Published: 00:01, 06 October 2015
A couple had a bumpy start to their marriage when they turned up to their wedding reception in a dodgem.
Jackie Naylor, 47, and husband Ray, 50, spurned the traditional horse-drawn carriage or limousine when they got hitched.
Their carriage was instead provided by the bride’s brother, Peter Ward, of Salmon Crescent, Minster, who has a growing collection of nearly 50 vintage bumper cars, some of which he has converted to be roadworthy.
The vehicle took six weeks to get ready as it was sprayed white, had a Just Married licence plate installed, a bow tied around a Mercedes ornament on the bonnet, and tin cans tied to the back.
Mr Ward, 54, said it was a source of much amusement among the guests.
He said: “No one had seen anything like it.
“There was another wedding going on and they had a big Hummer. All the people in there were just looking over at the bumper car.
“All the hotel staff and guests had a go in it after all the speeches and dinner.”
Last year, Mr Naylor featured in a video on YouTube (see below) where he tried to get served at the McDonald’s drive-thru in Sheerness in one of his brother-in-law’s dodgems.
He was so impressed he decided he had to have one for his wedding.
The bumper car is now back with Mr Ward, who can be seen occasionally taking it for a spin along Minster Leas.
Pictures of Mr and Mrs Naylor’s wedding appeared in Take a Break Magazine recently while the publication also featured a story about Mr Ward’s long suffering wife, Melanie.
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