Newly-married couple head off for new life together by hopping on subway train as they leave wedding


All aboard the love train! Newly-married couple head off for new life together on underground train

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13:48 GMT, 18 September 2012

Most newly married couples celebrate their nuptials by driving away in a vintage car or horse-drawn carriage.

But one unconventional Scottish couple concluded their happy day by hopping onto Glasgow's subway system.

Aileen and Malcolm McConnell stunned weekend commuters when they stepped aboard the underground love train with 40 wedding guests in tow.

Aileen and Malcolm McConnell from Glasgow decided to take the subway to their reception after their wedding

Aileen and Malcolm McConnell from Glasgow decided to take the subway to their reception after their wedding

After tying the knot at Glasgow’s Park Circus Registry Office, Malcolm, 29 took new bride Aileen, 27, to Kelvingrove Park to have pictures taken.

The couple’s 40-strong wedding party followed them to the park before heading into the city centre for the reception at Sloan’s Bar.

When the newlyweds advised family and friends to meet them at the bar while they took the subway, the guests insisted on following them.

After tying the knot at Glasgow's Park Circus Registry Office, Malcolm took new bride Aileen to Kelvingrove Park to have pictures taken

After tying the knot at Glasgow's Park Circus Registry Office, Malcolm took new bride Aileen to Kelvingrove Park to have pictures taken

The couple stunned weekend commuters when they stepped aboard the underground love train with 40 wedding guests in tow

The couple stunned weekend commuters when they stepped aboard the underground love train with 40 wedding guests in tow

The couple stunned weekend commuters when they stepped aboard the underground love train with 40 wedding guests in tow

Subway staff and commuters were stunned when Malcolm, from Glasgow’s west end, arrived at the Kelvinbridge information desk with his bride on Saturday asking for more than 40 tickets to St Enoch.

Once in town, the colourful crew had heads turning yet again as they made the short walk to the Argyle Street bar.

Gordon Maclennan, chief executive of Strathclyde Passenger Transport said: 'A Subway car isn’t a typical wedding car but I’m glad we were able to add to the McConnells’ special day by getting them – and their guests – to their reception in style and keeping their celebrations on track.'

The couple's 40-strong wedding party followed them underground

The couple's 40-strong wedding party followed them underground

The unconventional couple opted for the underground rather than a horse-drawn carriage

The unconventional couple opted for the underground rather than a horse-drawn carriage