One of the biggest, most anticipated weddings of the year has now passed. But tonight a local transportation company has stories that will live on. Coxsackie Transport was started by local man Wayne Parks almost 20 years ago with just one truck. Yesterday the company shuttled guests to and from the Clinton wedding.
After days of speculation and thousands of people trying to catch a glimpse, the Clinton wedding pictures are now surfacing, of the newlyweds, the parents and some buses.
"We're getting calls from friends and family saying is that really your bus?" Said Lucas Parks, from Coxsackie Transport.
Coxsackie Transport got a call a couple months ago.
"They told us there is an event in the area we need some small charter buses for," said Robert Riccardo, also with Coxsackie Transport.
There was no word then on who the event was for. But as news of Chelsea's wedding spread...
"It was the same date so we put two and two together," said Riccardo.
Right up until yesterday, the secrets continued.
"We went down, did some dry runs to find out where the roads were, and when we showed up we found out we weren't near where we had to be, they had back entrances," said Parks.
It took about 20 people and weeks of work to put it all together.
"Lynn in the office talked to the company for months getting routes, buses and drivers coordinated. Carlos and Diana detailed every bus, hand waxed them," said Riccardo.
Then, there were the drivers of the eight buses that shuttled guests to and from the wedding site.
"There were thousands of people at the gate where we had to turn, cameras, cheering," said Parks.
Most of the guests they say were friends and family. But, there were some famous faces.
"We saw Ted Danson, Madeline Albright, Vera Wang," said Parks.
It was the biggest event the company ever drove for. And it's a piece of history they'll forever be a part of.
"When you look at something on TV it's hard to put yourself in it, instead of looking at it from the outside," said Parks.
"It was a high profile event and at points we were 15 feet from the action," said Riccardo.
Parks and Riccardo were told about 550 people were expected last night. Over the course of the evening they say almost every guest sat in one of their seats. It was a long day too. They drove all night and got back around 6:30 this morning.