If you want to arrive at your wedding ceremony in style and sophistication then nothing beats a classic vintage car and we’re taking a trip back to more elegant and opulent times with Ian from Iron Horse Carriages.
Ian is a firm believer in the philosophy that a driver should really be ‘a Butler who drives’, and that a true Chauffeur provides much more than just a comfortable ride from A to B.
Ian developed his passion for classic British cars at an early age, with the sinuous scrolling lines of the bodywork and gleaming chrome leaving a long lasting impression. As an engineer, Ian’s skill has enabled him to transform these grand old ladies of the classic motoring age into stunning showroom-quality marques that evoke memories of hollywood’s golden age. Meticulous attention to detail keeps his stable of automotive thoroughbreds in tiptop fettle, with parts and original, period fittings sourced from artisan suppliers in the UK.
Having been part of many weddings, Ian has some useful tips for couples wanting to make the most of their transport experience, suggesting that couples take the time to sit in the car, make sure they are comfortable and talk to their photographer about how to incorporate it into their wedding photos. He wants couples to love every minute of being in the car and encourages them to have fun and to enjoy being the focus of bystanders and passerby’s attention which automatically comes when you travel in an elegant classic car. His only words of caution are to be aware of steep, or tight approaches to your venue that the Chauffeur needs to be prepared for (heavy classic cars aren’t as nimble as your Corolla), and for girls to take his advice on the most elegant method of entering and exiting the car in large hooped or layered dresses, especially if the weather is a little inclement!
At the end of the day though, Ian and his team of Chauffeurs are consummate professionals who have been trained to deal with just about every situation you could encounter on a wedding day and are there to make sure you have the most special day you possibly can. They will ensure that you get not only to the church on time, but also to the photo session, the reception and possibly your honeymoon flight at the end of the night too. And all in the absolute epitome of classic, regal style! To reinforce this, Ian has this last little gem “Remember that the bride who is travelling in a classic car is never early or late, they are the only person who is exactly on time!”. So just like a Princess, which is exactly as it should be on your wedding day!