I have a bit of catching up to do with our blogs really, can’t really quite believe it’s less than a week until Christmas!!
Three weeks ago, Bus and Bug tootled up to The White Swan in Arundel for their last wedding fair of the year, it was a lovely and bright but very cold day, probably not the best day to be standing outside but still! Perhaps we will look into some indoor stands for next years shows!
We were kindly invited by Jo at The White Swan and Phil who owns ‘White Rolls Royce Wedding Car’, and we were also accompanied by Steve Norgate of Coastal Chauffeur with his beautiful bay window wedding campervan. Sad to say it wasn’t a particularly busy event, probably due to the cold weather but it gave us LOTS of time to chat! Ha! Phil is such a character, and his car is beautiful! If you’re looking for a Rolls Royce, he’s your man!
Looking forward to seeing Jo again at her next show in 2018 and doing a few more shows with Phil and Steve, we did have a jolly good time!
Signing off now!
Sorry we’ve been quiet recently, a few weeks ago I had the most devastating news. The passing of my beloved grandmother.
I won’t ramble on too much about that though, it’s still a very sad time, but also a time to focus on the future and all the happy thoughts and memories.
Some of you might know that I lived with Nan since the age of 9 1/2 and she was affectionately known as “The Cake Lady” in Ilminster, the little place where I grew up. She loved all things CAKE! Wedding cake, birthday cake, celebration cake, you name a cake, she could make it. I think she always hoped that I would follow in her footsteps and take on the wedding cake business she had skillfully built up over the years, quite honestly though, I didn’t have her patience! For over a decade, I watched her make possibly a million sugar roses of every variety and create complete masterpieces to adorn her beautifully handmade wedding and celebration cakes.
Thinking about it, I don’t know why it took me so long to find my way into weddings. I modelled wedding dresses, helped bake cakes, attended wedding fairs and even did my school work experience at our local wedding emporium, now called Prima Moda Brides. It was pretty much ingrained into my life from a young age!
Fast forward many years, probably more than I care to admit to, I had my beloved car, Mr Tickle restored and people began suggesting I hire him out for weddings! It had never occurred to me! He was just my little car! I remember telling her that I was setting up the business and how funny it was that after all these years of her being in the wedding business that I was finally following her into the profession.
So, Nan. Here’s to you! For inspiring me to do this, and believing I could!
Rest in Paradise.
This week’s blog post is dedicated to our 1970 bay window camper van and we’d love to hear your thoughts!
Rupert is currently an unknown shade of baby blue and while he looks totally fabulous, we have been tinkering with the idea of having him resprayed Lotus White to match Mr Tickle.
It’s such a hard decision as he’s just so lovely as he is, but we think he would be so much more “weddingy’ being creamy white. At least being a paler colour we can cater to all colour schemes and have a variety of different ribbons, bows and flowers! That can only be a good thing surely!
We found this cool app called Bus Generator (they do a beetle one too!) which we used to come up with this image of Rupert with the same colours as Tickle! So awesome! We think we love him cream <3
Would be great to hear what you all think!
x Kate x
Tickle and Rupert went on their first non-wedding outing on Sunday to Slough swapmeet – to see all their veedub friends! It was a beautifully cold day to be driving up the M25!
It’s the second time we’ve been but, first time in our aircooled cars! Very busy event and parking…? Well that was tricky! It was lovely to see our Flat Four Family and some other friends though! Some beautiful cars on display and we saw another camper that looked just like Rupert! Baby blue and very cute!
It was a little touch and go if Tickle would make it as his battery was flat on Saturday after the cold snap! Nothing a trip to Halfords couldn’t sort though, and a quick spritz of finale and he was good to go! Angie and Jack drove Rupert and I followed in Tickle, even managed to avoid the hubcap that came off Rupert and freewheeled it’s way across 4 lanes of the M25! Luckily it didn’t hit any cars and beeched itself straight into the central reservation!
We had dinner with Kate’s dad and made the long journey home! Don’t know that we would go again next year as it was a long way to go unless you have something else planned, but was a nice final trip out for them this year!
That’s it for show season, but we have lots of wedding shows lined up for Tickle and Rupert.
Well hello there, Friday! I’ve been waiting for you all week!
It’s been a hectic week at BBVW HQ, designing flyers and booking wedding fayres, along with gathering inspiration for new blogs!
Is there anything you’d like us to write about? I’m thinking of doing a blog about – you guessed it! Wedding Cars! What to look for and what options you have!
So excited for the weekend coming up, Angie is coming to stay and then on Sunday we are taking Tickle and Rupert to Slough Swapmeet for their last VW show of the year! It’s bound to be a chilly one like last year but we are excited to see all our veedub friends!
We at BBVW are very friendly with a company called Flat four, who design and hand print a fantastic range of VW inspired clothing, including hoodies, tees, beanies and a whole manner of other cool things. They love our cars so much they have given Tickle his own discount code, so if you want some cool winter clothes, with 10% off, use code ‘tickle10’ at the checkout!!
Check them out! www.flat-four.co
Time to sign off!
Thank you to everyone who came to say hello to us with Tickle and Rupert at Empirical Event’s Wedding Christ’s Hospital last sunday!
What a beautiful venue for our first wedding show of 2017!
Angie and I met so many lovely couples and talked about their plans for their big day and we met some absolutely fabulous car owners/drivers who wanted to know all about our cars and how we came about owning them!
I’ve always been a bit nervous about wedding shows, I probably shouldn’t be though. I’ve been involved with them since I was about 11 years old! My grandmother made wedding cakes and often dragged me along to local wedding shows, I even modelled wedding dresses for a bridal shop. I actually loved it!
There’s always that worry on the day that the cars won’t be as perfect as you hoped, or the people you talk to don’t have much to say but it never happens like that! Everyone we talked to was wonderful, so happy and friendly and that’s what makes this all worthwhile!
Our next event is going to be on 26th November at The White Swan in Arundel with our local friend Phil Knapp, who owns a beautiful white Rolls Royce Silver Spur. We will both be there all day and can’t wait to meet everyone there!
Welcome to Bus and Bug Vintage Weddings!
As my first blog post, I wanted to introduce ourselves and our lovely cars.
So, I’m Kate and I’ve owned Mr Tickle, my white beetle since 2008, we have been through lots together, many journeys up and down the UK, from Cornwall to Berkshire and now Sussex. Until 2016, Tickle was a not so fetching shade of green, well infact he was a few different shades of green before he went in for his dramatic restoration back to his original colour, Lotus White in 2016.
My mother-in-law, Angie, bought Rupert the bay window camper van in August this year and she can’t wait for all the aircooled adventures with Tickle! He is such a beautiful little bus with so much potential, we can’t wait to share him with you!
I am literally volkswagen mad which you’ll soon see, we will be sharing all our adventures with you here so you can see what we all get up to!
That’s enough for now, until next time!
x kate x