WHEN Talia Diaz was little, her dream wedding involved a Yellow Bus and a trip to McDonald’s.

Her fantasy finally came true thanks to her dad, who sprung a surprise involving more than 70 guests and an open-top double decker.

Talia Diaz, nee Babidge, married Juan in the US last year, but her dad Russell decided to fulfil her dream when she returned to Bournemouth for her first anniversary.

He got her to a bus stop where a Yellow Bus full of family and friends turned up to take the couple to McDonald’s in Christchurch.

Russell, who works for Yellow Buses, said: “When she was a very little girl Talia always said that weddings were boring and when she grew up and got married things would be different.

“She always said that she wanted to get married on a Yellow Bus and have a reception at McDonald’s.

“She married her Venezuelan fiance last year in the States where they live so it couldn’t be arranged then. But I was determined when she returned to organise the wedding she’d always described from being so small.”

Talia said: “Due to various reasons I had to marry my husband in the US without much notice and only my immediate family could come over.

“As a young girl I always thought the best wedding would be to all hop on an open top double decker bus and go to McDonald's."

She and her husband were visiting England for a few weeks, with her in-laws staying for just a week.

“We thought it would be a nice idea to take them on an open top bus to better see where I had grown up,” said Talia.

“Never in my life did I imagine what would be waiting for us on that bus!

“My dad works with Yellow Buses and told me to look out for the graphics he'd put together for it and that he was going to film my reaction to them.

“Because my dad is a little eccentric, not even that rang any alarm bells.”

She added: “It took me a good five or six seconds to work out what I was actually seeing – all these people on the top of the bus were cheering and whistling and saying my name.

“Then I saw a huge banner with me and my husband's names on it. I broke into uncontrollable tears.”