Close your eyes and picture the scene: You’re in Japan and it’s Hanami – “flower viewing” season. In the breeze, branches of blossoms are dancing; these flowering cherry blossom trees are known as sakura and are seen in full bloom from the end of March to early May. There is nothing quite as gorgeous in the Springtime and Japan celebrates this season of festivals, outdoor parties and lantern hanging. When you go for a walk, you can’t help but be awed by the frothy clouds of pink flowers – petals gently drifting down. Our thoughts? This would be a perfect theme for your wedding day. Read on to discover wedding ideas that incorporate blossoming touches…
Wedding Ideas: Wedding Cars
Every bride wants to travel in style on their special day so why look for a specialist company who offer a wide range of wedding transport. You could choose anything from vintage Rolls Royce’s, Bentley’s, state of the art Jaguar’s or a stylish Daimler.
If you’re getting married in the summer season why not let your hair down in a classic Rolls Royce light blue Corniche with cream interior and plenty of room. Also, this open top car gives a clear view of the bride on her big day. Or how about making a statement by arriving in a red Cadillac, this car is perfect for the wedding summer season and will defiantly turn a few heads through town! Why not arrive in style and create a glamorous impression in an elegant Rolls Royce Silver Wraith? This car is a classic and a firm favourite with its comfortable seats and easy access for the wedding dress and train.
If you’re having a beach themed wedding or getting married on the beach, it would be a quirky twist to hire a VW Campervan which is an alternative choice from the classic cars and creates a relaxed feel on the day. Don’t forget the guests! Arrange them to travel in a Route master bus which creates an excited atmosphere for the rest of the day and helps the guests feel stress free from not reading directions. Don’t forget the groom either; hire a dodge viper so the groom can arrive at the venue feeling like a race car driver.
London Legend Wedding Cars are a great example of a wedding transport company as they provide an exceptional service and have supplied wedding transport for celebrations from small private parties to amazing society functions.
The Earls Court National Wedding show was a whirlwind of unique services and beautiful products, making each wedding bespoke for each bride. Here are a few of the companies we met up with. Here is a chance to gain inspiration for your wedding.
The ‘something old’ part of the famous wedding poem represents the presence and importance of the past when moving into the future. However it can be difficult to choose that treasured heirloom when your special day is approaching fast. It could be an antique or just an item that represents something from your past.
It could be carried by the bride for example a vintage purse, compact mirror or childhood treasure. The bride could wear a vintage ribbon or hat pin on her dress, or a family heirloom such as a tiara. The location could be historic or transport could be carried out by a classic car.
If you want to be really different your rings could be carried on a childhood pillowcase or you could carry a love letter between your mother and father. If you don’t want to carry anything, you could display photographs of your grandparents and parents wedding or photos of you as a child.
It does not matter what it is as long as it is personal, special and memorable to you.
With a vintage revival across the wedding industry it is sad that vintage wedding car businesses are now under threat from the Law Commission who are considering removing the existing exemption for wedding and funeral cars for their new private hire regulations.
The new regulations will require vintage car owners and drivers to jump through a number of (expensive) hoops including local authority licensing, special driving tests, medical tests and CRB checks, and while it will increase safety it will also force the smaller operators off the road.
Good luck to all those campaigning, including David Jones of The Vintage and Classic Car Company. Let’s hope a degree of common sense can be employed before this consultation becomes law.