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


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!


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:






x Kate x


Upcoming Events – Wedding Fairs, shows and photobooth demos!

Hey everyone!

So, with just a couple of weeks before we get Rupert back, which we are totes excited about, obviously, we have a few events booked in, some wedding stuff and some show stuff!

First up, we are exhibiting at the wedding fair at The White Swan in Arundel on Sunday 18th March! This is a lovely venue, with amazing food so we’ll definitely be tucking into a carvery after the event! Nom nom nom! We are hoping Rupert will be back by then so will have both wedding cars there and hopefully be demo-ing our new photobooth, come and see us and get your picture taken with some silly props in our beautiful bus booth!

On 24th/25th March 2018 you can find Tickle on the VW Heritage Heretics stand at the Volksworld Show at Sandown Park!

Next up is the Godalming Wedding Fair on Sunday 15th April! This is the first fair of its kind in Godalming, Surrey and we are delighted to have been invited by the show’s organiser Caroline!

Last but not least, Tickle will be at Stanford Hall VW Show in Leicestershire on Sunday 6th May with our Flat Four Friends, Laura and Neilroy (and family!) They have supported us since day one and we are over the moon they want our little bug on their stand again for the second year running!

Flat four are a thriving brand, dedicated to the aircooled VW scene, producing authentic hand pulled garments, including hoodies, tees, beanies, snapbacks and jackets. We basically live in their stuff so can vouch for the quality!

Check them out http://www.flat-four.co

You can also find them on Instagram www.instagram.com/theflatfour/



The White Swan Wedding Fair, Arundel – 18th March 2018
Volksworld Show, Sandown Park – 24th/25th March 2018
The Godalming Wedding Fair, Godalming – 15th April 2018
Standford Hall VW Show – Sunday 6th May 2018


Hope to see you soon!


Kate x


Rupert’s Restoration – Part 2

Hey guys and gals

Little update on Rupert, he’s in the process of being stripped back and sorting out some little rust holes. Nothing to drastic fortunately!

We are so grateful to Jimmy at Bear Bodyworks squeezing Rupert in at the busiest time of year but all being well he should be finished ready for our second wedding fair of the year with White Rolls Royce Wedding Car at The White Swan in Arundel on Sunday 18th March!

He looks so sad!

In addition to the metal work and respray, Rupert will be getting some original front seats recovered to match, a new biscuit squareweave carpet, whitewalls for his tyres and some cute little eyelids!

To say I’m excited is an actual understatement. He’s going to look so amazing!

After that it’s Tickle’s turn. MOT and getting a new spare wheel sprayed in candy metal flake along with a repair to his offside rear wheel that was damaged by a tyre fitter last year. Ugh!

x Kate x



New for 2018! PHOTOBOOTH!

While Rupert is away being resprayed at Bear Bodyworks in Portsmouth, we have been busy behind the scenes getting ready for the upcoming wedding season!

If you haven’t used this app already, it’s freakin cool! We used the app to create a digital representation of what Rupert will look like when he comes home – although we are going to keep the wheels white for now, Check out Bus Generator and Beetle Generator on your app store!

Next up, the gorgeous Leigh at Ink Pixel has kindly redesigned our logo to match Rupert’s new colour!

Leigh has designed both our logo and our flyers and they are both perfect! She has an incredible knack for interpreting what I mean even when it doesn’t make any sense! Check her out on Instagram @leighisinkpixel

AND NOW FOR THE BIGGEST NEWS! Bus and Bug Vintage Weddings do PHOTOBOOTH! And not just any photobooth! We are working with an amazing company based in Cornwall, to develop a fully portable device that can be used in our Bus or Bug AND outside! A super cool addition for your wedding, party or corporate event!

Our booth comes with a smiley attendant, overflowing with props and instant prints! We can even provide a green screen with a choice of awesome backgrounds! Booking from April 2018!! Please contact us for details and prices photobooth@busandbugvintageweddings.co.uk – Package prices will be up on the website soon!

Hoping to update everyone soon on Rupert’s progress and fingers crossed he will be finished in the first week of March, just in time to take Tickle in for his MOT and a few other little bits!

Exciting times!

Have a great weekend loves


Kate xx




Rupert’s Restoration – Part 1

Hey everyone

Sorry it’s been so long, in true sods law, our computer decided it no longer wanted to work anymore, and as you know deciding on a new computer can be, and is usually, traumatic at the best of times! Alas, we are now back in business with a shiny new laptop!

After exhibiting for the weekend at the Brighton and Eastbourne Wedding Spectacular at Brighton Racecourse on 6th and 7th of January, we took Rupert straight down to Bear Bodyworks in Portsmouth to commence his restoration.


Rupert was originally Pearl White, however, as Tickle is Lotus White we thought it would be lovely to have them sprayed the same colour so they can be hired as a matching pair! We love him blue but felt that a more neutral colour would be more appealing, not to mention more traditional!

Rupert – straight from wedding fair duties, complete with bow!

Jimmy at Bear Bodyworks has done a huge amount of the restoration work on Tickle, including his partial respray, metal work, suspension, wheels and engine transformation and while we aren’t going quite as crazy with Rupert, we are delighted Jimmy has taken on our beloved campervan to restore him back to his (almost) former glory! Tickle will be going in again this winter for the remaining restoration work and a bare metal repsray! I’ll save that for another blog post though!

Check out his website: www.bear-bodyworks.co.uk – we highly recommend Jimmy’s work, be it a simple MOT or a full blown restoration, he is very reliable and his prices are very reasonable. He even keeps you updated as to how work is progressing, an absolute MUST if you’re anything like me!

Rupert when he went into Bear Bodyworks on 7th January 2018

We will be keeping you updated with updates as and when we receive them from Jimmy, and we are definitely looking forward to seeing Rupert back, slightly lowered and Lotus White!


Bye for now


Kate xx