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How to love your wedding car! With The Little Vintage Car Co. and Dottie Photography

Did you know… that wedding cars don’t come with that frighteningly shiny ribbon as standard?! They weren’t manufactured with the stuff on back in the 1940s / 50s / 60s so don’t let their owners convince you it’s a fixture now! With a little creativity, an open minded car company(!) and the right team you can decorate your wedding car so it looks divine inside and out. I have a gorgeous shoot to show you and some more ideas at the end of today’s feature. Enjoy!
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All images are by Dottie Photography

We (The Little Vintage Car Co.) collaborated with Dottie Photography and fellow wedding suppliers this summer to create a set of wedding images with a romantic vintage theme.”

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This shoot has a fresh and stylish take on a classic vintage theme – the star of the show is beautiful convertible cream VW Beetle Carmen. Carmen formerly starred as a centrepiece in an American Diner so she is in excellent condition and perfectly at home in the limelight! The styling team also used a Chinese paper and bamboo parasol, a set of antique Harrods luggage and dresses from a local dress company Shades of White to bring the look together.

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The shoot was set at South Farm, a picturesque country farm house nestled within 20 acres of glorious grounds in Hertfordshire. Most of the pictures were taken in the venue’s romantic tree lined avenue. Our flowers were arranged by Buns and Roses and were made up of pink peonies, sweet pea, rose and ranunculus (the smell was divine). We used a large swag of white roses, thistles, eucalyptus and bunches of seasonal greenery to dress the front bumper of the car. It finished the look beautifully.

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Suppliers

Photography: http://www.dottiephotography.co.uk/

Car: www.thelittlevintagecarco.com

Venue: http://www.south-farm.co.uk/

Flowers: www.buns-and-roses.co.uk/

Hair: http://alisonjennerhair.com/

Make up: http://www.lizasmithmakeup.co.uk/

Dresses: http://www.shades-of-white.co.uk/

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I think this shoot is fabulous: it shows you can play with the traditional wedding car styling and extend your wedding styling to your front bumper and beyond… but there are so many more possibilities! Here are a few ideas you might like…

  1. Decorate the inside of your wedding car too… add flowers on the parcel shelf, the headrests and even the dashboard. Your florist can help style your ride to the venue and make it look (and smell!) amazing
  2. Incorporate a little calligraphy. Window pens are easy enough to clean away (with face wipes!) – so practice your lettering and write your names on the window on your wedding morning
  3. Don’t leave your wedding car at the gates. When you arrive at your venue, keep your vintage car a little longer. Bring it into a display area with hay bales or seating, let kids have their photo taken and go totally OTT with more decorations in there!
  4. If flowers are too expensive think about alternative ribbons. Use thick lace or torn silk streamers (safely) to decorate the car instead.
  5. For more ideas for styling your wedding car, see my Pinterest board here: https://www.pinterest.com/claire2/styling-wedding-car-ideas/

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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