A Driffield firefighter arrived at his wedding in a blaze of glory when he pulled up in fire engine.
Matthew Gray, who has been a firefighter at Driffield for four years, arrived at St Margaret’s Church in Beswick on Saturday (10 August) in a Scania pump from Driffield Fire Station.
The pump was driven by Matthew’s father, Brian Gray, who has served as a firefighter at Driffield for the past 30 years.
Fellow firefighters, Watch Manager Pat Naylor and Simon Hullah also turned out for duty acting as ushers at the wedding alongside Gary Taylor, landlord of The Mariner’s Arms on East Gate South, Driffield.
Matthew said: “We couldn’t use the newest pump unfortunately but we used the Scania pump which is ‘53 plate so still fairly new.
“It’s exciting, I’ve been a firefighter for four years so its very fitting.”
The firefighter was also joined by his brother, Chris Gray who was best man and his mother, Julie.
Matthew’s bride, Beth Shaw hails from Australia and is home-maker.
Beth’s sister, Sarah Thomas was the bride’s matron of honour and had flown from Australia to attend the service along with mother-of-the-bride, Maria Ong and father-of-the-bride Phillip Shaw, who gave Beth away.
Sharon Nicholson, Ruth Bryan and Kate Bryan were bridesmaids and Sophia Bryan was the flower girl.
Oliver Gray acted as page boy.
The happy couple joined family and friends for a reception at Driffield Rugby Club and will honeymoon in Australia next year.