Out and about
Urban Wedding Fayre, May 2019
'(Nothing But) Flowers'
In May we were at the Urban Wedding Fayre, organised by the Urban Wedding Company Ltd and held at the Fairfield Social Club in Manchester. What an unusual venue – under the railway arches which meant Florence could just squeeze in through the doors and be on display inside! Kate from Perfect Bouquet Full of Flowers made us a stunning garland and wing mirror decorations – the colours were just gorgeous, blue delphiniums, pink peonies and white roses on green eucalyptus.
As the weather was dry and sunny, we carefully took the decorations home as we knew this would be a great opportunity to get some lovely photos. And we realised there are so many ways you can dress your wedding car – so the garland ended up going on the front under the windscreen, on the front bumper, on the picnic basket, and on the rear bumper! It just goes to show, there’s no limit to the ways you can decorate your car – all you need is your imagination and a little bit of creative flair!
Indie Wedding Fair, March 2019
'Til the Clouds Clear'
On a blustery, showery day in March, we were one of the selected suppliers to appear at Indie Wedding Fair in FiveFour Studios, Salford. The venue is amazing, lots of airy, white space with lots of quirky details – and a lovely bar area! The event brought together some great creative wedding suppliers and it was good to talk to lots of brides-to-be – some of whom were way ahead with their wedding planning! One lady told me that she’d always wanted a classic Fiat 500 after first seeing one on a family holiday when she was a child – so she was very excited to enquire about hiring Florence as a nostalgic touch on her wedding day. It’s always lovely to hear people’s memories of when they first saw a Fiat 500!
To match the style of the venue, we dressed Florence very simply for the fair – classic white ribbon on the front, with a white and green garland on the back bumper. Of course, she wouldn’t be complete without her picnic basket (although it was definitely not picnic weather!) with a heart-shaped ‘And They Lived Happily Ever After’ sign attached.
It was a cold day with sleet showers unfortunately, but model Flic Jackson, who was wearing a beautiful Anna Campbell Bridal dress for Jean Jackson Couture, agreed to have some photos taken with Florence, which we really appreciate as we’re sure she must have been freezing cold!
Many thanks to Ellie Grace Photography for taking some lovely photos on the day, some of them we’ve included below.
Kristina & Scott, August 2018
'On Days Like These'
It was the summer that never seemed to end, and this particular August Saturday was no exception. We decided to take the scenic route from Newhey across the Lancashire-Yorkshire border, taking in a quick pit stop at the Saddleworth Hotel near Delph, skirting near Marsden Moor Estate and crossing the Pennine Bridleway. What a fantastic drive! Big blue skies around us, dramatic scenery – it brought to mind the classic ‘Italian Job’ intro ‘On Days Like These’ sung by Matt Monro – although without the super-powered Lamborghini Miura. In fact the rather more modestly-sized engine of Florence meant lots of gear changes and cries of “Come on little car!”
We descended into the pretty village of Honley for Kristina and Scott’s wedding which took place in the local church, a lovely dark stone Victorian building and we knew straightaway the photos would look great. Kristina opted for white ribbon decorations with a beautiful vintage-inspired dahlia floral bumper garland, which matched the bridal party’s bouquets.
As the guests spilled out from the church, Florence attracted lots of attention! We dressed the picnic basket with Just Married and Mr & Mrs signs.
We took Kristina and Scott to a beautiful spot up on the moors for some photos. It did cloud over which made for some wonderfully atmospheric shots. The photographer was Mark Newton and he has kindly agreed to let us showcase some of his photos and we think you’ll agree, the results are stunning!
As we left to go to the reception venue, what should appear over the hill but a modern Fiat 500! Fortunately Mark managed to capture this one-off moment!
We are so glad to have been a part of Kristina and Scott’s special day, such a lovely couple, and we wish them every happiness for the future!