Bride tracks down 'lovely lady' who gave stranded bridesmaids a lift to her wedding
A bride managed to track down a good samaritan who gave her stranded bridesmaids and mother a lift to her wedding after their car broke down.
Bethany Mouatt launched a social media campaign in a bid to find the "lovely lady" who pulled over on the A483 near Wrexham on Saturday so she could properly thank her.
A post she published on Facebook in which she pleaded for information was shared more than 38,000 times as members of the public lend their support.
And Mrs Mouatt, from Cefn-Y-Bedd near Wrexham, revealed that thanks to the "power of social media" she had found the mystery woman, called Bethan Young, whom she dubbed her "wedding saviour".
She had told her local newspaper that the woman, whom she then knew only as Bethan, picked up the four women when she saw them trying to hitch a lift at the side of the road.
She said: "There had been a few dilemmas leading up to the wedding day, including the taxis booked for the bridesmaids turning up a little late.
“In a fluster, we all started our journey to the venue, Tower Hill Barns.
"I got in to my wedding car and was waving to the others as they passed.“We got a little further up the road and all I could see was three of my bridesmaids and my mum standing at the side of the road and my heart just sank.
“I didn’t have my phone with me and there was nothing I could do, so I spent the following 15 minutes panicking about what was going on not knowing what was about to unfold.”
The taxi had broken down and the driver radioed through for a replacement but they were all booked and the women were told it would be 30 minutes before another one could reach them.
But bridesmaids Sarah Worthington, Shelley Wragg and Emily Pearson and mother of the bride Barbara Unwin knew they could not wait and began hitchhiking from the side of the busy carriageway.
When they were safely delivered to the venue, the bride's father managed to get a bottle of champagne to the driver but Mrs Mouatt did not get the chance to thank her in person.
She said: “I would really like to find her and thank her for coming to the rescue and making my day.
“All I know is that she was on her way to collect her engagement ring and funnily enough, her partner was one of the joiners who worked on the barn where we were to be married, it was like fate.”
In a bid to raise public awareness, Mrs Mouatt wrote online: "Ok folks of Facebook land I need your help.... Yesterday I had a wonderful day and married the love of my life, however the day didn't start too smoothly. On the way to the wedding the car that was driving my bridesmaids to the ceremony broke down en route, meaning my bridesmaids resorted to hitch hiking.
"A lovely lovely lady pulled over on a dual carriageway, rescuing my bridesmaids and the mother of the bride, and brought them to the ceremony.
"We didn't have chance to thank the lady properly and don't have any contact details. This happened at about 2.45pm ish on the A483 in Wrexham, and the ceremony took place at Tower Hill Barns. Please can you share this post and see if we can track her down? Thanks guys!"
Just a few hours later, she added: "Well, after a pretty mental couple of hours we have managed to track down the lovely lady who came to my rescue yesterday. The power of social media! Thank you so much for all of the shares! x"