Goin’ to the chapel … in style

Credit: six degrees/Colin Styker

First of all, thanks again to the WordPress.com powers-that-be for once again choosing one of my random ramblings as a freshly pressed blog. Much appreciated.

Now, oh faithful reader, on to the real reason you’ve all clicked through to this most glorious post.

Weddings.

That’s right, yours truly is a wee bit obsessed. I know, how girly of me, right? Well, there’s more to a wedding day than white dresses, lace and pretty flowers. You have to get yourself to the church/hall/backyard/ceremony location/party somehow, right? And therein lies my fascination.

I recently spent a great deal of time researching the coolest rides for wedding transportation for an article. And let me tell you, there are some pretty interesting things out there. For instance, I came across the ONLY stretch Ferrari F430 limousine in the world in the UK, and then of course there is the MINI XXL which is, of course, a stretch MINI Cooper with a hot tub in the trunk! Fantastic automotive creation.

As cool as those rides are though, I think I would have to say that classic is the way to go on your big day. My husband (Mr Savvy with the camera angles) shoots weddings on the weekends. And I always ask to see his shots right away so I can ooh and aah (or gag in disgust) over the bride’s dress and colour choices. But I also want to see what transportation said couple have chosen for their big day. Most often, it’s the traditional white Lincoln limo, and sometimes a limo bus. But every now and then a truly classy couple comes along and they venture into the realm of wedding super-stardom and pull up in a classic ’30s-era Rolls-Royce.

Nothing, absolutely nothing, says style and elegance like a ’30s-era RR. The photo at the top of this blog was taken by my hubby just this past weekend at a wedding. It was an extravagant Italian wedding that spared no expenses (they even had an accordion playing The Godfather theme music when the men popped Champagne).

I’m not one to plug other blogs or companies, but I’ll take a moment to direct your attention to six degrees in motion, the photography studio that my husband works for and with here in Montreal, Quebec. They’re a fantastic group of guys who aren’t just great at weddings but have a real passion for cars as well. (Hopefully I can soon direct you to a Mustang drive video I did with their head video guy, Marco). Anyways, for more fantastic wedding shots and truly incredible wedding videos, check out their blog.

Oh, and I’ll also be a feature writer for them soon too — so if you truly love me, oh faithful reader, you better make sure you check back on their blog as well as mine.

But, back to the matter at hand; wedding transportation. I think a lot of planning goes into a person’s wedding (I should know, I planned one myself just a few years ago), and I think sometimes the transportation gets left as the least important element on the list.

Well brides (and grooms!) I think it’s time you all changed that and made cool wedding transportation a new tradition. Consider pulling up on an Italian-bred Vespa, or renting matching MINI Coopers for your entire bridal party. Not only will your entrance be remembered, but it will make for a really cool photo shoot.

Or, you can just do what I did and arrive in pure style: an airbus airplane.

My wedding - Credit: six degrees

Drive on (to the alter),
– M.

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~ by drivingmsmiranda on October 11, 2010.

7 Responses to “Goin’ to the chapel … in style”

  1. Yo Miranda!

    Congrats on your 2nd “Freshly Pressed” feature! I am green beer with envy. πŸ™‚

    My wedding entrance was achieved via my Best Man’s Toyota 4Runner. Not very memorable or photogenic, but it got the job done. We went with the “one stop shopping” wedding, so there was no need to get from the church to the reception since there wasn’t any church. Saved money on the reception and put it towards 10 fabulous days on Kauai and Lanai.

    Cheers!
    G-LO

  2. At my dad’s wedding (which was a few weeks ago) we all arrived in a red 2003 Chrysler Town & Country. Classy.

    Personally, I think a moped would be cool. But matching Mini Coopers? And what, do a remake of the Italian Job after? (I jest)

  3. Love your wedding ideas and the pictures are beautiful. So, is that you in the wedding pic?

    • Hey V.V.,

      Thanks! And my husband is the rockin’ photographer. πŸ™‚

      Yes, that would be me and said husband frolicking on the Cuban beach the day after our wedding down there!

      Drive on,
      – M.

  4. Congrats! lovely post..

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