Daventry bride turns heads with her mule-drawn wagon

Newlyweds Nina and Martin Lambeth with their son Finley in the mule-drawn wagon used at their wedding.
Newlyweds Nina and Martin Lambeth with their son Finley in the mule-drawn wagon used at their wedding.

A Daventry bride stopped traffic with her unusual choice of transport to her wedding - a mule-drawn wagon.

Nina Lambeth (nee Prior) managed to turn plenty of heads as she and her father Tony Prior slowly made their way through the town to the Holy Cross church as Ruby and Muriel the mules clip-clopped their way along.

Both the mules and the American wagon were provided by Mules r Us, which is run by Nina’s aunt Janice Prior and Paul Kitchen.

Nina said: “Janice has had Ruby for ten years, so I have wanted to be driven to my wedding by a mule for a long time.

“I didn’t think I would like everyone looking at me like that, but I really enjoyed the experience.”

While Nina and her Dad travelled to the wedding, which took place on September 19, in the wagon, groom Martin’s choice of transport was a Ferrari.

Nina said: “A lot of other people who were not part of the wedding saw us riding along and they stopped to watch. We slowed the traffic right down in Daventry - I’m surprised there wasn’t an accident!

“My Dad is disabled and requires a wheelchair, so we had to have a few trial runs to see how we would get him in the wagon.

“It worked out really well. Everybody loved it - they were all waving and shouting.”

Nina, a stay-at-home mum, Martin, a chef, and their son Finley will be going on a honeymoon to an as yet undecided destination next month.

Mules r Us travel around the country to promote mules, attend shows and perform demonstrations. To find out more, visit www.mulesrus.co.uk