The wedding of Jennifer Epps and Tom Martin at St Paul’s Church, Charlestown, St. Austell, on Saturday 22nd March with ‘Showgirl’ Lola.
Report sent in by Chauffeur Steff…
Lola was looking stunning as always, but this weekend she’d had an extra waxing and boy did she shine!
Today’s wedding was set in St. Austell and what a fun day it turned out to be.
Setting off early because the St. Austell traffic can be somewhat unpredictable at the best of times, the plan was to first meet up with the boys at their boudoir where no doubt Groom; Tom, Best Man; James along with Ushers; Rich, Nick, Dan and Chris would in the final throws of preparation.
Upon arrival it wasn’t surprising to see a lot of activity going on. I made Tom aware of my presence and state of readiness and parked a resplendent looking Lola alongside their driveway.
It wasn’t long before the boys made an appearance ready for the initial trip down to the harbour for a quick photo shoot before the ceremony.
With the photo shoot under our belts, so to speak, it was off to the second part of the pre-ceremonial journey – the pub! Ah yes, the boys had booked in a sneaky pint at the Rashleigh Arms. They said it was going to be a quick pint and boy, they weren’t kidding. I hardly had a chance to get a rag out to polish Lola’s wheels, when they climbed back on board and we made our way to the church, just a few hundred feet away.
With the boys safely delivered and in all probability hunting down the church conveniences, my attention turned to collecting Jen, the Bride. I had been forewarned that the place Jen was staying at wasn’t that easy to find, so her father volunteered to show me the way.
Jen’s father; Chris, by the way, was the vicar who was performing the ceremony and also giving his daughter away! Wow one very proud father indeed.
Chris hopped out at Jen’s place, while I busied myself by negotiating a delicate multi-point turn in Lola, in preparation for departure. At this point it started to rain, so I though it a good idea to be ready with the brollies.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take a lot of notice as to the direction Chris headed off in. There were several paths leading to different parts of the manor house, so I decided to stand near the main entrance and wait… and wait, and then to my surprise, I heard voices coming from the direction of Lola.
Oh no, they had come from the other side of the manor house and I’d missed them … they saw the funny side of it!
Driving to the church it struck me that this is probably the only wedding I’m likely to have where I needn’t be overly concerned about the time, as the vicar’s in the vehicle as well as the bride!
The weather remained somewhat unsettled with occasional showers but as we pulled up along St. Paul’s in Charlestown, the sun shone and two rainbows arched the church.
Loraine and Nigel from Tick Tock Photos were in attendance as Jen and Tom’s official picture takers for the day.
Jen was getting noticeably excited by now and couldn’t wait to get in and get the proceedings underway.
Now normally I would be chatting to passers-by and cleaning Lola down during the ceremony, but just like my last wedding outing two weeks earlier, it rained throughout the ceremony.
Fortunately, the rain did stop and just in time too; Jen and Tom boarded Lola for a trip around Charlestown with the ragtop back and the music up. The sun shone and we wasted no time in taking full advantage of it.
A quick trip down to the harbour and beach soon followed for some official photos before finally chugging back up the hill to the reception at Knightor Vinyard and Winery.
Congratulations to a smashing loving couple x.
All photographs taken by Strawberry Leisure unless otherwise stated.
23rd April and the following email message has just arrived from Jen and Tom…
Thank you so much, the blog is brilliant! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Lola & will highly recommend your services to friends & family. It really added fun to our day.
Jennifer & Tom