As the trend for weddings continues to change, with many couples choosing to have their wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue, we have a look at how wedding car specialists are adapting. In this blog we hear from Mark Stepham, owner and director of West 1 Executive, who provide stunning cars for Micklefield couples.
“Every couple deserves the wedding of their dreams, and the transport for your day needs to be as beautiful and stunning as your venue, dress and food.
West 1 Executive’ is a family run executive chauffeur business founded in 2004, with the aim of providing a high-quality chauffeur service with ‘the personal touch’. Whilst the business has grown from strength to strength, our focus remains the same: to offer a bespoke service that provides the highest level of customer satisfaction at a competitive price.
Wedding cars can vary in style, shape and passenger size and we enjoy talking to the happy couple on exactly what their requirements are for their special car. Some people have personal reasons for picking a particular car. Perhaps it’s a car you’ve always dreamt of owning or one that evokes memories of a loved one. At West 1, we have a range of cars to suit every style of wedding and budget, and these include vintage, classic and modern cars. Some of our favourites include an authentic 1929 Willys Knight American Gangster car, 1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith, 1951 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith, 1956 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, and a 1960 Austin Princess Limousine.
Your wedding car is usually one of the first exciting moments of your big day. As it rolls up and you step inside, you begin the journey to one of the happiest days of your life. All our wedding cars are driven by friendly, courteous, smartly attired chauffeurs, who are always happy to chat to help put the pre-wedding nerves at bay! They are of course, on hand to help you in and out of the car and will do all they can to make your journey run smoothly. That approach to your beautiful venue can be the moment when those butterfly’s start to flutter and some deep, calming breaths may be required!
Photographs in our cars always look fabulous, with photographers loving the opportunity for artistic shots. Capturing the reflections of your venue in the gleaming windows and your silhouettes behind or catching your excitement and anticipation in the back seat, as you make the journey to your ceremony. Micklefield Hall has the most spectacular sweeping driveway. Starting with the ornate wrought iron gates, the driveway ascends through an avenue of woodland that then scoops past the magnificent Jacobean manor house and round to the impressive Tithe Barn. The cloistered walkway, in front of the barn, with its sandy coloured, perfectly raked gravel gives a stunning back drop to our parked cars, providing plenty of inspiration for your photographer.
The cost of a wedding car from us includes 3 hours hire, your choice of colour ribbon from our selection and all the cars have a neutral silk floral display on the rear parcel shelf. However, as wedding days change, and ceremonies increasingly happen at the same venue as the wedding reception, we have included some other ways in which our cars can be utilised. Whether it’s a trip to your bridal suite at a local hotel, a transfer to the airport for your honeymoon or even a scenic drive during your big day to give you a moment to get away from the ‘madding crowd’, our cars provide lots of luxury and plenty of magical moments.
Every couple deserves the wedding of their dreams and West 1 Executive can help to make those dreams come true.