Saturday, 19 November 2011

My Carriage Awaits...

A bride's choice of carriage for her wedding has, for many years, not been much of a choice. For most, the choice would be a classic vintage car, that everyone would expect a bride and her party to arrive in. Now please don't get me wrong, I adore classic vintage cars, but I think it's important that a Bride can choose something suitable for her to transport her on the big day.

Apart from the classic vintage car, you obviously have the lovely tradition of horse and cart. Perfect for classic fairytale brides getting married in quiant little villages, that's my vision anyway!

Nowadays for the lads you have great transport, such as, the A-Team Van. Or of course the trotters van.

( Please excuse of of Rob's best men in the pic! The Trotter Van is avaliable here)

If you fancy a twist on a classic vintage care, how about going American with a classic Cadillac?

For me, there was only ever one carriage I wanted to take me to my wedding ceremony.... a VW Camper Van!!! However wanting one, and finding one is a different matter. Around Surrey you are very limited compared to other areas of the country. Then I stumbled across Pushka owned by the lovely Nathalie at Buttercup Bus VW Campers.

I drove over to Croydon and jumped into Pushka for a test ride around the block, she was perfect and I booked up straight away. I understand that arriving at your wedding in a camper van can just be more of a 'ccol' statement to some but for me it was the only choice as I am more than a little obssessed with campers. Maybe one day I will let you see the shelf that is full of camper van's and my canvas prints that adorn my walls, but for now you will have to take my word for it.

So Brides, when choosing your carriage pick what you want and not what tradition informs you that you must choose. Explore the web and find your dream!