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'Get me to the church on time!' Bride in Scotland flags down a Good Samaritan

by Ros Mayfield

A bride in Aberdeenshire was rescued by a modern-day Good Samaritan, who got her to the church on time after her original mode of transport broke down.

Sharon Travers' friend had dressed up as a chauffeur and arrived just as arranged in his vintage car, to take her to Cults Parish Church in Aberdeen. But unfortunately, the 1976 Triumph Stag broke down on the way there, leaving a waiting groom and bridesmaids wondering what had happened.

The pair flagged down the next car to pass by, which happened to be a Mercedes Coupe, and the driver and his passenger agreed to help. One jumped in the back while Sharon - with her dress and bouquet - was bustled into the front seat.

With just five minutes to go before the start of the service, they set off and arrived at the church without being late. The wedding photographer, who was expecting a different car, was caught off guard but regained her composure in time to record the sequence of events.

Reah McKenzie told Premier: "My face was a picture! I was so confused and then I was quickly like, camera, go, get a photo of this moment!"

In the last-minute flurry, with her special day at the forefront of her mind, Sharon forgot to get the driver's name, so Rhea posted her photos on social media and was able to track him down, writing: "NOT ALL HEROS WEAR CAPES // but some drive a Mercedes and come to the rescue of a bride and a broken down wedding car in Aberdeen! Come on social media, can you help my bride find this good samaritan?"

After his identity was revealed, Mr Knowles told the BBC: "I'm glad the bride managed to get to the church on time."

Meanwhile, the bride said of her temporary knight in shining armour: "I just really want to say thank you.

"I'm now laughing about it, but I certainly wasn't at the time. I'm so grateful. It was such a fantastic moment."

The rest of her wedding to fiancé Martin Kelly appeared to go off without a hitch, and the happy couple enjoyed fireworks and a party with friends late into the night.

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