husband stood up and said ‘right, everyone off the bus’ and some of the other passengers got up too - they thought they were being ordered off.
“It was a fun start to a marvellous day - everyone had a fantastic time.”
The newly-weds held a reception at The London Club, Surrey Street, and spent the first night of their married life on a barge at Victoria Quays.
They are spending the rest of their honeymoon at Centerparcs.