It’s officially December which can only mean one thing….!

It’s Christmas time!!!!

This is literally my favourite time of year, putting the tree up, watching christmas movies and snuggling up on the sofa with a glass of red. What could be better!?

The weekend saw us do our last wedding of 2018 and despite the miserable weather it was just lovely. Our camper van Rupert transported the beautiful bride and her family from Burgess Hill to to the stunning South Lodge, just a stone’s throw away from our base in Cowfold. South Lodge is a tryly stunning venue, with beautiful grounds ideal for a summer or winter wedding. The front of the hotel looked radiant with the warm light pouring through the windows and a sparkling garland adorning the wooden double doors, the ideal backdrop for magical wedding photos.

Who else is getting married at South Lodge?

We have one last event this weekend before Tickle and Rupert go into hibernation for winter. Both have a little maintenance planned to ensure they are both looking and running their best before next wedding season.

That’s about it for our little roundup, catch you all again soon!

 

x Kate x

 

 

Black Friday Flash Sale!!!

Hey everyone!

If you haven’t booked your wedding car for 2019 or 2020 you really need to! Spaces are filling up fast and as we only take on one wedding per day, once it’s gone it’s gone!

We’re offering a huge 15% off all wedding car and photobooth bookings until midnight on 26/11/2018 and to secure your date, all we need is a small deposit. It’s so easy to book, just click on the link below to contact us!

Talk to us!

Happy cyber weekend everyone!

x Kate x

 

I know it’s not strictly wedding related but….

I am so freakin’ excited for Christmas!

We have one more wedding to go on the 1st December, with our bride choosing Rupert as her wedding transport. She’s chosen a hunter green and pink theme for her day and we can’t wait! Love seeing all the different combinations of colours on our cars and this will lead nicely into Christmas!

When do you all put your trees up?

As a kid, my family never put the tree up early and although Christmas was special, I always felt we should have made more of it! I love the warmth and cosiness that Christmas decorations bring so I like to put mine up at the end of November. I love that December is for all things Christmas and I truly relish the time I get to spend with my (well Jack’s) family! Since making a a bespoken jewel coloured garland earlier this year for one of our beautiful brides, I’m obsessed! So this year the colour scheme is going more decadent and opulent. Gold, teal, plum + purple.

This year I’m going less traditional and more environmentally friendly. We already use as little plastic as possible in our cars, we use paper straws, water is supplied in swing top glass bottles and we only use satin ribbons but I will be using brown paper to wrap presents, brightened up with satin or hessian ribbons. Brown paper is widely recycled and the ribbons can be used again year after year! Just a few little changes here and there can really make a huge difference to our environment.

Follow @1millionwomen on Facebook and Instagram for some amazing ways to help the environment and reduce waste!

It’s not just for Christmas, but it’s a start.

PS! We’re still offering 10% off all wedding car and photobooth bookings until 30.11.2018! Be quick!

 

x Kate x

What a year it’s been – 2018!

What can I say? 2018, you’ve sure been amazing!

With just one more wedding to go, we are feeling totally overwhelmed and super grateful to have had such an amazing first year in business and really wanted to just say, THANKS!

Our penultimate wedding this year saw Rupert transport Beth to her wedding at Cissbury Barns in Findon, West Sussex before making a mad dash across town to pick up a family member when their taxi didn’t turn up. Thankfully the traffic was not against us and we made it just in time. It’s the little things like this which make my job so satisfying. The weather was fantastic, Rupert was adorned with his jewel coloured garland and white ribbons and bows and the day went swimmingly!

Here’s a little snap of Rupert with Beth and Seb.

Cissbury Barns Wedding 13th October 2018

Check out our gallery for more of our 2018 weddings:

http://www.busandbugvintageweddings.co.uk/gallery

2019 is shaping up to be a very busy year already with weddings spanning from April until November! I can’t wait!

Thank you to all our brides and grooms that chose Tickle and Rupert to be their wedding cars, to all the people who hired our cute vintage photobooth and to everyone who’s supported us from the beginning, we are truly humbled.

If you’d like to hire Tickle or Rupert for your wedding day, party or event, please dont hesitate to get in touch!

http://www.busandbugvintageweddings.co.uk/contactus

x Kate x

 

 

Upcoming events!

Hey everyone!

Sorry we’ve been so quiet since, OMG, like June! Where has the year even gone??

July and August has been flat out for Bus and Bug, with both our little wedding cars out on wedding or photobooth duties every weekend.

You know what they say though; do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Never a truer word spoken!

So, now wedding season is coming to a close for 2018, it’s time for all things wedding fair!

We’ve got a couple of events squeezed in between our September weddings so do come along and say hello:

The Happily Ever After Creative Wedding Fair – Sunday 9th September – Brighton Racecourse

Margot’s Wedding Fair – Sunday 30th September – Worthing Dome

We’d love to see you there!

x Kate x

 

Can anyone else believe we’re half way through June?!

Hey guys and girls

WHAT A YEAR IT’S SHAPING UP TO BE!

Wedding season is in full swing and we’re busier than ever and I’m certainly not complaining.

Tickle is finally home after having a new engine and brand new air suspension ( I KNOW RIGHT!!) and he’s looking forward to his first wedding of the season at the end of the month. I promise I’ll get some pictures of him up on the next blog. He’s looking rather dashing even if I do say so myself!

The last month saw us do four photobooth events with our campervan Rupert alongside weddings every weekend! We’re looking forward to a few more weddings before the month is out and then we’re into July! Where is the time going?!

I’d like to say a special thank you to Ant at Kustom Revival for helping us out with Rupert, keeping him in tip top shape and of course Max at Eva Resto for the engine rebuild and installing Tickle’s air suspension. You guys have both been amazing – seriously, if you need any work doing on your dubs, these chaps are certainly worth a call!

Kustom Revival

Eva Resto

Also, massive thank you to Leigh at Ink Pixel for completely redesigning our marketing material and rustling us up a vintage style A-Board! Leigh is one of the most creative and talented people I know and a whizz with anything graphic design – check out her facebook page and get in touch to see how she can help you. Honestly amazing!

Inkpixel

Keeping this one short and sweet, keep your eyes peeled for the next blog all about Tickle!

Over and out!

 

x Kate x

 

So what’s next?!

Hey everyone

As you might have gathered from our last blog post, May is turning out to be one VERY busy month indeed!

We saw our 2018 wedding season kick off yesterday with a beautiful festival style wedding for Kaylie and Richard at The Field Affair in Guildford! Meeting our lovely brides, bridesmaids and families has to be the best thing about our job!

Today saw us visit our darling friends Cathy and James with baby William for an impromptu photobooth session! Omg babies in photobooths totally need to be a thing! Just adorable! We even found an amazing late bay window van with an original pop top and lovely Devon interior tucked away in our new barn, could it be our next purchase?!?!?!?!?

Find us at the VW Heritage monthly heretics meet on Thursday evening – 6pm onwards!

Next Sunday we will be at The White Swan in Arundel for their Open Day, showcasing their lovely venue and a host of local suppliers! Do come on down and say hello, hopefully you will see both Tickle and Rupert there! Rupert of course looking a little different to our last visit! Here’s a reminder of what they looked like at the last one!

On 27th May you’ll find us at Horsham Plum Jam, the only VW event held in a town centre, it’s such a chilled out show! Come and see us and get a snap in our camper photobooth! And if you can’t make that, we’ll be heading straight down to our local, The Hare and Hounds in Cowfold afterwards with our camper booth for their 80’s Mowtown party! Get your glad rags on and get some cool snaps in your fancy dress to take away!

Before we know it, it’s going to be June! Eeeeek! This year is totally flying by!

In June Tickle is going to see our friends at EVA Resto up t’north for full air suspension, I am literally beyond excited for this!!! I always thought he’d be static, but you know what, AIR ALL THE WAY! Wooooohoooo! After that it’s weddings all summer and I can’t wait!

We’d love to hear what you’re all doing!

x Kate x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rupert’s Restoration – The final chapter!

Hi everyone

I can’t believe the last blog was over a month ago!!! It’s been crazy busy! May kicks off the start of our 2018 wedding season and it’s all go from there!

Rupert is all finished and he is looking BEAUtiful! He looks even better next to Tickle now!

We think the pictures speak for themselves!

If you’d like to hire Rupert for your wedding day, you better be quick! There’s only a handful of dates left for 2018, with May, August and September almost fully booked!

We have lots coming up in May so look out for our next blog post!

x Kate x

 

 

 

Rupert’s Restoration – Part 4

Hey guys

If you haven’t seen all the SPAM I’ve been putting out on social media, where have you even been?! I mean is this not the biggest thing to happen all year?

Well maybe not for you, but I’m literally buzzing about Rupert’s transformation!! I may be a little biased, but I think he looks gorgeous!

As the wedding fayre on Sunday at the White Swan was postponed due to the weather we decided to take Rupert back a bit sooner for his last finishing touches! A little bit of lowering, a different colour on the roof, a new colour coded dash and some cute little eyelids! So all being well, in just another week or so, he’ll be back – with hopefully a new place to live out of the cold too!

 

So what’s next you ask!

Well, we are teaming up with The Beauty Lounge in Findon and Proposals Bridal for a styled shoot with Leigh Harris from Ink Pixel which will be lovely! Hopefully it will be dry and sunny so we can create some gorgeous images! Check out Leigh’s work on Instagram @leighisinkpixel.

On 15th April we are headed to the Godalming Wedding Fair, organised by Caroline Stocking. You can check out their page @godalmingweddingfair. Excited much!

We have got so many plans this year, between car shows, weddings, wedding fairs and festivals we are going to be VERY busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

 

Rupert’s Restoration Part 3

Hey everyone!

With hopefully just a few days until we get Rupert back from our good friends at Bear Bodyworks, we thought we’d show you a few more snaps of the work that’s well underway!

So, for our new readers, this is what he looked like before! We have to say that we loved him just as he was and we are a little sad to be losing the blue, BUT, he’s going to look so gorgeous matching our little Beetle, not to mention more versatile. TIMELESS!

 

This is some of the work that’s been happening this week. Jimmy has been an absolute star in making Rupert just how we asked, to our exact specification. (I’m very fussy!)

There are of course, a few other things happening this week:

We are swapping out the bucket seats for original bay seats and fitting a new carpet set, along with getting him lowered and a few other cosmetic changes.

Shout out to Surrey Auto Works too for the roof rack too! Can’t wait to get that painted up this weekend ready for the wedding fair this weekend!

I’ll update you again at the weekend!

In the meantime, check out our friends on Instagram:

@bearbodyworks

@theflatfour

@vwheritage

@autofinesse

 

x Kate x