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IPSWICH: What better way for a trucker to arrive for his wedding than rolling up in an enormous lorry.
Robert White, 32, has loved everything about lorries since he was a boy and has driven them professionally for more than a decade.
And when he popped the question to his girlfriend of two years Kathleen Aldred, she knew there was only one way he would like to travel to the church on the big day.
“It was Rob's idea - he absolutely loves lorries,” said the new Mrs White, 27. “His world revolves around them. We even had the song Convoy to leave the church with.
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“I'm quite independent - he's away Monday to Friday and that's the way I like it. The time we spend together is really, really good because we're pleased to see each other and we make more of an effort because we're apart so much.
“Even just going to the supermarket together is nice.”
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The couple met as teenagers when their fathers both worked as lorry drivers for the same company.
Several years later their paths crossed again and they fell in love, with Mr White proposing over the phone while he was on holiday in America last year.
They now live in Roundwood Road, Ipswich, but were married in Great Blakenham where Mrs White, who went to Claydon High School, grew up.
She was given away on the day by her father Bernard Martin, who still drives his lorry across Europe, while her mother and stepfather Annametta Martin and Vic Ruck were also in attendance.
Mr White's mother Pam and sister Nikki were at the wedding too and Mrs White said they had all really helped to make it a special event.
Mrs White and her father were driven to the church by Mr White's best man Tony Nunn, while he drove a separate lorry to the venue on his own.
Mrs White, a self-employed nail technician, said: “Rob's a bit of a jokester - we are both full of fun and are joking all the time.
“We met because our fathers worked together when we were children and we have known each other since I was 13. We went our separate ways but have been together as a couple for two years.”
Mrs White has two children, Daniel, seven, and Erinlily, four, from a previous relationship while Mr White has a daughter Aaligha, five, and they were all part of the wedding party on the day.