Vintage Getaway Cars

Hiring a vintage getaway car is a great way to enhance your wedding photos, so get inspired with your wedding theme and find a model that corresponds with the mood of your event.

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Look for the shade that matches your colour palette or a car that originates from a decade you have chosen for your vintage themed wedding. It is also important to pick stylish decorations that will look great in photos such as balloons, pompoms, ribbons and bunting. From glamorous Rolls Royce to small VW beetle, old-timers are chic and full of character with their gorgeous intricate designs and anyone can find a pretty vintage car to match their personal taste.

How to choose a model?

Firstly, you need to be practical and pick a model that you feel comfortable in. Find a respectable company and arrange to see the vehicle before you make any bookings. The car should be perfectly clean and safe to drive, but also big enough for the bride’s beautiful dress. Remember that a tiny car probably isn’t a perfect match for a luxurious ball gown with layers of tulle! You should also find out if the vehicle can actually take you to your destination. If you need it for a small drive around town, this won’t be a problem and any car will do, but if you need to reach your honeymoon destination, which is a few hours away from the reception venue, make sure that the car can take it.

Chic old-timers are very popular at vintage weddings, so why not make a statement with a model created in that particular decade you have chosen for your party! Go for an elegant Rolls Royce from the twenties if you are planning a Great Gatsby inspired wedding, or impress your guests with a 1964 Ford Mustang Convertible if your theme is based around the sixties.

You can also draw inspiration from romantic Paris and hire a Citroen 2CV painted in a lovely bright colour, or go for British royalty chic with Queen Elizabeth’s favourite Austin Princess car.

How to decorate your old-timer?

Traditional decorations for a getaway car include “just married” signs, ribbons, flowers and metal tins, but you can also use colourful balloons, pompoms made of tissue paper, bunting or small chalkboards. You can simply scribble “just married” on the windows with a liquid chalk from Weddingstar or use one of their personalised clings to add a personal touch to your old-timer. We also love their satin pearl pompoms and licence plates which will look great on any old-fashioned vehicle. 

Flower wreaths can also work well with vintage vehicles and we think they look extremely chic on VW and Fiat cars, while plain white satin ribbon is the ideal decoration for a luxury Rolls Royce or Austin Princess. If you want to add a quirky detail, use old cans and design them yourself with paint, cardboard and ribbons.

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