THINKING about a perfect wedding car does not usually conjure up images of a 14 feet high, 40-ton juggernaut but that is exactly what one truck-crazy bride dreamed of for her big day.

And thanks to a lorry dealer that dream came true as Gail Roberts, of Clitheroe, was chauffeured to her wedding in a Renault Magnum truck.

Gail along with her fiance Andrew Ainsworth and her dad Norman were taken by driver Ian Meadows, who added a white ribbon to the front of the vehicle for that finishing touch of class, from her parents' home in Chatburn to her wedding and reception at the Moorcock Inn, Waddington. Gail, 23, and Andrew, 30, are both truck fanatics and have attended many Truck Fests in the nine years they have been together. Andrew sprays trucks for a living at Wilkinsons of Clitheroe, and got Gail, a trainee manager at Clitheroe Nursing Home, interested too.

She even built a model of the Magnum complete with proper transfers from the designer after seeing it at one of the shows.

This was then featured in several trucking magazines but that was not enough for Gail and she decided that she wanted the real thing at her wedding on Saturday. Gail said: "Everybody has a car at weddings, but I'm not into cars, nor horses and carriages. The Magnum is from Skelmersdale, which is where my family is from, and I like it and thought why not?"

"They thought I was mental at first when I called Ken Abram but Ron Cheatam, who organised it, was absolutely brilliant and loaned it free to make my dream come true.

"It has definitely lived up to my expectations. At first my mum thought I was mental too and wanted a more traditional wedding but we are all really pleased with it and it's really made the day."

As the Magnum arrived at the Moorcock Inn crowds gathered to watch the bride make her graceful exit from the vehicle despite a 6ft barefoot leap to the ground but the dream machine had to wait outside during the civil ceremony. Driver Ian Meadows said: "This is definitely my first wedding. It's original and I think it might take off."