Retro wedding cars to love

Retro wedding cars to love

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~

Many a bride wishes to arrive at her wedding in a glamorous car.  However when I was a bride, I arrived with my husband-to-be in a retro wooden canoe …… but that’s another story.

Cars have been the traditional wedding arrival vehicle for as long as the car has graced our lives.  And many modern weddings hark back to that early era of cars with classic vintage wedding cars and lovingly restored retro beauties for their wedding day.

I have had the privilege of working with some absolute classic wedding cars.  Today I’d like to share some Sunshine Coast classic cars with you, one totally vintage and two definitely retro.

First cab off the rank, actually is a cab!!!  It’s a genuine London cab, residing in Australia, at Maleny.  Classical with poise.

BLACK LONDON CAB

Steeped in history and full of stories this shiny black Taxi Cab was originally used by the London Metropolitan Police as an ‘undercover’ vehicle.  Then he was used as a cab in London.  If you’ve ever been to London, you’ll understand how iconic these cars are….  and how roomy they are in the back.  I nearly sat on the floor when I jumped into one the first time!  So there’s heaps of room for a large bride dress, train and bridesmaids.

But back to the tale of the car….the cab was next brought out to Australia by Lumley’s Insurance to be used as a chauffeur cab for their directors. They restored the cab, together with a new engine. It was next purchased at Shannon’s Auctions and driven to the hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

“After many years of working in London, I now live in Maleny. My name is Dickens. Boris is my uniformed chauffeur. He provides a professional service to our clients. Let us roll out the red carpet for you!

If you have chosen a classic hinterland wedding location, this car will enhance your wedding photos with absolute class and vintage English style.  Your love story will add to Boris’ already colourful tale.  See Dickens in the background here:

Next is for the Elvis within you.  A topless car treat.

RED MUSTANG

As I promised in another story, here is the Red Mustang.  Absolutely immaculate, shiny as new, upholstered in creamy white leather, this car is a classic wedding car with attitude.  Matt, the young handsome chauffeur brings his pride and joy to put the rock’ n ‘roll into your wedding day.  The fellas will adore a ride in this car, and the girls can’t wait for their turn.  Shiny and red, with the top wound down, this classic car is a hoot.  Please can I have a turn?

 

And for the laid back and casual beach wedding for the surfing spirit within you.

A CLASSIC KOMBI

If you’re into red car or classic car how can one go past the newly restored 60’s Kombi from Kombi Deluxe.  Rescued from a car graveyard and restored over four years by a local family business with a passion for Volkswagons, this van has most of its original features and is maintained impeccably.  You can hear it coming with its classic VW sound, and watch the guests smile.  This classic and genuine Kombi car is beautifully finished in lotus white over salmon red.  Hm-Hmmmmmm.

As a Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant I’m in love with retro weddings or vintage wedding style.  My own car is a retro Pt Cruiser, so it is no wonder that I adore this Kombi.  Many of us dream of a surf themed wedding, so here is the car to match.  Hey I’ll even wed you on your surfboards if you wish, at your beach wedding!

On the other hand, up in the hills overlooking the coastal view, I have seen this car draw up at classic Hinterland wedding locations and cause the awaiting wedding party to go,”Awwwhhhhh” with delight.  What a way to get the guests in a happy mood before the ceremony starts.

I can’t wait for a ride.

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Married with earth, air, fire & water

Married with earth, air, fire & water

Earth, Air, Fire, Water 

~ married with the elements ~ 

Congratulations Lea and Rob married at House of Laurel’s in Maleny.  Theirs was a wedding with a difference, held in between a passionate storm of the night before, and one brewing on the day.  This was a ceremony full of fun, laughter and very meaningful words and ritual.

A gondola in Venice

Rob proposed to Lea in a gondola in Venice.  He was worried the ring might slip into the drink, but he got it onto her finger from bended knee on the water.  Such is the style of this couple.  Lea is a writer, Rob an informal comedian, so theirs always promised to be a captivating and interesting ceremony.  Lea and Rob involved many of their friends in their ceremony, which also joined five brothers into a family.  For marriage is also a family affair.

Weaving the four elements

The intriguing aspect to this unusual wedding ceremony was the clever weaving of the 4 elements into their ceremony.  

Earth

A tree with message tags from the guests, was gifted from their friends, to be planted in the earth of their garden one day.  

Fire

A candle was ignited for the passion of  fire, and was hilariously referenced later in the evening when a guest’s dress lit up as she leaned over the candle.  (She is fine).

Water

Janette completed the ceremony with her choice of reading, and amused us all when she launched into, “The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat….”

Air

And we all blessed their union with the gift of air, as guests blew bubbles and followed the pied piper to the end of the garden.

And I haven’t even mentioned the Red Mustang yet…… another post one day.

Photos by Brian Rogers.

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