One of those Weather "window" days at Croft and Brownsover Hall

A wet morning but as often happens on Wedding Days, the rain went away just in time for Rebecca to travel from Broughton Astley to Croft Church. At last the chilly east wind decided to leave us too, so an arrival with the hood down made for great photos by Rebecca Dawe Photography

Rebecca and Peter arrive at Brownsover Hall, Rugby following our country drive through Monks Kirby and Pailton which allowed most of the guest to be waiting for our arrival. A lovely occasion for the happy couple. By the way the weather "window" closed 5mins after the Badsworth was back in the garage!

Rebecca and Peter arrive at Brownsover Hall, Rugby following our country drive through Monks Kirby and Pailton which allowed most of the guest to be waiting for our arrival. A lovely occasion for the happy couple. By the way the weather "window" closed 5mins after the Badsworth was back in the garage!

The Badsworth has proved to be very popular for our recent Weddings

Emma and Warren were Married at Christ Church Mountsorrel after travelling the short distance from Quorn Grange Hotel. Following the Wedding we drove up Castle Hill for some photos prior to returning to Quorn Grange for the reception. A sunny day which the couple enjoyed with the hood down for a slow drive in the open.

This was the first time that I have driven to the rear of Quorn Grange Hotel. Great location for a photo.

This was the first time that I have driven to the rear of Quorn Grange Hotel. Great location for a photo.

Great start to 2017. First 3 Weddings all at our village Church of St. Catherine's Burbage

Our Badsworth was used for all 3 wedding plus the Beauford for last Saturdays. In addition to visiting St. Catherine's Church in the heart of Burbage it was our pleasure to chauffeur our newly married couples to 3 renowned nearby reception venues. First reception was at Ashton Lodge in the hamlet of Street Ashton via a very quiet lane through Monks Kirby. A lovely extra few minutes drive for the happy couple. Our second wedding was potentially a very short distance to Sketchley Grange Hotel in Burbage. We diverted via Aston Flamville stopping for a few photos of the Bride and Groom. Last Saturday the wedding party were picked up from Ansty Hall nr. Coventry making use of both the Badsworth and Beauford. As is often the case for the journey from Church to reception we made a detour to allow guests to arrive prior to the couple. This time a drive through Withybrook and along the narrow lane to Shilton was ideal for Tessa and Christopher to enjoy a few quiet moments together before arrival At Ansty Hall.

Although we experienced a little rain our arrival at Ansty Hall was dry and perfect for a photo of Tessa and Chris looking so pleased to be married!

Although we experienced a little rain our arrival at Ansty Hall was dry and perfect for a photo of Tessa and Chris looking so pleased to be married!

Michelle and Adam escape storm Doris!

A wedding on Friday the 24th February was a decision well made by Michelle and Adam. Thursday was the weather "bomb" of Doris and today (Saturday) a return to wet and windy conditions. Friday was great with light winds and plenty of sun. We even lowered the hood for a few yards on the Badsworth. The couple are from my home village of Burbage so very short drives to the home and St Catherine's Church for the marriage ceremony. The reception was held at Ashton Lodge Country House which can be reached via quiet lanes through Aston Flamville, Sharnford and Monks Kirby - we hardly met another car. 

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A special wedding for us to start our 2017 season. Many congratulations to Michelle and Adam.

St Nicholas Church Kenilworth to Wroxall Abbey

Only a short journey from Naomi's home in Kenilworth to St Nicholas Church but made very special by the wonderful carpet of golden leaves as we arrived to greetings from the welcoming Vicar. No hoods were lowered - far too cold but the car heaters were most welcome!

Naomi and Ian arriving at Wroxall Abbey Warwickshire. A most imposing reception venue awaits the couple to enjoy the start of married life together.

Our Badsworth and Beauford enjoyed being driven through beautiful Warwickshire countryside and Tim and myself equally enjoyed playing a part in the couples happy day. Our best wishes for the future to Naomi and Ian. 

The Wedding Breakfast Awaits the Happy Couple At Coombe Abbey

Elizabeth and Harry were married at St Peter's Church in the lovely village of Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. The newly married couple enjoyed a relaxing drive to the equally lovely Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire, for their reception. We have made a number of visits to Coombe Abbey this year and every time the sun has shone, making for a very grand approach with the hoods lowered. It's a very photogenic place and certainly no shortage of locations for a photo opportunity.

I couldn't resist this photo, showing off Elizabeth's dress in all it's glory. Just so happened a toast appeared at the right moment to be in "shot". What a marvelous setting to begin married life together. Our congratulations and best wishes to Elizabeth and Harry on what was a most beautiful occasion.

So far its been a great wedding season. Lovely couples and venues in both Warwickshire and Leicestershire

In the last few weeks we have been lucky to provide for Weddings in Coventry x 3, Nuneaton, Barrow upon Soar, Cosby etc. One of my pleasures is to find the quieter routes to the marriage ceremony and onwards to the reception. Although I have covered many local miles as a cyclist I am still amazed at the lanes and villages that I was not aware of prior to my years as a wedding chauffeur. Thanks to our couples for allowing us to participate in joint discoveries as they relax together driving through the beautiful English countryside. Recently we have made consecutive journeys from Nuneaton to Burbage and chose to take the lovely lane through Burton Hastings with the hood lowered. Both couples loved the relaxing environment before arriving at Sketchley Grange and the Hinckley Island Hotel. Hannah and Chris were married at Holy Trinity Church, Barrow upon Soar then travelling through Quorn and Woodhouse Eves to Bawden Lodge Farm, Nanpanton. First visit for me and I was impressed with the lovely country wedding environment they have created. The couple booked a Red Routemaster bus converted to a bar - very inviting!

Debbie and Kevin enjoyed a short but enjoyable Sunday afternoon drive from St Mary's Church, Walsgrave, Coventry for a reception at Brandon Hall Hotel. The couple chose to enjoy fresh air whilst travelling at a "regal" pace with the hood lowered on the Badsworth.

Hannah and Chris enjoying a "toast" prior to leaving for their reception at Bawdon Lodge Farm, Nanpanton. The Beauford is a lovely car with the hood down but has to be driven slowly to avoid any hair problems! On this occasion it was raised after we had driven down the High Street in Barrow upon Soar and lowered again as we approached the reception at Bawdon Lodge Farm

Hannah and Chris enjoying a "toast" prior to leaving for their reception at Bawdon Lodge Farm, Nanpanton. The Beauford is a lovely car with the hood down but has to be driven slowly to avoid any hair problems! On this occasion it was raised after we had driven down the High Street in Barrow upon Soar and lowered again as we approached the reception at Bawdon Lodge Farm

Our Wedding last Saturday required quite long journeys to Church and reception. Sophie and her Father were driven from Nuneaton to St Michael's and All Angel's Church, Cosby and thanks to the impeccable timing by Sophie we arrived exactly on time. Following the ceremony we took an even longer drive - 21miles to the reception at the Heart of England Centre, Fillongley north of Coventry. A good deal of the journey was along pleasantly smooth roads. We did however have to negotiate the many speed humps encountered through Bulkington and Bedworth. Can't be avoided in Nuneaton and Bedworth! Heavy clouds were around on our arrival at the reception but rain just missed us. I even managed to drive home with the hood down in the dry.

Our Wedding last Saturday required quite long journeys to Church and reception. Sophie and her Father were driven from Nuneaton to St Michael's and All Angel's Church, Cosby and thanks to the impeccable timing by Sophie we arrived exactly on time. Following the ceremony we took an even longer drive - 21miles to the reception at the Heart of England Centre, Fillongley north of Coventry. A good deal of the journey was along pleasantly smooth roads. We did however have to negotiate the many speed humps encountered through Bulkington and Bedworth. Can't be avoided in Nuneaton and Bedworth! Heavy clouds were around on our arrival at the reception but rain just missed us. I even managed to drive home with the hood down in the dry.