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3:18pm - 13/Aug/2012
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. All previous blog posts and photos can be found below.
Gypsophila in Richmond
8:20am - 12/Aug/2012
Once or twice a year we are booked for weddings in West London which is as far as we go in that direction. This weekend we were in sunny Richmond picking up Nicola from the riverside Bingham Hotel
to take her to Grove House via Richmond Park for her Marriage to Chris. Nicola arranged for additional decoration on the car in the form of Gypsopila. Nice.
Chris and Nicola after the ceremony
Gypsophila around the front bumper
The view from the terrace at the Bingham
Ciggy break after Lillibrooke Manor Wedding
9:54am - 29/Jul/2012
Rebecca and Peter traveled from Reading to Lillibrooke Manor
in Maidenhead for their wedding this weekend. As is usual at single venue weddings, the car waited for the ceremony so the couple could have some photos with the car afterwards. In this case they booked the Daimler
for a little longer so they could go for a drive afterwards and enjoy a glass of Champagne. Bad habits got the better of them though and a stop for a cigarette break was called.
Hambleden Wedding for Ellie and Russ
8:44am - 28/Jul/2012
It's becoming a habit this year, once again we were at picturesque Hambleden
. This time on a lovely warm sunny day for the marriage of Ellie and Russ. After the ceremony we took them for a drive around Henley in our Jaguar MK2
before heading on to the reception at Phyllis Court
Russ and Ellie enjoy a glass of Champagne as they set off for the reception
On arrival at Phyllis Court
5 star review for Sonning Wedding
9:17am - 22/Jul/2012
Congratulations to Stephanie and Darren who were married at St Andrew's Church in Sonning. The wet weather of the past few months has finally broken and the Sun shone. They traveled in the Jaguar to their reception at Sonning Golf Club. Thanks to Darren for the 5 star review
Back at Hambleden
5:32pm - 14/Jul/2012
The Jaguar was chosen by Sarah and Nick for their wedding in Hambleden this week. This pretty village is a popular wedding venue and we do several weddings here each year. After the ceremony we drove the couple to Monk's Barn in Hurley for the reception.
Sarah and Nick with the Jaguar outside Hambleden Church.
Chris and Chika's Island Wedding in Wantage
7:48am - 14/Jul/2012
Yellow was the theme for Chris & Chika's wedding at Ardington House
near Wantage this week. Our Jaguar MK2 picked Chika and her parents up from Milton Hill House Hotel for the ceremony on an island in the lake behind the main house. After the ceremony we drove across the huge lawn and round to the front of the house for photos.
Chika and Chris pose with the Jag
The Jag waiting by the bridge to the island
The rear of Ardington House
Classic Cars as Wedding Cars are Under Threat!
11:12am - 02/Jul/2012
The Government is currently reviewing the laws on taxi and private hire licencing.
Under the proposals wedding (and funeral) cars would no longer be exempted and forced to register as a private hire vehicle.
Classic and vintage wedding cars are often supplied by small companies and individuals who do a small
Cookham Wedding for Actor Simon
7:40am - 01/Jul/2012
Stop press...It didn't rain!!! The Daimler and Jaguar were back at Holy Trinity in Cookham this weekend for the second time in a month. The Daimler was chosen as the Bridal car for Actor Simon Bird's marriage to Lisa. After the ceremony and photos in fine weather, we drove the newlyweds and their parents back to The Olde Bell
in Hurley for the reception.
Lisa & Simon after the ceremony
Holy Trinity Church
The cars at The Olde Bell
9:41am - 23/Jun/2012
Oxford again this week for the wedding of Sharon & John in Cowley. The couple had exclusive use of Reddish Manor
in Sonning Common and returned there after the ceremony for the reception. As well as our Jaguar they booked a People Carrier which is one of two we hire in for transporting members of the wedding party.
John & Sharon enjoy a glass of Champagne for the journey to Sonning Common
The Jag and VW Caravelle at Reddish Manor
Gale Force Winds and Showers
5:36am - 17/Jun/2012
The weather was a major feature in this week's weddings. Jane and Stephen were married in Wokingham and the wind got the better of Jane's Veil. Martha and Neil were married in Oxford and the gale force winds buffeted us on the drive to the Great Barn
at Aynho. Just as we arrived the rain added to the mix. Neither couple let Autumnal weather spoil their day.
Jane's veil caught on the arch of the church entrance
Martha and Neil on arrival at the Great Barn Aynho.
2x2 Car Wedding Weekend
9:14am - 10/Jun/2012
Both cars were out at two weddings this weekend, a town centre wedding in High Wycombe on Friday for Jeremy & Sophie and a wedding in the pretty village of Aston Tirrold for Rachel & Ghyslain on Saturday.
A wind swept Sophie and Bridesmaids outside the church
Rachel & Ghyslain at Moulsford Prep School for their reception
Aston Tirrold Church
The Daimler outside the church gate
Musician's Wedding during Jubilee Weekend
8:37am - 05/Jun/2012
We've had a busy weekend, first the wedding of musician Dhani Harrison and his new wife, Sola in the Daimler (sorry no photos) and then both cars provided transport for the wedding party at Clare and Andrew's wedding in Cookham. The reception was at Stirrups
in Maidens Green.
Clare and Andrew leaving the church
The Daimler outside the church next to what must be one of the smallest doors in the country, about 4 feet high
Wedding at Le Manoir
7:02am - 27/May/2012
On a beautiful sunny day we provided our Daimler for Fiona's wedding at Le Manoir
, Great Milton. It is a stunning place with legendary food and amazing gardens. Perfect.
Fiona and her Father on arrival
The Daimler at Le Manoir's main entrance
Cerise in Didcot
7:23am - 20/May/2012
Our Jaguar MK2
drove past our Daimler
outside St Nicholas' Rotherfield Greys for Chris & Emma's wedding en route to Didcot for Victoria & John's wedding. Victoria chose a Cerise colour theme. After the ceremony at All Saints we went for a short drive so the newly weds could relax with a glass of Champagne. The reception was held at the Conservative Club
Victoria arrives at the reception
The Jag in Cerise
Our Daimler spotted in Rotherfield Greys
My Bix Greek Wedding
5:07pm - 05/May/2012
Our Silver Grey Jaguar MK2 was the transport for Kate and Thanos' wedding in Caversham this weekend. After photos in a riverside park we drove the newly weds to Bix Manor
for the reception.
Kate and Thanos enjoy their first glass of Champagne as a married couple
On Arrival at Bix Manor
Bucks Railway Centre Wedding Fair
4:05pm - 23/Apr/2012
We took the Daimler along to Quainton last week for the Bucks Railway Centre
Wedding Fair. This is quite different to most wedding venues with some interesting distractions for your guests. Among the exhibitors at the fair were Allsorts Clarinet Ensemble
who played two sets during the evening.
Daimler on show at the Wedding Fair
Faint double rainbow over the old trains
BMX Pro Wedding
7:55am - 22/Apr/2012
Our Daimler and Jaguar MK2
provided transport for BMX Professional Kelvin Batey's marriage to Emily this week. Dodging the April showers, the wedding ceremony was held at St Mary's church Harpsden. Afterwards we took Kelvin, Emily and family to the reception at the Great House
Kelvin about to join Emily in the Daimler for a glass of bubbly
Emily and Bridesmaids arriving at the reception
Oxford College Wedding
12:36pm - 15/Apr/2012
We were back in Oxford this week for Claire and Simon's wedding at Lincoln College. This college is quite small and access is through a lane with a rising bollard to keep traffic out. Although the lane and college were picturesque the Jag had to be parked in a narrow alley opposite.
Guests arriving at Phyllis Court, Henley for the reception
Lincoln College quad
Unwedding car friendly lane
Even tucked up the alley the Jag attracted a lot of attention from passing tourists
Daimler on call in Reading
10:01pm - 07/Apr/2012
Our Daimler provided the transport throughout the afternoon for Tim and Simi's wedding in Reading this week. Staying at the Forbury Hotel, we took the Bride to Shehnai in Reading for the ceremony. Tim and Simi then returned to the hotel for a change of clothes before returning to Shehnai for the reception. We also provided our evening service to take them back to their hotel at the end of the night.
Simi and Tim enjoy a glass of Champagne outside the Forbury
The Daimler outside the Forbury
6:27pm - 07/Apr/2012
Philip and Iona booked our Jaguar MK2
for their wedding in Ipsden this week. Iona's father's shoot trailer
was used to ferry guests the short distance from the church to their
house where the reception was held. The views from the field the
marquee was pitched made for some stunning photos.
Beautiful location for the wedding photos
The Gun Trailer pressed into service to ferry guests
The car photo, always one
See us at Bucks Railway Centre Wedding Fair
8:04am - 05/Apr/2012
We don't usually do wedding fairs but we will be at the Bucks Railway Centre
in Quainton on April 20th. Admission and parking is free at what should prove to be an interesting venue. If you want to give our cars the once over this is an ideal opportunity. Also performing will be our very own Allsorts Clarinet Ensemble
Our Drivers are Multi Talented
7:37am - 01/Apr/2012
Abingdon weddings this week, Lyndsay
and Dan were married at Casswell House Barn, Witney. Elley and Jim
married in Radley and held their reception at Steventon House Hotel.
In a bizarre coincidence, Raffy who was Elley and Jim's wedding car
driver also plays Saxophone for the band booked for their reception,
Abingdon Swingtime, so made an encore appearance on their wedding
Elley, Jim and their daughter
The Daimler at Steventon House
Lyndsay and Dan at Casswell House Barn
Nice shot of the Jag
Ready for the New Season
11:46am - 28/Feb/2012
After the Winter break we are about to embark on what looks to be another great season. The cars are ready to go and bookings are looking good. We still have some dates available throughout the year so drop us an email
or call with your requirements. This year we have a brand new White VW 6 passenger people carrier available. Throughout the season we will be recording a selection of our weddings on the blog so keep dipping in.
That's it until March 2012
8:13am - 20/Nov/2011
You will see from the previous post that we have just completed the last wedding of the 2011 season. We do not operate the classics in the winter due to their vulnerability to salty roads and adverse weather. Thanks to all of our customers for choosing us it's been a great year. Our first wedding of 2012 is in March but we are open for enquiries and bookings throughout the winter so please call or email for a quote. We look forward to meeting all our new customers next year.
Camper van breaks Jaguar monopoly at end of season wedding
7:55am - 20/Nov/2011
Lyndsay and Karl wanted their wedding transport to be a little different, so as well as hiring our Jaguar and Daimler we also prepared and chauffeured their VW split screen camper van as the Bridal Car. The vehicles created much interest amusing passers by outside the church in Benson. After the ceremony we transported the wedding party to the reception at Bix Manor
The VW at Bix
The cars outside St Helen's Benson
Back at Bix after the ceremony
11/11/11 Wedding with a 5 star review
12:40pm - 17/Nov/2011
Groom Warren will have no difficultly
remembering his wedding anniversary to Sian having tied the knot on
November 11th 2011. Our Jaguar and Daimler conveyed the
wedding party from Danesfield House Hotel to the church in the lovely
village of Hambleden. The reception was held at the Old Bell Hurley.
Thanks to Sian's mum, Sue for the 5 star review.
The cars awaiting departure from Danesfield House
The Daimler outside the main entrance to the Hotel
Vicki and Ash Shiplake Wedding
7:56am - 27/Oct/2011
Our Daimler 250 took Bride Vicki to Shiplake Church for her wedding in August. The reception was held at Shiplake College which is right next to the church. Vicki's mum, Linda sent me this photo and kindly left us a 5 star review
Our Chauffeur holds the Bride's bouquet while she poses for photos at the church
Kate and James' Autumn Wedding in Henley
1:07pm - 26/Oct/2011
Thanks to Kate and James for the 5 star review
and photo following their October wedding in Henley. See 3 Mercs and a Jag posting earlier.
Caswell House Review
11:40am - 23/Oct/2011
Thanks to Anna for the great review
following her wedding to Ric held at Caswell House. See earlier posting.
We have won "Top Rated Company" award based on our reviews
8:34am - 15/Oct/2011
Many thanks to Benn and Stella for their review on Freeindex.co.uk
which was our 50th and upgrades our award status from Highly Recommended to Top Rated Company. Thank you to all our customers who have taken the time to submit a review.
Pubs and Churches (3) Turville
4:36pm - 07/Oct/2011
James and Tamsin booked our Daimler for their wedding in the pretty village of Turville near Henley. Turville has been the location for many films and TV shows. The church they were married in was the one used in the Vicar of Dibley and the pub next door, the Bull & Butcher where they held their reception has also appeared in numerous productions including Midsomer Murders.
On top of the hill that overlooks the village is the windmill featured in the classic film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
3 Mercs and a Jag in a Heatwave
9:06am - 03/Oct/2011
Guests at Kate & James wedding in Henley didn't have to worry too much about transport as they laid on our Jaguar MK2 as the Bridal Car supported by 3 S Class Mercedes for the Bridesmaids and close family as well as 2 coaches. The wedding took place in blazing sunshine during the October heatwave in Henley and after photos by the river we took them on to the reception at Bix Manor
The cars line up outside Church of the Sacred Heart, Henley
The Jag is back at Bix Manor
Sporty Wedding Review
11:28am - 21/Sep/2011
Thanks to George for the review
following his wedding to Nicky at Waltham St Lawrence where we provided our Jaguar and Daimler. See earlier post.
Another 5 Star Review
10:52am - 21/Sep/2011
Thanks to James for the great comments in his review
following his wedding to Natasha in July.
5 Star Review for Hambleden Wedding
7:31am - 20/Sep/2011
Thanks to David for the review
he left following the supply of three vehicles for his wedding to Rachel. (See below)
9:13am - 18/Sep/2011
Stella and Benn chose our Jaguar MK2 for their wedding in Wokingham. After the ceremony at All Saints Church we drove them to Cantley House Hotel
for the reception. Despite the showers the weather improved for the photos.
Stella and Benn pose with the Jag
The Jag outside Cantley House
Caswell House Wedding in the Cotswolds
8:33am - 18/Sep/2011
Our Daimler was in attendance for Anna and Ric's civil wedding at Caswell Barns
near Witney. This venue is in a lovely rural location and also provides accommodation.
The Daimler outside the main barn where the ceremony was held
I think these converted barns are used as offices, you can see that the far end hasn't been converted
Another view of the main barn
Another hidden Church, Clewer near Windsor
8:15am - 18/Sep/2011
Just outside Windsor off the busy A308 Maidenhead to Windsor Road lies the tiny village of Clewer. We provided Paul & Suzanne with our Jaguar MK2 for their Blue themed wedding at this pretty church. Paul
knows his Jags, as well as owning a modern one he is a model and prop maker for film and TV and worked on the Morse
series which featured a Jaguar MK2. The reception was held at Savill Gardens
at Englefield Green.
Paul supplied the Blue ribbons
Pubs and Churches (2)
9:30am - 04/Sep/2011
This pub and church combo is in Burnham, just off the charming High Street.
Old Five Bells
St Peter's Church Opposite.
Pubs and Churches (1)
9:25am - 04/Sep/2011
Over the years we've noticed that just as every churchyard has a Yew tree, many churches have a pub next to or opposite them. Very useful for early arriving guests. This is the first in a series of such churches as and when we stumble across them.
Sonning on Thames.
And right next door is St Andrew's Church Sonning
Eton College Chapel Wedding
9:01am - 04/Sep/2011
Following on from our recent wedding at Christ Church Cathedral, this week we were at Alison and Charlie's wedding at Eton College Chapel. Following the service we drove them in the Daimler
to Queen's Eyot
near Bray Marina where they transferred to a boat to reach the island.
Charlie and Alison in the Daimler
The Daimler at Eton College Chapel
The Daimler at the boat dock at Queens Eyot.
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Wedding
9:12am - 28/Aug/2011
Each year we attend an increasing number of Oxford City weddings, perhaps it's the Morse
connection with the car. Typically these weddings involve one of the historic colleges and David and Galina's was no exception. If you ever wonder whether it's worth hiring a wedding car because you live so close to the venue this should give you encouragement. David and Galina live at Christ Church and their wedding and reception were also at
Last Day for Redroofs in Maidenhead
8:30am - 28/Aug/2011
Our Daimler was in attendance at Rebecca and Ray's wedding in Maidenhead this week. We picked Rebecca and her Father up from the fine riverside B&B, Redroofs at Oldfield, which sadly was closing the next day. After the cermony at St Joseph's Maidenhead we drove the newly weds to the river where they boarded a boat to take them to their reception at Monkey Island.
Maidenhead Bridge seen from the garden
Rebecca and Ray leave the Daimler to board the boat
Car Swap at Hambleden Wedding
8:02am - 25/Aug/2011
We provided three vehicles for Rachel and David's midweek wedding in Hambleden. Rachel traveled to the church in our Daimler but on advice it was a sportier option, they decided to travel to the reception at Bix Manor
in the Jaguar. We drove through the beautiful Chiltern Hills which surround Hambleden stopping at a bench on a hill near Skirmett where Rachel and David enjoyed the view and a glass of Champagne.
Enjoying the Champagne and view
The Chiltern Hills
The cars outside Hambleden Church
Henley's Hidden Church
3:59pm - 24/Aug/2011
Last weekend we provided our Jaguar Mk2 for Bethany and Simon's wedding at Holy Trinity Church Henley. This pretty church is tucked away up a small lane off Greys Road, it's off the tourist trail and probably unknown to many residents. This was only the second wedding we have covered at this location. If you get the chance wander up and take a look, it's a lovely quiet location in the middle of town.
Greys Hill Henley
No entry is complete without the car shot
Sporty Wedding at Waltham St. Lawrence
8:56am - 14/Aug/2011
This weekend we provided our Jaguar and Daimler for Nicky and George's wedding at Waltham St Lawrence. The wedding had a particular sporty theme as their friends created an arch using Lacrosse Sticks and Cycle Wheels reflecting the Bride and Groom's sporting passions.
Drinkers outside the lovely Old Bell Inn next to the church had plenty to watch, in addition to the arrival of the wedding cars, the crew of an old steam traction engine had st
6:07pm - 05/Aug/2011
Sharon and Sam were married at St
Peter's Church Marlow this week. We picked up Sharon and other members of the wedding party
from the Compleat Angler Hotel on the Bisham side of the river and
ferried them over the bridge to the Church. The weather was perfect so after the
ceremony the newly-weds walked down to the river to be collected by a
launch to take them back over to the Hotel.
The MK2 at St Peter's
The view across the river to The Compleat Angler
The Launch departs with the Bride & Groom
Louise and Edward's Wedding
2:22pm - 28/Jul/2011
Earlier this year we provided two vehicles, including our Silver Grey Jaguar Mk2, for Louise and Edward's wedding. They have been kind enough to send me some of the photos with the car. The marriage was at All Saint's Church Swallowfield and the reception at Warbrook House, Eversley.
The happy couple.
Our Chauffeur John oversees Louise's exit from the Jag.
Their first glass of Champagne as a married couple.
Great reflection shot.
Thames Themed Wedding Follow Up........
11:53am - 25/Jul/2011
Thanks to Claire's Father, Bob, for the Testimonial
following Claire and James wedding in Streatley (See below).