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.

A Bank Holiday Wedding at North Kilworth Village Church, Reception at Kilworth House

When Hannah and Oliver booked our services for a Bank Holiday Monday I hoped that the usual Bank Holiday weather would be kind to us. Not so, but the rain was never really heavy and a profusion of umbrellas ensured that the Wedding party remained almost dry. The Badsworth was the chosen car to transport Hannah and her Father the short distance from Kilworth House near Lutterworth to St Andrews Church, North Kilworth. On arrival at the Church it was my pleasure to see that the photographer was John from Jems Photography. John never fails to produce stunning and original images which can be found on his FB Page

I couldn't resist this photo of the "artist at work'. Although some light rain, the day was a very happy occasion and we would like to offer our best wishes to Hannah and Oliver for their future together. A wonderful occasion to be part of.

The magical setting of St James Church Ansty near to Coventry

St James Church Ansty is little known even by locals as it is so hidden from view. Interestingly the best view is from the M69 approaching Coventry (only a a passenger of course). The Church is often used for couples getting married from the adjacent Ansty Hall. The occasion for Rachel and Nicholas was in fact a blessing, as they were married in a secret ceremony in a Scottish Castle. It was quite a special occasion for me as I had taught Nicholas in the "olden days" at George Elliot School, Nuneaton. To enhance the occasion we were treated to music from an Irish and Scottish pipe band from Birmingham - they were excellent. The reception was next door at Ansty Hall so a 15min detour was called for following the ceremony, partly to allow the guests to walk to the Hall but also to allow Rachel and Nicholas a quiet time together.

How lovely is this! A perfect setting for such a nice couple following a Scottish Castle Wedding and a Blessing at St James Church Ansty, Coventry. My best wishes to Rachel and Nicholas for their future together.

How lovely is this! A perfect setting for such a nice couple following a Scottish Castle Wedding and a Blessing at St James Church Ansty, Coventry. My best wishes to Rachel and Nicholas for their future together.

Our first Beauford Wedding of the year. Cold with early morning snow, but -

- the sun appeared whilst Kimberley and Daniel were enjoying their Marriage in the Belmont Hotel, Leicester. Being mid April the sun was spreading a little warmth around so I took the risk of lowering the hood on the Beauford, ready for our usual short drive offered to the newly married couple. Luckily the blue sky prevailed and Kim and Dan loved the slow ride in the open around the local streets. The guests were waiting for us on the steps of the Hotel to greet the happy couple, which is always more of an occasion when the arrival is in an open top car. A perfect outcome to the day, from uncertain weather as Bride and Father drove from Newbold Verdon to Leicester, changing to lovely Spring sunshine when it mattered for our drive following the marriage ceremony.

What a change from snow earlier in the day. Kimberley and Daniel enjoying a toast prior to an open top drive in the Beauford. Our best wishes to the happy couple. We really enjoyed playing a small part in the occasion.

What a change from snow earlier in the day. Kimberley and Daniel enjoying a toast prior to an open top drive in the Beauford. Our best wishes to the happy couple. We really enjoyed playing a small part in the occasion.

St Mary's Guildhall set in beautiful old Coventry City

The centre of Coventry is a bit confusing due to new road layouts and one way streets. A bit of research via Google Street View soon makes sense of the geography and enables us to find venues without taking wrong turns! Claire and Azar were married in the hidden away St Mary's Guildhall which is opposite to the ruins of the Old Coventry Cathedral. The tower still stands and provided the city centre with a wonderful peal of bells following the marriage ceremony. As is the case at Civil Ceremonies we like to take Bride and Groom on a short drive to relax prior to photos. On arrival back at the Cathedral the photographer was eagerly waiting to pose the couple (and car) for a few photos in the cobbled area by the Old Cathedral entrance. I managed to sneak a pic as per below.

I love this photo of Claire and Azar with our Badsworth in the beautiful surroundings of "Old Coventry". Congratulations to the couple and thanks for using our services at one of our favourite local venues.

I love this photo of Claire and Azar with our Badsworth in the beautiful surroundings of "Old Coventry". Congratulations to the couple and thanks for using our services at one of our favourite local venues.

Claverdon Church and Ardencote Manor in the Heart of Beautiful "leafy" Warwickshire

A great location for Lisa and Darren's Wedding last Saturday. Not perfect weather but the Warwickshire countryside made up for a cloudy and windy day. Its a long time since we provided for a Wedding at Ardencote Manor and never before to the nearby Claverdon Church. It was a lovely quiet country drive for Lisa and her Father from Coventry via Balsall Common and Shrewley to Church. Bridesmaids followed in family cars and despite our "regal" drive we arrived exactly on time for the marriage ceremony. It's never a good idea for Bride and Groom to arrive at the reception venue before guests (can be a little lonely) so following the ceremony we took a detour from Claverdon in the opposite direction along a little used lane. The couple and myself enjoyed country views that were a bit of a hidden secret as we were off the "beaten track". Eventually we made the grand entrance to the imposing Ardencote Manor to be met by family, friends and the couples photographer and with keen anticipation of the reception proceedings to follow.

Lisa and Darren arrive at Ardencote Manor from the Church service in the village of Claverdon. Beautiful surroundings for a lovely Wedding. Our best wishes to Lisa and Darren for a happy future together.

Lisa and Darren arrive at Ardencote Manor from the Church service in the village of Claverdon. Beautiful surroundings for a lovely Wedding. Our best wishes to Lisa and Darren for a happy future together.

Lovely Wedding at Ullesthorpe Court Hotel. One of our favourite local venues.

As you may gather from previous blogs I love the opportunity to drive our cars along quiet country lanes. Ullesthorpe Court always obliges in that respect as routes from any direction are via lanes. For Kerrie and Colin's wedding the journeys were from Hinckley and we very soon were driving through Burbage, Aston Flamville, Sharnford and Frolesworth before arriving for the Civil Ceremony in Ullesthorpe. The Wedding an even more special occasion for our family as Kerrie's daughter - Sophie, was taught by my wife and has gone on to follow a similar career as a teacher. She was a bridesmaid along with her sister Kirsty, who's wedding we provided for 6 years ago. Following the ceremony the Bride and Groom took a leisurely drive along the local lanes and we hardly met another car - very relaxing. The arrival back at Ullesthorpe Court worked perfectly as the weather was OK for the guests to be waiting to greet the newly married couple. Perfect!

Colin and Kerrie enjoy a toast following their Wedding Ceremony at  Ullesthorpe Court Hotel.  A lovely relaxing occasion in a beautiful setting. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Colin and Kerrie enjoy a toast following their Wedding Ceremony at Ullesthorpe Court Hotel. A lovely relaxing occasion in a beautiful setting. Congratulations to the happy couple.

We were delighted to start our 2016 season with the local Wedding of Jo and Simon

We made a couple of trips to Hinckley Registry Office from Jo's home in Barwell. First off were the Bridesmaids to be followed by Jo and Brother - all on time. The relatively new Registry Office in the Atkins Building is great for our cars as they are provided with a bespoke parking area next to the entrance. Following the ceremony we took the short trip to Hinckley's Hollycroft Park which offers great photo locations. The guests walked the short distance, although some must have run as they arrived before us in our car! Following photos the couple enjoyed a leisurely drive along a quiet lane, through their home village of Barwell (and mine too) and then on to the reception venue of The Ashby Road Sports Club in Hinckley. Despite a cold day it was sunny and calm, so Jo and Simon chose to lower the hood on the Badsworth for the whole journey.

A great first Wedding of 2016 with the Badsworth. Congratulations to Jo and Simon. A pleasure to play a part in your Wedding. Best wishes to you both from  marriedinstyle

A great first Wedding of 2016 with the Badsworth. Congratulations to Jo and Simon. A pleasure to play a part in your Wedding. Best wishes to you both from marriedinstyle

Kilworth House. An impressive Wedding Venue set in wonderful Leicestershire countryside.

We have been providing our cars for Weddings at so many Leicestershire and Warwickshire venues for some 22years. One of our favourites is Kilworth House, just off the road between Lutterworth and Market Harborough. Marriage venues are from many local towns and villages, often Leicester, Rugby, Market Harborough, Coventry etc but many are from Kilworth House itself to local Churches, particularly North Kilworth and Husbands Bosworth. Arrival at the Hotel is via the lovely tree lined driveway up to the imposing House to be greeted by the  impeccable staff.