All the lovely people…

… where do they all come from? Asked The Beatles. Well, the East Midlands it seems, as our couples, almost without exception, have been the loveliest of people, which makes what we do feel like anything but work! And our latest couple, Christina & Ricky are no exception, as they were genuinely lovely and it was a real delight being a part of their day.

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We were first contacted by Christina in 2016, as she’d decided she wanted a London Taxi as her wedding transport, and then she set out to find one. As Betty is the only white London Taxi wedding car in the area, she naturally discovered us, even though at that time we’d only been in existence a few months! Because we offer the option to take Betty to the couples for them to see her, we got to meet Christina and future hubby Ricky at their home.  They obviously liked Betty and booked her there and then for their wedding at one of our favourite wedding venues, the stunning Hazel Gap Barn.

Their wedding date was the 5th of May 2018, which coincidentally was one of my BIG birthday dates, although I didn’t tell them that until after the wedding, as the day was all about them and quite rightly. Because of that connection though, this wedding on this date had been at the back of my mind ever since the booking date, and I couldn’t wait to share my big day with them!

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The details of the venues changed slightly during the interim period, but we were hired to take the Bridal party from their new accommodation, a lovely lakeside lodge, to Hazel Gap Barn in time for the ceremony.

 

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They were blessed by the weather, as it was warm and sunny, and after some photos by the lake at the Lodge, we took the Bridesmaids, Flower Girl, and Mother of the Bride to the venue and they all looked gorgeous in their dresses.

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Next it was the turn of the beautiful Bride and her very friendly Father, and it would be more difficult to find a more relaxed and unstressed Bride than Christina, who took the whole thing in her stride!

We always try to please and do our bit to make the couple’s day special, but it’s very satisfying when you get positive feedback from them. This particular review from Christina has us almost blushing!

“Outstanding service from the beginning until the end!! My husband and I got married on 5th May 2018 and we used Betty to transport myself and my bridal party from our accommodation to our wedding venue. Ever since our first encounter with Andy and Betty we felt reassured and completely looked after. Out of all of the wedding suppliers we used, Andy was the most genuine and kindest supplier and provided first class service from the booking procedure right up until taking us on our big day and he even sent us a few photos after. Andy thought of all the fine details to ensure we were comfortable and Betty was dressed with beautiful flowers and ribbons. I would highly recommend this service to anybody. It wasn’t just a mode of transport but it was a truly enjoyable experience and we wish Andy and Betty every success in the future. Thank you to white taxi weddings for making our day even more special.”

So in the end, everyone was happy which doesn’t get any better, does it?

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Have Car Will Travel!

For our most recent wedding, we traveled out of our normal East Midlands comfort zone and went within sniffing distance of Birmingham! Not that this was a problem for Betty as she spent her first 15 years doing what she does best in London.

The wedding of the lovely Georgia and Danny took place in the Sutton Coldfield area, and with the Bride being collected from Little Aston, and taken to nearby Four Oaks, it was a pleasant mix of rural, and leafy suburbs.

As it was another Spring wedding, the weather had to poke its nose in and with rain forecast for most of the day, I made sure the umbrellas and car cleaning kit were on board.  Betty will always leave home in tip top condition, but after an hour’s traveling in poor weather, she always needs at least a good rub down on arrival.

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Once again we were to take the Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride first and then return for the Bride and her Father.

Fortunately, by the time of the first journey, the rain was little more than a drizzle, although the umbrellas were used to make sure the fabulous dresses of the Bridesmaids were protected.

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The ceremony was at All Saints Church, Four Oaks, which has an interesting drop off point right on a busy crossroads and with just a small space by the war memorial to pull in to. Opening the driver’s door into traffic was challenging, but the Vicar confirmed I was doing the right thing!

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And then it was the turn of Georgia and her Father, and a more relaxed Bride so close to a wedding you’d be hard put to find. As with her Bridesmaids, she looked fabulous and by this time it was dry enough not to need the umbrellas for her short walk to the Church door.

At the rear of the Church is the Church Centre, which operates as a community centre. I drove around to park there until after the ceremony just as a children’s martial arts class was kicking out. The car park, which was already full of wedding guests’ cars, had to deal with a sudden rush of luxury 4 x 4s and sleek limos, as the little darlings were collected and unsurprisingly, gridlock ensued! However, it was all very civilised and no horns were leant on or voices raised!

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Fortunately, they’d dispersed in time for me to get Betty back in place by the war memorial before the newly married couple came out for their photos, and the rain was so light that nobody was bothered by it. Betty had had another wipe down during the ceremony and was ready for the onward journey.

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The reception was held at ‘Alrewas Hayes Exclusive Countryside Venue’ and was on the way back home for Betty.

Georgia and new hubby Danny, were very friendly and chatty and had a great time playing their music and having some bubbly from a very glittery bottle. A few guests overtook us on the dual carriageway, as Betty doesn’t do speed, and this time horns were honked and quick photos of the couple taken through the windows!

It was our first wedding at this venue but it looked great with a Country House entrance which leads through to a huge permanent marquee at the rear. No doubt they all had a great time and partied hard! It was a real pleasure for us to play our part in their special day!

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