The Wedding ‘Transportainment’ Chronicles of Strawberry Leisure
Photos of fun, excitement and precious memories abound as we chronicle all of our 2014 weddings in date order. A true lexicon of smiles and sheer loveliness!
Welcome to 2014 as the curtains are raised on another wonderful year of magical weddings with our gorgeous girls.
Spring has sprung and since early March we have been busy transporting and entertaining our lovely couples. Or, to coin our new phrase, ‘TRANSPORTAINMENT’ And rightly so, as our celebrity status topless beauties offer much, much more than just transport!
Our 2014 chronicles therefore start here. Monday, March 3rd to be exact, as Chauffeur Steff set off in Lola in search of Natasha and Barry. He picks up the story…
Winter/early spring weddings have proved popular in deepest Cornwall, presumably because the winters down here tend to be milder. Although this is certainly true, the weather patterns are becoming increasingly more and more turbulent – this winter in particular being a ‘humdinger’! Storms raged and the rain just kept on coming and, oh the wind! Many say that the damage caused by the weather in the Duchy was the worst in living history.
This was to be my first wedding of the season. What’s more it was all taking place in my home town of Penzance. However, I was kind of nervous, considering the unprecedented weather we had been experiencing. Lily, Lola and Lulu are 50 year old VW campers after all. What’s more, they were designed just after the war, making their technology circa 70 years old and, as such, do not possess anything like modern day drivability attributes.
Much to my relief, I needn’t have worried because the sun was out, the sky was clear (ish) and apart from the odd shower things were looking good.
My instructions were to rendezvous with Natasha (and bridesmaids) in Penzance, then collect Grandma and Grandpa (Winifred and Douglas) on the way to the church.
A very excited Natasha greeted me upon arrival, clearly all ready to go. Without delay we set off to meet up with Grandma and Grandpa in nearby Gulval village. They too were ready and waiting to go.
With everyone safely aboard, we chugged our way along the A30 on a course heading for St. Erth village church. Our final approach took us over a wonderful, 600 year old bridge which spans the Hayle (Heyl) river and in turn, opens up onto the courtyard of St. Erth’s picturesque, 14th century church.
Just as we pulled up there was a sudden downpour but this didn’t seem to bother Natasha. I grabbed a few umbrellas from the back of Lola and escorted a very proud Grandpa and Bride to the entrance of the church.
Throughout the ceremony the rain kept up in a relentless fashion, then suddenly as if on cue, it stopped as the church bells rang out.
Natasha and Barry were now man and wife.
The newly appointed Mr. and Mrs. George eventually made their way over and boarded Lola as I cracked open a bottle of ‘champers’ to celebrate and ‘lubricate’ the proceedings. Everyone was having such a great time, but then the wind started to build up and it was decided that we should ‘hot-foot’ it over to Marazion for a set of beach photos before returning back to Penzance.
Now in Marazion, I backed Lola down as far as I dared to the beach and everyone (guests included) gathered for a fabulous set of pictures. We did some on the beach and some with St Michaels Mount in the background, itwas great fun. Now we headed over to the last stop; the Penzance promenade, where we managed to strategically position Lola with the iconic Jubilee pool in the background. What a grand, memorable and fun day we all had!
Our congratulations go to a lovely couple x.
All photographs taken by Strawberry Leisure unless otherwise stated.