Rebecca Cutmore, helped by driver Athol Dorrington, steps down a ladder from a SES truck as bridesmaid Tracey Glasson looks on.
Rebecca Cutmore, helped by driver Athol Dorrington, steps down a ladder from a SES truck as bridesmaid Tracey Glasson looks on. Leigh Jensen

Truck gets bride to venue on time

A TRUCK was an unorthodox but obvious choice of transportation when Bec Cutmore and Ian Gill tied the knot on Saturday.

The State Emergency Service volunteers were married at the Bonville Golf Resort in front of friends, family and unit colleagues.

The uncertain weather, which briefly held up the outdoor service, held no surprises for the couple who are accustomed to be called out in all weathers to help the community.

The wedding cake was decorated by the bride’s grandfather, Colin Cutmore, whose family operates the popular and long-standing Coffs Harbour bakery, Cutty’s Cakes.

The bride was attended by bridesmaids Tracey Glasson and Clare Gough.

Mr Gill has been a SES volunteer for more than 10 years, while his bride joined the unit in February 2010.

The couple met and bonded when Ian was Bec’s instructor for learning to tie knots and the couple made tying the knot the theme for their service.

Rope knots are a vital skill for SES volunteers, whose lives can depend on the right one.

Coffs Harbour SES unit controller Bill Roffey said it was the first wedding between unit members.



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