Wedding procession of a different kind for trucking tragics

By: Peter Schlenk, Photography by: Peter Schlenk


The Kenworth T408 SAR makes an impressive backdrop for newlyweds Madelon and Kye The Kenworth T408 SAR makes an impressive backdrop for newlyweds Madelon and Kye. The Kenworth T408 SAR makes an impressive backdrop for newlyweds Madelon and Kye
The T408 SAR at work The T408 SAR at work. The T408 SAR at work
The wedding party and the limousines The wedding party and the ‘limousines’. The wedding party and the limousines
truck 3 It was six years ago at Pickering Transport’s depot where Kye and Madelon first met. truck 3

A fleet of Kenworth prime movers replaced the sound of wedding bells for Madelon Edgar and Kye Parsons.

 

As the song says, love and marriage "go together like a horse and carriage".

However, when it came to the marriage of Madelon Edgar and Kye Parsons in March this year, it was horsepower of a different kind that provided the wedding party’s transport.

The couple hail from Swan Hill in northern Victoria and both are involved in the transport industry. Madelon is employed in the office at Pickering Transport while Kye is an owner-driver whose family has had a long association with trucking.

Currently his father Tony Parsons and three brothers Greg, Gary and Shane Parsons own and operate Parsons Bulk Haulage.

It was six years ago at Pickering Transport’s depot where Kye and Madelon first met.

"One day I walked into the office and she was sitting there behind all the paperwork," Kye says.

"Madelon grabbed my eye and five years later here we are married.

"It’s pretty rare to meet your missus in a trucking company but that could be half the reason we are succeeding.

"She is very good with accounts and knows the industry."

For the wedding procession, Kye arranged six trucks — two T909s, two stretch cab K200s, Kye’s green T408 SAR and a T409.

"It was a nice line-up; they were all different colours and looked amazing," Madelon says.

"We were pretty impressed how it all ended up looking.

"All Friday and half of Friday night prior to the big day was spent polishing the trucks.

"Then the bridesmaids were picked up by trucks and taken down to the Pioneer Settlement where we got married."

Kye grew up around trucks and he scored his first job in Pickering’s yard at age 16, washing trailers.

By 20 years of age, Kye was behind the wheel of a Parsons’ Kenworth T401 with a quad dog, running from Swan Hill to Melbourne and back.

He then moved on to a T600 for 12 months before picking up the 2009 T408 SAR.

 

You can read more about Kye and Madelon Parsons in the August edition of Owner//Driver magazine.

 

For the wedding procession, Kye arranged six Kenworth Australia trucks: two T909s, two stretch cab K200s, Kye’s green T408 SAR and a T409.More pics on the Owner//Driver website.

Posted by Owner Driver on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

 

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