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Asa McKenzie wins KMFM competition for A Team van to take his pals to his wedding

By Aidan Barlow

Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? A groom organised an A-Team themed van to take him and his pals to his wedding in style.

Asa McKenzie took part in a kmfm Pays Your Bills competition to win up to £250 to pay a bill, which in this case was the transport to his wedding in Bridge, near Canterbury.

The group of six boarded the van at Bybrook in Ashford on their way to see Asa, 33, tie the knot with his fiancee Sam Rayment, 31.

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Asa and Sam have tied the knot

Asa said: “We met five years ago when we were both working on cruise ships for Saga. I was a receptionist, and Sam was a dancer.

“Since then we have visited lots of places which we’d like to go back to. When we were out in Thailand about 18 months ago I decided to propose.

Video: Asa and his pals in the A Team van

“I wasn’t sure where I would go to propose, but I wanted to propose to her in somewhere nice. We both love visiting Thailand, so when we were staying in Bangkok I thought I might not get the opportunity to propose in a place like that again.

“We went up to the rooftop overlooking the city, and I proposed to her at sunset.”

The newlyweds have now settled into new jobs in Ashford, where Asa works as a marketing assistant and Sam works in recruitment.

Asa and his pals get ready to set off in the A Team van

Asa admits he is a bit of an A-Team obsessive, which led to the idea of hiring the van based on the 1980s television show.

It included a rocket-launcher and six seats inside where he and his friends could enjoy an ice cool glass of champagne on their way.

Asa and pals enjoy some champagne on their way in the A Team van
Sam and Asa at their wedding

He added: “I was a bit obsessive about the show when I was younger. There was a time when I was little that my mum had bought me some A Team underwear, and when I was at a doctor’s surgery I was showing everybody.

“Mum was pretty mortified! So getting the van for the wedding is also a bit of a joke we share between us.”

The couple tied the knot on Saturday, and are due to head on their honeymoon to Las Vegas and then to Mexico.

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