This farming couple rejects fancy limo, uses fleet of bakkies for their wedding

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 HAPPY WEDDING : Instead of opting for classic, shiny white wedding cars, a farming couple chose a fleet of 11 rugged Isuzu KB bakkies for their nuptials. Image: Isuzu ~ Newspress

London - Instead of opting for classic, shiny white wedding cars for their recent nuptials, a couple in Yorkshire’s farming community chose instead a fleet of 11 rugged Isuzu KB bakkies.

David Lee and his bride Esther tied the knot in Croft-on-Tees, Yorkshire.

The couple manage a farm in Thirsk, while David also operates a contract sheep pregnancy scanning service for other farmers in the region.

The couple own Isuzu KBs and use the bakkies daily on their farm.


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Bakkie wedding fleet

It was no surprise then that on their wedding day, the groom chose to arrive at the church in style in his own Isuzu D-Max, while a whole fleet of D-Max vehicles, all owned by family members and friends, gracefully delivered ushers and bridesmaids to the ceremony.

'Blade and the Huntsman'

After completing their nuptials, the newlyweds were chauffeured to the reception in Borrowby in Esther’s own comprehensively accessorised D-Max.

Even the local Isuzu dealership helped out, as Colin Huggins, sales manager at York Van Centre, an official Isuzu franchise dealer, explains: “We heard that Mr Lee and his bride, as well as their family and friends, were using D-Max’s for their wedding day, and we were delighted to offer them our demonstrators – in ‘Blade’ and ‘Huntsman’ specification – for transporting other members of the wedding party.

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“The procession of gleaming, ribbon-adorned Isuzu pick-ups making their way through the Yorkshire countryside was an amazing sight, and I’m proud that we played a part in making the day extra special for the bride and groom.”

Spruced KB in SA

Isuzu has spruced up its iconic KB with the addition of several tweaks and refinements for 2016.

Some of the key changes include new design elements (new head and tail lights), improved suspension, new technology (reversing camera and revised instrument cluster).

Wheels24 experienced the facelifted KB while tackling the epic sand dunes in Namibia.