When disaster hit last summer, it was a race against time to tie the knot…

Happy Ever After in the Balance

When biker Shane was riding home from picking up an engagement ring for his girlfriend Tracy last summer, he was not expecting to get caught up in a life-changing accident. With help from the Emergency Services and hospital staff, the ring was hidden and kept safe until Shane was able to pop the question.

However, Doctors discovered that Shane would need major surgery for his damaged spinal nerve, which could leave him a quadriplegic – it now became a race against time for the couple to make it down the aisle in just a week…

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Trenderway to the Rescue

After hearing Shane and Tracy’s amazing story, Pirate FM’s breakfast show and their listeners sprang into action. Alongside the generosity of dozens of local people and businesses, Trenderway offered to host the event, and our staff offered their time for free. We contacted our regular suppliers, such as John Green Dynamic Entertainments and Chanbury’s Woodfired Italian Pizza’s, who also offered their time and services for the cause. Trenderway then liaised with the local registry office, explaining the exceptional circumstances, to make the ceremony happen at such short notice.

Shane and Tracy’s Trenderway Wedding was a success, and they were able to exchange their nuptials before the surgery.

To be married at Trenderway, you don’t necessarily need to plan your wedding months ahead – we organised Shane & Tracy’s wedding in just a week!

“It was absolutely amazing, thanks to you. And all the listeners and all the people who have contributed – the kindness has been overwhelming and we really are so appreciative.”

Shane and Tracy

Suppliers list

Venue Trenderway
Organisers Jacqueline (Events Manager at Trenderway) and Lucy Start from Pirate FM
Cake Trenderway
Catering Chanbury’s Wood Fired Kitchen. BDF fresh produce in Bovey Tracey. They have donated salad, coleslaw and new potatoes for the day
DJ John Green Dynamic Entertainments
Videography Our Wedding Love Story ( and Pirate FM
Photography Mollie Mcausland
Makeup Julie Wiz Professional makeup
Hair Emilie’s Professional Hair
Dress Brides To Be, Falmouth
Dress Maker Marie Cotteril
Flowers St Mellion Flowers
Confetti Purely Petals, Looe
Drinks for toast & meal Trenderway
Drink Syrup Bristol Syrup Co.