A Great Gatsby or Vintage Theme Wedding – What is a vintage theme wedding? It is often a combination of traditional
and non-traditional features and activities planned throughout the wedding day.
There is absolutely nothing more
memorable than a unique vintage theme wedding. Brides and grooms are looking for ways to make their wedding day special, unique
and memorable. This desire has created a lot of buzz around the “Vintage Theme Wedding” concept. Especially since
the Great Gatsby movie debut.
Often when brides talk to wedding planners and other wedding professionals, they
want to know some of the unique services they have performed and to get new ideas from them about how to make the wedding
day signature special. As a result, wedding professionals can offer insight into what unique resources and services are available
that brides would never discover on their own. One of these unique service is wedding transportation.
a favorite request from brides is the “Bride Package”. The bride is picked up from her home or hotel and transported
to the wedding venue in a very rare 1929 style Excalibur (a vintage car much like the one driven by The Great Gatsby) with
VIP flags flying from the front of the vehicle. This is quite an attraction as all eyes are on the bride as she makes her
way to the wedding venue. Upon arrival, her chauffeur rolls out a red carpet, puts on white gloves to assist the bride as
she makes her way inside the wedding venue and prepares for her grand entrance. The Excalibur will later serve as the get-away
car for the bride and groom with “Just Married” flags flying on the front of the vehicle. During this entire process,
lots of photographs and video footage are taken of the bride’s grand entry and the bride and groom exit. At this point,
all the guests are completely blown away with the entire process, as they have never seen anything quite like it before.
At the reception site, there is lots of buzz going around about the cool vintage car and the attention to detail performed
by the chauffeur, which makes for great conversation before the bride and groom arrives and the reception festivities begin.
As the evening progress, everyone is having lots of fun and just before the evening comes to a close, a Vintage 1928 Essex
Coach drives up to the reception site and rolls out a red carpet in preparation for the couple to make there grand get-away
to the honeymoon suite. As the couple arrives at their hotel, what could have been a tense, hectic day, ends as a fun-filled
series of events that will always be remembered.
When considering wedding transportation for your wedding, there are
several options available to choose from. Keep in mind, availability for all of these options are limited, so planning ahead
and making reservations several months in advance are not unusual.
Option #1: The Horse Drawn Carriage –
This option brings out the princess or Cinderella feeling and gives a romantic nineteenth century flare to the wedding ceremony,
when people were transported by horse drawn wagons, coaches, and carriages. For this option to work best, the wedding and
reception should be in the same location or only a short distance apart. Keep in mind that this option has limited travel
distance and legal restrictions on the roads.
Option #2: The Vintage Automobile – This option allows the
couple to take a step back in time of the early twentieth century, when automobiles had lots of character and styling. A few
black and white photos will certainly bring out that feeling of the early days. This option works best with the wedding and
reception is within the same geographical area.
Option #3: The Classic Automobile – This option allows
the couple to experience a time and mode of transportation their parents and grandparents may have experienced. When the automobile
was king and personal transportation was unique and distinctive.
Of course, there are the traditional limousines,
but save that for your bridal party. In keeping with your vintage theme, you may want to consider a trolley bus. A very nice
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