Heat causes two roofs to come off in St. Ives!

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Amanda and Daniel’s wedding at the Harbour Hotel, St. Ives, on Saturday 1st June 2013, with campervans Lola and Lily

Flaming June arrived today and what a scorcher!

I’m running out of words. Or should I say, superlatives!

Believe it or not, we are now in our fifth year of doing weddings with our priceless girls and everything about them and their weddings seem to get better and better!

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall Oops – nearly said doing ‘wedding transport’. But of course these iconic beauties have unquestionably broken the traditional mould, offering much, much more than just transport. They are magically entertaining, hugely practical, attention grabbing and incredibly fun! Simply put, SPELLBINDING!

The national news the day Amanda and Daniel tied the knot was also celebratory, marking Her Majesty’s 60 year, ‘Diamond’ anniversary of enthronement.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in CornwallFor the families and friends of Ruth and Daniel, privileged onlookers along with Chauffeurs, Alan and ‘yours truly’, it was a spectacularly memorable day, writes Chauffeur Bob…

All three of our celebrities were on wedding duty today, departing Strawberry Leisure HQ simultaneously in a jaw dropping convoy. Chauffeur Steff however, broke free of the convoy in ‘sizzling’ Lulu just as we hit the West Cornwall Retail Park roundabout to head east in the direction of Perranporth for the wedding of Danielle and Stuart.

Meanwhile, ‘party-girl’ Lily and ‘showgirl’ Lola turned westwards towards Penzance to rendezvous with a very excited, beautiful and colourful bridal party.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in Cornwall

Lily and Lola arrive to collect the bridal party in Penzance.

Chauffeur Alan was working the pedals of Lily whilst I, Chauffeur Bob, took charge of Lola as we chugged and flirted with amazed onlookers all the way to the bridal boudoir!

Immediately out of the front door to greet us was Amanda’s dad Graham, swiftly followed by her mum, Ruth and three beautiful bridesmaids, Holly, Lucy and Ruby.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in Cornwall

Excited and beautiful bridesmaids: Holly, Lucy and Ruby.

Upon arrival we sensed the familiar twitching of many pairs of curtains and before long, we were also joined by a smiling ‘posse’ of neighbours, all eager to get a few glimpses and snaps of our VIP’s.

Chauffeur Alan and I popped inside to meet Amanda, who was looking absolutely fabulous, relaxed and ready for the off. A few snaps inside followed for the family album before we all made our way into the glorious warm sunshine, to board the awaiting topless chariots.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in Cornwall

Amanda with mum Ruth, dad Graham and bridesmaids just before departure.

Chauffeur Alan had the responsibility and privilege of leading the procession over to St Ives in Lily. On board was; mother of the bride, Ruth and bridesmaids, Holly, Lucy and Ruby.

Amanda and her proud dad, Graham, were to follow closely behind in Lola.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in Cornwall

Holly, Lucy and Ruby about to depart in Lily

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Here we go… proud dad Graham with Amanda ready for the off!

We found ourselves running exactly to schedule and with the traffic not seeming too bad on the way over, I suggested that we do a quick lap around ‘downtown’ Penzance, en-route to the Harbour Hotel in St Ives. A motion carried unanimously and executed fabulously.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

En route to the ceremony – Fabulous!

Amidst the music, royal waving and klaxon sounding, we arrived at the ceremony and reception venue, pretty much on schedule. As planned, I let Chauffeur Alan gain a couple of minutes advantage to allow his VIP’s to alight before the arrival of the bride, whilst I made a quick ‘were nearly there’, courtesy call to the hotel.

With an allotted ceremony time of 1pm, we made our final approach with just a few minutes to spare. I could see the friendly and familiar faces of Jenny and Ricky from Kiss Photography, diligently capturing the key moments. Rebecca George, the hotel’s wedding and events coordinator was there warmly greeting everyone.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Our arrival at the Harbour Hotel St Ives – what wonderful weather!

Amanda was soon ushered inside for her important ‘tete a tete’ with the Registrar, whilst a few final ‘arrival’ poses took place with the bridal party in and around Lola and Lily.

With the pre-nuptial formalities done and dusted so to speak, everyone was whisked inside and Amanda and Daniel’s life changing appointment got underway.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Lily and Lola awaiting the arrival of Mr. & Mrs. Farley and guests.

Chauffeur Alan and I ‘sizzled’ in the intense heat, keeping watch over Lily and Lola throughout the ceremony and a pre-planned post-nuptial photo shoot down on the Porthminster Beach, which lay just at the foot of the hotel.

Ice-cold cokes, many conversations and photos with passersby ensued before eventually the excited party started making their way to Lola and Lily for what was to be an open top ‘tour de force’ of St Ives with Lola and Lily in spectacular convoy.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Congratulations Amanda and Dan (Mr. & Mrs. Farley!). 

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

All aboard for a celebratory ‘tour de force’ of St Ives!

A picture really does say a thousand words and fortunately during the writing of this blog we had an inundation of them. So our sincere thanks goes to Tracey and Jay Barnes (Chauffeur Steff’s wife and son) who were on hand in downtown St Ives with their ‘Box Brownies’ snapping away as well.

Thanks also to Jenny and Ricky from Kiss Photography who have sent in an image from the day. As always, we’ll post any others as a ‘post script’ as and when they arrive.

The following sequence is a brief pictorial history of our wonderfully, moving open top tour of St Ives, which included ‘stop-offs’ at the slipway by the Sloop Inn and Smeartons Pier, before finally returning to The Harbour Hotel…

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Hang on.. here we go!

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Cheers!

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Watch out Jenny! – Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall 6th

Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall 2nd

Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall 3rd

Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes.

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Image courtesy Tracey/Jay Barnes.

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Lola and Lily VW wedding camper vans from Strawberry Leisure in St Ives Cornwall

Our best wishes go to a really lovely couple and thank you for sharing some truly wonderful moments with us x.

All photographs taken by Strawberry Leisure unless otherwise stated.

www.kissphotography.co.uk

www.stives-harbour-hotel.co.uk

Post script

Shortly after the wedding these lovely messages started to arrive…

Hi Bob and Kate
I will write you a “proper” Thank you when all of our Visitors have gone back home – but just could not leave it another second to say how very much your wonderful Strawberry Leisure Campervans LOLA and LILY really “topped off” an amazing Wedding Day for Amanda and Dan on Saturday at St Ives.
To see those two lovely vans in our Street at midday on Saturday was a delight to everyone’s eyes, and something we certainly won’t ever forget!
Bob – the lovely Bridesmaids Holly, Lucy and Ruby absolutely loved their trip in Lily, and Amanda – who did not know that she was travelling in Lola – said that it could not have been any more special! All the fun we had on the way to the Harbour Hotel made it so much more special for Amanda and Graham too!
Then, the trip round St Ives after the Ceremony, in the brilliant sunshine, with just so many people around – this would have to go a long way to be beaten on your Wedding Day!!
Thank you to Alan and yourself for making sure that we had a brilliant trip – and looked after us with such Professionalism – as well as making it great fun!!
The Strawberry Girls made Amanda and Dan’s Wedding that extra bit special.
Lots of love from both Parents
Ruth and Graham Corin
Di and Bri Farley
 
and extra special love from Holly, Lucy and Ruby!
XXXXXX
Hi guys,Thank you all for making yesterday such a fantastic day for Dan and I. It was so much more than we expected and have had such brilliant comments from our friends and family. 
Thanks again for making our day even more special. 
 
Amanda & Dan

 

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