Wedding party uses vintage bus to travel in style

Emma Stagno and Stevie Topliss travelled to their wedding reception in style.
Emma Stagno and Stevie Topliss travelled to their wedding reception in style.
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If you want to provide transport for all your wedding guests, there’s only one thing for it – catch the bus.

Emma Stagno and Stevie Topliss and their families and friends hopped on a vintage Southdowns bus to get from Portsmouth Register Office to the reception at Southsea Golf Club.

‘It was a surprise for most people. They knew there was some kind of transport but they didn’t know what,’ says Emma.

‘We thought a vintage bus was a really nice idea because everyone could go together. And it worked really well because it was a really nice day and we went along the seafront first. The people on the beach were all waving to us.’

Emma, 30, and 28-year-old Stevie invited about 45 people to the ceremony at the register office.

As Emma walked down the aisle in her vintage-style dress she was followed by her bridesmaids and pageboys.

The Portsmouth couple’s three-year-old daughter Jaimee was joined by their niece Olivia, two, and nephew Albie, five.

Emma carried son Dylan, two.

She says: ‘They were really good, I think because there were a lot of familiar faces in there. But my sister walked behind them to make sure they didn’t wander off anywhere.’

The couple decided on a cold buffet rather than a sit-down meal for the reception because they thought it would be a better option.

Entertainment was provided by Portsmouth guitarist Dave Barrett, who played for two hours.

Then the bride, groom and guests enjoyed an evening disco.

Emma and Stevie decided to postpone their honeymoon so they can have a special holiday with the children when they are a bit older.