Arrive in regal style on your wedding day

1FB_IMG_1460253757679If 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!

Love me, Love my car

The leafy, semi-rural suburb of Brookfield proved a glorious backdrop for this divine couple and a very stylish Rolls Royce.

Whether you, or your partner, are complete rev-heads, or you simply want to arrive at your venue in style then classic cars can be a luxury well worth the money. The legends of the motoring industry make for fabulous props in your photos too, giving your photographer a whole range of additional creative opportunities.

Whilst the classics (think Rollers, Jags and Mercs), look the best, some modern motors look great too, and in the right location, especially in vibrant, urban locations, limousines can be the perfect choice, especially when you have a large bridal party to transport and parking is tricky.

Of course in Australia you can’t go past classic Holdens and Fords, particularly the muscle cars, but always be aware that many lack air-conditioning and that space in the back, particularly with a big dress, can be a little tight.

Whatever your taste, there will be a four wheel solution that complements your style and your budget and does so much more than just get you to the church on time.

Photo Credits:
Photography: Masterpieces Photography + Video
Gown: George Wu
Suit: When Freddie Met Lilly
Rolls Royce: Somerton Limousines
Hair: House of Zion
Makeup: Kelly Weavers
Lighting: AV Ideas
Flowers: Pollen Florist
Models: Boss Models


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Arrive in Style

GGLimos_003If you are looking for quality and experience from your wedding transport then you can’t go past Golden Gate Limousines. Having operated in Queensland for over 20 years, Golden Gate Limos are one of the longest operating limousine service in the region.  Their fleet of vehicles range from seven seaters through to the 11 seater Chryslers and 13 seater Ford super stretch cars to fit the whole bridal party.

Comfort and trust are the trends for 2015. With increasingly unpredictable weather in Queensland, it’s important to have all the options covered and air conditioned comfort can be a big factor on a warm and humid summer’s day, giving you chance to refresh and relax.

Another big trend we have seen is the desire for understated class. Couples want a limousine service that is stylish and elegant.

The gender roles of wedding decision making are on the move more than ever before too, with the ladies deciding on the mode of transport, and wedding limos are one of the most popular choices amongst brides. Super stretch limos often work out more convenient, and can be more economical with more people in each vehicle. It also makes for a fun day, shared with the whole bridal party on the journey together.

Trust is a massive factor too, especially with the entry into the market of lots of new operators. We are proud to have the reliability of the largest fleet of limos, having operated in South East Queensland for over 20 years.