Bride takes private rainbow tram to Manchester Pride wedding
A bride travelled to her wedding during Manchester Pride in style after an entire tram was reserved as her private transport.
The rainbow tram took Kat Mulhall, 34, and her wedding party from Stretford to the city centre on Friday.
She married her wife-to-be Aimee Waite, 29, at a ceremony organised to coincide with Pride festivities.
Mulhall had originally asked Transport for Greater Manchester whether she could have one carriage to take her to her wedding, but they donated an entire tram.
It had been decorated in rainbow colours in celebration of LGBT+ Pride.
She told the Manchester Evening News, it had been “fantastic”.
Mrs Mulhall said: “The whole tram was decorated and our names were on the outside. I would definitely recommend arriving at your wedding on a tram.
“And getting married on Pride weekend too. It’s been pretty hectic but fantastic. As a same-sex couple it’s making our own little statement about being able to make your own choices in life.”
Four specially designed pedestrian crossing signals have been introduced to parts of the city to mark Pride, and represent lesbian, gay, heterosexual and transgender relationships using gender symbols.
Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, who made the new lights, said the company was proud to show their support for the festival.
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“Diversity and inclusivity is very important to Siemens, and this is a great example of a simple idea of supporting Pride and getting all people in Manchester to engage in a conversation about LGBT+ inclusion.”
Manchester Pride’s four day event kicked off on Friday with Rita Ora, Jake Shears, Sigala and Alexandra Burke taking to the stage.
It looks to be the last year that Manchester Pride will take place in the city’s iconic Canal Street location, due to property development.
Organisers confirmed to PinkNews earlier this month that due to “significant development in the area… there won’t be the space next year” to host the event in the same area.
The Council insisted that it “fully supports the annual Pride weekend” and will “work with the community and organisers to identify and secure an alternative space to host the event.”