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Biker bride turns heads at wedding

Mark and Angela Taylor pictured after their wedding at Cusworth Hall, leaving in and Indian Brave motorbike and sidecar.

Mark and Angela Taylor pictured after their wedding at Cusworth Hall, leaving in and Indian Brave motorbike and sidecar.

A biker bride revved up the guests’ excitement by leaving her wedding on a vintage motorcycle sidecar.

Blushing bride Angela Taylor may have swapped her biker leathers for a white wedding dress but she wasn’t about to compromise when it came to transport.

The school kitchen assistant arrived for her big day in a VW camper van and left the venue with her husband Mark on his prized Indian Brave motorcycle and sidecar that dates back to 1923.

Speaking about the wedding that took place at Cusworth Hall on Saturday, Angela, 50, said: “Mark has had the motorcycle and sidecar for about 12 years, it’s his prized possession.

“We’ve been out on it a couple of times but we thought the wedding was a perfect opportunity to use it.

“We thought it would be something different.

“Everybody loved it, all the guests thought it was amazing.

“Everyone was cheering and waving at us and taking pictures, it was definitely one of the highlights of the day.

“The whole day from arriving to leaving was brilliant, we had an amazing afternoon tea and the sun was shining, but the bike was one of the best parts, it was the bee’s knees!”

Mark, 48, who works at MT Motorcycles in Bentley, travelled all the way to Munich to pick up his prized motorcycle and sidecar.

The pair, who are both into biking, often travel the country on their bikes.

Angela said: “I think it’s good that we have that in common.”

And the unusual form of transport made such an impression that the pair are now being encouraged to help others on their special day by hiring it out.

“Everyone was saying when they saw the motorbike and sidecar that we should hire it out for other people’s weddings because it was something so different.”

The pair, who met on a ferry to Amsterdam, have been together 16 years.

She said: “Mark was on a stag do and I was with a friend, and we got talking and then we realised we only lived five minutes from each other!”

Speaking about their relationship, Angela said: “I think the secret is give and take, but we get along really well, it’s not an effort.”

 

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